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mustangs68
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posted 10-09-2003 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.msnbc.com/news/978276.asp?0si=-

And speaking of ugly cars,has anyone see this Chebbie Monte Carlo called the Tubrocharged SS..Now that one UGLY GM..took Peg to tell me what it was,I couldn't figure it out

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fordnmerc
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posted 10-09-2003 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By about the early 90s, I came to the conclusion that most auto designers were taking their styling cues from vehicles they saw in sci-fi comic books and cartoons.

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kcode
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posted 10-09-2003 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam,
Consider this, most of the designers today are only half our age, enough said, got your navel pierced yet?

Mike

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fordfan
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posted 10-10-2003 02:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey that White PC Cruiser in the Article has a Nice rear end..

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Bakken101
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posted 10-10-2003 02:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bakken101   Click Here to Email Bakken101     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey im probably only half your age and I find all those cars ugly. I dont mind the PT cause my girlfriend had one and they aint half bad.
Aztec, Liberty, Echo, Avalanche. Gah.

As for the sci-fi cues, Look at the '50s and tell me cars these days are getting way out there.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 10-10-2003 03:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It all started with the Aztec. GM must have taken all the designers from the Aztec project and moved them over to the Caddies. I don't like the looks of the new caddies one bit. Several other makes out there that are just as bad or worse.

Now the new F-150 and '05 Stang is a different story! Ford is on the right track.

Dave & Terri

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We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?
Common sense is not so common anymore.

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mellowyellow
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posted 10-10-2003 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave: You must be out of your "Element" to talk like that! The Element is so ugly that a local dealer is painting the gray parts on some of them to tone down it's ugliness. The Cadillac is fugly but it is catching on. Doesn't Ford have a razor edge car in the works? On another site, saw a pic of the alleged 05 Mustang front end and it's nothing like the nice prototypes they hyped! Disappointing. What's with the razor sharp lines on some new ones. The BMW cv, the new Z3 or whatever, has very sharp character lines and they clash. Toyota has a coupe that is like that and not nice. Also Honda. Mercedes has come a long way in style improvement. Chevvy?? Forget it, except for the pickup which looks good, so does Dodge PU. And the backend of a new Tundra was sharp but the front was blah. Wonder just how bad the Aztec sales are? Beginning to see more of them-probably huge discounts. Don't think that too many top the Excrementalade Avalanche styld mess, with oversized wheels, for overall bad taste! Also,puke green is making a comeback on some cars,and one of the import SUV's has a pea soup color.

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mustangs68
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posted 10-11-2003 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL..Mike,
I have enough holes in my body now to keep up with,without adding more

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Dave Gibson
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posted 10-11-2003 05:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete,
You are correct. I forgot the box on wheels helement, the echo, echo, echo, and several others. I was focused mainly on the big three auto makers. The more I look at the new cars, the more I like the classic Detroit Steel and Chrome. At least you can still pick out a Mustang from all the cookie cutter cars on the road today with out trying.

Dave & Terri

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I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it!
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?
Common sense is not so common anymore.

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