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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    much of it is imposed by government
    wat?......

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Yes

    Car and Driver took a bunch of car to Virgina International Raceway, the Mustang Gt 2011 beat the Nissan 370Z and quite a few other cars (Camaro SS) around the track by a few seconds. It also cost 3-5 grand less new then a comparably equiped 370Z
    If you have ever watched Top Gear they explained why the Mustang is no good around corners. The solid rear axle doesn't allow for grip in the corners. When you said around the track I assumed you meant one with corners.

    The Mustang pales in comparison with any of the European cars of the same class in handling.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The falcon had radically different lines and a wider wheel base. Similar power plant. The Falcon stayed more 'boxy.' I ownd both the 66 mustang and later the 66 Falcon...loved em both. I would think the closer comparison for the Mustang was the Merc Cougar.

    His comment was about the evolution of the Falcon. The Mustang was the evolution of the Falcon as the first Mustang used the falcon chassis, engine and transmission.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Omg what car is that? I want it.


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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    took a while to find it mason; thought you might appreciate the design aspect:
    That is funny.

    I always felt like I needed a cowboy hat to drive it.

    There is nothing in its class, and I thought the new design in 2004 was ugly and it had less room inside, so I kept my old one. It only has like 55k on it in 12 years.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    For practical everyday cars, the best were made in the mid to late 1970's.

    They got excellent fuel economy and were built to last. Many could ram a solid object, like a tree or wall at 5 mph and suffer NO damage. Today's cars will crush like a paper cup.

    They were also a lot simpler and easier and cheaper to repair and maintain. Today's cars have too much crap on them, like air bags, electric locks, computers that die on the middle of the highway, etc; much of it is imposed by government.
    There is not one aspect of a mid to late '70s car that was worth a crap.

    Please point to one car that had good fuel economy.

    Please point to one car that was easy to work on.

    Please point to one that was made to last.

    I think you meant to say '60s cars, even though they were not made to last either.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Mid (actually, starting at catalytic converters 72 in CA 73 elsewhere) to late 70s were the dark ages of American cars. Witness the Mustang II.

    It wasn't until the 80s stang and camaro returned to 200HP range did light shine again.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Mid (actually, starting at catalytic converters 72 in CA 73 elsewhere) to late 70s were the dark ages of American cars. Witness the Mustang II.

    It wasn't until the 80s stang and camaro returned to 200HP range did light shine again.
    1981 being the worst year for cars ever.

    Even the Corvette was a gutless piece of crap.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Mid (actually, starting at catalytic converters 72 in CA 73 elsewhere) to late 70s were the dark ages of American cars. Witness the Mustang II.

    It wasn't until the 80s stang and camaro returned to 200HP range did light shine again.
    I will give you an example of what happened to cars entering the '70s

    We are all familiar with the Cadillac 500 CID engine.

    In 1970 it had 375 horsepower.

    By 1975 that had dropped to 190 while using the same amount or more gasoline to get the car moving.

    That is the government at work.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Although Dodge was exposed, I still love the Stealth.

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