We today may have a lot of cars more than ever but they are not as classy as they once used to be. No matter what your budget was, the years from 1987-1997 witnesses some of the finest innovations in the car manufacturing history. In comparison, modern cars are no good. In this article we have compiled a list of reasons why.
It goes without saying but 1980s was the pinnacle of vehicle styling. There were some genuinely pretty cars manufactured back in the day and till date, many of the designs have stood the test of time. Okay compared to today, it could have been a bulk of cars with 2-3 box of chunks with straight edges but the styling nature, not so much.
With modern manufacturers, they are on the lookout for which designs serve them well and which of them works. They only then undertake the manufacturing of car to map that design to.
Usually the focus groups are mainly composed of same people and therefore, the cars always feel like they are all similar with minor improvement here and there to spare. In this age and time, we can easily tell apart the difference between a BMW-1 series and a Volkswagen Polo or Audi A5 and BMW 3 Coupe for that matter.
It is easily spotted when you see the tag or the badge at the back of it. But the same cannot be said about Ford Focus and Kia C’eed as you in order to tell them apart, need a closer inspection. Whereas Ford is seeking to put an Aston Martin grille on each of its Japanese used car auction house cars such as new Fiesta.
Still, the automobile manufacturer is drawing the same model for Jaguar (give or take 20 years). These have been boxy but were distinct. At a glance they could be told apart amidst the homogeneity today’s models pack which are just plain.
If you remember the MK1 Volkswagen Golf you will know what we are talking about. It used to be the most influential cars and hatchbacks of all time. MK1 Golf had the edge due to it being 3.7 m long, 1.6 m wide and 1.4 tall.
Now if we were to look 35 years down the road, we find the Golf to be 3 inches tall, 6 inches in width and has gone up to two feet in length. But this doesn’t mean it is the best thing to have happened to Golf rather it became bloated and so wasn’t going to do.
Polo came into place but when Polo proved to be too much VW got replaced with Lupo. Lupo transformed into Fox and Fox to VW Up. Why do you think there were so many transitions? It was because compact size is preferred to bloated car models.
Don’t just think this limited to VW only, it was the case with Ford as well. The issue is that today’s city cars from TAA auto auction are equivalent of yesteryear’s family cars. What has the world of automobiles come to?
Heck today’s family cars are yesteryear’s i.e. 90s luxury vehicles but the issue is, we haven’t got bigger car parking areas or roads to cater that size. The reason for this bulkiness is tons of safety bits being embedded in these cars such as larger impact absorption, airbags and safety cells that add to a car’s weight.
The question, however, is weight bad? Weight bogs down your car meaning when you try to accelerate it takes more power to do that hence, burning more fuel. Similarly, when you try to apply brakes, it will take equally impressive force to bring the car to a halt. So really, all that metal is a double edge sword.
If you were to take a ride in both the new car and its old equivalent then you are likely to experience a difference altogether.
Aside from the interior (which becomes apparent) as soon as you sit inside the car but other noteworthy aspect that you will immediately feel are tires which you will notice are bit off, heavy steering and lastly, the brakes will feel like you trying it to stop the car with your own feet since modern day driving is an insulated affair when compared to its predecessor.