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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-28-2004 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Mooney
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posted 04-28-2004 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney   Click Here to Email Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dunno, I just can't become impressed by it. It's all right.. but nothing special? I think Ford could of done much better. I'll stick with my 65 thank you.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-28-2004 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't compare it to your '65. I'd rather have my '70.

I'd compare it to other cars you might consider as a all weather daily driver. Comparing them to all other modern production cars, it holds up really well. Look at how plain the new GTO looks. {or as I refer to it, the new Cavalier GTO}

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Mooney
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posted 04-28-2004 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney   Click Here to Email Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats a good point Steve.
I was thinking the same thing when someone mentioned that the new GTO was going to be a screamer.. But to me it doesn't hold a candle to the styling of the older ones and while speeds one thing.. its hard to take something brand new and ugly and make it look nice.
But like you said, for a newer production car, its all right, I definately wouldn't decline if anyone wanted to buy me one.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-28-2004 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Mooney:
But like you said, for a newer production car, its all right, I definately wouldn't decline if anyone wanted to buy me one.

Good, because I was thinking of getting you one for Christmas...

Yeah, the GTO seems to be like the GM usual SOP; good technology in an unappealing wrapper. That's how they screwed up the Camaro/Firebird and drove it out of production, in my opinion.

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grandestang
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posted 04-28-2004 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for grandestang   Click Here to Email grandestang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't understand how anyone could not like the new mustang. This is the coolest new car to hit prodcution since our cars back in the late sixties and early seventies. As Steve said, no its not, and will never be as cool as our old ponies, but comon give Ford some credit for having the balls to build a car so bold and in your face. I would be proud to own this car, when you look at it you know it is a mustang through and through. Look at the camaro before it died, if it didn't say camaro on it I wouldn't know what it was. You look at this car and it has heritage smacked all over it. Long hood, short rear deck, MUSCLE!!!

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Mooney
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posted 04-28-2004 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney   Click Here to Email Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by grandestang:
Look at the camaro before it died, if it didn't say camaro on it I wouldn't know what it was.

Thats the generation though, I grew up with the mid 90's+ Camaros. And always have respected what they have to offer. Chevy or not, its still was a piece of american muscle car history.

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...but comon give Ford some credit for having the balls to build a car so bold and in your face.

And as being bold in your face... Maybe its just me, but I don't see it as that. I see it as taking a design that worked years ago and just changing lil odds and ends. So it's just another plain recreation to me. It's been done before with the T-Bird. I don't see how they were stepping out a limb considering that nothings out there to compare to the Mustang in the original Pony Car Bracket right now.

I'm sure a lot of you will disagree, just my humble opinion thats all.
Luke

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-28-2004 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by grandestang:
I would be proud to own this car, when you look at it you know it is a mustang through and through. Look at the camaro before it died, if it didn't say camaro on it I wouldn't know what it was. You look at this car and it has heritage smacked all over it. Long hood, short rear deck, MUSCLE!!!

Very true, Paul. If they left the emblems off, you'd still know this was a Mustang. I think Ford gets an A+ for this design. You can hear it in the automotive press, too. Even the pro-Japanese, pro-BMW, and pro-GM magazines are saying this car is going to be a hit.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
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mustangs68
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posted 04-29-2004 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They ain't bring that God Ugly color back are they..I hate That Lime Gold!

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