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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-15-2002 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the coolest concept cars is the new Five Hundred. It is supposed to be a mid-size and from what I understand it will use many SUV parts.

http://autonet.ca/autoshows/stories.cfm?storyID=4961

It's supposed to go into production in 2004.

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MLariviere
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posted 09-15-2002 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They damned well better make it rear wheel drive!

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old fart
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From: ORLANDO, FLA. ORANGE CTY
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posted 03-19-2003 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for old fart   Click Here to Email old fart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YA and a two door fastback for nascar

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cobravenom71
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posted 03-19-2003 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like any other bland, euro-styled sedan, like an Audi or something like that.
I'll pass...

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cobravenom71
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posted 03-19-2003 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The article seems to intimate that the CVT transmission is a new and revolutionary idea from Ford.
I beg to differ: Subaru offered a CVT in it's 'Justy' as far back as the mid 80's, and it was a pretty riliable transmission.
CVT technology was first used in autos in the 50's, so Ford may have refined it, but they certainly didn't invent it.

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1971 'J' code 429 Mach 1
1976 'Starsky & Hutch' Torino (460)
1973 Grande
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Rory McNeil
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posted 03-20-2003 03:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I was going to high school in the early 70`s, a classmate had a Dutch built DAF car, which used the CVT. That was the first time I had heard of such a thing. I worked similar to a snowmobiles belt drive system.

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