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Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. aljowen

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    According to wikipedia they brought it back in 2012
     
  2. skodakenner

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    Yep they did it was just a facelift ive got a brouchure for a 2013 xf sportbrake from a friend who works for a jaguar maserati land rover ford dealer
     
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  3. FLyInG 2 YoUr SoUL

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    I'm not justifying their choice to opt for one over the other. Alfa Romeo did the same and I think it's a bad idea. More and more people "go for Audi" anyway, judging by the sales figures of both brands, so why bother?

    CUVs take the brunt of sales, and that's a fact. And CUVs are much more in the heritage of the brand than you might think. "Space, pace and grace" used to be their motto. We might discuss the grace part, but it's certainly one of the best accomplished crossovers on the market today. And, possibly, the best looking model in their otherwise nondescript current lineup.

    Making the E-Pace will be far from disgrace for them in the long run, it might be their saviour. Not making a wagon to redirect sales toward it might be something they'll regret later, but not making the E-Pace at all would be their failure.
     
  4. Shotgun Chuck

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    Crossovers can burn anyway. The XJ Jeep Cherokee, now that was a crossover done right. They were light, simple, and probably far more thrashable than any modern crossover - and they had considerable off-road prowess too, despite predating switchable electronic computerized BS. These modern ones are too big, too heavy, and too insulated from anything.
     
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  5. HadACoolName

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    FinalVF1.jpg
     
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  6. Shotgun Chuck

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  7. ktheminecraftfan

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    Now what will those cashed up Bogans buy now?


    Hey Mitsubishi why are your past cars more interesting than cars you make now?
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    Nice Mondeo.
     
  8. HadACoolName

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    Kia has our attention
     
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  9. NismoR35

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    Unless, the Mondeo was RWD, and offered a supercharged 4.5L V8, and be related to the Lincoln LS, which is also RWD, and not FWD like the Mondeo.
     
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  10. ktheminecraftfan

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    oh
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    Yeah don't mind me just havin a brain fart.
     
  11. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Because they aren't? They had what? The vr4 and the evo, yay... 2 interesting cars in the entire lineup.
     
  12. HadACoolName

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    There was also the Eclipse, GTO & FTO
     
  13. Potato

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    My friend is more interested in putting goofy led interior lighting in the van than addressing the not functioning abs, driver's window which is stuck up, or the rear brake pad that sounds like it's down to the metal.
    I think the ABS being broken is a sort of big deal, especially since he's never driven anything without it, but he doesn't seem to think so.
    Oh well. I guess he'll learn when it doesn't behave the way he expects it to under hard braking and he slides off the road or something.
    I hate the way kids are with cars.
     
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  14. aljowen

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    Should be fun in the winter... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Shotgun Chuck

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    When you think about the lyrics, "The Last DJ" is actually a very appropriate song for the demise of the Australian thunder sedans.

    Well you can't turn him into a company man
    You can't turn him into a whore
    And the boys upstairs just don't understand anymore

    Big loud RWD V8s are the antithesis of the cold-oatmeal climate-and-saftey-oriented culture "the powers that be" are trying to create, thus the opposite of a "company man" (or car). "The boys upstairs just don't understand anymore" because they don't want to understand; they have an agenda to promote and it has nothing to do with high performance.

    Well the top brass don't like him talking so much,
    And he won't play what they say to play
    And he don't want to change what don't need to change

    A high-performance RWD V8 car is a rolling thumb in the eye to the climate panic lobby; a blatant refusal to freak out on their cue.

    There goes the last DJ
    Who plays what he wants to play
    And says what he wants to say, hey hey hey...

    And there goes your freedom of choice
    There goes the last human voice
    There goes the last DJ

    The chorus is mainly irrelevant to cars, except for the line about freedom of choice.

    Well some folks say they're gonna hang him so high
    'Cause you just can't do what he did
    There're some things you just can't put in the minds of those kids

    Such cars are designed, at least on some level, to be used for risk-taking behavior, which "the powers that be" are trying to break humanity of.

    As we celebrate mediocrity

    Almost all current manufacturer lineups are celebrations of mediocrity.

    All the boys upstairs want to see
    How much you'll pay for what you used to get for free

    RWD and actual horsepower used to be much easier to come by than they are now.

    There goes the last DJ
    Who plays what he wants to play
    And says what he wants to say, hey hey hey...

    And there goes your freedom of choice
    There goes the last human voice
    And there goes the last DJ

    See above. Meanwhile, the third verse, below, moves backwards in a chronological sense as it relates more to the plight of the American enthusiast than the Australian one, right up until now. In fact, you could say that this song could also be applied to the US new-car crop starting from anywhere between the mid-1970s and the mid-2000s depending on what you use as your marker.

    Well he got him a station down in Mexico

    Or a factory down in Australia, too bad it's gone now...

    And sometimes it'll kind of come in

    GTO, G8, Gen 5 Camaro, SS, and any others I've forgotten.

    And I'll bust a move and remember how it was back then

    Back when similar types of cars were par for course or at least somewhat easy to get in the US.

    And there goes the last DJ
    Who plays what he wants to play
    And says what he wants to say, hey hey hey...

    And there goes your freedom of choice
    There goes the last human voice.
    And there goes the last DJ

    See above again.
     
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  16. nosraenyr kcirtap kcin

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    Because they aren't working with Chrysler no more.
     
  17. VeyronEB

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    Its not hard for past cars to look interesting when all you make is one SUV and a load of shitty crossovers.
     
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  18. Codeslamer

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    I think that's just a question that you can throw at most Japanese car manufacturers now
     
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  19. skodakenner

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    Im really sad to see the Holdens die now as one of my dream cars is a base model holden ute with a V8 swap wich i now probably cant do that easily anymore
     
  20. Codeslamer

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    It probably won't be as easy, but that way you'll enjoy it more when you eventually get it done
     
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