I think GM's styling has been getting better. The C-5 Corvettes look
nice, the new SSR looks good with the top up or down.
The boys over at mopar are putting out some vehicals that look cool, so
are the dearborn bunch. I hope GM will get the hint.
I think the "Lutz era" GM is smarter than that. They know their
target - the RWD Mustang -- and I'm sure we'll see worthy and
formidable challenger for the pony car crown.
Ford's all new Mustang will soon make it's showroom debut, soon to be
followed by a Cobra version. D.C. has given their Charger concept a
green light for production. And now GM says they have some
competition for the Mustang in the plans. Ford's working on an
all-new 6.2 liter cammer, D.C. has their 5.7 liter hemi, and there's
talk of a larger 6.1 liter verion, and GM just introduced their sweet
6-liter LS2. Isn't life grand?
They had better hope gas prices drop back to below $1.80 per gallon or lower
or the reception to these large displacement engines will be luke warm. If
the bean counters don't sell enough copies of these, its back to the smaller
engines. With prices over $2.00 per gallon in many areas for the entire
month of May, I'm sure they are becoming concerned.
I'm sure people who have deep enough pockets:
To afford these cars, would really give a shit about the price of gas, at
even the $4.00 a gallon mark!
I wouldn't, just to go out and have some fun stomping ponies again!
On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 18:29:39 GMT, "David R. McCoy"
It appears that the trend is moving back to the front engine/RWD if
the new offerings from D/Chrysler are any indication. So, is it gonna
be a 5th gen F-body? It would be cool seeing a retro styled after the
first gens sitting beside the new retro Stang.
Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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I never owned a Mustang, but that is one of the things that makes this car
so attractive and explains why Ford still makes it: it is inexpensive.
The price which the Firebird/Camaros climbed up to was outright offensive.
Last I checked, the prices were starting close to $30k canadian, and over
$40k for fully loaded convertibles. I would like to ask GM who in the hell
they believe is going to pay this kind of money? If you want to compete
with the rice car phenomenon, the pricing of the Firebird/Camaro would have
to drop. I think GM screwed the line up by overpricing it. Their new
replacement? To bring back the GTO. Big deal.. with GM's pricing, it will
just be another failed attempt because they will charge way too much money
Maybe GM will understand this one day and when they bring back the Firebird
and Camaros, they will be able to make alot of money off of them again.
The only reason they died off is because GM was not inventive and
competitive enough to do battle with Mustang and the other sports cars out
there. Just my 2 cents.
I disagree. That wasn't the only reason. I think one of the reasons is
that the f-bodies competed with each other, not just the mustang. It's
diminishing returns. If GM stuck with just the Camaro or just the Firebird,
I think they'd would have done better but who's to say if even that would
Very good point:
They would have alienated either the Chevy or Pontiac diehards. A lose, lose
proposition. I think they were as stupid as a fox in waiting to bring
something back to the market for Chevrolet.
Pontiac has the GTO, I like it, but then there is no accounting for taste.
When Chevy unveils it's new aire to the throne, look out Ford!
I think the SSR with a few mods could kick the shit out of the Mustang?
From what I have read, the SSR is one heavy puppy. Like over 4000
pounds. It only has the 5.3 V8 as well.
Maybe if you put it on the atkins car diet, and dropped in a Corvette
Z06 405HP LS6.
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