"the guvnor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On 15 Jun 2005 18:43:44 -0700, NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:
>>the guvnor wrote:
>>> On 14 Jun 2005 19:25:22 -0700, NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:
>>> >So maybe you're tired of the dollar being worth about as much as a
>>> >Turkish lira - or just fed up with what you perceive as anti-American
>>> >sentiment in Europe.
>>> >Hate not, patriots. The Euros still want to be us, bad. Why else would
>>> >they start an online petition for Ford to bring the new Mustang to
>>> >their shores?
>>> >Do them a favor and go sign the petition right now.
>>> Don't bother. you can buy them in Europe anyway.
>>> It's just that the idea of a sports car with a van style solid rear
>>> axle is a bit of a joke in Europe...
>>Until they drive one.
> 1950's pickup style suspension.
>>Kinda like the folks who dismiss the new Z06 because it still uses
> 1950's pickup style engine.
> Ever wondered why so few American built cars are sold around the
Well, SIZE is one reason. Not offering right hand drive in many models is
another. And those awful, bloody, import and engine-size taxes are a killer.
Not to mention that the parts pipelines are awfully awfully long. They
become the "foreign" car once outside the US - not to mention the computer
I have friends in the UK that put up with the inconvenience and drive
Corvettes, Cadillacs, Camaros and Firebirds.
I know one thing for sure: would LOVE to have a new Z06 in Europe and watch
that "ancient" push rod technology run alongside the Ferraris, Lamborghinis,
etc., at 1/3rd the price. I can also see driving up in a red Z06 at an AGIP
in Italy, a TOTAL in France -- take half an hour to pry the people off the
car. And park at a decent restaurant along the Amalfitana - wow!
Commerce, Texas/Naples, Italy