Non-Classic Car Design Longevity

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  1. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Quite obviously you need a riced out Civic! Actually it's funny, 3rd gen Taurus SHO had a V8 in a FWD sedan... /facepalm Ford
     
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    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    Haha, honestly if the civic wasn't riced out id gladly take a manual. :p That 3rd gen V8 model had some teething issues...it sucks they went after a "older" demo with that car...you can't get it with a stick because of it. I know it likely suffered from massive torque steer (because FWD) but I'd still like to drive it at least once...just to say I did.

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  3. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    My BIL owned one of those and ran it into the ground. A lot of time in the shop with that car. Then again, he does not baby his vehicles whatsoever.

    But when it did run, it was pretty darn impressive, albeit not my cup of tea.
     
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    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    1999 Mercury Cougar. Still has a modern look despite being 15 years old.
     
  5. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    This is what I think of when I hear Mercury Cougar.

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    A real Cougar.
     
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    I agree. I'd add the E60 5 series to that list. I thought it looked semi odd when it came out but now? Totally attractive and fresh.

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  7. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    I actually prefer the E39 5 series. Way more sleek than the old E34/E28 5 series. Plus that E39 M5 is still sexy, I like it way better than the E60 M5, and it's got a proper 6 speed manual gearbox made by Getrag.
     
  8. Melody

    Melody How's It Made Addict

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    You wouldn't say that if the car had to go through Canadian winter once a year :p
     
  9. knight427

    knight427 theenemysgateisdown

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    MN winter's are no picnic either. Minneapolis is further north than Toronto and almost even with Montreal.
     
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    Melody How's It Made Addict

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    It's not necessarily the winter itself (cold and snow) so much as the entire context surrounding winter that kills cars over here.
     
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