Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/17

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Subject: [Leica] Lost Faith in Leica
From: jbcollier at (John Collier)
Date: Fri Sep 17 19:22:50 2004
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Nope, cutting a couple of holes in plywood is cheaper. Yes it was 
plywood; nice plywood but plywood none-the-less. There are also safety 
concerns as plywood is flammable and splinters in crashes.

That is not to say that i do not agree with you about the old wood 
trimmed cars but that is not coming back for a number of reasons beside 

Basically we have never had it so good in cars, cameras and canned tuna.

John Collier

On Sep 17, 2004, at 8:12 PM, Jeffery Smith wrote:

> That was sort of my point. While Volvos were seen as high priced cars
> that lasted a long time, other less expensive cars were made that last 
> a
> long time. So the Volvos lose some of that market share.
> One of the professors at Dillard University bought a jag, and when I
> took a ride in it, I was appalled. Instead of the rich, orange wood on
> the dashboard that I remembered from the 1960's, it had wood-colored
> contact paper on the dashboard. I think that might have been cheaper,
> but I could be wrong.

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