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In the spirit of my previous thread "Which Car Company is Truest to its Brand", I would like to ask you, which company is really out to lunch?
 

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OK guys, this is killing me and don't laugh, but what does IMHO mean?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Some of the GM brands are okay, but Buick IMHO has no direction or purpose.<P>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
 

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Oldsmobile. Even GM gave up on them.<P>Other than that, Ford. After looking at <A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat_code=carnews&loc_code=index&content_code=04175207" TARGET=_blank>http://www.autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat_code=carnews&loc_code=index&content_code=04175207</A> I realized there was <I>nothing</I> in the Ford lineup I was remotely interested in. I mean, it was all <I>blech</I>.<P>I might be the next Irv Gordon with my S60!!!
 

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GM - hopefully Bob Lutz can shake things up - loks like the new GTo will be a god start.<BR>BUT...<BR>"VW (and VW related brands) definitely"<BR>Huh? Their cars are flying off of lots, they can't make enough of them (the W8 is an exception).<BR>Their products are honestly good cars, and buyers are responding.<P>
 

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Thanks,<P>But I actually like your first answer better <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by xtremepsionic:<BR><B>IMHO = I aM Horny and Old<P>ok ok, just kidding<P>its In my humble opinion</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
 

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I'd say GM is right were they should be, producing some the worst quality vehicles with the exception of their pick-up trucks.<P>My vote goes to Nissan, for not unloading the full potential of the Skyline GT-R to the world before taketh away. Also Mazda for removing the RX7 but I guess thats more of our fault for not buying them.The new RX8 looks crappy although I know little about it.<BR>Honerable mention goes to Honda's styling design department for the '03 cars. YIKES!<P>
 

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I would have to vote for Porsche. They are developing a V8 for a 911 based car and they have the Cayenne suv. Unless they plan to have the Cayenne in some sort of Baja-like offroad racing or as a major force in the Paris-Dakkar rally, they should leave that idea to the VW Touareg which is the same platform. Porsche has always been a major force in racing with it's cars, like Ferrari's cars, being close relatives to the racing machines. As far as the V8 goes, I like them but in a 911?! They learned their lesson with putting engines other than the Flat-6 in the 911-based cars with the 912. That V8 better all-out haul! The existing 6 is one evil machine. Though it would be cool if they brought back the big flat 12 twin huffer that was in the 917 many moons ago. Those made a most magnificent howl!
 

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The flat 6 is a beauty, thats for sure. I'm sure it would still be in 90% of all 911s right? I bet on the race track having those extra two cylinders to tweek will be advantage Porsche in the Lemans & GT series. Seems like all the competition is running 8, 10 & 12 cylinders.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Spearzy:<BR><B>My vote goes to Nissan, for not unloading the full potential of the Skyline GT-R to the world before taketh away.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Don't worry, we will see the new GT-R coming here soon. It should be even more wicked than the one before it. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B> Don't worry, we will see the new GT-R coming here soon. It should be even more wicked than the one before it. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>YAAAYYYY! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>I will be getting one someday. Of course I will always have a Volvo in the driveway, that will be my fun car. I actually have pics of what the next GT-R is supposed to look like (not photoshopped), it has distinct differences with the G35 appearance (Yay again!). similar headlights and taillights to the R-34. The pics are scanned out of a Japanese magazine.<BR>I hope to hell it comes to these shores! AT least were finally getting the EVO Lancer next year!<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally nosted by Spearzy:<BR><B>My vote goes to Nissan, for not unloading the full potential of the Skyline GT-R to the world before taketh away.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Out to lunch? Meaning there is nothing new, everything they sell is the same thing over and over.<P>Nissan is not out to lunch, everything they sell is new or will be redesigned soon. Well except two models.<P>Sentra was redesigned in 2000, 2002 came out with the SER.<BR>Altima was redesigned in 2002, and won North American car of the year.<BR>Maxima was redesigned in 2000, and will be agian in spring of next year.<BR>Frontier has evolved in the past couple years, with the newest one with available supercharger.<BR>Xterra came out in 2000 and was SUV of the year. A few major changes 2002 such as supercharger.<P>Out to lunch models<BR>Pathfinder has been the same since 96. Trim, headlights, grill, wheels, and engines have changed over the years.<BR>Quest has always been a crappy minivan, probably because it is built by Ford. So in 2003 it is discontinued until the 2004 model comes out. This time it will be built by Nissan.<P>Completely new Vehicles<P>350Z<BR>Murano<BR>New Quest<BR>Full Size Truck<BR>Full Size SUV<P>
 
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