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Old 10-11-2002, 08:05 AM   #1
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Not Ugly Cars

Now that we know what we don't like in cars, what do we like? I like the new Thunderbird its not the old Bird but it'll do.

Of course I've got kids so I'd be better off driving this lil' beauty.

Looking at those sticker prices, I think I'll keep driving my Nissan
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Old 10-11-2002, 08:28 AM   #2
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Old 10-11-2002, 10:48 AM   #3
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Thats a pretty sexy ride. I'm not sure theres room for your ball bat though.

I looked around on the Ford site a little, apparently the beautiful people who drive thunderchickens often get caught bathing in fountains. Something to do with homelessness caused by car payments?
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Old 10-11-2002, 10:51 AM   #4
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god i love that car. it will be mine one day.

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Old 10-11-2002, 12:43 PM   #5
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Re: Not Ugly Cars

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Now that we know what we don't like in cars, what do we like? I like the new Thunderbird its not the old Bird but it'll do.
The original Tbird was a beautiful car. Innovative in thought. Designed by car people. Then a bean counter who did not even have a driver's license turned it into a bloated piece of crap. Car guys who later wrote books (both from Ford and GM) rountinely note how a good thing was perverted. It drove like your living room couch. It was too big. It rode like a water ballon. Its engine was such low performance that it required bigger and bigger engines. It polluted excessively. Gas mileage was embarrassing. Then it had trouble idling without overheating. The Tbird demonstrated exactly what was wrong with Ford Motor and now demonstrates that someone is slowly getting their act together. Yes, it takes 20+ years to undo the destruction of bean counter mentalities.

What makes something pretty is what is under the skin. For example, what makes a pretty women? Big breasts? Curvy figure? Good complextion? Desireable face? Good personality?

All those are indicators of something superior under the skin. Big firm breast (not overly enlarged) means she is fertile and can better nurse children. Curvy figure with well proportioned hips means she is ready to raise healthy kids. Good complextion with a symmetrical face means she is genetically superior and healthy. And so it goes. Those things that we call pretty are really based upon fundamentally essential features under the skin.

That new Tbird is pretty because of what is inside. There are still many improvements necessary, but it is a good first step.

Then there are perverts who want a 50+" chest on a woman and call something pretty only because of its size or price. You know you've made it when you can buy a $2000 per night hooker. After all, at that price, the sex must be better.

What is pretty is really based upon fundamental facts. If a Porshe had a Pinto engine, then what would it be? If a tree did not provide heat, homes, fruit, shade, oxygen, and soil conservation, then what would it be? Any ugly, ungainly, disjointed, unsymmetrical weed.
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Old 10-11-2002, 12:51 PM   #6
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a beetle.

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Old 10-11-2002, 01:02 PM   #7
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in Davids head.


One of my college buds had a Merc Cougar a Thunderbird by any other name still sucks gas It was that 50" woman. 351 Cleveland and you couldn't see anything in front of the vehicle, not a great combination.
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Old 10-11-2002, 01:03 PM   #8
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350Z. 0-60 in 5.4 seconds. $26,500. It will be mine.

Maybe in a few years when the dealer markups come down.
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Old 10-11-2002, 01:11 PM   #9
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my father-in-law almost bout a 350z, but then his wife talked some "sense" into him. but he did get the dealership to give him a little push-pedal toy 350z.

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Old 10-11-2002, 07:26 PM   #10
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Maybach

a great site, if you've got the time ...

a great car, if you've got the dough ...
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Old 10-12-2002, 09:59 AM   #11
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Hey now... I drive a Cat and I like it.

Except for the lack of engine performance even in the V8 which I remedied somewhat myself.

I still get 400 miles hwy on a tankful...not bad for a 4.6 L V8

And it's comfortable for my large frame and still can haul the groceries and trailer when I need it to.

I wish I had a pic digitized to attach but I don't.

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Old 10-14-2002, 06:10 AM   #12
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Old 10-14-2002, 06:27 AM   #13
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Hey now... I drive a Cat and I like it.

Except for the lack of engine performance even in the V8 which I remedied somewhat myself.

I still get 400 miles hwy on a tankful...not bad for a 4.6 L V8

And it's comfortable for my large frame and still can haul the groceries and trailer when I need it to.

I wish I had a pic digitized to attach but I don't.

Brian

Maybe I was too short for it? That long hood just didn't do it for me.
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Old 10-14-2002, 07:55 AM   #14
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Old 10-14-2002, 08:14 AM   #15
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Quite classy, the TT! That would be my second choice, after the new Z, but it would have to be the 225 HP Quattro version. Of course.
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