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Posted March 26 2013 09:48 AM by Truck Trend 
Filed under: Editorials, Ford, Allyson Harwood

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Allyson-Harwood


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fearthevoices
fearthevoices

For all purposes the tech gadgets which are required by the government to dictate mileage and emissions cannot be avoided; however, the option to avoid the needless gadgets which entertain, or more appropriately distract, motorists should be not only be items that can be left off of my truck, but should be from most automobiles in general -- or designed to only be functional when the vehicle is stationary, as in "Park."The excess gadgetry has not only inflated the cost to the consumer who may only purchase this vehicle for part-time chores, but also to those small business owners who might only want or need the basics. While it may add to overall resale values, it also increases the likelihood of future repairs too.Gone are the days of affordable work vehicles which offered no luxuries which we didn't need, or want to pay for. They've all gone the way of the roll-up window, vent window, AM radio, and in-line six cylinder column shift manual three speed transmission. Maybe some of that is a good thing, but for those of us on a budget these days, affordable and useful transportation in becoming out of reach due to such technology; and that's a bad thing.

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