10 Best Cars for Technophobes

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Low-Tech Cars Are Tough to Find These Days

Unless you buy your neighbors’ 1976 Ford Granada from their dusty garage, it’s not easy to find a truly low-tech car. If you’re shopping for a new car, it’s even tougher. Even basic cars are loaded with computers to manage complex mandatory emissions and safety equipment.

There are, however, cars and trucks still available that don’t feature complex infotainment systems, high-tech connectivity options, or even automatic transmissions. They tend to be hard to find, as dealers only stock the most basic models for fleet customers, so they can advertise a super-low price and then move buyers to higher trims.

The benefits of buying a low-tech car can include more-affordable prices, insurance, and long-term operation costs.

Even if you are averse to high-tech gadgetry, there are a couple of items that you should consider. Bluetooth hands-free telephone connectivity can keep you from running afoul of local cell phone use restrictions, and rearview cameras help you to see what’s behind the car, even if you have limited visibility through the windows.

Take a look at the following slides to see some of the best low-tech new car options available today.

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