A large ve-hicle from Detroit with small tailfins :-)
...doesn't it seem like we do a lot of things just because we can these days? Cars seem to be a prime example.
I wouldn't be surprised if at some point we may see car-bus systems extend out to the periphery, i.e. turning light assemblies, etc. being powered by a common voltage bus but commanded via a CAN or similar RS485 communication system to save on wiring and weight.
with car companies arguing that it's perfectly OK to charge $20k+ for a OEM diagnostics tool that no independent shop can justify while dealerships get them virtually free.
like Bluetooth integration for the phone so that you can call people if you're stuck in traffic.
...I do have a new car these days but here's my last car, pretty much like yours I suspect... Petrol consumption was diabolical (I carried 8 jerry cans in the back) but I bet you can't carry your firewood on the bull bar like that Damn that was a good car, I wish I never sold it and am seriously thinking of looking for another one.