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Erik G Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:14 pm

Erik G wrote:
need an electric mustang sneaking up on a crowd meme

haha, I knew it wouldnt take long


Chickensoup Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:10 pm

Erik G wrote: Erik G wrote:
need an electric mustang sneaking up on a crowd meme

haha, I knew it wouldnt take long



I just died

ach60 Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:00 pm

Years ago in the 90's there were like 10 different Olds Cutlass as GM was moving from the mid-size cars to FWD.
Ultimately GM just confused the shit out of everyone with this ploy, and damaged the Olds brand, leading it to its death.
Honestly I think Ford unlimitedly didn't have the balls to bring a Performance Electric Car to the Market Place.
Mustang Inspired, Ford Mach e somehow has turned into Ford Mustang Mach e which revives the bad history of the Mustang II.
What a lot of folks forget is The FAT Mustangs of í71 through 73, When Ford moved the Mustang from the ďFalcon PlatformĒ to the Mid-Size Platform.
Mustang sales tanked big time, and sales where actually revived by the Mustang II, like it or not.
In 1979 my Father bought a Ford Mustang,
this was the first of the Fox body Mustangs that everybody loves, but My Fatherís Mustang with a 2.3 & Automatic was a complete piece of shit.
A year later my college roommate had a Mustang Cobra Turbo, even with the turbo & five speed gear box the car was still a piece of shit.
A Fox Body Mustang with anything but a 5.0 is a piece of shit.
So will a Mach e kill the Mustang brand, I doubt it.
But a opportunity has been missed, the Mach e should be Fordís Performance Electric Car.

busdaddy Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:15 pm

ach60 wrote: But a opportunity has been missed, the Mach e should be Fordís Performance Electric Car.
You would think, but I'll bet their marketing gurus are betting it all on younger/middle age buyers and they don't give a sh*t about oldsters who still embrace the ICE stuff, once there's enough on the roads, I'll bet they have a few special names up their sleeves for a "performance" version in the future.

"It's just like a Tesla......., but cheaper"

EverettB Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:56 am

Moderator note:
I moved all the Tesla Truck posts to its own thread

Gary Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:54 am

Ford Design Boss Admits 'Family' of Mustang-Badged Cars Could Be Coming: Report

It will be interesting to see if Ford will spin off Mustang as a separate brand like Dodge did with Ram. Folks under the age of 25 have a very interesting future in the automotive realm.

far rider Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:55 am

According to news today youíre too late. 2021 First Edition Mustang Mach-E already sold out.

oprn Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:53 am

busdaddy wrote: ach60 wrote: But a opportunity has been missed, the Mach e should be Fordís Performance Electric Car.
You would think, but I'll bet their marketing gurus are betting it all on younger/middle age buyers and they don't give a sh*t about oldsters who still embrace the ICE stuff, once there's enough on the roads, I'll bet they have a few special names up their sleeves for a "performance" version in the future.

"It's just like a Tesla......., but cheaper"
I guess I'm too old to understand it but to me a 4 door anything yells "OLD GRANNY GROCERY GETTER!" Completely opposite from performance.

Zundfolge1432 Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:18 am

This ignores a complete segment of 4 door sport sedans. BMW and Mercedes have been making these for years and like the truck market they are aimed at a certain demographic which is not Granny. In the American market the Dodge Charger with Hemi gets it done. Cops here just love them.

EverettB Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:48 am

Wagons too, the USA and maybe Canada too(?) get screwed out of all the awesome European wagons that are souped up.

Zundfolge1432 Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:27 pm

I forget who said it. ďThereís a seat made for every assĒ

oprn Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:13 pm

It's a totally different generation with a totally different mind set.

In my day (the muscle car era) no young guy would ever be caught dead in a 4 door. You were either destitute and reduced to borrowing Gramma's wheels or seriously panty whipped!

Another thing that makes me shake my head in wonder is this. In my day when a guy showed up with a new car, we had the hood up before he got it completely stopped and were oo-ing and aww-ing over the engine. These days the young bucks stick thier heads in the driver's door to check out the dash and the options. When you ask them what it has for an engine they are all dumbstruck including the owner. Not a clue!

busdaddy Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:47 pm

I got over the "four door" stigma years ago, partially because I became a father and needed the room, and partially because most newer stuff can drive circles around many of those "muscle cars", even my wife's older mini van/wagon Honda nearly equals a Ferrari 308 in acceleration, braking and handling, it's blast to drive hard, cars have come a long way in the last 20 years.
My full size V8 pickup developed an exhaust leak up front the other day, as I was grumbling about the obnoxious noise I realized that 30+ years ago I would have been super happy it sounded like that, times change.

Of course I don't give a f*ck about what people think about what I drive, I was rolling a VW bus years before the kids thought they were "cool" :D

That Ford is carefully crafted to tickle a certain market, apparently you (and I) don't quite fit their target demographic, shop elsewhere for your next new vehicle and watch out for all those E-stang's cutting you off as they dick around with the touchscreen.

TDCTDI Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:01 pm

oprn wrote:
Another thing that makes me shake my head in wonder is this. In my day when a guy showed up with a new car, we had the hood up before he got it completely stopped and were oo-ing and aww-ing over the engine. These days the young bucks stick thier heads in the driver's door to check out the dash and the options. When you ask them what it has for an engine they are all dumbstruck including the owner. Not a clue!

Thatís because you canít see the damned thing anyway because of all the f*%#ing plastic covers. Unless itís electric... and then whatís to look at there? A couple of heavy cables with a lightning bolt on them?

Hell, the new electric cars have to have soundtracks to even sound cool, otherwise they sound just as whiny as the vape pen puffing, man bun wearing, cross dressing owners.

oprn Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:45 am

There is also a very practical reason these days that I like a 2 door car. I will not drive a huge fuel guzzling boat anchor. Just not in my budget nor do I feel right about being part of the excessive consumption for no real reason crowd. I have always driven more fuel efficient cars as daily drivers. I am a bigger guy, well over 6' tall and over 200 lbs. Trying to get into a compact 4 door car is downright awkward and sometimes painful.

My boss parked his wife's high end SUV in the shop a while back and I had to move it out of the way. I almost wasn't able to do it - didn't fit through the door and once inside it was a good thing it was a dummy shift, there would have been no way I could have worked a clutch peddle!

What a contrast to the ease of getting in and out of my wife's 2 door VW Lupo!

oprn Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:52 am

TDCTDI wrote: oprn wrote:
Another thing that makes me shake my head in wonder is this. In my day when a guy showed up with a new car, we had the hood up before he got it completely stopped and were oo-ing and aww-ing over the engine. These days the young bucks stick thier heads in the driver's door to check out the dash and the options. When you ask them what it has for an engine they are all dumbstruck including the owner. Not a clue!

Thatís because you canít see the damned thing anyway because of all the f*%#ing plastic covers.
True but there is usually a sticker to tell you the displacement or engine family and you can usually tell how many cylinders it has. These modern kids don't even know that or care! It could have kangaroos on a tread mill under there for all they know. As long as it has all the latest gadgets on the dash they are impressed.

VWsArent4Hippies Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:58 am

The best part about technology is that it will keep progressing while the grumpy baby boomers get passed by because they canít figure out how to even use an iPhone.

calvinater Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:36 am

Can you get the clock on my vcr to stop blinking 12:00 ?

Get off my lawn!

Zundfolge1432 Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:38 pm

calvinater wrote: Can you get the clock on my vcr to stop blinking 12:00 ?

Get off my lawn!

Yes sir itís deja Vu again. :D

oprn Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:53 am

VWsArent4Hippies wrote: The best part about technology is that it will keep progressing while the grumpy baby boomers get passed by because they canít figure out how to even use an iPhone.
Maybe so but if there is a major power interruption in bad weather we won't perish in the dark and cold staring at a blank screen!



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