Originally Posted by AustinChief
All of those things other than "features" are overrated in my book. My '66 Impala rides smooth as hell, has fantastic performance and more than adequate handling. The only drawback is that it doesn't have any features like A/C (it's a convertible), nothing high tech or really "luxurious" like heated seats, etc. BUT the trade off is that I can repair damn near anything on it at anytime and anywhere. Hell I replaced a radiator hose and slapped some epoxy on a hole in a radiator fin while pulled over at a rest stop on the Kansas Turnpike once. Not something I would be nearly as comfortable doing with my Saab.
To me most midrange modern cars really haven't made enough tangible advances to make them a clear cut choice over a "classic" that I can fix myself if needed. Now if you have a car with a backup camera and assisted parking and all that jazz then I can see your point for sure.
MY first car was a 66 impala, piss yellow with a black vinyl top. 283 power slide with a Q-jet 4 bbl
cragar 5 spokes air shock black vinyl interior
Gawd I miss that car