Yes, all of us look back on our younger days and remember the cars which were new at the time, and how intrigued we were. Perhaps we couldn’t afford a new car like that back then, but we surely wanted one. Those vintage cars now have stuck in our minds, and we’d love to get a hold of one today. But would we really? If you are a baby boomer many of those old vintage classic cars are not running so well, and they have maintenance issues. You see, they are not as smooth driving as the cars are today.
However, maybe there is another idea for you? Maybe you can buy a brand-new automobile that has the retro vintage classic car look? Ford has a car that looks like the T-Bird of yesteryear, but in a brand-new 2011 model, a little sleeker of course, but it looks cool. Both Chrysler and Chevy make muscle cars that look like the old Challenger or Camaro, albeit a little more beefy. See what I mean about the retro look, and you still have all the new amenities, and you don’t have to settle for an eight-track player and an AM/FM radio to keep it original.
Because these new cars come with all the bells and whistles, you’ll have more fun. In fact you can get an iPhone or iPad docking station, satellite radio, and a Garmin GPS system. And these beefy car models now have a lot more get up and go, and better fuel economy too. Not to mention they are gentler on your older human frame. Also, they have airbags, and much better handling than back in the day. Best of all, if you belong to a classic car club, they will love your car to and not give you a hard time because you didn’t buy something that was built back in the 50s, 60s, or early 70s.
Of course, if you hang around for a little while longer, all those cars that were built in the 80s will be classics soon also. Technically they already are, and it’s not that I want you to feel any older, just to think about what I’m saying here. Remember also, it’s hard to get leaded gasoline these days, and if you have an older car you will surely have to add fuel additives to get it to run right, and that’s just the way it is. Yes, the automotive industry has grown up, and even if you haven’t, or refuse too, I surely hope you will please consider all this and think on it.