Yup... lots of cars that are like that from the 2000s and earlier.
Now having said that, the 4 speed automatics from the 1990s and 2000s are hugely better than the poorly geared piles of crap from the 1980s. Ever listen to an early automatic K car or Tempo do the 1-2 shift? It sounded more like it was doing a 1-3 shift.
And those were hugely better than the 2-3 speed slushboxes from the late 1960s to 1970s.
And the slushboxes from the late 1960s and 1970s were better and hugely more reliable than the crap from the 1950s and earlier.
The thing that pisses me off about automatic cars from the 2000s and newer is automakers learned how to game the EPA tests to make the fuel economy look better than it actually was in the real world.
The newest 6-9 speed autos seem to be good enough to match the EPA numbers if you take it easy.
Personlly I think 6 speeds or 'geared' CVTs (like one I drove in a rented CVT Corolla) are the sweet spot. The 8-9 speed autos shift way too much.
For me to get an automatic, it has to be either a BEV or a good hybrid like a Prius.
@Nick-Hynds I’m not big on the massive grille on this and some other newer Astons, but this is probably what the gopping vanced grille should’ve looked like imo. I still prefer the regular hunter grille, which I think almost looks good, like something was lost in translation from sketch or something.
I forget quite a few of these cars.
1962 Aston Martin DP212.
@whoistheleader it’s nice, doesn’t block the forward view, which is half the fun of a fold down windshield, but should keep you head where it belongs if you do roll.
When my father in-law had an fj40 driving with the windshield down, nothing in front of you, was awesome. It’s the closest you can get to a motorcycle experience on 4 wheels.
@thomas-donohue the rear door shut line is even worse! Sub-flush at the top and then so proud at the wheel opening it looks like the door is ajar. Good to see that British Build Quality (tm) remains as top notch as ever.
@britsnswedes-was-minigti Yup and a nightmare to fix. Either this has been reworked or typo.
I've actually seen one of these in person and running. Kinda cool looking but that interior is fantastic when it's not broken.