"Those old Model Ts were still pretty complicated to drive."

They don't build them like they used to

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Sun, Jan 24th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Bloomberg's Hannah Elliot takes a test drive on a venerable 1914 Ford Model T, the "universal car" that gave birth to the production line. She discovers that they drive nothing like their modern counterparts, are surprisingly reliable, and very fuel efficient.

Starting in 1908, Henry Ford sold his novel Model T cars as the first to be really accessible to the masses. What's more, he marketed them as easy to handle for casual drivers and (gasp!) women since they started with a button rather than a crank. Thing is, those old Model Ts were still pretty complicated to drive. Bloomberg Pursuits' Hannah Elliott took a 1914 Model T for a spin but first she needed a driving lesson.

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