Yeah, I'm coming down with a case of new-car-itis.

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

So many of the new cars have great new dashboards.  Lots and lots of new features, and oh, that smell of leather....mmmm... I love it. (yeah, I'm getting a fresh case of new-car-itis).

But, one of the new features they're pushing is these new digital dashboards.

The speedometer... the odometer... nothing really exists... it's all virtual.

Nothing really exists, except in the computer brain of the car.  They show the car starting up, and the speedometer, et al... appearing out of nowhere.

I'm a touch old-fashioned on somethings... I really like analog speedometers.  Digital is fun, and all... but there's just something about a real, non-digital dashboard that's still there, that doesn't make you feel as though you just turned on a video game, that you can still read once you've turned the car off.

Is that so wrong?

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Alan.

Just bought me a new vehicle less than a month ago.  I suspect it will last me about 10 years or so.  The ride is just wonderful, like floating on a cloud

Apr 19, 2018 01:51 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Alan. I am so with you on this. The Audi Q5 I bought last year was  already a few years old and I still can't figure it all out.

Apr 19, 2018 05:07 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alan. My car is 12 years old and I am hoping it lasts another 4 or 5 years. Then, like you I will resist a bit purchasing a new one with current features. Enjoy your day!

Apr 19, 2018 05:08 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Alan - I must admit I have been hanging onto my car because I have certain fears about the new technology associated with newer models.  That whole automatic breaking thing scares the heck outta me.  Imagine you are driving down a fast paced freeway in heavy traffic with a semi behind you.  And, that's the moment your new car's "brain" has a meltdown from a stroke, and puts the brakes on!  

Apr 20, 2018 05:58 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Alan- we have a Jag convertible with the old analog dials. It's what we love about the car. Besides the more computerized and digital the cars get, the less likely the average Joe can work on them. 

Apr 20, 2018 05:44 PM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not worng ast all. My newer lexus has tech bells and whistles but they put in an anolog clock. I like the touch.

May 03, 2018 03:44 PM #6
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