OT: Toy Chevy's

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_rddavis.org>
Date: Mon Apr 14 13:09:01 2003

Quothe TeoZ, from writings of Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 11:29:29AM -0400:
> At least the fiberglass keeps them from rusting, saving quite a few of the
> cars from the rust heap unlike other cars of their era.

The Corvette frames can still rust, can't they? The lack of body rust
is nice, but fiberglass shatters easily. Also, surely there are still
many metal bits that do rust away on those cars as well. Wouldn't it
make much more sense if new car models only came out once a decade or
so, and new body panels, etc. were available for decades? After 25
years, I'm still driving the same cars that I've always driven, and I
don't understand why people feel a need to purchase new cars. With
the computerization of manufacturing that's available, it makes no
sense to me why auto manufacturers can't stamp out any body part, for
any car, from any year, on demand. Of course, I guess the reason they
don't do this is called "planned obsolesence."

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