Would it reach all of the safety specs required for today's world? e.g..
ABS is a requirement in Europe and US won't be that far behind if not in
front. People want - as my wife calls them - the 'twiddly bits'. Electric
windows, heated sets, reversing sensors etc. etc.
The only way you would get one across here (UK) is to build it yourself and
de-electrifying all the bits would be a major problem.
It's only the GOF's like us who could live without the electronics, today's
youff want it all - NOW!!!
Guy R Day
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Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 9:03 PM
Subject: [Spridgets] NO LBC - A Proposal: The Mechanical Car
> It has been on my mind for some time and long before the current wave of
> Toyota problems, that cars have become way too complex.
> I recently took delivery of a 2010 Cooper to replace my 2003 and the
> extent of the electronics on this car is staggering.
> It dawned on me the other day...why don't any manufacturers make a truly
> basic mechanical car, devoid of fly by wire accelerator pedals,
> bluetooth/ipod/flashdrive electronics and the myriad of other gadgets
> unnecessary for transportation?
> IOW, Why not market a back to basics mechanical car?
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