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Old 02-16-2002, 23:27   #1 (permalink)
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eek Are we a Dying Breed

Well what do you think?

Do you reckon in the future they'll be more people getting into the rear drive big capacity engined cars, compared to the front driver buzz boxs, or do you think where a dying breed.

I mean with cars like the Turbo falcon it surely must bring life to rear drive cars. Just look at the 200SX's and Skyline why there so wanted, it seems while popular people only buy these new small cars as a temporary measure.

I mean how many Excel drivers really feel passionate about there cars like us guys with our fords be it new or old.
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Old 02-16-2002, 23:39   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think people really like small cars I think thats why people buy these crappy 4WDs because they want something big & solid with tough lines like old cars.
As for modified cars i think the ricer scene is dying off & im seeing more 8s & big 6s. It was more fashion then passion I think
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Old 02-16-2002, 23:55   #3 (permalink)
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Those Skylines etc & most are 2 door,that we think are awsome here[Oz] is mainly because there is not realy alot of them.In other country's they are just another car albeit a good one but nothing realy special..In some ways the way we look at a Mustang..Especialy the early and latter model ones..
Yes a "family" car now competes with the 4wd brigade..
In a different league to some of the rice cars.I still think there is a place for a Family performance/enhanced car..
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I think that true race bred cars are always going to be rear wheel drive (just like skaifey said.. in a country like australia - it has to be rear. wheel. drive..... okay that was a holden ad.. whatever ) ... But you look at all the super cars, theyre RWD.. and even porsche brought out the GT2, which is more of a race car than the 4 w d 911 turbo...
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I myself will always want a rwd v8!! I can see the apeal of skylines and lansers... but will never want one.

A lot of people I know have no real brand loyalty, or passion for cars. They just buy something that "looks nice", thats in there price range.

One of the guys I used to work with always said he was a die hard holden man. Always used to give me grief for owning a ford.. Always said he would kick my ass (in his stock auto vs commodore).. He bought a BMW 318i a couple of months back.... cos he liked the colour!!!!
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I think I'm a subset of the dying breed, Never owned anyhting other than an inline 6, and cant think of any good reasons to change that.
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So long as the RWD V8 sedan retains it's excellant bang for buck quality it will be popular
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I beleive there will always be a market for both., though I would like to see Holden make a choice and dump all rwd for fwd 1st!
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Old 02-17-2002, 02:13   #9 (permalink)
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It also depends on the cost of fuel and the cost of living either one or both starts getting to high for some people they're going to look for a cheaper alternative regardless if they are a diehard or not.
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I don't know if we are a dying breed, well I hope not anyway!

I love my rear wheel drive cars, I also love 4wd for their handling and think that 4wd is the future of motoring from a safety point of view.

These people who buy excels will only ever buy one, it will take them that long to realise that they are a heap of s**t, cost a lot in parts and are worth nothing for a trade in.

Cars like the Lancer are just the flavour of the month due to the increasing popularity of the WRC. These cars won't become classics due to the self destruct button built into them that activate at 100 000km on the clock.
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