10th May 2016, 15:00
There are definitely a nice car, no arguing that, but there is a difference between something fun to drive and something reliable.
10th May 2016, 16:09
I can definitely share your thoughts regarding the old luxury cars feeling more solid. I own a few and the difference is astounding. New cars in general lack that ultra solidarity and heft that an old 60's luxury car gave you. You can't substitute curb weight. Today the reasons why cars have gained weight over the past several years is because of added features, while in the old cars all that weight that gave the classics such a nice smooth ride was due to their heavy thick sheet metal and body structure.
So you felt the quality in the construction back then compared to today's cars with all that weight being mostly hidden through gadgets, add ons and safety requirements. Those old 80s Buicks were good cars. Probably the last of the classic old school look and styling before the modern era of design took over in the 90s.
10th May 2016, 20:52
Our Challengers are all absolutely daily drivers. They hit a cruise night often as well. Fun and reliable. Gas is cheap now, not that we care.
11th May 2016, 02:30
With injected molded dashes to lighter panels and unibody construction, I can't see the added accessory weight as being that significant. You can barely lean on modern cars let alone sit on one without damage. Doors do not feel as solid. I hung shirts on the rear hooks and they pulled out of the wall. I can understand lightening up vehicles to up the mileage. It just seems the old cars were thicker metal and more solid overall.
11th May 2016, 10:34
Appears the experts strongly disagree about reliability.
11th May 2016, 19:08
Since ours are no longer stock, we have further enhanced the performance and reliability. Our expert opinion. As real life owners, it's not armchair selected reading. Go with the newest SRT model and enjoy the ride. What are you currently driving?
12th May 2016, 16:27
The experts at JD power strongly disagree with anything that isn't German, Japanese, or just plain boring.