I drive a 2006 WRX. It does have a fancy Pioneer nav unit that can connect to my phone for music/podcasts and (on very rare occasions) Android Auto. Everything else on the car is manual toggles switches and physical buttons. Nothing is network connected. If I need details on something in the car, I need to connect a scanner to the ODB2 port. It uses petrol and has a manual transmission.
I cannot imagine every wanting a Wi-Fi enabled car that connects to a network or whose primary controls are touch screen. I’ve driven a friends Cherokee where even the A/C controls were on touch screen and I hated it.
If I or someone ever totals it, I will be very very sad. For as long as it runs or I can fix it, you’ll have to pry it from my cold dead hands.
Self driving cars are a ridiculous pipe dream. Can we please stop adding Internet to cars, washers and dryers, toasters and musical instruments?
But we have IPv6 now, so we should be able to add connectivity to just about everything! /s
My ride is a 2019, but the base model, so not only it was relatively cheap, it’s also mostly buttons, knobs or switches, except for the radio system (which has modern features, although I don’t recall it having WiFi nor SirisuXM). I am afraid this might be the last new car I ever buy that is this simple.