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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    You're making me miss my toys.

    Oddly enough, though I like my cars old, the majority of them were new, with the exception of a 1966 Mustang that looked just like this:



    I also had a '00 Stage 2 Roush that looked like this:



    ...which I traded for an '04 Cobra that looked like this:



    Then I got settled down, had kids and now all I drive is this:




    Sad story... I know.
    That first one is of course a 1967. How did your '66 look like that?

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Oh but she evolved in just two short years...

    YOu could have put the MUstang in the place of the '64 Flacon, as that is what that '60 Falcon evolved into.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    You want fast

    Porsche 911 Turbo S, great looking car that is as good looking as any Porsche from the 60s and almost the 50s

    Or the new Corvette


    Faster and as well styled as any vette of the 50-60's

    The new Charger

    Some of the cars today are very well styled, some not so much. Some of the cars from the 50-60 were dull and boring designs, others classics
    Have you ever driven a new generation Corvette?

    It has so much road noise from the tires you can't even hear the radio.

    Not a car to drive every day thats for sure.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The Mustang, Camaro are built to a price point, which does not allow for great interiors. The Mustang engines are great and its performance (GT) is as good as the BMW M3 at about 60% of the price of the M3. It is faster and better around the track then my 370z but thousands less. Those dollars came from the interior

    GMs Cadilac CTS is a beautiful car with a beautiful interior on par with the germans in quality of the materials (and with the ZR1 engine as fast or faster)
    Are you serious with this?

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    My husband souped up the GTO - put in a new camshaft and brought it down to a 114. . .that thing feels like a vibrator on wheels.
    Hey!
    I have a folk's wagon with that horse power and I'm making other drivers pretty nervous with it.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    THIS is a great interior...
    Nothing but the essentials.
    Like a lada?

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That first one is of course a 1967. How did your '66 look like that?
    Lol. Good catch. I googled "Arcadian Blue 1966 Mustang" on 3" iPod screen. I saw that picture as the best color example on a thumbnail and linked it to the post. Full disclosure, I did that with all the car pictures in the post, just searched model, year and color then posted the one that looked best.

    I didn't notice the scoops and grille until I actually saw the picture on my PC and it was too late to edit. Grats for being the first to catch it though.
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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Are you serious with this?
    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
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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    In the vette, yes they could have done far better then they have. It is a poor interior in a car with one of the worlds best engines, and great sports cars
    Per interiors - absolutely, today's classy cars have crap interiors. I've test driven so many supposedly decent ones for my husband this summer - they're ALL boxy and smothered in plastic and nylon. But they don't seem to *cost* less because of this *shrug* - they'll tack on a few thousand to have a GPS system and a sunroof . . . with the same **** interior surround.

    Take, for example, the VW GTI - my husband really wants one of these to drive to work in place of his Nissan - but it FEELS like the Nissan when you sit in it - like a Nissan with a juiced up contorl panel . . . woooopie, not worth our 30K there at ALL.

    The GTO - when new - cost $30K and it has full leather and plushness and is finely sculpted on the inside - nothing boxy about the interior. *shrug* They just couldn't make something nice happen at all these days.
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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Would yo prefer the design of an old American 50-60's car or the contemporary American car?
    Let me underline, this thread is about design, not efficiency and safety.
    Please share your thoughts.

    IMO, all cars are now "world cars"....No more American car....this was inevitable.
    But, I think that there is much to like about the oldies....a nostalgia" thing.
    And, as Bob Dylan was prone to say and "sing" - "The times, they are a-changing".

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