When I bought my first car, about 10 years ago, I could fix simple things myself. I could change the oil, bulbs, brakes and timing belt. But the car I have today, I have to put in the shop for every little thing. When I open the hood, I see only a plastic cover over the engine. And at the shop they do not use tools anymore. They just plug a laptop to the car and fix it using some keystrokes. I do not like all the technology they put into the cars. My first car, a Skoda from 1991, I had for 6 years with no problems. My new car, a 2010 Audi A4, I have had in the shop 5 times already. Every time there has been a fault with the electronics.
The other day I read about cars driving themselves. I will never buy one.