Dumb cars?

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Unfortunately I bought a 'smart' car (2015 Honda Fit) before I found out about the Free Software Movement. At some point I would like to 'downgrade' this car to something non-hackable. Any advice on cars with minimal technology in them (the less the better)?

Not using a car is not an option for me.

There is this article from edmunds.com: http://www.edmunds.com/car-technology/how-to-buy-a-low-tech-car.html

But I would like to get opinions from people in the community. Thank you!

Alij
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not only low tech, in this matter, i'll go for a electric car for sure (if i had da money). the issue of pollute i think is the first issue with cars in this matter.

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Riversimple Rasa, you're my type of car.

http://arstechnica.com/cars/2016/04/riversimple-rasa-hydrogen-car-review/

Actually, I'm a scooter guy. Vespa forever. I have a two-stroke 200cc PX.

Similar to this.

http://youtu.be/gFFmAjENnv8

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If anybody is into motorcycles that reek of old times -- check Janus, Goshen, Indiana. These guys have revived the spirit of bygone days.

http://www.janusmotorcycles.com/team/

https://youtu.be/reeEFjjYorw

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"I currently drive a '88 Honda Accord"

Yeah, Hondas last a very long time. I have a friend with an 86 accord that has 300,000 miles on it!

"Nobody questions my flip phone either"
lol I'm switching to that next!

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What about an underground tunnel rope/pulley system? Green and novelty value.

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:P

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Also buying a low tech car is not hard. You just shouldn't buy them brand new, whether "smart"/normal.

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No electronics on board is best and basic mecanics,that you can take apart mend youself..in the bush if need be

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"Also buying a low tech car is not hard. You just shouldn't buy them brand new"

Of course. All the newer cars are rife with gizmos.

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$100 + 1 spanner = success! Life is cheap... cars should be too. If they had them at the tip then I would get them from there. They have many good things at the tip. Computers, community spirit, furniture, unloved garden products, undrained batteries. Bicycles. Radios. The detritus of society is good for anyone! We make compromises with software. Time to do so with our belongings for a tax-free existence. Freedom from the tax collector is worth the inconvenience.

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"Time to do so with our belongings for a tax-free existence. Freedom from the tax collector is worth the inconvenience."

Sounds like an interesting thread. This one is about low tech cars.

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To be fair this thread is the "Troll Hole".
Sorry for going off topic though.

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np

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This collection of threads is called the "Troll Hole". But I understand what you mean. It should be a little looser than the main forum. Still, where you were going is really a totally different topic. The proof is that your topic would apply equally to any discussion involving possessions, not just cars.

It is a topic I would be happy to reply to if you make the thread.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2QBLauaC-Q i wish my car could run debian. (i dont have a car)

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From Switzerland to the Khyber Pass with a Fiat Topolino in 1953

The Way of the World *

In 1953, twenty-four-year old Nicolas Bouvier and his artist friend Thierry Vernet set out to make their way overland from their native Geneva to the Khyber Pass. They had money to last them a few months and a Fiat to take them where they were going

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/596778.The_Way_of_the_World

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News From Tartary
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/556661.News_From_Tartary

In 1935 Peter Fleming, an editor for the London Times and, interestingly, Ian Fleming's older brother, set out from Peking for Kashmir. It was a 3500 mile journey across the roof of the world. He chose as his traveling companion Ella Maillart, a beautiful Swiss journalist ;-)

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That is awesome!!

Unfortunately I can't afford to potentially brick my car's computer.

A few years from now, when you can pick up one of those cars inexpensively, that is a different story.

You find the best links Alij!

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