Saturday, May 23, 2015

Looking Back Upon A Great American Auto Industry

by Patrick Anderson

When many of us think about Obsolesce, we think about the small things we use on a daily basis, and at some point is no longer wanted even though it still has valuable potential. But what about the larger things that many of us use every day? Like our Vehicles.
Being someone who is high involved in the automotive field, the older automobiles were built to last, seeing as many of them are still on the road today due to them being built so well. I know this also because my first vehicle was a 1969 Chevrolet Pickup. May have not gotten the greatest MPG but it would get me from point A to point B safely and reliably. Due to our current consumptive nature of our society, its lucky if we drive the same cars for 3 years, our wants outweighing our needs being this trading up concept. The Auto Industry among many other industry's have built there empire around this thought. In result many of the newer vehicles on the market are considered disposable being compiled of 85% plastics, getting any small ding or dent and it becomes unusable. How do we as a society fix something that has been slowly ingrained into our culture? I believe WE are the biggest problem and WE are the biggest answer to our problems...

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