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Old 25th August 2008, 16:42   #1
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Default Things we dropped from yesteryear - in our car

Recently I was travelling in a old Premier Padmini and the car broke down. The driver got down, opened the hood and switched on a light in the engine compartment.

Thats when this thought hit me as to how practical that small bulb is (found in all old Ambys and Padminis), but not found in any of the cars today.

The question is - Why doesnt any of todays new age car have that bulb inside the engine compartments when they have gone ahead and placed puddle lamps, follow home lights etc?
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Hand gears (Steering mounted) which allowed for an additional seat in the front have disappeared. That is one good feature which went missing somewhere down the line.

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Hand gears (Steering mounted) which allowed for an additional seat in the front have disappeared. That is one good feature which went missing somewhere down the line.
What was the reason to remove the steering mounted gears. I think it would be easier to change gears. Not sure as i never drove such car
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I loved the metal bumpers. Any body worker use to get it back in shape. Now we have to pay 2500 - 50000 depending on the car model.
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The question is - Why doesnt any of todays new age car have that bulb inside the engine compartments when they have gone ahead and placed puddle lamps, follow home lights etc?
My Safari has it - along with the puddle lamps
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so does my scorp have a little engine compartment light inside. as did my bolero.

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and some indicas too. remember reading about it in the manual
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I loved t he white side walls on our old cars.
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I loved t he white side walls on our old cars.

and I love the white paint on the sides of the tires.
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The question is - Why doesnt any of todays new age car have that bulb inside the engine compartments when they have gone ahead and placed puddle lamps, follow home lights etc?
Weren't these usually added as accessories? I have one in my Ikon now had one in my previous car as well.
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I too have the same in my car. Got it as an add-on accessory from the showroom though.
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I really miss the rotatory type seat adjustment knob which was there in my carb 800. Not found in most modern cars now. :(
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so does my scorp have a little engine compartment light inside. as did my bolero
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Oops - but neither does my Zen have it, nor does my Bolero (2008 model).
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I loved the sofa like rear seat, on which you could sleep peacefully.
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The floor mounted light dipper. Left hand does enough already!
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