New cars crunch really bad in accidents these days. Technology didn't keep them for folding up and costing mega-bucks to fix in a body shop. The idea was less weight and fit more into a smaller package. The Henry 2K band switch is a brute no argument there. The new breed of ham likes smaller compact radios with lots of bells and whistles and that goes for amps too. The Henry band switch is a huge component and the amp it's in is huge too. Don't bang up a new car and don't arc a band switch in a new amp with minimal headroom. Those Henry's are big monster amps.