This is a steering wheel from a โ€˜69 Camaro:

When the new Camaro came out, it had a retro version of that steering wheel:

Them, for some reason, Chevy replaced that lovely steering wheel with the same wheel that allows you to point your Malibu roughly where you want it to go:

What the fuck is going on here? Was this simply a cost-saving measure? Part of the charm of these retro designs (Beetle, Mini, Challenger, Mustang, and on and on) comes from their nods to the earlier design. Witness:

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and:

Case closed.

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