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  •  Absolutely! (9+ / 0-)

    Controls in a car should all be by feel. I shouldn't have to look at anything to operate it. The worst are climate controls that use buttons to select through options instead of single-function bistable controls, sliders, and dials. Like the old days.

    The United States for All Americans

    by TakeSake on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 10:04:16 AM PDT

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    •  My Fave Car Was a 1967 Dodge Coronet Coupe (4+ / 0-)

      Truth be told, I've never needed anything more in all these years other than:

      • Galvalume body panels so it doesn't rust to pieces in 3 years like current cars.
      • Fuel injection and electronic ignition so I don't have to deal with carburetor and points.
      • Shoulder harness seat belts.
      •  FI in 67? was it an Edelbrock aftermarket setup? (5+ / 0-)

        It was unusual enough to get disc brakes let alone FI on an American car in the 60's...

        The only Factory setup I remember were German, MB and Porsche.....

        Hell even an EI setup was very unusual in 67....It sounds like someone was playing with your car as the Coronet was always a midrange car...( I've had a 65, a 67 and a 72 Satellite)

        If those were factory options, that car is worth north of a 100k now.....

        Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
        I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
        Emiliano Zapata

        by buddabelly on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 12:04:59 PM PDT

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    •  That's part of the reason I bought a VW (2+ / 0-)
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      Penny GC, bigjacbigjacbigjac

      Everything I need to do (including answer a call, if need be) can be done by touch without looking. All the climate controls are "old style" dials, volume and voice and radio on the steering wheel that I can recognize all by feel.

      There is a smaller screen (no navi) but I don't ever need it.

      Navi is done through my phone talking to me through the system.

      There is no "path" to choose. The path is what is behind you that led you to today. What lies in front of you is not a fork in the road - a choice of paths to take, but rather an empty field for you to blaze your own direction.

      by cbabob on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 12:59:57 PM PDT

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