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To: Olog-hai
Vehicles destined to stay in Mexico or go south to the rest of Latin America carry a code signifying there’s no need for antilock braking systems, electronic stability control, or more than two air bags,

Oh the humanity. If my first car, a 1974 Chevy that I put 180,000 miles on driving to every corner of the 11 Western states in my teens and twenties hadn't had "antilock braking systems, electronic stability control, or more than two air bags" I wouldn't be alive today to tell ...oh wait. Never mind.

5 posted on 11/28/2013 1:49:02 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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6 posted on 11/28/2013 1:49:20 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ElkGroveDan
I miss the little vent window...and roll down windows BECAUSE it's damn expensive when the window motor dies.

Anti lock brakes...stupidest thing yet!!

12 posted on 11/28/2013 2:06:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ElkGroveDan
Vehicles destined to stay in Mexico or go south to the rest of Latin America carry a code signifying there’s no need for antilock braking systems, electronic stability control, or more than two air bags,

I would love to be able to buy a car without all that crap on it.

If you know how to drive you don't need all the extra maintenance cost that crap brings. You don't need anti-loc brakes if you are smart enough to "pump" the brakes when skidding. You don't need it if you are smart enough to know the worst thing you can do is stomp on the brakes in the event of a tire blowing at highway speed. (remember the Ford Explorer rollovers)

I remember back when they started the whole mandatory seat belt thing. My then 5 year old niece gave me hell for not buckling up, I told her I had a better solution, "just don't run into anything". My sister in-law still has a problem with that.

18 posted on 11/28/2013 2:33:01 PM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: ElkGroveDan

That’s what I was thinking—is it actually “unsafe” or is it just missing the required Federal safety standard equipment?


28 posted on 11/28/2013 3:01:44 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“Oh the humanity. If my first car, a 1974 Chevy that I put 180,000 miles on driving to every corner of the 11 Western states in my teens and twenties hadn’t had “antilock braking systems, electronic stability control, or more than two air bags” I wouldn’t be alive today to tell ...oh wait. Never mind.”

I’ve wondered about this too. And I drove a car even older, with NO SIDE BEAMS in the doors, and I am somehow alive today. Of course, in those days, people took driving seriously, watched the road, and so on.


29 posted on 11/28/2013 3:02:41 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: ElkGroveDan

My present car, that I bought new in 1997, has the airbags but none of the rest of it. Sixteen years later it’s still soldiering on without any major issues.


34 posted on 11/28/2013 3:11:29 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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