piatkow - 8:26 am on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
you could literally crawl into the engine compartment
No excuse for not replacing blown bulbs. In my last car you couldn't get to one lamp cluster without first lifting the battery out and the other was accessible in theory if you didn't mind leaving the skin off your knuckles behind.
Of course with older cars they needed to be easier to maintain because you had to get under the bonnet (hood) rather more often than with a modern one.