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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    The wife gets the new cars. As for me, my four-wheel-frivolities are in the past and utility is uppermost. I've put over 327,000mi/526,000km on this '07 Swiss-Army-knife of a car, and my mechanic's opinion is that so long as I continue my standard of care, I can go many more. When a colleague and I travel to pen shows, we always favor the Volvo instead of his Chevy Tahoe, because we can load the cargo area with our boxes of inventory full to the ceiling while still keeping fuel expense low. Without complaint, the 2.5L motor pulls loads of firewood across town or pairs of middleweight adventure bikes across the USA and Canada.

    Bicycle rack on the back at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania USA:

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    That's a riding buddy sitting on my trailer in Canyon City, Colorado USA, with my F800GS and his DL650:

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    Past that now and heading for 400,000 miles:

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    2018 VW Tiguan. Just got it! My long-awaited dream car.

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    This is my Montblanc truck:


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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    This is my Montblanc truck....
    Is that from the toy museum?

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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    It's very, very difficult if you want a vehicle that avoids the "computer for everything" problem. I have a 2007 Jeep Wrangler - hand crank windows, mechanical locks, basic stamped starter key, old-style gas flap, external hood straps, etc. The only thing automatic on it is the transmission so that my wife could drive it if need be (she never learned to drive a manual). About 3 years ago the TIPM computer unit died and it spent 2 weeks in the garage. We're talking a 13-year old vehicle that was the most basic, manual, low-tech vehicle of its time. Hopefully it's all sorted now. It's actually an enjoyable vehicle to drive, though it's on the slow side.

    So I talked some to my mechanic. He's a good guy who runs his own independent garage. He said that because of a combination of safety and emissions controls, vehicles for at least the last 20 years have had rather complex computer units. It's not even a question of a 2007 vs 2020 vehicle, though the 2020 vehicle is even more complex. You'd have to go back at least to the 1990s, if not even farther, to reach the point that you have a car without a complex computer unit in it, at least in the U.S. 1990s sounds about right to me as well. I had a 1990 Jeep Wrangler quite a few years back and it was a comparatively simple vehicle. Whether it had a computer unit or not, I have no idea because it never acted up. I do know the vehicle was very simple by today's standards and I miss that simplicity. But my God, was that a slow vehicle with its 4 cylinder engine. I gave it to my nephews as a project once the body rust out.

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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    This is my Montblanc truck....
    Is that from the toy museum?



    Yes.

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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    double

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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    It's all VW's fault. 1968 Bosch electronic fuel injection control unit:



    To be fair, it's really the emissions and economy regulations that essentially required electronic control of the combustion process that necessitated the use of ECU's by the late '70s. They've become increasingly integrated into vehicles as consumers desired more performance and luxury. That along with the aforementioned economy/emissions and now safety regulations has gotten us to the point that even the most basic car has at least 20 discrete computer control units and high end luxury cars have well over 100.

    In a current model Mercedes Benz (not to be confused with Mercedes Benz) there's a "black box" hidden in the car that records all of your driving. Read the manual carefully, and you'll see that by driving one is granting them permission to use the information in the case of an accident and provide that information to authorities. Yes, folks that's where we are in modern cars.

    If you want to avoid computers in your car, to be safe, buy something pre-1968.

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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAYLORPUPPY View Post
    Hereís mine. 2020 Dodge Challenger RT Scatpack Widebody Octane Red. I love this car. I keep my foot outta motor. Just knowing the power is there is good enough for me. Itís been years since my last high performance vehicle. I plan to baby this car, keep it in the garage and keep the mileage low.


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    Good plan on how to ruin a car.

    I'm on my sixth BMW and I'm getting increasingly bored of them, and I really don't care about my car at all anymore. My next will probably be a Mazda. I want an atmospheric ICE and Mazda still does those.

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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I no longer have these two, but they have the best memories. Collecting such things took up a bit more space than collecting pens.

    '40 Ford DeLuxe convertible and '63 Buick Riviera.

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    401 Nailhead in that Riv? I had a 1964 Century Mahogany plank ski boat with a marine version of the Buick 401. Half ton of cast iron pushing a bundle of sticks along at 45 knots is a gas. Always thought a Riviera or Wildcat would have been a cool car to hook the trailer to. That Ford is just...art.

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