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8 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

I remember those '76-77 Supremes being very popular when I was a kid..they were everywhere.

I always liked the '76-77 442 w/ the slopey grille and fastback roofline..

 

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They made one of these with that same sloped back lite and an opera window.  I liked it a little more.

Even better, they made a few Buick Century coupes with the canted grille and also with a formal notchback rear lite and an opera window.  Those were rare, since most of them also had the triangular window like you've shown above.

I am now lamenting the loss of rear wheel drive being the norm.  All these boulevardiers on a ladder type chassis/frame rode so well.  It was a bullet proof platform and they were easier to service.

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20 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

It would have been nicer if it had alloys - and Cadillac had them - instead of the wire wheels, which I've never really liked.

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• The only Cadillac alloys in this period ('77-79) was on the FWD Eldorado ('79 and up). And you could get genuine wire wheels on the Seville Elegante. But the big cars either had hubcaps or wire wheel covers; didn't get alloys until it went FWD in '85.

• That Pontiac above looks like their version of what Buick dubbed 'Lido Lavender'.

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One thing I realized about vintage GM paints is that I was confusing Firethorn with Firemist...  Firethorn was a specific late 70s color, while Firemist was a style of paint--metallics?   I've seen reds and aquas, etc from the 60s-70s referred to as Firemist.   Something like that? 

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1 hour ago, ykX said:

Ford actually listened to its customers, which I think is great.

Ford Bronco will get a manual with the Sasquatch package after all

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/21/ford-bronco-manual-sasquatch-package/

 

This is probably my favorite new vehicle.

1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

One thing I realized about vintage GM paints is that I was confusing Firethorn with Firemist...  Firethorn was a specific late 70s color, while Firemist was a style of paint--metallics?   I've seen reds and aquas, etc from the 60s-70s referred to as Firemist.   Something like that? 

I think, Baltahzar can probably tell us. 

I had my 70 Chevelle in high school repainted from white to Firethron Red, a Cadillac color supposedly. the body shop guy who did the painting said it was the same color as on olds and Buick, Baltahzar set that one straight. 

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Interesting first review of the 2021 Yukon Denali. I will say that I am tired of it being compared to smaller European luxury SUV/CUV's but then what else is there to compare it too. I do love the new interior on the Yukon Denali.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-gmc-yukon-preview/

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Newest photo's show the true size of the Ford Maverick Mini Pickup with a Ford Ranger right behind it. additional views of the truck with the Ranger on the site.

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https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/21/ford-maverick-spy-photos-suspension/

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7 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

One thing I realized about vintage GM paints is that I was confusing Firethorn with Firemist...  Firethorn was a specific late 70s color, while Firemist was a style of paint--metallics?   I've seen reds and aquas, etc from the 60s-70s referred to as Firemist.   Something like that? 

 

On 9/19/2020 at 6:43 PM, balthazar said:

The Firemist paints were unique metallics, only on Cadillacs.

 

 

 

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Do you like the BMW X5 but want a better motor with more displacement? How about a GM 6.2L V8, AWD, 420 HP & 460 lb-ft of torque matted to a GM 8sp transmission!

VinFast, Vietnam first auto company has decided to start with a SUV of quality. With the challanges and expense of clean sheeting an auto, VinFast choose to go to Magna Steyr of Austria which redesigned the BMW X5 SUV for BMW. As a new auto company, they signed Magna Steyr and had Pininfarina work with them to build a 21st century SUV with a reliable V8 motor. 

VinFast SUV is called the President and comes loaded at the set price of $164,000.

Full story here: https://jalopnik.com/you-can-get-a-brand-new-bmw-x5-with-a-6-2-liter-gm-v8-e-1845132236

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VW Commercial who makes the Amarok pickup on a proprietary platform has confirmed along with Ford that the next VW Pickup truck will move to Ford's Global Ranger Platform and possibly come to America.

https://www.motor1.com/news/444921/ford-ranger-advantage-vw-amarok/

To QUOTE the story: Ford Australia’s president, Andrew Birkic, told Car Sales the next Ranger already has the edge over the new Volkswagen Amarok. As a refresher, VW’s pickup will switch from its proprietary platform to Ranger underpinnings with the next generation. In fact, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles admitted recently the Amarok would’ve been discontinued had it not been for the tie-up with Ford.

Australian media is reporting the Raptor variant is earmarked for North America this time around, complete with a revamped 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine while other markets will get the amped-up truck with 2.0- and 3.0-liter diesels.

VW is preparing its own potent version of the Amarok that would carry the “R” suffix.

 

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21 minutes ago, David said:

Do you like the BMW X5 but want a better motor with more displacement? How about a GM 6.2L V8, AWD, 420 HP & 460 lb-ft of torque matted to a GM 8sp transmission!

VinFast, Vietnam first auto company has decided to start with a SUV of quality. With the challanges and expense of clean sheeting an auto, VinFast choose to go to Magna Steyr of Austria which redesigned the BMW X5 SUV for BMW. As a new auto company, they signed Magna Steyr and had Pininfarina work with them to build a 21st century SUV with a reliable V8 motor. 

VinFast SUV is called the President and comes loaded at the set price of $164,000.

Full story here: https://jalopnik.com/you-can-get-a-brand-new-bmw-x5-with-a-6-2-liter-gm-v8-e-1845132236

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Smokey and the Bandit themed SUV?

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8 minutes ago, daves87rs said:

Smokey and the Bandit themed SUV?

At least it is better looking than BMW version and a better more reasonable to repair engine. :D 

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Have to agree with AAA that the Active Driving assistance systems interfere with safe driving than help. Makes Drivers lazy.

https://newsroom.aaa.com/2020/08/aaa-finds-active-driving-assistance-systems-do-less-to-assist-drivers-and-more-to-interfere/

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Historical Trends are showing the fall in gas prices that will be good for everyone. Lowest level in the last 12 weeks according to the AAA report.

  • The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: Ohio (-10 cents), Kentucky (-7 cents), Indiana (-6 cents), Michigan (-5 cents), North Carolina (-5 cents), South Carolina (-5 cents), Wisconsin (-4 cents), Washington, D.C. (-4 cents), Tennessee (-4 cents) and Illinois (-4 cents).
  • The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Mississippi ($1.86), Texas ($1.87), Arkansas ($1.90), Louisiana ($1.90), Missouri ($1.90), Oklahoma ($1.90), Alabama ($1.91), South Carolina ($1.93), Tennessee ($1.94) and Kentucky ($1.96).

https://newsroom.aaa.com/2020/09/gas-report-0914/

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It's annoying living in IL with local fuel prices(87 octane) at $2.24/gallon and I can cross the river to Missouri and the last I saw last week was $1.79/gallon. I ride the bus to work though so I never take advantage of the much lower fuel prices... they just taunt me. 

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