Movie night in Eastern MA, German Car Day in Boston
kentmclean at mindspring.com
Thu Jun 1 08:54:20 EDT 2006
Ti Kan wrote:
> My opinion of the new Mustang is that there is a serious lack of
> creativity. The car is a virtual caricature of the 1960/70s models,
In the 1990s, when Ford tried to make a totally new smaller Mustang
with a base 4 and optional 6 cylinder engine, a car right for the time,
the purists cried, "No!", so that car became the Probe and the
old-style Mustang soldiered on.
> At least none of the German companies had fallen into this trap -- Audi,
> BMW, Mercedes, VW all make models with small retro touches (the TT and
> BMW Z8 being the most so, but still quite restrained), and nothing that
> looks like a blatant copy of an old model.
I guess the New Beetle, being FWD, isn't a blatant copy. :)
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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