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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Blending The Old With The New

a couple of years ago it appeared that gm was bowing down to the new fast and furious rage by stopping production of the chevrolet camaro and pontiac firebird. shortly after these two muscle cars stopped production nissan brought back the Z



with a completely new design, and mazda stepped up from the popular rx-7 to the rx-8.



with great timing and now less competition, ford released the retro looking mustang, which i think is a huge success.



as a part of gm's bowing down they hopped into the lower priced sports car market by bringing out the pontiac solstice
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and in gm style created it's twin the saturn sky, which should hit the market in 2007.

i guess dodge wanted a piece of the pie too. thus, the dodge charger was brought back into existence.

well, at least the name was. despite lots of criticism, the new family car on steroids is in production and sitting on a car lot near you.

with ford's success with the retro mustang. dodge and gm, after realizing their mistakes, have decided to follow suite. since dodge has already used the charger name they decided to bring back the challenger, and i must say i'm diggin' this car.

gm, on the other hand, has decided to bring back the camaro after a very short retirement, and what a surprise, the new camaro is suppose to be retro.

personally i like the original retro camaro concept more than the one that was introduced at a recent auto show, but i'm not the one calling the shots.

i welcome the retro looking muscle cars. muscle cars from the 60's and 70's where hot and they still are now. the only problem is you need loads of money to own one. now that the big three have decided to bring modern variations to the market i can see nothing but good things when it comes to the sales of these cars. you get the trade marks of the originals, but with modern day enhancements, and who can beat that?

1 Comments:

At 1/17/2006 5:36 PM, Anonymous Audrey said...

I'm with you - I love the challenger. When I win the lottery one day, I'll buy you one and Jeff one too:) I'll just keep hoping. (It might help if I played the lottery though)

 

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