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Old 07-27-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Chciago
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Somene posted a thread cars are no longer cool. I agree with what most people sais in that thread. One thing I always notice is talking to my dad, older neighbors, dads friends, etc all of them had really cool cars growing up even when they were younger.

I suppose looking back those cars are cooler to us today maybe then they were to them back then since designs have gotten less unique and less cool and also because those cars fixed up now cost 30k if not more but even back then i imagnie those were cool cars.

How did people back then afford cool cars? When my dad was in his late teens had a bright orange corvette with ttops and I think he was working nights stocking in a grocery store.

In my late teens early 20s i was driving like chevy celebrities i bought for $100 bucks and when i got a nice car it was like a used galant with 100k on it.

Were cars more affordable back then or how come older generations every guy you talk to had some cool muscle car and today all the teens, young 20s etc are driving hyundai accents and stuff.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Somene posted a thread cars are no longer cool. I agree with what most people sais in that thread. One thing I always notice is talking to my dad, older neighbors, dads friends, etc all of them had really cool cars growing up even when they were younger.

I suppose looking back those cars are cooler to us today maybe then they were to them back then since designs have gotten less unique and less cool and also because those cars fixed up now cost 30k if not more but even back then i imagnie those were cool cars.

How did people back then afford cool cars? When my dad was in his late teens had a bright orange corvette with ttops and I think he was working nights stocking in a grocery store.

In my late teens early 20s i was driving like chevy celebrities i bought for $100 bucks and when i got a nice car it was like a used galant with 100k on it.

Were cars more affordable back then or how come older generations every guy you talk to had some cool muscle car and today all the teens, young 20s etc are driving hyundai accents and stuff.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Can we just copy and paste the discussion from the other threads on this topic.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I think a lot of people are forgetting how bad (and uncool) so many cars of the past were.

For every Challenger, we had twenty cars that sucked.

Gremlin
Pontiac Sunbird
Chevy Lumina
Ford Galaxie
Chrysler Lebaron
Anything Buick
Anything Olds except the 442
Anything Mercury except the Cougar
Toyota Corona
All Chrysler K-cars and derivatives
Chevy Caprice
Ford Fairmont
Ford Pinto
Chevy Vega
Chevy Chevette
Ford Mustang II
Ford Maverick
Plymouth Valiant/Dodge Dart
And so on......

I think the mind plays games as you age and you THINK some old cars were cool. They are only cool because they are old and different.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: NY
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I am not sure there are that many less "cool" cars today than there were back then. When we look back, we just fondly remember the "cool" cars, and forget about the uncool ones.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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All Chrysler K-cars and derivatives
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¡Qué horrible!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: NH
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The problem is kids these days give up the cool factor for bluetooth, A/C, a good stereo, remote start, etc. When I got my license I could careless about that stuff, I just wanted a cool car. I got my license in 1993, I sold my Cannondale mountain bike and took some cash I had saved up and bought a 66 Mustang. Talk about basic...but who cared, I was driving a cool classic. I didnt care about a killer stereo, or any of the ridiculous options that cars come with these days. In fact, I dont think I would have even driven a Hyundai or something comparable if I had been given one.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I am not sure there are that many less "cool" cars today than there were back then. When we look back, we just fondly remember the "cool" cars, and forget about the uncool ones.
Yes - I agree.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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I am not sure there are that many less "cool" cars today than there were back then. When we look back, we just fondly remember the "cool" cars, and forget about the uncool ones.
100% true. Anyone in the market for an '82 Chevette? (can't believe I bought one...)
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Next time you hear some old dude talking about how much cooler cars used to be, ask him how much he misses pumping the accelerator pedal and hoping that the choke would set correctly when it's -10 outside.
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