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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Old cars just don't look appealing to me. The new ones just look better/run more smoothly.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Cars from the 50's and 60's had soul...personality. Their look was unique. Modern vehicles (for the most part) look almost interchangeable. Blech.
    Is it any wonder ?
    All of the world-wide manufacturers use the same styling studio - somewhere in California...
    Now, today, motor vehicles are appliances, and must be bland and obediant...and very reliable and durable..

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh Internets View Post
    Old cars just don't look appealing to me. The new ones just look better A '39 Buick or a '59 Chev. Impala , or a '40s Lincoln Continental...I'd love having my old '32 Chevy....back then they had a Confederate model (try that today !) and so many others, both the music and styling were far better in "my day"/run more smoothly....Absolutely true, but then the engineers have been working on the (NHV) for over 100 years).
    Nothing today is nearly as stylish as the '53 Studebaker...RIP...

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    We can't forget this classic lol.


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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Nothing today is nearly as stylish as the '53 Studebaker...RIP...
    Also goes for colors as well.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Im old and Ive owned lots of old cars....new cars are better built, better designed, more comfortable, less maintenance, cost less to maintain, break alot less. Newer cars are all around better EXCEPT....they are not faster for the most part.
    Did you read the intro?

    He was asking only about design.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Who voted for new cars?

    Show of hands?

    With style alone as the guide, how can anyone say a new car, any of them, are better?

    The '50's and '60's cars were designed by teams for a certain purpose. New cars can't hold a candle, but we won't have to worry about new cars being classics, they fall apart too easily.

    I have a 2000 Durango with very few miles on it but for the life of me I can't stop all the plastic parts from breaking on the interior making it look worse than all my '60's and '70's cars put together.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Who voted for new cars?
    for design or performance?

    Show of hands?
    design back then ... sometimes
    performance. does not come close to what is available today

    With style alone as the guide, how can anyone say a new car, any of them, are better?
    maybe style ... but form certainly did not follow function back then

    The '50's and '60's cars were designed by teams for a certain purpose. New cars can't hold a candle, but we won't have to worry about new cars being classics, they fall apart too easily.
    so wrong
    anyone who drove back then would not be saying this
    for example, the vega had an engine with a design life of 40,000 miles
    this was the era of planned obsolescence
    in the 50's, cars were traded in about every four years

    I have a 2000 Durango with very few miles on it but for the life of me I can't stop all the plastic parts from breaking on the interior making it look worse than all my '60's and '70's cars put together.
    you bought a dodge/chrysler product. bad decision
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    for design or performance?


    design back then ... sometimes
    performance. does not come close to what is available today


    maybe style ... but form certainly did not follow function back then


    so wrong
    anyone who drove back then would not be saying this
    for example, the vega had an engine with a design life of 40,000 miles
    this was the era of planned obsolescence
    in the 50's, cars were traded in about every four years


    you bought a dodge/chrysler product. bad decision
    Just on design, the new cars have nothing.

    The most popular cars have been styled after earlier styles.

    Who was talking about the Vega. Nobody thought that was a good car, in style nor function. That is why almost all of them now have V8s.

    Real cars stopped after 1973 so stick to that time frame, on style only.

    What is wrong with a Chrysler product?

    The Durango is a good truck, nothing in it's class, but it is made of plastic, just like all new crap. I am glad they reduced the weight so much so I can get that 12 MPG out of it.

    Anyone who drove one of those cars back then, I still drive them today. I know what I am talking about when it comes to old cars.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Hmmmm......let's see.... some idiot graduate of a "defensive" driving course had a green light turn yellow right in front of him. So the idjit stopped.

    Dead.

    Since the idjit's Lexus only weight three ounces, it stopped really fast.

    The Mayor, driving behind him, fully expected to have more than enough time to make it through that light with plenty of time to spare.

    But suddenly, there was an idiot stopping for a formerly green light. The Mayor's 20 year old full size cargo van weighs considerably more than some idiot's fuel efficient Lexus.

    To show just how stupid the idiot was, the Mayor's van pushed the idiot's Lexus right out into the intersetion WHILE THE LIGHT WAS STILL YELLOW.

    No. The Mayor was not following too closely. The Mayor was not exceeding the speed limit. The idiot was an idiot, as most people who drive "defensively" are. If the idiot had been driving with safety first and foremost on his mind, he wouldn't have stopped dead in front of another, larger, vehicle traveling at 40 mph.

    Naturally, the Mayor now has to replace a head light, and yes, a grill, a bumper, and fender. He even had to plot a route home that one night that didn't involve any left turns. But a quick cut with a grinder fixed that up.

    The idiot, with his stylish Lexus, has to buy a new car, since they're certainly going to total a ten year old car with its' trunk wrapped around the rear wheel.

    The cargo van's all steel construction, with it's low CG, makes it perfect for clearing those pesky Lexuses off the road.

    The Mayor prefers, because the Mayor is focused on his own safety, to drive a 3,000 lb gas hog because they win positional disputes.

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