SAFETY IN NUMBERS
IF ever your life depends on judging a car’s age — hey, it could happen — remain calm and count the cup holders. The more cup holders, the more recent the car. Many current models have more cup holders than cylinders. Some older cars might appear to have none. Check the inside of the glovebox lid, which should display a couple of shallow indents. These were used when the car was stopped. It was a different, less urgent era.