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"10 Best Cars for Older Drivers" By Jessica Anderson of Kiplinger.........You just have to LOVE this......
Jessica, WHO R U to tell me/us what kind of car that I / Us should be driving?? And BTW Jessica, do you know what the difference is between a CAR and a SUV???? Because 6 of the CARS you suggested are SUVs. And Jessica, S.U.V. is short for "Sucks Unleaded Violently."
Chances are that you are the proud owner of a SUV ...or if you are 'Green' (which you have already proven to us)......a PRIUS.......I also researched you and noticed that you are one of the Staff Writers in Washington in which I got blocked saying that it was SPAM. Hmmmmm....I wonder WHO might of put you up to writing this article....nawh, it couldn't be.....
Oh well, have fun with that thing that you are proud to drive while I try to stay out of trouble with my TT in which I'm having loads of fun with.....
And oh Jessica, the "TT" stands for TWIN TURBO," not potty training....(LOL)....
This is just a counterpoint: MSN writers once again demonstrate minimal knowledge of motor vehicles and in this case demographics. The selection of vehicles enumerated here are obviously "safe" and conservative when in fact many older drivers today are opting for driver focused vehicles. Just exactly who is Audi, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Infiniti, Lexus, etc. marketing to??
It's the younger crowd that is lacking driver skills and demand for driver focused vehicles. For example; ask a young person if they can drive a manual transmission vehicle. They just want an iPod interface or a "green vehicle".
And I bet MSN's writers will have to google "heel and toe" or "dual clutch transmissions". Ask a young person what a crankshaft is or whether they even know how to change a tire.
Older drivers are demanding more driver focused vehicles today than in any time in automotive industry. How many Corvette drivers 'don't' have any grey hair. LOL Anyone notice the resurgence of '60's style muscle cars?? Who keeps AMG in the black? Who is buying up Audi's S series? Guess the average age of the Porsche GT3 driver? Corvette driver? M series driver?
In fact, when today's older drivers pass on, I forecast that the manual tranmission will disappear. Driving will become a function of merely pressing on one of two pedals. A binary function. Threshold braking, counter steering and throttle steering will be controlled by computer software in the form of ABS, DSG and stability control. Computers will become surrogate parents. The vehicles listed are actually more appropriate for the younger driver. They will keep them out of trouble and force them to learn skills. No more wallowing through corners or failing to find the apex for them. Or working so hard in their showroom hotrod to catch up to the older guy jammin on the highway. Now I'm going to go outside and burn a patch as an exclamation point.
;Good luck buying anew car that's all built in the U.S., parts come from all over the world, I have to buy what I need, not what some "Info Article" recomends. Slightly less than useless.
I have a Lexus LS, a Z06 Corvette, a Z71 Suburban, several pickup trucks, and a great recliner.
On my best days I drive the Vette, on my worst, I sit in my recliner. Everything else in in-between.
I can say that a 600 mile trip in a Z06 absolutely sucks and it takes a couple days to recover.
On long trips the Suburban is by far the best.