Very much agree. Cars should not be disposable consumer items like cell phones have become.
Make the modular and upgradable and reliable and simple and easy to work on.
Yes Russia has a record for producing rugged, easy to fix, pretty durable stuff. In planes, Kamaz trucks etc and I suppose things like the old Lada.
Modern Western cars are horrific.
One of my cars is a BMW. Its not that old, it does tiny mileage annual and its been really looked after
Anyway, it needed a job doing after a warning light appeared the first trip after the major service and statutory legal service.
The labour quote wasn't that bad. But BMW prices for replacement parts even on older (expired) models are now ridiculous.
Added to that, the private sale value of the vehicle if fixed is probably the same as the cost of the repair. So you might say "Ok scrap it".
Problem is, dealer prices are way above private sale prices, even for cars with a higher mileage and only slightly newer. And of course those cars could **** up as well soon after sale.
Manufacturers seem to have cornered the parts market and parts have rocketed in price. It means its of similar cost to actually lease hire a new or newish vehicle vs repairing an older car.
Old cars used to be easy to fix. With spares being cheap. My BMW is pretty low milegage, far too low to scrap, IMO. Especially given that cars of 30 yrs ago would routinely do far more miles .
I have another vehicle I use most of the time. But I'd imagine with a huge recessoon looming in the West, many people would have a huge dilemna of expensive repair (more than the value of the car) vs overpriced replacement vs the nonsense of a newer car that you don't even own!
Its getting to the stage of Klaus Schwab the ubercunt with his World Economic Forum and "You will own nothing and be happy".
So much for "sustainability". If Russia did a business model of repairable long lasting cars that would appeal to many people.
But generally newer vehicles are nonsensically expensive for what is usually an overpriced piece of shit with massive depreication itself.
Surely Kamaz and NAMI can provide the basis of such a plan... if so desired. And I suspect there is little need for the hideous laptop batterypower gimmick that the Russophobic ie oil producer-phobic West is promoting.