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Old 03-04-2008, 05:46 PM
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Can you tell the diff between a Ford Granada and a 116?

http://jalopnik.com/362733/can-you-tell-the-1978-granada-from-a-20000-mercedes-280se

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Old 03-04-2008, 05:53 PM
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Ford Grenade, starting what Kia would continue 20 years later.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:01 PM
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Oh man, that was too hilarious! A blind man could see the difference in those two cars.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:13 PM
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Well, there was also a famous print ad from a lady we knew in Great Neck NY who got a parking ticket on her Ford and the cop wrote "Mercedes" on the ticket under "Car Make". She turned a $5 parking ticket into a payday when she sold the story to Ford for the ad campaign.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:43 PM
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Well, there was also a famous print ad from a lady we knew in Great Neck NY who got a parking ticket on her Ford and the cop wrote "Mercedes" on the ticket under "Car Make". She turned a $5 parking ticket into a payday when she sold the story to Ford for the ad campaign.
She must have gotten an illiterate cop that day.

Mercedes, F-O-R-D, Mercedes.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:34 AM
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I thought it was claimed by ford the granada had a copy of the mercedes steering goeometry as well. Or perhaps some dealers just used the scam. Anyways few were fooled but attention was gained and that was the original object. So fords gambit was successful from their standpoint I guess. Perhaps it was mercedes that in revenge coined the hidden meaning of ford. That was ford owner really dumb. Came out about the same time.

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:03 AM
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Times are tough;;
Sale or trade; My 1978 Mercedes 280se, $4500.00, or trade for Ford Granada, of same color, so my friends, and family, won't know I got rid of the Mercedes to begin with, because they look so similar..LOL
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:05 AM
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Ford has plenty of masterminds alright, but most of them must live in Europe because that's where all their really good looking cars end up. Look at the way they market stuff us in the US. They proclaim the Taurus was gone last year as if somebody is going to raise a fuss, then the very next year they take the 500 and make it the "new" Taurus! But I can't tell, it looks like a completely new car to me. Yup, that Granada looks just like a Mercedes alright. Now somebody give me glass of cider vinegar on the rocks, it looks just like Makers Mark it must taste like it too.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:15 AM
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Water & Vodka..?

They're both liquids, Both crystal clear...HHMMM.

I suppose it doesn't matter then right?

Two shots of water bartender...In fact, I'll buy a round for the whole house, put it on my tab..

We're really partying now..How many shots of water does it take to get drunk though..?
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The biggest difference between the Ford Granada and the Mercedes?

There are still 78 Mercedes W116 still on the road.

The Ford? It`s over in China now rebadged as some new Chinese POS
trying to pass the crash tests.

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:35 AM
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Who came up with the name Grenada?

Whether its derived from Grenade or the conflicted island country, its not a name that inspires confidence.

Kind of like Ford Dynamite, or Ford Kosovo.



If I ever confuse a Mercedes with a Ford, I better be really, REALLY drunk.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:45 AM
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Who came up with the name Grenada?

Whether its derived from Grenade or the conflicted island country, its not a name that inspires confidence.

Kind of like Ford Dynamite, or Ford Kosovo.



If I ever confuse my car with a Ford, I better be really, REALLY drunk.
Well, I hope you have a good bottle of 12 year old cranberry juice, or a fifth of water in you, if it does happen..

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Old 03-05-2008, 02:32 AM
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i see Ford of that era all the time.... remember the Reincarnation ad Mercedes had?

Ford Reincarnated.

"the out side may change but the soul stays the same"
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:34 AM
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Rofl. Was that a real ad or a joke? I can't believe they would put an ad up stating that buy our car and maybe people will mistake it for a Mercedes.
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