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Re: Another copy-cat!?! Prodigy(Ford...or Audi?)

Agreed.  I recall in '83 when my parents delivered the first aero 5k direct 
from a rally in Austria to their dealership (each Audi dealer got a silver 
one from the same rally).  Then reading a review in R&T.  I thing both R&T 
and C&D had "separated at birth" articles, ribbing Ford a bit.  But of 
course Ford gets the notariety based on huge sales and domesticity.

>BTW  Autoweek (12/20/99) did an overview interview with designers of the
>most significant auto designs of the century. One designer (David
>Hackett-Toyota Calty Design) mentions the '86 Taurus as a "big impact on
>the auto industry". HUh? And what is the '84 5K (1C for those on the
>right  side of the pond), just a premenition? Don't get me wrong, the
>Taurus was one heck of a nice car, FOR A DOMESTIC, in it's time. But
>On Wed, 29 Dec 1999 16:28:09 -0500 "Allan Jones" <ampj@mediaone.net>
> >Chris Dyer wrote:
> >>I, too, did a double take on the Ford Prodigy (and the Taurus in
> >'85).
> >>
> >>This is easily explainable if what I think I read somewhere is true
> >(I
> >could
> >>be way off): that the designer of the New Beetle, Boxster, and
> >current
> >>generation of VW/Audis left about 1.5 years ago and is now the head
> >designer
> >>for Ford.
> >>
> >>I'm not positive, my altered synapses also think he went to
> >>Damlier-Chrysler.
> >
> >
> >That's it!!  You are correct and the Prodigy is in fact being built
> >in
> >conjunction with Damlier-Chrysler...so that explains everything,
> >except for
> >the sheer boldness of the designer.
> >
> >Thanks! ...still upset tho - Ford doesn't deserve to look so good.
> >

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