They Don’t Make Them Like This Any More

Observed on Exeter St., Back Bay, Boston:



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6 Responses to They Don’t Make Them Like This Any More

  1. anthrosciguy says:

    If you really want something with incredibly unreliable electrics, and so nose-heavy that traction in snow is virtually non-existent, you could just use bald tires on your drive wheels and pour water over your electrical system. 🙂 But MG-As are cute (prefer TR3s and Bugeye Sprites myself).

  2. anthrosciguy says:

    Back when my friends and I were driving these things we didn’t have extra cars around to use when it snowed (I even rode my motorcycles in the snow; not too safe, but better traction than an MG-A :)). But then they weren’t classics then, just used sports cars.

    • JohnV says:

      I should have done a better job of being cranky. My statement should have started with “anyone who lives in the north east” :p

      At least in Syracuse, prior to global warming really kicking in, you could get snow at least 5 months of the year (november-march) with late october and early april snow also a possibility.

  3. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    They Don’t Make Them Like This Any More
    And there’s a reason for it. The Mazda Miata raised the bar, now people realize they can get a sporty little convertible that is actually roadworthy and reliable.

  4. bad Jim says:

    Better than a truck, though, isn’t it?

    I drive an Integra GS-R. I’m too old for it, but I couldn’t bear driving anything less. My previous car was a ’92 Civic Si, outwardly a mere econobox, but surprisingly able to move out of its own way.

    Now it seems that everyone wants bigger boxes to cart around enormous purchases from big box stores, and lose themselves in their phones whenever they stop, so their attention to driving is intermittent and at best approximate.

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