OT: Toy Chevy's

From: TeoZ <teoz_at_neo.rr.com>
Date: Mon Apr 14 14:27:00 2003

Yes, frames can rust out if noit taken care of. I dont know too many people
who drive older corvettes in the winter snow (for good reason).

The reason new car models come out every few years, and each model has small
changes every year is to get people to trade in and keep buying new cars.
Some people like to buy a new car every few years or major model changes for
a few reasons.

New styles always look better then the old ones.
Got rid of the sports car and now want an SUV or whatever else is trendy at
the moment.
Get rid of the current car before it starts needing major repairs.
Car was a lemon to begin with.
Didnt really like the color.

I drive my cars untill they die.
My current 1989 Cougar has 180,000+ miles on it and is starting to look a
little ratty, transmition could be better. I had this car since the early
90's with barely 30,000 miles on it. If it was in mint condition I would not
even think of getting rid of it. As it is now I will drive it till it dies,
and get another used car.
I alsways wanted a corvette (for the looks mostly) and got one 5 years ago
as a weekend summer toy (70,000 ,miles pretty mint inside and out).
If you dont hit anything solid with the car the fiberglass wont break (its
harder to dammage then you think) and can be patched up if needed (havnt had
to do it). New cars are VERY easy to dent, and expensive to repair
professionally. Unlike the 20+ year old cars you drive with a full frame,
newer cars are built to crumple on impact and cost alot to fix. The old cars
would bounce of each other with a slightly bent fender and a very rattled
driver. I had a 86 thunderbird that got rearended at a light waiting to turn
by an old lincoln town car (metal bumpers). My car was turned into a sub
compact (complete writeoff) but I wasnt hurt at all.

----- Original Message -----
From: "R. D. Davis" <rdd_at_rddavis.org>
To: <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Toy Chevy's

> 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
> > 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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