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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:24 PM

YAWN ...
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:19 AM

You know what's WAY worse and more disturbing than the 1980s C!marron?

The 2009 Cadillac BLS.

Or as I like to call it, Saabillac BulLShit.

Tht was then, it was the 1980s and FWD was all the rage.
Snow tire technology was nowhere near today's quality,
traction control & ABS were just being birthed.

BUT in modern day, post transverse mounted No*, FWD STS
and ETC, in the era of the 300C, gen.5 Camaro & Challeger,
when the CTS-V is a car most mortals would choose over a
BW or Mercedes in a "blind taste test" on the 'Ring...

there's NO EXCUSE for FWD, grotesquely proportioned & ugly
as hell to boot Cadillacs. NONE.

If you ask ME the C!marron is actually charming 27 years
later, and I guarantee the mere promotional shot of a BLS
in two or three decades will still make me want to puke.

The BLS makes the Catera look like a Audi S4 or BMW M3
by comparison.



QUOTE (bobo @ Mar 7 2009, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Cimarron was a product of the late-70s/early 80s gas crisis. It was obviously put together quickly without a whole lot of resources.


Exactly.
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:28 AM

Oh, and for the record, I've seen BOTH J-bodies & Corsica/Berettas with
over a quater-of-a-million miles. a friend' sister had over 288,000 miles
on a mostly original late '80s Beretta and the only reason why it did not
go past 300K is because the kid se sold the car to beat the $hit out of it
drag racing some Ricer on the highway.

FYI: it was a relatively rare 2.8 V6 w/ a 5-speed.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:50 PM

QUOTE (Pontiac Custom-S)
YAWN ...


Yeah, let's just drop the whole subject. I made my point.

Edited by YellowJacket894, 13 March 2009 - 08:55 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE (YellowJacket894 @ Mar 13 2009, 10:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, let's just drop the whole subject. I made my point.


You did? News to me ...

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE (Pontiac Custom-S)
You did? News to me ...


rolleyes.gif

What a pity. How long did things go on around here without you (or your "persona," rather?) trying to stir things up with me? Its like you love to fight with me.

Well guess what? I'm not playing along this time.

Don't reply to this, thanks. You won't get any further response from me.

Edited by YellowJacket894, 13 March 2009 - 09:20 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE (YellowJacket894 @ Mar 13 2009, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
rolleyes.gif

What a pity. How long did things go on around here without you (or your "persona," rather?) trying to stir things up with me? Its like you love to fight with me.

Well guess what? I'm not playing along this time.

Don't reply to this, thanks. You won't get any further response from me.


That statement is illogical, I don't even know you ...

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:38 AM

The BLS is Cimarron, part II. What a dreadful repeat of history it is. It manages to bastardize SAAB and Cadillac, all in one boring little package.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:59 AM

QUOTE (Pontiac Custom-S @ Mar 8 2009, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First, I did not oversee that plant, I was an Opel employee assigned to that plant to help with the upcoming LS series which was based off the Opel Vectra, with time my role expanded greatly.

Perhaps you need to know about the subject matter before you start to write about it. Is that not the first rule of journalism?



How quick to clear that up. Good job, thanks. Would not want people to get the wrong idea of you. scratchchin.gif



QUOTE (Pontiac Custom-S @ Mar 8 2009, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First, I did not oversee that plant, I was an Opel employee assigned to that plant to help with the upcoming LS series which was based off the Opel Vectra, with time my role expanded greatly.


Yes, they soon let you order lunch as well as bring coffee? Maybe the newspaper? sneeze.gif wink.gif


QUOTE (longtooth @ Mar 8 2009, 07:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does the name Fred Schmidt ring any bells?
He is a Trenton, NJ engineer that went to Wilmington on contract.
He was my bi-laminate exterior product guru and nothing short of a genius in my estimation.
As my tenure at Wilmington was relatively short I didn't attend any of the 'mixers' nor did I socialize all that much.
Wilmington's on a wing n' a prayer right now but they've got Vice President Biden in their corner.
Although a lot of good that did Chrysler's Newark plant.



Oh my how he zipped up. dry.gif Perhaps his dyslogistic response and pejorative posting to a lackluster article as part of his persona?

My thoughts were summed up earlier in the page.

It's part of the past and admittedly a direction that in hindsight was perhaps misguided.

Let the car die already. Seems as if no penance is great enough.

Edited by FloydHendershot, 14 March 2009 - 06:10 AM.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:39 PM

QUOTE (FloydHendershot @ Mar 14 2009, 07:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How quick to clear that up. Good job, thanks. Would not want people to get the wrong idea of you. scratchchin.gif





Yes, they soon let you order lunch as well as bring coffee? Maybe the newspaper? sneeze.gif wink.gif





Oh my how he zipped up. dry.gif Perhaps his dyslogistic response and pejorative posting to a lackluster article as part of his persona?

My thoughts were summed up earlier in the page.

It's part of the past and admittedly a direction that in hindsight was perhaps misguided.

Let the car die already. Seems as if no penance is great enough.


Well I could unzip for you if that's what you need ... smilewide.gif

I don't comment on GM employees lower than a plant manager, as there are privacy laws. Plant managers and above are a matter of public record, and within the public domain. Have a nice day ... tongue.gif

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:02 PM

Not if you were a Toyota and Datsun fan. It was a glorious time filled with Turbo Zs and twin cam Supras. Toyota's superiority shined through when their 2.8 liter multi-port fuel-injected twin cam straight six made as much power as the Z28's much larger V8. Plus, no rattles. It was more expensive though.

Too bad there were import quotas in effect at the time. I mean, who other than a kool-aid drinking Cadillac buyer would choose a Cimarron over a Cressida or 810 Maxima?

QUOTE (Camino LS6 @ Mar 7 2009, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This was a dark time for anyone who loved cars, the light at the end of the tunnel only showed-up with the debut of the third gen f-bodies in '82 and the Mustang 5.0 GT in '83 (I think it was '83).


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

From the mid to late-70s Mercedes and Cadillac had already begun switching places in the aspirational sense. Mercedes was the thing to drive in Beverly Hills. Remember the 450SL? Remember television from that time period? The very rich characters all drove Mercedes (e.g., Hart to Hart) while only gangsters were seen in Cadillacs (usually very large black Fleetwoods). The Eagles' Hotel California (1976), "Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, She's got the Mercedes Benz." The hot rich girl is driving a Mercedes not a Cadillac.

QUOTE (balthazar @ Mar 7 2009, 03:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cadillacs were in contrast; aspirational, innovative, immensely powerful, cross-country saloons, oozing class & amenities. mercedes' came from the low end of the scale, Cadillac from the top. The magnitude of this perception cannot be overstated : note- there are no slamfests on the 84-MPH mercedes of the late '60s, cars with crank windows & coarse upholstery. They're 'quaint', and 'struggling in the aftermath of WWII' rolleyes.gif


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:33 PM

QUOTE (buyacargetacheck @ Mar 14 2009, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Too bad there were import quotas in effect at the time. I mean, who other than a kool-aid drinking Cadillac buyer would choose a Cimarron over a Cressida or 810 Maxima?


Who would buy any of those piles?

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE (Camino LS6 @ Mar 14 2009, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who would buy any of those piles?


Someone who wanted a RWD car with a straight six (810/Maxima) instead of a piece of shit FWD Cavalier with a Cadillac badge?
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:48 PM



0-60 in 12.3!
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:31 PM

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0-60 in 12.3!


I can beat that; the Sonoma will do 0-60 in 16 seconds.

And its agonizing.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE (YellowJacket894 @ Mar 14 2009, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can beat that; the Sonoma will do 0-60 in 16 seconds.

And its agonizing.

Have you tried taking the parking brake off?
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:07 AM

Spoken like a true Prius owner. They'll try anything, even hopping out to push, but alas, Birkenstocks and Crocs aren't really conducive to such a task.smilewide.gif
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:29 AM

Crocs.... puke.gif Shoes for dumb white trash

Jill has a pair of Uggs and I hate them with a burning passion.

And the Prius may be slow, but it can take a Datsun 810 in a race.

Edited by Satty, 15 March 2009 - 07:31 AM.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE (Satty @ Mar 15 2009, 06:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Crocs.... puke.gif Shoes for dumb white trash

Agreed. Over the age of 8? Shouldn't wear them.

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Jill has a pair of Uggs and I hate them with a burning passion.

Gotta disagree with you here, man. Uggs are kinda hot. Though stay away from Malibu, because they're weird out there and the MEN wear Uggs as often as the women do.

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And the Prius may be slow, but it can take a Datsun 810 in a race.

It's also quieter and freaks out more vision-impaired people.
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