Talking to the previous owner of chitty today when I pulled up on the drive and as I open the door on my car the drivers seat electronically moves back and when I open the door to get in it slides forward, he asked what other fancy gizmos it has and I listed, the headlights move when you go around a bend and the main beam dips up and down automatically and the wipers operate automatically as soon as rain hits the screen, the handbrake is electric and releases automatically, the engine stops when I apply the handbrake, he said how cool it all that and I told him straight that I'd sooner drive and work on chitty any day all day, just a plain and simple engine and vehicle to drive and brings back real driving when you are in charge not the modern car. I reminded him of the cost too, a simple bulb for chitty cost a few pence and I had the glove box bulb go in my car and it's not just a simple bulb job the whole unit has to come out and be replaced at a cost of £75 plus labour. Give me an old car any day.
Originally Posted by kernowjon
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