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  1. #1 Aren't our Automobile mechanics supposed to become better? 
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    As time passes, things are supposed to become superior in quality and reliability but it seems new cars are far less durable than the cars of the past.


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    Would you care to provide some evidence for this. So far you seem to be expressing the anecdotal opinion of a solitary individual.

    Are you telling me that a Toyota Avensis will not last as long as a Model T-Ford?
    Are you telling me that cars in the 1960s could run more than 150,000 miles on the same engine?
    What exactly aare you sayinh?

    Welcome to the fourm by the way.


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    In my area, there is a lot of salt spread on the roads in the winter. It used to be that you could expect your car to rot out in about 5 years. There were a lot of aftermarket rustproofing companies. Nowadays the cars are galvanized in the factory. I don't think there are any rustproofers around any more. My car is 10 years old now, no rust. It's got 150,000 miles on it, too, without any major maintenance being done.
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    One cannot forget about other factors outside the realm of engineering in the mechanical sense. Your subjective experience may produce a heavily biased view that commits mechanical failures to memory and takes no notice of mechanical success (who isn't guilty of that, hahaha). Not all vehicles are made perfectly. Some vehicles could have inherent flaws in design or material before coming out of the factory. Also, the increasing need to change what we have now in order to make something better brings novelty into the auto industry at an increasing rate. Novelty increases the risk for error.

    If we never changed our automobiles from this point and into the future, we would perfect the automobiles we have. Only from that perspective could you compare current cars to ones from the past.
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    What about the fuel crisis in the world ?!!?
    I think the cars of today will cease to exist in 3o years from now

    for more info concerning combustion , and power cycles :
    http://www.firavia.com/mecheng.html
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