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User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

Me Aussie luvin' kid sent me this. I'm liking it.







  

[Edited 2008-03-14 14:44:58]


474218, Carl, You will be missed.
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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

For some reason, those aren't playing for me. I have seen the car though and it looks very nice. One of the few sedans with the V8 growl. I can only think of the Charger and G8 that have the deep V8 sound, do Chevy or Ford have any V8 sedans (non luxury models)?

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1133 times:



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):
do Chevy or Ford have any V8 sedans (non luxury models)?

Ford has the Crown Victoria.

Pontiac usually are dressed up Chevys.
Who knows if Chevy will get their own variant or not.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1108 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Pontiac usually are dressed up Chevys.

 crazy  That's like saying a ' 70 Mercury Cougar XRT 7 is a dressed up Mustang!



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8459 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1097 times:



Quoting KevinL1011 (Thread starter):
Me Aussie luvin' kid sent me this. I'm liking it.

Isn't your son living in Aus? He should buy himself the Australian version. Or go for the HSV W427 which has the 7.0 in it.

http://www.hsv.com.au/w427/


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1090 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Ford has the Crown Victoria.

But that isn't comparable to the G8 though. It falls under the luxury segment, and not the performance segment. The Taurus SHO would be an example, but ,IIRC, it is no longer in production.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1068 times:



Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 3):
That's like saying a ' 70 Mercury Cougar XRT 7 is a dressed up Mustang!

Well, they were until 1974 when they became dressed up Gran Torino, Thunderbird and LTD II.

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 5):
It falls under the luxury segment

Glad to hear it's still considered a luxury car. It's price is far less than other luxury brands and one of the best buys on the market.
Too bad the Mercury Maurader (same as Crown Victoria) wasn't successful. That was a performance car.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1066 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
Glad to hear it's still considered a luxury car. It's price is far less than other luxury brands and one of the best buys on the market.

If I were looking for a large luxury car, I would sure consider the Crown Vic or its Lincoln counterpart. Quite a bit less than its Cadillac, Lexus, and German competitors.


User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1063 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
Well, they were until 1974

Disappointed Superfly. Of all the people in this forum to discredit the original Mercury Cougar's heritage.
I am depressed.  crying 

I'll straighten you out at the "Fabulous Ford's Forever" event April 20. Be there!  Smile



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1052 times:



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 4):
Isn't your son living in Aus? He should buy himself the Australian version. Or go for the HSV W427 which has the 7.0 in it.

Thank's Bill.
I sent him the link and now he want's leave for Aus again.



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1027 times:



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 7):
If I were looking for a large luxury car, I would sure consider the Crown Vic or its Lincoln counterpart.

Save yourself $20,000.00 (USD) and buy the Mercury Grand Marquis.
It's only $500 more than the Ford Crown Victoria.
The Lincoln Town Car which is a great car is about $20,000 more.

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 8):
Disappointed Superfly. Of all the people in this forum to discredit the original Mercury Cougar's heritage.
I am depressed. crying

Was I incorrect on something?  confused 



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 998 times:



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 4):

Lol, the G8 is marketed as being chap and powerful and you're telling him to buy the W427.

This car will have the most powerful engine ever built in Australia, will be the fastest Australian car ever. That 427 is going back to the days when a car model was how many cubic inches the engine is. For that you get I think only 200 built (50 of which will be wrapped around telegraph poles in a year) for a cool 150 odd thousand AU.


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 921 times:
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Seen parked on St Kilda Rd Melbourne, March 16 not far from the Australian Grand Prix circuit.

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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7543 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 910 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Who knows if Chevy will get their own variant or not.

IIRC, Chevy had plans for its own G8 variant (which would have resurrected its Caprice badge) but placed it on either on hold (or possibly canceled it) when the ill-conceived CAFE increase bill was signed into law last December.

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 3):
Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Pontiac usually are dressed up Chevys.

That's like saying a ' 70 Mercury Cougar XRT 7 is a dressed up Mustang!

Kev,
'Fly's right, the original Mercury Cougar (which first rolled out in 1967) was indeed a stretched Ford Mustang platform of the time; the first Cougars rode on a 111" wheelbase as opposed to the Mustang's 108" wheelbase).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Cougar

It essentially received similar platform and styling changes that the Mustang through the 1973 model year.

From 1974 through 1997, the Cougar was a mid-size coupe (although 4-doors were offered during 1977-1979 & 1981-1982 and wagons were offered during 1977 & 1982 only) that shared the same platform as the Torino-based Elite ('74-'76) and the Thunderbird ('77-'97 includes Torino & Fox platforms).

Most Cougar purists will most likely want to forget about the FWD Contour/Mondeo-based Cougar which ran from 1999-2002.

[Edited 2008-03-17 06:51:18]


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