Senior HTF Member
- Apr 19, 2000
It's only a gimmick to entice sales. Businesses always have to innovate and "improve" their products to entice potential customers to purchase whatever they are selling.
From speaking with someone who actually does have an 8k TV (Samsung) the uninitiated (and that's a lot) will probably fall for the marketing.
I drive a 20 year old car.
Because the new vehicles are no different than the older ones. I am not going to part with my money if the car manufacturers cannot innovate and introduce new technological advances to give me an incentive to make the purchase.
No internal combustion engine vehicle can get any better mpg today than any vehicle made 30 years ago with the exception of perhaps some marginal improvements not worth even mentioning.
I've had Civics since 1995, and my 2021 Civic gets much better mileage than the 1995 version - probably 8-9 MPG on average.
Crud, the 2021 beats the 2015 Civic by at least 3-4 MPG.
Also, there are lots of technological innovations since 1995 - or 2002, in the case of your car.
My car has many different features that just weren't options 20 years ago.