What make, year, model car could a man get for a every day driver that
would be as simple and easy to work on as possible, like Manual trans,
Rear wheel drive. Inline 6 cylinder, Power nothing! need A/C.No struts, no
power steering ,no power brakes. no computor. I have a Model A ford lets
stay a little later model!
There are none since about 1970 or so and I doubt there ever will be. To
achieve the fuel standards of today's cars, a minimal computer is needed.
Same with a lot of safety devices mandated by the government.
I've not even changed my own oil since 1991 when it was a real PITA on my
You won't find anything new like that (at least not in the US) and
anything old enough is likely to be too unreliable and hard to find
parts for to be used as a daily driver. In some ways, new cars ARE
easier to work on, since you don't have to do much to them in terms of
maintenance. Distributor caps, rotors, points and condensers are
history. Modern oils, especially synthetics, allow for longer oil change
intervals. Spark plugs and wires can last 60-100K miles, depending on
type. Essentially, maintenance consists of little more than replacing
fluids and filters. It's typical for a new car to last 200K miles or
more. Whether you like it or not, newer cars are better in virtually
Get a new Hyundai Accent for a bit over $10,000 . One of the NG
members has over 220,000 miles on his and its still going strong. If
you want a real basic older car, my 1970 Corvette with manual trans. is
for sale but it has 540 h.p. -- it will get you down to the grocery
store fast and back home to watch WW2 movies though.
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