AirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1141 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)?
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.
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.
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 914 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!
'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).
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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