All cars today look the same

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    No distinctive cars like the 65 Mustang.

    I rememberon driving trips it used to be a game to point out all of the different makes and models.

    Hell - even VW bugs today look sterile.

    The 60s Bugs had an endearing quality about them.
     
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    many car makers today are even ashamed to put the model name on the rear of the vehicle.
     
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    finally something i agree with.
     
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    Even the gas stations back then had more character.

    The gas was regular or ethal.

    The gas stations were Shell, Texeco, Mobil, Esso, 76 (big orange ball) and a few others.

    This polite guy in a uniform with his name stitched on would wipe your windsheild and check the oil and tires for free.
     
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    It's a shame all cars look the same now. You used to be able to tell a car by what it looked like. Now, they all look the same and the biggest majority of them are all white.
     
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    Ginscpy,

    Couldn't agree more :eusa_angel:

    .. except, I found a model that suits me fine - it's a Mazda MX5.

    Expensive when new (around $30,000) - but well engineered.

    I purchased mine from a Sports Car garage for only $7500 with only 25,000 miles on the clock. It had been driven by a local lady who only did 1,000 miles a year. Lovely.:eusa_angel:

    It has an old fashioned prop-shaft to a rear differential, and the weight balanced on all four wheels.

    The gear ratios are superbly chosen - 3rd gear will take you from 15mph to 50 mph - top speed over 100mph due to beautiful streamlining.:eusa_clap:

    Through a series of bends, it seems to be on rails, and you can gain a quarter mile on most normal cars due to it gripping the road so well .. :D

    My daughter bought one as well, and loves driving in the late evening, when you get a cosy orange glow from the instrument panel - and nice warm air from the heating system.
    Driving at it's best ..:eusa_clap:
     
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    Here's my lovely MX5 (I think you call them Miata over there) .. :eusa_angel:
     

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    The founder of Israel at the groundbreaking ceremony of the first VW factory.......... :cool:

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    That's Adolph Hitler - he had nothing to do with the establishment of Israel.

    'Under the chairmanship of the Dr HV Evatt, the Australian Minister for External Affairs, the UN Special Committee recommended the establishment of an independent Jewish State in Palestine, together with a neighbouring independent Arab State, and this was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in November 1947.

    The State of Israel was subsequently proclaimed in Tel Aviv on 14 May 1948.'

    The foundation of the State of Israel, 1948 - Fact sheet 158

    Furthermore, that comment is completely off topic - I would like to see this post removed from this section.:eusa_naughty:
     
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