How Can Car Manufacturers Reclaim That Vintage-Car Driving Feel?
Today car manufacturers have a lot of obstacles to overcome in order to make a car that I can get excited about. A lot of these obstacles were created by the manufacturers themselves, others are external, such like the dreaded pedestrian safety requirements that have rendered the noses of modern cars so big and bulky. Though I could write pages on all the reasons why modern cars lack excitement, for me it boils down to one fundamental reason: a lack of connection.
In a modern car, I don’t feel connected to either the road or to the car. So much technology goes into modern cars to isolate the driver from the driving experience. Drive-by-wire, overly assisted steering, aggressive traction control, and excessive sound deadening, all make for a detached experience.
So, manufacturers: if you’re listening, give us a car that makes us feel connected!
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Now we’d love to hear from you. What do you think car manufacturers need to do to help us reclaim the feeling we get when driving vintage cars?