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    As the engine bays become more compact, wouldn't it make sense if the makers did the whole front to lift up instead of just the bonnet, my car has to have the whole front removed to do a timing belt, so if they went back to the system or a modded system like the old Triumph and E Type Jag it would save time and effort.

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    No doubt the EU has something to say on this....like NO!

    Personally I like it....It'd build the Arm muscles up nicely

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    It's probably all down to construction limitations against safety regs dude. Plus if it takes a dealership techy longer to do a job they get more money.

    Agreed though, it would deffo make life a lot easier for all.

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    It's about COST.

    It is possible to make what you describe safe, but it will cost a lot more to design / develop / manufacture, and the servicing revenue will be less.

    So, why would car manufacturers go for it??

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    the structural parts of the car would still be in the way though, like the inner wings and slam panel? Suppose youd need to buld the car on a space frame type thing which must be more expensive than the current arrangement?

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    You'd still have the inner wings to negotiate unless you want the engine covered in mud so I doubt it would make that much difference.

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