Most cars today are packed full of computer chips, but there are still many that do not. Fortunately, there are many vehicles on the market that do not have them, and they still have the basic vehicle features you’d expect. Here are some examples. – Nissan Frontier – The Nissan Frontier still has its same engine design as it did in 2005, and it doesn’t use computer chips. – Nissan 370Z – Before 2010, the 370Z was one of the most popular cars, always surpassing 10,000 sales volume annually. Nissan has not upgraded the engine on the 370Z since 2009.
– Ford – Some manufacturers are making the move to remove chips from their vehicles. The vehicles will still be sold even if they are missing chips. The dealers will be able to install parts that rely on computer chips, but customers may not be aware of this. Some vehicles, such as Ford Explorers, will not have active climate controls. Instead, the driver in the front seat can control the temperature. – Tesla – Some automakers will ship cars without computer chips to dealers who will then install them.
– Toyota – After the 2011 earthquake disrupted the chip supply line, Toyota began stockpiling up to six months’ worth of chips. The shortage led to the automaker announcing an August 2021 production cut because of chip shortages. Toyota’s supply stockpile allowed them to avoid a production cut until the shortages eased. If a shortage is still a concern for automakers, they may end up making a lower-end model that lacks some of the luxury features.
While many new car models have chip shortages, this is a good time to start planning ahead. The shortage of chips could prevent you from getting the vehicle of your dreams. However, if the supply of chips gets worse, it may not be as easy to find what you want. If you are in need of a new car, don’t hesitate to consider a different brand or model. If you want to make sure that your new car has a chip, the automaker may prioritize these models first. This means that the high-demand models will be limited and you will end up having to settle for something less popular.
Fortunately, manufacturers have made changes to their vehicles so that they can eliminate the need for old-fashioned computer chips. These changes, however, are difficult to make during the middle of a car’s production. Chip shortages have affected automakers worldwide. It is even more difficult for automakers to switch chip suppliers when vehicles are in the middle of production, so they have often been reserved for newer models or vehicles going through a major redesign.
Aside from limiting technology to the most essential functions, there are some car models that are completely low-tech. Some people don’t want to upgrade to cars with technology, and a low-tech car may be the right choice for them. But if you’re a total technophile, don’t let this deter you. These low-tech cars are still highly functional and safe. But it’s still best to be cautious with this technology.