Bill - was your Sprite a Bug-Eyed, or one of the "newer" style ones? Curious. Nothing makes a person smile like a bug eyed sprite, lol. Only Swede car I ever owned, and it was fairly rare, was a Saab 95 Station Wagon. 4 speed on the column (took some getting use to) and this weird free-wheeling device to save gas, but dangerous to use. Even had 3 rows of seats. But always something going wrong, was happy to unload it, but a unique car. Called it the "Cygnet".
Tom - I agree with your statement, many cars in the late 60's through 80's really weren't made well, and well subjective, were ugly as sin I think the quality in many of our cars since 2000 has greatly improved.
My current pride and join is a good example. I drive a 2010 Lincoln MKS, fully loaded. Tuxedo Black with black leather and has so many high tech gizmo's, truly a "smart" car. My fave feature among many, are the heated and a/c front seats, with massaging lumbar support. With all my pain issues, its makes it possible for me to drive longer than I can normally stand to be in a car. Only American car with 5 star safety ratings on all sides, thanks to the safety technology that Ford "borrowed" from 'Volvo" when they owned them.
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