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An Open Letter To All Car Companies

Some of us enjoy the simple life.

An Open Letter To All Car Companies
Emily Lydell

Dear car companies,

Cars are awesome. They are such complex and unique machines that transport us from point A to point B. Since they need to be used so often, they must be reliable. But cars are not the same anymore. Sure, the cars are more "luxurious", but I want a car that's actually reliable and has some character to it.

I currently drive a 1992 Volvo 240 (as seen above), her name is Lana. She is my baby and I love her so much. She totally encompasses my personality, and she's so comfortable. One of the reasons why I love driving her is because the steering wheel is thin. I have tiny hands, and so gripping a thicker steering wheel is uncomfortable. But this one is just perfect. Furthermore, the dashboard is so simple! There aren't a bunch of crazy buttons or a touch screen to distract me. She has the basic buttons for the radio, as well as the heating and cooling systems, and that's about it! That's all that cars need. Cars don't need all of these extra things like a touchscreen monitor to make calls or for GPS. It just distracts the driver even more. Sure maybe it's helpful from time to time, but when you're in the car, you should focus on driving, not the technology in the car.

My car has some minor problems every now and then, and I have to be more careful with her because she's older, but I would much rather have her than a brand new car that everyone else has. You know what I would like to see? I would like to see some older models and colors make a comeback. Bring back styles and colors like the yellow 1973 Honda Civic!


Or this marina blue 1967 Chevrolet Camaro


A red 1990 Jeep Cherokee would be pretty cool too.


I know that these cars still exist and you can buy them from people, but most of the time the cars are in such bad condition, they're almost impossible to revive or use, plus it's super expensive to buy parts for older cars.

I understand there are people who like the sleek look and the new technology, but to be completely honest, I think it's hideous, and I just want a simple car. Please bring back older styles that have the simpleness to them, but with updated engines and clean frames.


A person who loves old cars

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