Remembering tonight how cars used to be - and it wasn't better, whatever nostalgia tells us. I could never get my feet warm in the VW Beetle, nor could I defrost the windshield easily. I recall breathing warm air on the glass to keep a small section of visibility open, and even holding my cigarette lighter against it to keep it from icing up. (What could go wrong, eh?) I only delayed the inevitable, of course. I would have to pull over and scrape the windshield. Pulling over during a snowstorm is interesting when you don't have visibility.
Headlights went out with more regularity. I seldom see a padiddle anymore. IU recall that Volvo was just being show-offs when they put six digits on their odometer. Like more than a few of their cars were ever going to make that! Now I'm not happy unless I hit 200k, though 170k is at least something.
Yeah, they don't build 'em like that anymore. Thank goodness.