10th May 2012, 11:53

Seriously, you don't really believe that people will be driving around in cars in twenty or thirty years time, do you?

At the rate the world is changing, there will be no mode of transport, only your humble legs, because look around you. Who on earth will be able to buy a car if they are not earning a wage, and brother, sooner or later, that will include you too.

11th May 2012, 06:11

Huzzah! You are so correct! The rich will drive cars (or have them driven for them), but the vast majority - the working class - will not be able to afford them. This is where capitalism is taking us.

12th May 2012, 00:02

I agree about only the rich being able to buy cars IF the Republicans gain control of our government. They want to destroy the middle class, distribute their wealth and property to the wealthy, and create a slave class.

14th May 2012, 12:52

Funny, I saw a Dodge Diplomat the other day. It kinda looked like a Lincoln Town Car, except for the excess mass, and strangely it had a lot lot more chrome compared to the more upmarket Lincoln of the same era, and also the interior is super cool, what with the nice gauges and the chrome surrounds around them.

18th May 2012, 12:05

The M body Diplomat and Fifth Avenue had a lot of stainless steel around the wheels, and plenty of chrome on the grille and bumpers, but in the 1970s, what domestic maker had not; very few.

One point I would like to make, is that a well tuned Dodge 318 is the golden nugget of US built V8s. Also Torqueflite transmissions and the beautiful whine they give out, is music to my ears.

3rd Apr 2016, 19:33

I agree with you about the whine. I used to have an old 84 Plymouth Gran Fury; an identical car to the Dodge apart from a different badge, and the first gear whine driving down the hill with the brakes slightly held was like listening to a 747 Jumbo Jet building up for take off - what was going on inside the transmission with the cogs meshing I would often think to myself with wonder. I am no Einstein, but that noise was wonderful.

30th Jul 2017, 23:15

Where was it that all that was available to most citizens was some crappy little two-stroke engined plastic bodied car called a Trabant?

Oh yeah, COMMUNIST East Germany!

Huzzah indeed.