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Car Evolution
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From: technoshaman Date: July 28th, 2016 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That last shot.... PRICELESS.

I thought it interesting which cars looked the most like their forebears... the pony cars, the classic peep... the 'vette changed radically between the first model and the late '60's ones, but hasn't really done much since. The serious high-end luxury cars were the ones that changed most. (And can I just say I *hate* the headlamps on that white RR?)

I don't know if Dodge did or not, but I know Ford actually sent former owners surveys, "Does this look *to you* like the car you owned and loved?" They realised they really lost their way with the II in '76 and put a LOT of effort into bringing the old mystique back.

They succeeded. I drove a convertible one on the Big Island. It was a good ride. (I didn't test its cornering ability; one, I had a passenger who doesn't like that sort of thing, and two, pony car. They're like large American-made motorcycles. Go fast, *straight line*. Twisties, not so much. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 29th, 2016 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

>> The serious high-end luxury cars were the ones that changed most. <<

So did the jeep. Aside from retaining the shoebox shape it's nothing alike. It went from open to closed, lightweight to heavy, a lot more stuff on it to break, and now you can't fix it with a wrench in the middle of the desert.

>>I don't know if Dodge did or not, but I know Ford actually sent former owners surveys, "Does this look *to you* like the car you owned and loved?" They realised they really lost their way with the II in '76 and put a LOT of effort into bringing the old mystique back. <<

Very astute.
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