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What's a bowtie boy doing here?

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Well, let me tell ya...

A couple years back my '87 Monte Carlo SS bit the dust--actually, it bit a stone retaining wall, and lost. I couldn't bring myself to replace it with one of the front wheel drive V6s that Chevy now calls a Monte Carlo SS, so went looking for other options. Whadaya know, GM (Pontiac) decided to bring back the GTO. Rear wheel drive... V8... OK, it's not a Chevy, but it could work. Or so I thought, until I saw one. Ugh. Next.

Even though it's a F*rd, I did have to admit that the Mustang concept looked pretty cool. Certainly better than anything GM was coming out with. And brand loyalty can only go so far. I mean, I can't buy what they aren't making. So I wait to see how the production 'Stang turns out. Well, they do tone it down some from the concept, but it doesn't look anywhere near as much like my father's Oldsmobile as the GTO. (Actually, Dad had a '68 'Stang, and you can see a bit of it in the '05. So, cool.) But wait, there's no independent rear suspension? Not even as an option?! Excuse me, but I thought this was a pony car--the Pony car. I mean, even Dodge's station wagon has IRS, and I don't think anyone's going auto-crossing in that.

OK, don't panic, I'm sure SVT will come out with a Cobra or Bullitt or Mach-1 or something. They discontinued all the other SVT models, and they must've built the GT-R for a reason. So I'll just wait one more year. What's that? It's not going into production until '06 for the '07 model year?! Umm, this is only 2004, right? {sigh}

Ya know, speaking of that Dodge wagon, it might be cool if they made a car version...

So here I am. Hi, all! - Maestro
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16 more models will hit the showroom before 2006 is ended.

Mustang and Charger are not in the same class. Coupe versus sedan. Charger is targeting 500, Impala, and so forth.

DCx did the right moves. It was the same reaction as with the Ram concept looking like a semi truck. Walla, we have imitators from Japan and US trying the same design.

Charger will sell, with you or without.

SVT needs a new direction and stop the nonsense of ALL TALK AND NO WALK. As a Mustang owner, I wouldn't bother dropping anymore $$$$ on any Ford at this time. Maybe that is saying something.

Yep, see you at the track....
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Yep...same reaction on the SRT-4. Hmm, car sold out for two years straight that they had to increased the numbers again for the 05 year.

Geez, I could careless it looked uglyas the latest Z06 vette or the bugged eye Beetle. Even having four-doors has some great merits considering it does meet the 07 Federal Safety mandates.

Guys, it is the performance numbers and the bang for the buck that will be the killa machine.

Some things to remember:

1) 6.1 for this car will outperform the 300 version
2) The price will be far cheaper than the 300 version.
3) It will have a strong following as with the Chevy Chevelle when it shows up with four-doors.

eKool: we need to convert this forum to the version. I need to start posting some exciting information that will be forthcoming shortly - Charger's sister sibling (PVOMan remarks).
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I hear is hard to believe that coupe is dead.

My first bowtie car was a Chevelle and my mortal enemy at that time was the 426-Hemi Cudas, 440-6 pack SuperBee, and a few Chargers. Now, I am in disblief that heritage names are being used for marketing purpose. The problem with that, us baby boomers do remember those old cars output. It better live up to those performances.
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