Yes, this is one of my grievances, Cars only ever seem to increase in weight. Often neutralizing any performance gains of the motor, and in some cases exceeding them.
But then again I don't mind 1984 trim levels. That wouldn't sell too many cars these days.
I also hate drive by wire. Most cars that I have driven, it just results in an extra half a second between hitting the gas and something happening. Some cars its worse. The hesitation is variable. You can sort of get used to a fixed hesitation, but when it becomes a lottery its no fun at all.
84 626 sedan FE SOHC turbo - Sold, no time to finish
84 626 sedan RF diesel - Sold, no time to work on it.
06 Mazda 6 MPS (Mazdaspeed) new fun car no mods yet
07 Mazda 6 MZR-CD 6sp manual - new DD
Last edited by chief tool; 1-23-13 at 15:40.