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Old 11-24-2021, 02:03 PM   #21
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I still have this to drive under the radar...

I learned to drive in one of those. My mother's Coronation Red Metallic 1950 Ford. Automatic tranny - High school girl friend that was a whiz at shifting - I step on the clutch, she works the stick. What memories!
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Old 11-24-2021, 02:36 PM   #22
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My partner bought a 2018 Honda Fit a couple years ago. 599 page users' manual. I was looking up something about one of the many automatic features, auto rear-end collision avoidance. There were about three pages of explanation on how it works and four or five on when/why it might not work as expected. You have to pay more attention than if the automatic "help" was not there. For instance, approaching an inside curve if a vehicle is approaching in the opposite direction on the outside of the curve (appears to be passing in front of you) the auto rear end collision avoidance may see that vehicle as being to close in front and beep or even apply the brakes sometimes. Very disconcerting! Or, if you have come to rely on it there are many situation that it will NOT detect dangerous situations. What good is that? Don't depend an all the electronic "helpers." Stay alert.
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Old 11-25-2021, 12:33 PM   #23
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With all the self-driving capabilities being added to vehicles lately, there's GOT to be a country song about a guy who got left by his truck.

Oh I got tears in my eyes

Cause the girl in my arms

Is a Ford!

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Old 11-25-2021, 11:32 PM   #24
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All these unnecessary, government mandated features you all complain about have cut the automotive death rate by more than half since 1972. Moving forward we can expect many more lives to be saved. Of course, those of you who “know” you won’t ever be in need of such features, well, you can dream what you want. My 2015 accident, entirely not my fault, demolished my car and trailer, yet my wife and I walked away from it entirely because of airbags and other mandated design features. We’d both be dead if we’d had a 1972 car.

As for complaints that taxes are too high, almost none of us know the cost of the transportation infrastructure we all use, but we all see that it has been terribly underfunded since the Eisenhower days. Before complaining become informed about the costs, and formulate a plan for funding those costs. You will undoubtedly see nobody’s paying as much as they should for the system we all expect. I had a co-worker, decades ago, who was all excited when our state passed a bill that lowered his car tabs by a few hundred dollars a year. When I asked him how the state’s lost revenue would be made up he replied “I don’t know and I don’t care. I get $400 back!” So much for responsible citizenship. Maybe that is our problem today.
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Old 11-25-2021, 11:50 PM   #25
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Old 11-29-2021, 04:16 AM   #26
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My f150 was a $60,000 truck in 2016. With all the mommy ware that is going to required in the future I can NEVER replace it. It would be $80,000 by the time it would need replacement. Cost per mile is going up also. Here are a few of the new expenses in the infrastructure bill.

SEC. 13002. NATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE PER-MILE USER FEE PILOT.
(1) In general.--The Secretary, in coordination with the
Secretary of the Treasury, and consistent with the recommendations
of the advisory board, shall establish a pilot program to
demonstrate a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee—

SEC. 24209. REDUCTION OF DRIVER DISTRACTION.
(a) In General.--Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment
of this Act, the Secretary shall conduct research regarding the
installation and use on motor vehicles of driver monitoring systems to
minimize or eliminate--
(1) driver distraction;
(2) driver disengagement;
(3) automation complacency by drivers; and
(4) foreseeable misuse of advanced driver-assist systems.

SEC. 24220. ADVANCED IMPAIRED DRIVING TECHNOLOGY.
(c) Advanced Drunk and Impaired Driving Prevention Technology
Safety Standard.--Subject to subsection (e) and not later than 3 years
after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue a
final rule prescribing a Federal motor vehicle safety standard under
section 30111 of title 49, United States Code, that requires passenger
motor vehicles manufactured after the effective date of that standard
to be equipped with advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention
technology.
This is scary & BS! Why do we need to blow into a tube every time we start our vehicle?
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Old 11-29-2021, 04:22 AM   #27
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Is it a Toyota? Out for a Sunday drive in my wife's new Prius and it told me I'd been driving too long w/o stopping and didn't I want to take a break!!
HAHAHA! Last year a guy in a large class A has told me "My wife yells at me & now the lady in the dash yells at me too."
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:46 PM   #28
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All these unnecessary, government mandated features you all complain about have cut the automotive death rate by more than half since 1972. Moving forward we can expect many more lives to be saved. Of course, those of you who “know” you won’t ever be in need of such features, well, you can dream what you want. My 2015 accident, entirely not my fault, demolished my car and trailer, yet my wife and I walked away from it entirely because of airbags and other mandated design features. We’d both be dead if we’d had a 1972 car.

As for complaints that taxes are too high, almost none of us know the cost of the transportation infrastructure we all use, but we all see that it has been terribly underfunded since the Eisenhower days. Before complaining become informed about the costs, and formulate a plan for funding those costs. You will undoubtedly see nobody’s paying as much as they should for the system we all expect. I had a co-worker, decades ago, who was all excited when our state passed a bill that lowered his car tabs by a few hundred dollars a year. When I asked him how the state’s lost revenue would be made up he replied “I don’t know and I don’t care. I get $400 back!” So much for responsible citizenship. Maybe that is our problem today.
Amen! We have two 2015 vehicles, both with the latest safety tech available at the time. Probably saved our bacon, or at least a few $$, more than once. Looking forward to a new tug in 2-3 years with even more tech and significantly better MPG. As we age, our driving abilities generally do not improve, so a little help can be a very good thing.
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