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Itsjeff
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 11:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit. Now that the media din has successfully canonized literally every import brand imaginable, no matter what the pedigree, and instilled a Detroit = Bad, Imports = Good mentality in the American car buying public, New Yorkers attending the New York Auto Show this week owe it to themselves to check out the "exotic" import offerings from the Motor City. And if they would take their import-oriented blinders off long enough, they would be shocked at the sheer number of competitive offerings from GM, Ford and the Chrysler Group.

http://www.autoextremist.com/p age2.shtml
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Fury13
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 11:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ahhh, the ballyhoo of an auto show. As gasoline prepares to top $3 per gallon...

Does anyone see $4 per gallon by next summer?

(Oh yes, it's likely.)

And no viable public transit for this region in sight.
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Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 11:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The oil industry is the only industry in this country that can get away with this bullshit...
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Iheartthed
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I just saw $2.85 so I don't think $4 is that far away...
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Mpow
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Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 12:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

great article.. thanks for the link
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Crash_nyc
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I was in Key West last weekend, and gas was $3.02/gallon down there.

While the Corvette will always remain the keystone of Detroit 'exotics', I was disappointed to hear that the Ford GT, the centerpiece of Ford's exhibit last year, has been prematurely discontinued.
Love this car.



I'll be checking out the Auto Show at the Javits Center in Manhattan this weekend. Hope to see the next generation of 'exotics' from my hometown, albeit scaled-down.

Side note:
One of my old favorites is a little-known, long-forgotten American exotic production car (not from Detroit though -- used to be made in California), the now-defunct Vector.

1991 VECTOR W8:
6-liter twin-turbo V8
625 HP
0-60 in 4.2 secs






Knight Rider?
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Miss_cleo
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Those cars are usless to me, we camp and off road all summer, cant do that in a car
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Jdkeepsmiling
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Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 9:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That is a great article. Good to see someone standing out in the open waving they flag going......HEY....look overhere!!!
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Gravitymachine
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peter delorenzo, despite his tendancy to rant and use stupid sayings like "notgonnahappen.com" routinely makes very valid and striking points about the trials and successes in the auto industry....though this article as well meaning as it is just sounds like blatent cheerleading.

(Message edited by gravitymachine on April 13, 2006)
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Xd_brklyn
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Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 10:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the heads up. Am not a part of any TV or radio audience and the news I get is online or word of mouth or by book, so I didn't even know the Auto Show was here this week. Will look to catch it sometime after work.

Unfortunately, my preferences are for the reliable stubborn Model T type cars in the Mopar vein like the Dodge Dart or Plymouth Acclaim. Sounds like I'll be disappointed.

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Darwinism
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Once again, the more Detroit drives, the companies in Houston seems to be making record-breaking earnings quarter after quarter. Bring wealth and prosperity back to Detroit - use alternative energy in cars and use rapid mass transit options.

$4/gallon ? At the rate it is going, my friends, I won't be surprised if it gets to $5 or $6 per gallon if a natural disaster or any type of terrorist scare were to occur. I can tell you all from first-hand experience, the people I know in Houston and Dallas are all wishing to see gas prices go up, up and up.
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Gannon
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Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 1:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess we should all buy as much oil company stock as possible, hoping that the dividends help offset the higher prices. We're going to look back fondly on these low $3 per gallon prices in the future...


OMG, that Dart certainly throws me back to 1972. My mother had that EXACT car, four-door triple black...and I NEVER saw another one like it. That 225 slant-six was one of the most reliable engines ever in the family.

I'll never forget the time I discovered that if you turned on the turn signal when the emergency flashers were blinking...other things ran for the duration of the 'blink'. I could get the wipers all the way across the window and back with enough patience...and the thump of the radio was not unlike a heartbeat.


Oh, the fun I had before these other electronic distractions took over my life...

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