Same reason people don't buy electric cars. Because in the off chance they go on a road trip they want the ability to do it without trouble. You can't go in a carbbed car from Phoenix, AZ at 1,100 ft to Flagstaff, AZ at 6,900 ft and expect the car to run correctly there, it needs adjusted, and there is only 145 miles between those two towns! Either you do it or a mechanic does it. When you go back, it needs adjusted again. There is no reliable system for adjusting the mixture to compensate for altitude, only new jets.
EFI is more reliable, especially over time where a carb needs service at least once a year(recommended) an EFI system can go 200k with nothing more than an oxygen sensor change(if even that, my tracker had 110k on the factory O2 sensor and it worked flawlessly). EFI offers the ability to just program in a new fuel ratio by changing numbers in a chart. EFI offers a way to troubleshoot without knowing anything(code readers). EFI offers a way to centrally control all aspects of the emissions system. EFI lets you log mileage.
There are A LOT of reasons to use EFI.
We're talking in the 80s, where carbureted vehicles were still being produced, giving the consumer the option between a newer more expensive product and a cheaper product. I'm not really sure why you quoted me and then posted all of that..
There's no way possible that you can hate them as much as I hate the computer controlled Rochester Dualjet. If I drove the car much more than I do i'd be seriously considering converting it to fuel injection. Luckily its exempt from emissions so I can mess with the fuel system.
My Buick has a carb with electronic mixture control. Its a piece of crap that nobody knows how to work on. Buick only made it for 2 years before they decided to say screw it, we're putting fuel injection in them....
lol kinda sounds like the 83 chevette, only year that had a half *** mixture control with vacuum advance
84+ had a pretty decent computer system and 82 and lower had full carb that work(s) great