We live in a world were the announcement of a rumour of a newer version of a product renders the current product obsolete. I’m quite old school, and search for a product that covers my needs at a good price, and if this is the last years model that is price reduced, and on the other side the current model has features I wasn’t looking for, I buy the last years model.
Maybe this is the reason I feel quite comfortable with Dame Redna, my Dame Edna 9-5, and why I don’t understand comments like the ones in the Autocar review of the 9-3 I mentioned in my last post.
But on the other side, there are people telling that the car is already 13 years old, and other brands have already presented the third generation of their cars since the 9-5 was presented in 1998. But I don’t really care, because the car drives well, and still looks modern, and it has features like cooled seats that are quite new or even not available on some more modern cars.
So what do you think makes a car feel old? Is it only the fact that the car has already been sold for more years than its competitors, or is it because it looks dated, or is it only because the infotainment system is not as modern as your latest gizmo, which by the way will be old fashioned not later than 12 moths later?