Okay, you’re being overly sensitive and missed the intentionally obvious tongue-in-cheek humor.
More to that point, while life experiences vary for many, women and vehicles have WAY more in common than you may realize. Both are largely emotional attachments. Sure, many guys could get a younger trophy wife, but if their wife is a great match and a loving dedicated partner, the thought of divorcing her is as foreign as trading in a beloved classic for a practical Camry.
Conversely, if one is the stone-cold logical type that fights the good fight to avoid emotional attachments with things, plenty of Toyotas and Kias at the dealer.
The Buick and my wife have a lot in common. The biggest-both are for life.
your results may vary.
I'd love to know where you read that, because it's totally wrong. It's never worked like that! It's always been a side by side process with engineering.
Ease of repair is not really a consideration - and you are right modern cars are so complicated and tightly integrated and packaged it's not really possible to design this in.
I was a style outlaw even back then! I was young, the car was cheap and I love American cars. Was it practical? No. Was it sensible? No. Was it easy to repair, comfortable and outrageous? You bet!
BMW is faced with the same issue as Mini, 911 and Jeep. They are forced to keep a general look that boxes them in good or bad into a style that is difficult to evolve. Worse yet like at Jeep it creates a design with issues like aero drag, wind noise and stone chips.
These designers are damned if they go damned if they don’t.
There is not right or wrong on these things as it is a Jeep Thing.
Same with the death bobble. That is still a Jeep thing.
Every model has its cross to bear and owners who chose to go with it. I have done the same.
My point is that imagine what Jeep could do if they could start new. Ford in a way is getting to do that to a point with the new Bronco.
GM really could have done that with a small Hummer but failed to do it. Better to have done than not at all.