"they don't make them like they used to":
over 15 years ago, we were due for Xmas at Mike's mother house.
Cold, like we didn't have often in Philadelphia. The car could not start. A belt broke when trying to start the old Dodge van.
His mother came and picked us up with the 1954
or 55 Chevy she had inherited from an aunt. The proverbial "car with few miles, driven by a little old lady."
What I remember about that car: it was roomy and warm, not like the Xmas trip we did years later with our car: no heater, no defroster.... had to drive with windows partially open.... snow blowing in our face.
"they don't make them like they used to"