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Old 01-16-2002, 02:26 PM
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Ahmen to Mercedes Man. Some people love their giant SUVs, others can't stand them. Pick a car type and someone loves them or hates them. I've owned a series of old english cars that made no sense whatsoever, but you know what? I loved everyone of them. There is a certain charm and spirit that some people find in certain types of cars. Diesels, if for no reason other than that they are different, will always intirgue certain people. I guess I'm one of those people and I make no apologies for it. 560SEC, you like a big luxury car and that's great but I won't trade anything I own for it even though your car is probably faster and more comfortable. Why? Because what matters to you is not the same as what matters to me. No right or wrong, just different. What a boring world it would be if the only car choice we all had was a Taurus or Impala. As far as I'm concerned, Viva La Differerance! Nuff Said.

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Check the posts. Is everyone happy now?

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Old 01-16-2002, 08:36 PM
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"Swiss Watches, German Cars, Italian Motorcycles..."
There! That summarizes my preferences.
The Swiss Watch will definitely outlast the German Car or the Italian Motorcycle, though.
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I am not going to stoop to responding to 1991 560 SEC's ignorant comments. The guy sh

Wow, hey come on guys, I just asked if p&p would increase power, not start a shouting match! LOL

I love gas engines! So There. My Alfa V6 and my Jag V12 are magnificent! And I go to the Monterey Historics to revel in the pagentry of noise created by the wonderful racing cars of bygone eras.

Everyone should hear 6 or 8 unmuffled and unturboed Ferrari V12's blast by you at full song. Same goes for the '60's Can Am cars-

And when was the last time you saw a Funny Car run at the strip, huh? In the 60's? Man, you wouldn't believe it today!!

Hey, it's all good! We are living in a true heyday folks. Never again will any generation have easy access to the variety of stuff which is available today, IMHO.

So go forth! Rescue the crate which stirs your soul.
We can all learn something everyday.
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I agree
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Old 01-16-2002, 11:59 PM
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240ED; like you I love all cars. The sound of my GTV is music to my ears, & probably the reason that I kept it & sold a mechanically & structurally superior P1800. And speaking of sound...my 426 Hemi! The Ultimate! All sorts of sounds. Solid lifters. A cam that sounds like a can of rocks being shaken slowly. And the sound & smell of rubber melting at will. Then there is the Ducati...thru illegal Temognoni's. But the most satisfying noise is the sound of dependability & reliability - "KlattaKlattaklatta,..."
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Old 01-17-2002, 01:57 AM
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This thread has wandered a bit but the most recent coments remind me how much great sounds and noises on a car really matter. I'd much rather hear the reasuring clacketyclack of my diesel than the silent nothing of a new Lexus. Who would buy a Ferrari if it didn't wail when you get it up in the revs. A great part of a summertime top down drive is the exhaust note that you hear bouncing off the trees. Who says guys are just visually oriented.
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TXBill

Don't be ashamed Bill, I too remember this Lincoln as being a real revelation in American cars, and Ford should rightly be praised. I will go even further and say that Ford changed everything with that new T'Bird which came just before the Lincoln.

Even Ford (which I never had much love for any of their products, funny isn't it?) can be attributed some great things-GT40, yes! Skyliner? Wow. Model T, certainly.

....hmmmm, that's about it I guess.

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1988 Yamaha Venture (better than a Wing!)
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