I recently had to remove a toilet and learn some basic plumbing for the floor remodeling, and after watching dozens of how-to videos online, I noticed they all were very similar in the steps and procedures. Besides some small differences in pipe material or dimensions, plumbing from one house to another is similar.
This got me to thinking, what if everyone owned the same exact car?
If you need to fix your car now and you go the DIY route, you might probably look for a tutorial video on Youtube and hope you find your exact year and model, and that the video is actually helpful.
But if we all had the same car, it would be so much easier. Mechanics would be experts for your car since they only need to be familiarized with one car model. Engineers would devote all their brainpower into one model, instead of 100s of models, and will optimize the car year after year into a perfect driving machine.
Safety would improve. The same vehicles in the road would mean crash testing would be more accurate and more helpful to improve the crashworthiness of the car. The car would last much longer, resulting in less cars bought, which means less cars in the dumpster. Even the planet wins.
Obviously, a downside to this is that there would be no diversity. Besides different color variations or interior trims, the monopoly of this fictitious car monopoly would result in a boring drive for car enthusiast. Many auto parts might go bankrupt or reduce in size due to not needing to sell parts for so many currently crappy vehicles.
But if the fictitious monopoly car of our example and its perks sounds like a good idea to you, the next best thing you can do is to own one of the best selling cars of all time.
Some of the all-time best selling cars are:
- Toyota Corolla
- Ford F Series Trucks
- Volkswagen Golf
- Honda Civic
- Honda Accord
- Chevrolet Impala
That means you get some diversity along with the benefits I mentioned above!
What car do you own? Share in the comments.
P.S… I’m not advertising or promoting any of these cars!