During the age of the muscle cars, you could tell what model a car was from 3 city blocks away—as long as you had 20/20 vision, of course. Cars had personality. Individuality.
Today’s cars, however, are practically carbon copies of each other. The differences are slight, almost unnoticeable. They are, in my opinion, boring, unimaginative.
Additionally, the muscle cars could run into a brick wall and the wall would suffer more damage than the cars. The cars were built to last, built with quality, built with imagination and personality.
In today’s auto industry cars are built with planned obsolescence, designed to last maybe 5 years at the most. That way, the industry can ensure repeated business and frequent business.
Cars today are made of thin metal, plastic, rubber, cheap aluminum, and are recalled by the millions for defects.
When was the last time you heard of a muscle car being recalled? Hmmm….I cannot think of even one.
Compare the similarities between these models just as a small example:
Do you see the repetitive design? Almost identical.
When I was in my teens and as I aged, I remember car commercials touting their mechanical excellence, the reliability of the cars. Today, however, just about all you hear is what sort of “kewl” gadgets are included, and ludicrously show another carbon copy car driving down the street with people gaping with their mouths open.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? There is NOTHING about today’s automobiles to gape about. They are cheap, unreliable, easily breakable, not built to last, and very damn expensive to fix. It’s all part of the conspiracy in the entire auto industry from the manufacturer to the parts dealers to make more money and take more of your dollars while giving you nothing worth the price you must pay for their nearly copyrighted, patented designs.
Gimme a muscle car any day over a new car. Muscle cars were bold, strong, beautiful, reliable, and built to last 25 years or more. Not so today.