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#27 of 66 I Would...
Feb 19, 2009 (8:07 pm)
probably just be sad, and then move on to another brand. Or, pick up a used Saab at the liquidation sale.
#28 of 66 Re: I Would... [jchan2]
Feb 19, 2009 (8:11 pm)
Like they say, make lemon aid out of lemons.
#29 of 66 Re: What Will You Do When Your Favorite Brand Dies? [boaz47]
Feb 20, 2009 (8:18 am)
I didn't have to even open the link to know there was an Avanti there. What a great design. I'm amazed even today that given their product that Studebaker didn't survive longer.
#30 of 66 Re: What Will You Do When Your Favorite Brand Dies? [KarenS]
Feb 20, 2009 (10:43 am)
I've always bought GM vehicles. I personally will probably not defect to foreign cars or even Dodge or Ford and It depends on what brand WITHIN GM we're talking about. I personally will not miss Saturn, Hummer, or Saab and Cadillacs are out of my price range so it wouldnt affect me. If Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick or GM all together went under, I would probably take myself out of the new car market for a long time and become best friends with AutoZone, Pep Boys, Mr Goodwrench,Year One, and anyone who could help me keep my "ancient and discontinued GM" car in near perfect shape so I can show it off years later at shows ( a mint condition Pontiac Fiero or a Buick Reatta will turn a head or two today) I would also, if income permitted, start collecting and refurbishing GM cars...I'm sure there would be a market for it if they no longer existed
#31 of 66 Re: What Will You Do When Your Favorite Brand Dies? [cbrowder]
Feb 20, 2009 (10:56 am)
That's pretty much the way I feel.
As for those refurbished GM cars, you'd definately would have a market with me!
#32 of 66 Re: What Will You Do When Your Favorite Brand Dies? [fezo]
Feb 20, 2009 (1:38 pm)
"I didn't have to even open the link to know there was an Avanti there."
I have only lusted after two cars in my life. The D-Jag was one but never realistic. But the Avanti was always one of those cars I wanted to drop the hammer on. I even thought about getting one of the later models with the corvette running gear. It was one of the cleanest sports coupes ever. IMHO
#33 of 66 Re: What Will You Do When Your Favorite Brand Dies? [boaz47]
Feb 20, 2009 (7:05 pm)
A 53 Studebaker coupe would still look better than most of the cars on the road today. As for performance: anybody ever driven or had a ride in a "Studillac"?
#34 of 66 Studebaker most missed brand [bobgwtw]
Feb 21, 2009 (5:39 am)
No but I stuffed a big Packard V8 with auto into a 1953 Studebaker Champion coupe. It was very fast. Could never keep it running cool. That radiator was just too small. Studebaker is far more missed than anything today would be. Cars today are like saying I would really miss that refrigerator when it goes. Most times after 3 years people are chompin at the bit for a different ride.
#35 of 66 Re: Studebaker most missed brand [gagrice]
Feb 21, 2009 (7:54 pm)
Great picture! Thanks for sharing it. Mine was a 53 champion coupe. Gray w/ a red top. Sure wish I had it today.
#36 of 66 I guess I was wrong
Feb 22, 2009 (6:56 am)
We will miss out favorite brand. It is just that it is Studebaker.