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Old 02-07-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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The original incarnation of the Mercury Cougar my son bought one and we called it the Little Lincoln, a fine running car. Its later incarnations were more like a Ford Pinto.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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The originals were fairly credible muscle cars not too much unlike the Camaro. My middle-school gym/health teacher, who had a touch of Peter Pan Syndrome or maybe mid-life crisis, drove one. It's probably the first auto I saw with a spoiler built into the back. From the early '70s on they devolved into a clumsy attempt at a mid-size sedan and got progressively uglier. Sort of like...I'll quit while I'm ahead.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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The originals were fairly credible muscle cars not too much unlike the Camaro. My middle-school gym/health teacher, who had a touch of Peter Pan Syndrome or maybe mid-life crisis, drove one. It's probably the first auto I saw with a spoiler built into the back. From the early '70s on they devolved into a clumsy attempt at a mid-size sedan and got progressively uglier. Sort of like...I'll quit while I'm ahead.
I think you have your cars mixed up. The early Thunderbird was the muscle type car. It went through the amorphous of hell, from a neat two-seater to an overgrown land yacht. The Camaro was a they don't know what to call it, pure power on cheap wheels. Had to keep up with the Pontiac Firebird which still managed to smoke its wheels.

The Mercury Cougar was a smaller land yacht, as I commented a Small Lincoln. Never considered it a muscle car, it was too domesticized for that. My son bought one fresh out of college, getting riid of the Fiat Strata I had stuck him with through school.

I will admit the Cougar was one sweet car. The son drove it to the point it was totally worn out, but he continued to put money into it. I told him son dump it there is nothing worth saving. He finally put it on the scrap heap. He is now driving a current generation Mustang. Other than the fact I have one Hell of a time getting into it (6'3", 280 lbs) it is a nice car. His wife has the soccer-mom van and he has the sexy Mustang.

Anyone not dealing with this is just too damn young to deal with the loans.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:00 AM
 
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It was near the California nature preserve. I ran.
I'm still stuck on what a country in the Middle East has to do with spotting a cougar...
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I'm still stuck on what a country in the Middle East has to do with spotting a cougar...
It was a sand cougar!

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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it was a sand cougar!
Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Kin to the jackelopes of South Dakota?
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