I agree with much of the OP's comments. Only disagreement would be on the Harley. My 2003 Fatboy was a superior motorcycle in many ways versus my 70's Shovel. Harley had quality issues in the 70's and 80's - just like Colt. The difference is that made changes, addressed QC issues and made some really good motorcycles. I don't think COLT as a company has ever corrected those issues. Muscle cars, motorcycles, guns...hard to beat the 50's and 60's quality.