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    Re: Last Ford Crown Victoria rolls of the assembly line

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Why would they do that?
    They might do that because protectionist measures are almost always countered with other protectionist measures, so the net effect is that they generally cancel each other out and drive up prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    They might do that because protectionist measures are almost always countered with other protectionist measures, so the net effect is that they generally cancel each other out and drive up prices.
    How so? They would pay lower taxes too and have to comply with less regulations. And the foreign car manufacturers would still have the advantage over American manufacturers as the foreign don't have union labor. Sorry, but I just don't see it.

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    Re: Last Ford Crown Victoria rolls of the assembly line

    My Dad was a Ford man and never drove anything else other than a Mercury & Lincoln. My first car was a 54 ford and it didn't exactly have get lines like the 55, and 57.

    My favorite car when cars were really cool was the 1959 Dodge D-500 Custom Royal Lancer it could out run just about every other car on the road and it looked cool as it could be. I have always been a Dodge man myself.

    I did for a short time own a 1995 Crown Vic former police car. I did like the classic lines so, I gave to my grandson.

    I prefer rear wheel drive because I know it acts in all weather conditions and I can work on them. The new front and all wheel drive cars are a bitch to work on without a degree in electrical, mechanical, and structural engineering.

    I would love to have one of these to drive again. 59 Dodge D-500 Custom Royal Lancer.
    1959-dodge-coronet.jpg

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    Re: Last Ford Crown Victoria rolls of the assembly line

    the '58 fury (aka Christine) :

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    Re: Last Ford Crown Victoria rolls of the assembly line

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Yes it is a size larger than that fiberglass coffin. My boss owns one and I've refused to ride in it TWICE, because it's too small to be truly SAFE so far as I'm concerned. Those micro-cars are just patently unsafe in my mind. You get hit by a box truck or anything larger and they'll be wiping you up with a spatula.
    So in other words you would drive a substandard car, if the superior car was from a foreign manufacturer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Did you look at the Chevy HHR, which is what I drive?
    yes, but i already have a Jeep to use in snow. i needed something with great mileage for my regular commute. went with the Mini.

    drove an friend's rental HHR recently, though, and it drives quite well.

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    Re: Last Ford Crown Victoria rolls of the assembly line

    speaking of awesome cars that i wish i owned :

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    Re: Last Ford Crown Victoria rolls of the assembly line

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    So in other words you would drive a substandard car, if the superior car was from a foreign manufacturer
    That is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    yes, but i already have a Jeep to use in snow. i needed something with great mileage for my regular commute. went with the Mini.

    drove an friend's rental HHR recently, though, and it drives quite well.
    I love mine. Probably my favorite car that I've ever owned. The gas mileage is good (especially on the highway) and it's got abotu 90% of the storage space my Jeep Grand Cherokee did.

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    Re: Last Ford Crown Victoria rolls of the assembly line

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    My Dad was a Ford man and never drove anything else other than a Mercury & Lincoln. My first car was a 54 ford and it didn't exactly have get lines like the 55, and 57.

    My favorite car when cars were really cool was the 1959 Dodge D-500 Custom Royal Lancer it could out run just about every other car on the road and it looked cool as it could be. I have always been a Dodge man myself.

    I did for a short time own a 1995 Crown Vic former police car. I did like the classic lines so, I gave to my grandson.

    I prefer rear wheel drive because I know it acts in all weather conditions and I can work on them. The new front and all wheel drive cars are a bitch to work on without a degree in electrical, mechanical, and structural engineering.

    I would love to have one of these to drive again. 59 Dodge D-500 Custom Royal Lancer.
    1959-dodge-coronet.jpg
    I loved the 1957 Dodge Coronet and the DeSoto ...but one of the sharpest cars ever was the 1957 studebaker Golden Hawk...and the Silver Hawk was right up there with it

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