Haven’t been here in a while, so I don’t know if this subject has been covered, though it seems sure it must have been touched on.
We are privacy geeks in our house. It genuinely disturbs us that there are so many electronic aspects of automobiles today that upload information to some cloud that, yes, WILL eventually be hacked. We know it can’t be entirely avoided, but we do our best to maintain our sacred privacy.
Right now, I own a Honda CR-V, 2009, which has served me well. It has no Bluetooth ( I do not have a Smartphone because I am weird like that) and only our plugged-in Garmin when I want GPS. It doesn’t even have a back facing camera. It’s just, you know, a basic CAR, but it will have to be replaced some day.
My first question is, Is it still possible to buy a decent car that doesn’t track everything but your circadian rhythm?
My second question is, If it isn’t possible to buy such a car any more (yes, I like power steering and 4WD-- we like our Subarus too) can I disconnect all that stuff and still be legal and driveable?