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#31728 of 32000 Re: Cruze diesel to start at $25,695 [uplanderguy]
Feb 08, 2013 (2:22 pm)
but I'd take a '57 Ford over a '57 Chevy today
My brother had a "56 Ford. That was a handsome car and IMO better looking than the "56 Chevy, and I owned one of the latter.
#31729 of 32000 Re: Why the hate? [fintail]
Feb 08, 2013 (2:28 pm)
My Dad really liked those '71 and '72 Chevelle Sport Coupes like the one in that commercial. He hemmed and hawed and took forever to decide on buying a new car though. He waited too long and saw the '73 Chevelle...and was largely disappointed. On Oct. 6, 1972 we bought a new '73 Nova coupe, 6-cyl., 3-speed on the floor, no power anything, but AM radio, Rally Wheels, whitewalls and the Exterior Decor Group. Sticker bottom line, including destination, was only $2,625!
At the risk of getting yelled at for this not being 'current GM product', here's the first commercial for the Camaro. It's funny by today's standards--so dramatic, but that's how I remember new-car introductions being back then. Matter of fact, I should check this, but I remember looking at Camaros on the evening they were introduced. I seem to remember them coming out a couple weeks before the other '67 Chevys.
#31730 of 32000 Re: Cruze diesel to start at $25,695 [greg128]
Feb 08, 2013 (2:29 pm)
A '56 Ford is just gorgeous, and probably my favorite Ford of all. I agree.
#31731 of 32000 Re: Cruze diesel to start at $25,695 [uplanderguy]
Feb 08, 2013 (2:32 pm)
How about those 1956 Crown Victorias with the chrome band across the roof.
I've looked at those on ebay motors with semi-somewhat-possible intentions to buy one.
#31732 of 32000 Re: Cruze diesel to start at $25,695 [greg128]
Feb 08, 2013 (2:34 pm)
I know it's none of my business, but please buy one without skirts and continental kit!
#31733 of 32000 Re: 'bu price drops [ateixeira]
Feb 08, 2013 (2:39 pm)
I've seen some in the last few days with nice big tires and wheels that fill the wheel openings. I'll assume they were LTZ's.
Frankly, I'll look forward to the '14 Impala/'13 Traverse-like grille they're supposed to put on the revamped version. I like the rear, think the profile is OK (though not as nice as the '12 IMHO), and I do like that you can get them with side moldings, which for some reason cars in commercials and mag reviews never show. Except for the tighter rear seat, I like the interior and instrument panel...in fact, I like it better than the previous car for looks/feel.
#31735 of 32000 Re: Taking a Vacation [uplanderguy]
Feb 08, 2013 (3:01 pm)
Stay focused on the current car, OW. Vaunted CR felt, apparently, the lower-priced model was better engineered than the lower-line Optima. My guess is that next year it'll be 'recommended'.
Seems the Lower-Line Optima was Recomended but not the Impal or Malibu. Fact!
In the meantime, at least people with short back-seat riders should see some excellent buys before the CR hangers-on find out!
I don't buy CR, but thumb through it for free. What is your take on Hyundai's black dots and why do you think that Kia (apparently) is better when they are the same company? Honest question.
Same reason Buick has better reliability than GMC.
#31736 of 32000 Re: Taking a Vacation [circlew]
Feb 08, 2013 (3:18 pm)
Buick and GMC don't share any product, do they--other than a single SUV? Rather apples and oranges.
#31737 of 32000 Re: Cruze diesel to start at $25,695 [uplanderguy]
Feb 08, 2013 (3:47 pm)
I think a very distinct difference is people need to move on from their 1995 or older experiences.
But it bothers me wholeheartedly that Chrysler kept selling the Neon model well into the 21st Century. They sold them to unsuspecting customers in '96, '97, '98, '99, '00 and beyond.
Why they didn't cancel the factories and vehicle after one to two years of dismal results is beyond me.
I suppose it has something to do with the UAW getting paid whether they make garbage or not.