I was lucky. I actually bought one of the original models for $20 on ebay about two years ago. Right before this re-release, I traded it in for something of a higher value and bought one of the new ones at HL with a coupon. I'd call that a win, especially since now I have a model molded in white with updated decals.
I am neither steamed nor griped. You made generalized comments about my generation and I felt compelled to respond as I felt they were inaccurate. Isn't that the purpose of a discussion board? And how could my comments on who I've met be irrelevant when you have to be able to talk to other people to see what the general feelings about something are? As for cars not meaning what they once did, well again I'm a young guy so I won't claim how anybody pre-1990's felt about them at that time. They still mean something, but that meaning has evolved. I'm sure the guys who grew up on horses and carriages felt the same way when they saw younger people in cars: "Transportation doesn't mean what it once did." I will admit that my generation is probably not as mechanically savvy as previous generations, although I wonder how much of that has to do with the increasing technological sophistication of cars. Now please, stop saying that I'm steamed or taking this personally just because I disagree with you. I'm commenting on a DISCUSSION board and letting my opinions be known, just as you are. But perhaps we're moving a bit off-topic. I think we can agree to disagree if all else fails
What? Do you even know what uber is mostly used for? It's replacing the traditional taxi, not one's want to drive back and forth to most places. Most of my fellow millenials use uber as a designated driver when going out to drink or for trips to the airport. If anything I would write you off as an "old coot" because I feel like your statements on this thread are inaccurate and overblown. And I haven't met a single person who thinks a driver less car is something to look forward to.
I think you're grouping all aspects of the law enforcement profession under one umbrella. Your statement really only applies to traffic enforcement where, for better or for worse, a police officer can be more successful at enforcing traffic laws if the public doesn't know he/she is there. Also, I disagree with your statement because if you look at how police car graphics have evolved over time, you'll see that police cars are actually becoming more "obvious." Gone are the days when a simple star on the door would do. Now you're seeing much more extravagant designs and bigger fonts on police cars, along with more agencies switching from all-white vehicles to black and white schemes.
That's not something you really see down here in So Cal. I don't know if local laws prohibit it or not but the only "stealth" features that local agencies use are slicktop cars. That is, no light bars on the roof. And then there are, of course, the all-white Highway Patrol vehicles.