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  1. Yes, the Cutlass Supreme and Cutlass Ciera were both huge sellers concurrently in the early to mid 80's. Also, GM's downsizing wasn't going so well by the mid 80's. The 1985 C and 1986 H bodies sold worse than their RWD predecessors, and the W body did poorly at first.
  2. You've said that many times, but people who should know better keep bringing up the subject of building SUV's at Flat Rock.
  3. 255 was available 1980 through 1982. 302 returned to Mustang for 1982 model year. I remember the Motor Trend cover - "The Boss is Back." 157 hp with 2bbl, 4 bbl came in 1983 with 175 hp, later increased to 205 or 210, then 225 with port fuel injection.
  4. I wish Ford had called the vehicle Maverick, but I'm probably the only person who wishes Ford still sold vehicles with the Falcon, Fairlane, Torino, Galaxie, and LTD names.
  5. Enacted in 1982 under the TEFRA legislation when few people bought trucks for personal use.
  6. I can't remember last week either but I can remember the neighbors' cars when i was a little boy.
  7. I'll be 55 next week, and I remember riding in a Corvair when I was 3.
  8. Exactly what I thought when I saw it this morning.
  9. ehaase

    My First Car ‘61 Falcon

    My father's first car when he moved to the U.S. in 1963 was a 1962 Falcon wagon. He owned it until December 1969 when he purchased a 1970 Fairlane 500 wagon. I have fond memories of the first generation Falcon.
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    FCA opening new assembly plant?

    Better chance that Charger and Challenger will be discontinued eventually than rebadged as Chryslers. Also, nobody wants a jacked up sedan. People want their jacked up vehicles as crossovers, SUV's, and pickups.
  11. I know the Corsair as an Edsel, but it's still a nice name.
  12. I don't consider Mustang GT's to be affordable these days. I think the last affordable Mustang V8 was the LX 5.0 of the 90's. Putting the hybrid on the V8 makes sense to me because people willing to purchase expensive Mustangs generally want V8's.
  13. Mercury lost its reason to exist with the death of the Grand Marquis. No one cared about Milan, Mountaineer, Mariner, Sable, etc., and most of the people who cared about Grand Marquis were dead or in the nursing home by 2011. I have a 2010 Grand Marquis myself but I was born 20 years too late.
  14. ehaase

    Reuters: Cadillac moving to electric

    Cadillac may have given up chasing after BMW and Mercedes and now will chase after Tesla. CT6 might have succeeded if it looked like the Elmiraj and had the 6.2L V6 standard.
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    Ford Barra Straight-six successor

    A turbo straight six is how FCA will replace the 5.7L Hemi, but I see no evidence Ford or GM will go in this direction.