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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
    The Mustang is the vehicle to own if a man does all his driving on a race track.
    I'd drive/buy the vehicle that does best in the real world...5 O'clock traffic, the gas pumps, the repairs and service, the first 100 feet from the driveway in a blizzard....the pot-holes....the rainstorm....

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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...

    Compare the Falcons styling to any Euro or Japanese vehicle of the same era.
    IMO, its damned good !
    Maybe even "golden age" level.

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The Mustang is the vehicle to own if a man does all his driving on a race track.
    I'd drive/buy the vehicle that does best in the real world...5 O'clock traffic, the gas pumps, the repairs and service, the first 100 feet from the driveway in a blizzard....the pot-holes....the rainstorm....
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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    YOu could have put the MUstang in the place of the '64 Flacon, as that is what that '60 Falcon evolved into.
    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.


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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    No sense of style and boring. Like being in a WWII fighter cockpit, lol.
    Did you just say that an AC Cobra, even a replica like that one, is boring and has no sense of style? I'm afraid we can't be friends... Even though the car has already been posted twice in this thread, I'm going to do it again.



    One of the greatest pieces of automotive architecture ever, in my opinion. Style doesn't even begin to describe it, and there is nothing boring about putting your right foot to the floorboards.
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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    actually, you asked about "style"
    since we are discussing looks only, i'm in for a '63 split window vette
    just don't make me drive it at speed other than in a straight line
    and please do not require me to stop quickly
    and can you source the leaded fuel required to keep the cylinder walls sufficiently hard

    my 2002tii, after driving American made barges, convinced me that domestic cars were built for people who didn't know any better
    Sad, but true, but, why is this ?
    I think my last "barge" was a '66 Pontiac Temptation station wagon with a huge rompin' stompin' V8....

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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    I like muted style, so many are "over the top" that they are garish. Style should not be cluttered with gadgets and gizmos, especially non-functional gizmos.
    Of the older cars I liked, most were soon modified and changed to the point that there seemed to be little connection to the original design.
    And I can forget all about style as long as the car handles well. A tight, firm suspension is the most important thing....
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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Did you just say that an AC Cobra, even a replica like that one, is boring and has no sense of style? I'm afraid we can't be friends... Even though the car has already been posted twice in this thread, I'm going to do it again.



    One of the greatest pieces of automotive architecture ever, in my opinion. Style doesn't even begin to describe it, and there is nothing boring about putting your right foot to the floorboards.
    IMPOSSIBLE to post those photos too many times
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    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
    IMPOSSIBLE to post those photos too many times
    like having too much sex or money
    I see you are speaking from experience....using the OR instead of AND. If you have too much sex, it is unlikely you will still have too much money for very long.
    There is a car ad/joke? going around on line showing 2 pics, a sexy car, and a sexy girl, and the caption is something like "Which do you think will give you the most fun at the least expense?
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    Re: Old vs new American car design

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    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.
    took a while to find it mason; thought you might appreciate the design aspect:
    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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