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Old 06-14-2005, 00:24   #1 (permalink)
D.K.R.
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Top 10 Cars for men and women

From the article:
"If a typical male mind -- take mine, since I'm evidently not doing much
with it -- were expanded to the size of the United States of America,
that portion of the mind dedicated to responding to the word "enough"
would be the size of a bumper pool table in a New Jersey bar.

That portion of the brain dedicated to responding to the word "more," on
the other hand, would occupy everything west of the Rockies, including
Hawaii and the territories of American Samoa and Guam.

That is why the Mustang GT has four headlights. Not because men want
more headlights, but because those two extra headlights -- Ford calls
them "fog lights" but, really, they're headlights -- are only available
on the V8-powered Mustang GT.

The male driver of a V6-powered Mustang, with its 210-horsepower engine,
clearly has "enough" power. Probably more than enough.

But when stopped at a red light next to a four-lighted 300-horsepower
Mustang GT it is immediately obvious to everyone that the other driver
has "more."

This is the same reason that Dodge has greatly increased the size of the
"Hemi" badge on its cars for the 2006 model year. The larger badge makes
it very easy to see, at some distance, who has "more.""

Top 10 cars for men

1. Porsche 911 coupe, $70,095 - $193,765

2. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, $28,504 - $35,274

3. Ford GT, $143,345

4. Volkswagen Phaeton, $68,905 - $104,455

5. BMW 6-series convertible, $76,900

6. Jaguar XK8 coupe, $69,830

7. Maserati Spyder, $92,302 - $96,465

8. Mercedes CL, $96,720 - $132,320

9. BMW 6-series coupe, $69,900

10. Porsche 911 convertible, $79,895 - $141,995

Top 10 cars for women

1. Pontiac G6 convertible, (Not yet available)

2. Suzuki Forenza, $13,994 - $18,494

3. Volkswagen New Beetle convertible, $22,940 - $27,100

4. Volkswagen New Beetle, $17,185 - $27,100

5. Pontiac Sunfire coupe, $11,460 - $15,770

6. Volvo XC70, $36,080

7. Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible, $25,744 - $31,544

8. Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible, $20,045 - $29,120

9. Kia Rio sedan, $10,535 - $13,065

10. Kia Optima, $16,585 - $20,585

http://www.cnn.com/2005/AUTOS/funonw...ars/index.html
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:02   #2 (permalink)
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"D.K.R." <stigremovethisnasty@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:eWtre.48576$wr.27112@clgrps12...
> From the article:
> "If a typical male mind -- take mine, since I'm evidently not doing much
> with it -- were expanded to the size of the United States of America, that
> portion of the mind dedicated to responding to the word "enough" would be
> the size of a bumper pool table in a New Jersey bar.
>
> That portion of the brain dedicated to responding to the word "more," on
> the other hand, would occupy everything west of the Rockies, including
> Hawaii and the territories of American Samoa and Guam.
>
> That is why the Mustang GT has four headlights. Not because men want more
> headlights, but because those two extra headlights -- Ford calls them "fog
> lights" but, really, they're headlights -- are only available on the
> V8-powered Mustang GT.
>
> The male driver of a V6-powered Mustang, with its 210-horsepower engine,
> clearly has "enough" power. Probably more than enough.
>
> But when stopped at a red light next to a four-lighted 300-horsepower
> Mustang GT it is immediately obvious to everyone that the other driver has
> "more."
>
> This is the same reason that Dodge has greatly increased the size of the
> "Hemi" badge on its cars for the 2006 model year. The larger badge makes
> it very easy to see, at some distance, who has "more.""
>
> Top 10 cars for men
>
> 1. Porsche 911 coupe, $70,095 - $193,765
>
> 2. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, $28,504 - $35,274
>
> 3. Ford GT, $143,345
>
> 4. Volkswagen Phaeton, $68,905 - $104,455
>
> 5. BMW 6-series convertible, $76,900
>
> 6. Jaguar XK8 coupe, $69,830
>
> 7. Maserati Spyder, $92,302 - $96,465
>
> 8. Mercedes CL, $96,720 - $132,320
>
> 9. BMW 6-series coupe, $69,900
>
> 10. Porsche 911 convertible, $79,895 - $141,995
>
> Top 10 cars for women
>
> 1. Pontiac G6 convertible, (Not yet available)
>
> 2. Suzuki Forenza, $13,994 - $18,494
>
> 3. Volkswagen New Beetle convertible, $22,940 - $27,100
>
> 4. Volkswagen New Beetle, $17,185 - $27,100
>
> 5. Pontiac Sunfire coupe, $11,460 - $15,770
>
> 6. Volvo XC70, $36,080
>
> 7. Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible, $25,744 - $31,544
>
> 8. Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible, $20,045 - $29,120
>
> 9. Kia Rio sedan, $10,535 - $13,065
>
> 10. Kia Optima, $16,585 - $20,585
>
> http://www.cnn.com/2005/AUTOS/funonw...ars/index.html


The article claims..
The male driver of a V6-powered Mustang, with its 210-horsepower engine,
clearly has "enough" power. Probably more than enough.

Having just rented a V-6 Mustang at Ontario airport recently, I can honestly
say that there were many situations, as I was driving to Rancho Mirage, that
the car was seriously underpowered and so I totally disagree with the "more
than enough" assertion.


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Old 06-14-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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"punk-tilous" <punktilious@hotmail.com> wrote
The article claims..
The male driver of a V6-powered Mustang, with its 210-horsepower engine,
clearly has "enough" power. Probably more than enough.

Having just rented a V-6 Mustang at Ontario airport recently, I can honestly
say that there were many situations, as I was driving to Rancho Mirage, that
the car was seriously underpowered and so I totally disagree with the "more
than enough" assertion.

Yea...
and it assigned all of the shit cars to women.

Kate




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Old 06-14-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 17:54:44 GMT, "punk-tilous" <punktilious@hotmail.com> wrote:


>
>The article claims..
>The male driver of a V6-powered Mustang, with its 210-horsepower engine,
>clearly has "enough" power. Probably more than enough.
>
>Having just rented a V-6 Mustang at Ontario airport recently, I can honestly
>say that there were many situations, as I was driving to Rancho Mirage, that
>the car was seriously underpowered and so I totally disagree with the "more
>than enough" assertion.
>

Could you embellish on the occasions when the V-6 was seriously underpowered? My
neighbor took me for a ride in his, and it seemed very peppy (not quite as peppy
as my GT though).
--
John H

"All decisions are the result of binary thinking."
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Old 06-14-2005, 15:02   #5 (permalink)
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"John H" <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 17:54:44 GMT, "punk-tilous" <punktilious@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>>
>>The article claims..
>>The male driver of a V6-powered Mustang, with its 210-horsepower engine,
>>clearly has "enough" power. Probably more than enough.
>>
>>Having just rented a V-6 Mustang at Ontario airport recently, I can
>>honestly
>>say that there were many situations, as I was driving to Rancho Mirage,
>>that
>>the car was seriously underpowered and so I totally disagree with the
>>"more
>>than enough" assertion.
>>

> Could you embellish on the occasions when the V-6 was seriously
> underpowered? My
> neighbor took me for a ride in his, and it seemed very peppy (not quite as
> peppy
> as my GT though).
> --
> John H
>
> "All decisions are the result of binary thinking."


One example was on the freeway going about 65MPH. Whenever I would try to
pass someone in the fast lane, it just didn't have enough power or torque
and it took a while to finish the pass. The last Mustang owned was an 88
with the venerable cast-iron 5.0 engine and it supposedly had 200HP but it
was certainly more peppy than this 200HP V-6. During city driving, it was
extremely quick off the line from a stop but at about 35 to 40MPH, it seemed
to hit a dead spot and became unresponsive for a bit. Perhaps, it was just
the gearing since it was an automatic.


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Old 06-14-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Top 10 Cars for men and women

Lordy.... I just knew something was coming down the pike from this
thread.... LOL : )

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 19:14:19 GMT, "SVTKate"
<whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote:

>
>"punk-tilous" <punktilious@hotmail.com> wrote
>The article claims..
>The male driver of a V6-powered Mustang, with its 210-horsepower engine,
>clearly has "enough" power. Probably more than enough.
>
>Having just rented a V-6 Mustang at Ontario airport recently, I can honestly
>say that there were many situations, as I was driving to Rancho Mirage, that
>the car was seriously underpowered and so I totally disagree with the "more
>than enough" assertion.
>
>Yea...
>and it assigned all of the shit cars to women.
>
>Kate
>
>
>


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Old 06-14-2005, 17:01   #7 (permalink)
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On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 21:00:46 GMT, "punk-tilous" <punktilious@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>"John H" <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:8tdua192a7u67slbk4r5j1ft76qv5bmq47@4ax.com...
>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 17:54:44 GMT, "punk-tilous" <punktilious@hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>>The article claims..
>>>The male driver of a V6-powered Mustang, with its 210-horsepower engine,
>>>clearly has "enough" power. Probably more than enough.
>>>
>>>Having just rented a V-6 Mustang at Ontario airport recently, I can
>>>honestly
>>>say that there were many situations, as I was driving to Rancho Mirage,
>>>that
>>>the car was seriously underpowered and so I totally disagree with the
>>>"more
>>>than enough" assertion.
>>>

>> Could you embellish on the occasions when the V-6 was seriously
>> underpowered? My
>> neighbor took me for a ride in his, and it seemed very peppy (not quite as
>> peppy
>> as my GT though).
>> --
>> John H
>>
>> "All decisions are the result of binary thinking."

>
>One example was on the freeway going about 65MPH. Whenever I would try to
>pass someone in the fast lane, it just didn't have enough power or torque
>and it took a while to finish the pass. The last Mustang owned was an 88
>with the venerable cast-iron 5.0 engine and it supposedly had 200HP but it
>was certainly more peppy than this 200HP V-6. During city driving, it was
>extremely quick off the line from a stop but at about 35 to 40MPH, it seemed
>to hit a dead spot and became unresponsive for a bit. Perhaps, it was just
>the gearing since it was an automatic.
>


Wonder if the rental company put a governor on it? The neighbor's is a little
screamer. I was surprised how quick it was, even with the automatic.
--
John H

"All decisions are the result of binary thinking."
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:01   #8 (permalink)
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I have an 04 GT that had an accident and so trading it in. I just test
drove the 05 auto V6 and it did not do anything for me either - seemed
underpowered. Then I drove the 05 V6 stick - what a difference. I was
doing 80 km/h in second without even trying. So impressed that I put an
order in on it right on the spot. I'd say that the automatic gearing is
going to work against the V6's reputation.

IMHO.

MT

"John H" <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 21:00:46 GMT, "punk-tilous" <punktilious@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>"John H" <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:8tdua192a7u67slbk4r5j1ft76qv5bmq47@4ax.com...
>>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 17:54:44 GMT, "punk-tilous"
>>> <punktilious@hotmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>>The article claims..
>>>>The male driver of a V6-powered Mustang, with its 210-horsepower engine,
>>>>clearly has "enough" power. Probably more than enough.
>>>>
>>>>Having just rented a V-6 Mustang at Ontario airport recently, I can
>>>>honestly
>>>>say that there were many situations, as I was driving to Rancho Mirage,
>>>>that
>>>>the car was seriously underpowered and so I totally disagree with the
>>>>"more
>>>>than enough" assertion.
>>>>
>>> Could you embellish on the occasions when the V-6 was seriously
>>> underpowered? My
>>> neighbor took me for a ride in his, and it seemed very peppy (not quite
>>> as
>>> peppy
>>> as my GT though).
>>> --
>>> John H
>>>
>>> "All decisions are the result of binary thinking."

>>
>>One example was on the freeway going about 65MPH. Whenever I would try to
>>pass someone in the fast lane, it just didn't have enough power or torque
>>and it took a while to finish the pass. The last Mustang owned was an 88
>>with the venerable cast-iron 5.0 engine and it supposedly had 200HP but it
>>was certainly more peppy than this 200HP V-6. During city driving, it was
>>extremely quick off the line from a stop but at about 35 to 40MPH, it
>>seemed
>>to hit a dead spot and became unresponsive for a bit. Perhaps, it was just
>>the gearing since it was an automatic.
>>

>
> Wonder if the rental company put a governor on it? The neighbor's is a
> little
> screamer. I was surprised how quick it was, even with the automatic.
> --
> John H
>
> "All decisions are the result of binary thinking."



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