I HATE modern cars! Most of them are so stuffed with stupid electic gizmos (too lazy to push your seat back? press a button! gaaah!!!) that they need huge amounts of horsepower just to get them moving. And don't get me started on doing your own servicing/repairs! A quick glance at the help sections on this very forum will amply illustrate the point...having to disassemble wheel arch liners to replace a lamp is a case in point. Electronic ignition? This was supposed to make things EASIER for the motorist, eliminating the need to check the gap on your points (remember them?), but now everything is computerised to the point of lunacy. I used to own a 1973 VW Type 2 Kombi, which was the very FIRST car to have a computer connection in the engine bay so that the technician could find and correct faults quickly, but it was by no means necessary for the home mechanic to have a computer to do his own repairs.My tool kit for that vehicle consisted of a socket set and a variety of hammers, and it racked up well over 300 thousand miles before I sold on. Things like air powered washers (no electric motor- you pumped the water bottle up like a tyre!) made the car SIMPLER, not more complex. The Beetle was even funnier as the washers operated off the spare wheel! I miss those days...having said all this, I must admit that the Note is a lot easier to work on than most of the cars now produced by 'Alliance Partner' Renault. It takes HOURS to fix a headlamp on the new Megane and God help you if anything breaks when you remove it...bloody modern JUNK!