For some reason, I don’t see a Tesla in your immediate future.
Kidding aside, I actually read your whole post since you put a lot of effort.
Seems you had a incompetent dealership problem.
Anyways, I was at ihop yesterday and this elderly couple was parked next to me in their huge automobile from the 50-60’s. I am sure the old man was so proud of his ride since it looked brand new.
Those were good times being able to fix your car without all these computerized stuff. You were probably born 20 to 30 years to early.
I grew up in the 70’s as a kid, those were the great times riding in those spacious vehicles back then. Loved our station wagon where they had back seats facing the rear. Cool place for us back then.
I loved just watching out the window on long trips and seeing life go by. That was my YouTube.
Being able to ride my bike and not be traced by some cell phone. Going out on wonderful adventures without a lo jack smart phone giving your parents your every location by calling you.
The problem is we are in the mid part of this evolution of self driving cars. It’s the babies born today who don’t have to live through this crap at the moment.
In 50-100 years, self driving cars will surely be perfected.
Heck, we got a man on the moon with less computing power on an Apple Watch.
Maybe our future problems is trying to have a less stressful trip to Mars because we need to leave this resource depleted planet by then.
Really thought it be like the Jetson’s by 1999 with flying vehicles, but we still have alot of growing pains in the transportation world.
As for the door handle, yes crappy car parts may break down, but the silver lining in today’s world is you can go to YouTube and learn to repair it yourself.
The only good thing about technology & the internet or World Wide Web for an old fart like myself.
The internet did give the people the power, the knowledge, to really let us maintain our vehicles. People helping people, especially the mechanic who could lose work spreading their knowledge. Even non mechanics helping each other.
And every other field in society where we can support and help each other.
One thing I like about the Honda is that they put the gear selector on the dashboard kinda. Is it still like that?
I loved it back in the day when the gear selector was attached to the steering wheel. It gave so much space up front that you could stick 3 people up front. Or 3 kids, it was less stressful back in 70s- early 80’s where it was ok to do that.
Point is, why is it not like that anymore. No middle space in the front but a gear selector up your a** if you wanted to sit in the middle. Oh yah, safety, blah blah.
Ok, done with my response rant to your rant. I feel better now.