• rab@lemmy.ca
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    2 months ago

    All new cars are trash, ask what your mechanic drives and it’s gonna be like 20 years old

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      2 months ago

      I mean, I’m a computer guy and some of the computers I use daily I wouldn’t tell other people to use, I just use them because I know what’s broken and what incantations to get it working well enough and its dirt cheap to keep using a half broken and dying machine. I assume many mechanics cars are similar

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        2 months ago

        Well, like consumer electronics, vehicles are not made to be serviced or repaired, and in the car world it’s the exact same

        Example, replacing the blower motor on a 2006 Sierra is a 1 hour job vs 15 hours on a 2015 and it’s all intentionally difficult like this to charge insane rates for labour

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      2 months ago

      It’s not reliability the mechanic is picking older cars for. It’s the ability to work on it themselves.

      Most people would be paying more to have somebody work on an older car over and over again because the parts aren’t made anymore.

      • rab@lemmy.ca
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        2 months ago

        Yup, as I replied to other guy, newer vehicles are intentionally difficult to service is the main issue