- Apr 23, 2019
Not a chance. It is far more time consuming and more difficult to work on new cars. One stupid example. I just did a battery swap on a '08 1500. To do that, you have to remove the coolant overflow tank. Why? There is enough room under there for the battery to not have a frame rail above it and the coolant overflow tank to not be attached to the battery box. I don't even want to get into what it took to replace the the alternator on the XC90.It's never been easier to work on your car actually. I can diagnose my GTI with a Android app and have pretty much done all repair and maintenance on it myself.
I dont do oil changes (not worth it to me). But Ive done everything from timing belts to replacing a cracked sunroof (don't ask).
As long as you have the tools and the space, it's just time spent.
Obviously, it's not for everyone, but neither is PC building, Baking bread, Fly fishing, Sewing your own clothes etc.....