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    Anonymous

    I’m one of those people who miss the cars of yesterday. The styles today have lost their uniqueness. I remember when you would see a car coming down the road and you would know what year and make it was. I miss that. I wondered what everybody here thought about it.

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  • #6763
    Garibaldi
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    I agree completely! The old cars have a unique style, every last one of them. All the cars today just look the same, like jellybeans. Its really not that much fun anymore to see cars go down the road because they all jus blur together.

    #6764
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    I don’t know a lot about cars but it seems to me they all look the same today.

    #6765
    GTO Man
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    I’m one of those people who miss the cars of yesterday. The styles today have lost their uniqueness. I remember when you would see a car coming down the road and you would know what year and make it was. I miss that. I wondered what everybody here thought about it.

    Like you said you used to be able to tell what kind of car it was from a distance. A small part of the fender or grill would identify the car. These days the only way to tell on most cars is to read the nameplate. The only truly distinctive cars are usually out of sight price-wise. Chrysler has probably taken more chances lately with different designs. I like the Magnum, 300, and am waiting to see just what the Charger will look like.

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    Garibaldi
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    I’m one of those people who miss the cars of yesterday. The styles today have lost their uniqueness. I remember when you would see a car coming down the road and you would know what year and make it was. I miss that. I wondered what everybody here thought about it.

    Like you said you used to be able to tell what kind of car it was from a distance. A small part of the fender or grill would identify the car. These days the only way to tell on most cars is to read the nameplate. The only truly distinctive cars are usually out of sight price-wise. Chrysler has probably taken more chances lately with different designs. I like the Magnum, 300, and am waiting to see just what the Charger will look like.

    And the new Mustang and GTO both have a sense of style, though not as much as the old ones.

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    Like GTO Man, I used to pride myself on being able to spot a block away the model, year, and sometimes the engine if I could hear it.

    The new models are cookie-cutter, with no style or personality.

    Can anyone name a new car with the “attitude” of a ’57 Chevy? Or the heart-stopping roar of an SS454 Nova breaking ’em loose at a green light? The dual quads ringing …..ahhhh ..the good old days. But I digress.

    Give me almost any car from the glory years over almost any new car. And I’ll be happy. A car that has points, and a place to shine your timing light.

    #6768
    Garibaldi
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    And you’d never see a ram scoop or cowel induction anymore…
    Its too bad.

    #6769
    GTO Man
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    I like that new commercial where the guy is sitting on his front porch out in the country. He can hear a sound in the distance, it gets closer and closer until a ’70 Chevelle with flowmasters drives by. Now that is my kind of commercial.

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    I like that new commercial where the guy is sitting on his front porch out in the country. He can hear a sound in the distance, it gets closer and closer until a ’70 Chevelle with flowmasters drives by. Now that is my kind of commercial.

    There was a good one on last night…. ugh memory block!! Drogar-Mad(LBG).gif

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    WHen they say they don’t make ’em like they used to, they mean it. Good ‘ol: AMC, Nash, Terraplane, Olds… Drogar-Love(LBG).gif

    #6772
    Garibaldi
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    WHen they say they don’t make ’em like they used to, they mean it. Good ‘ol: AMC, Nash, Terraplane, Olds… Drogar-Love(LBG).gif

    Your exactly right! And the styling is really lacking these days too IMO. crybaby2.gif

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    montefrazer
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    I can’t tell one new car from another unless it’s really ugly. That’s why I redid a 77 Caprice last year as a daily driver. I’ll admit 77-late 80’s Caprices are hard to tell apart, but you knew it was a Chevy from any angle.

    #6774
    GTO Man
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    There is no creativity used in the styling of today’s cars. 95% are just boring, if you want anything distinctive you have to pay for it.

    #6775
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    hpdog259962
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    Back in the 60’s/70’s, you could just have to see one side/back/front and you could tell exactly what make it is and what model it is, now, you need to see a logo to tell.

    #6776
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    Back in the 60’s/70’s, you could just have to see one side/back/front and you could tell exactly what make it is and what model it is, now, you need to see a logo to tell.

    Exactly! There was such a sense of style, but today its all the same. Like Cap said too you could even sometimes tell by just hearing it.

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