Boogie With Stu

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 4:45 AM
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  • *****, *****, *****. Moan, moan, moan! Gosh your complaining is getting old. Do something Sam! If you think there is an opportunity to build and sell muscle cars then you should look into doing so. Call it the "Red Devil" after your local mascot. Keep in mind that oil is being imported from the "Islam" countries and if there is a crisis then the price of gasoline may shoot to over $4.00. This is America. Go for it but quit tearing the country down! America, love it or leave it.

    -- Posted by BuffRoam on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 12:10 PM
  • If they make more cars like the new Challenger, we can at least pretend like we're buying a brand new muscle car.

    -- Posted by McCook1 on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 3:51 PM
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    Personally I love old muscle cars. I actually have an older nova myself, sadly though with the price of gas I can't use it as a daily commuter or I definitely would.

    -- Posted by Damu on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 5:52 PM
  • There's no way the traditional muscle cars could meet the CAFE standards, as set by the government in 1975, so the auto companies started redesigning their cars to meet the government's requirements that were to be met by 1980. I wouldn't exactly call that the "free market" that killed the muscle car. Sedans were able to adapt as commuters but muscle cars were never the same after the new CAFE standards took effect. Many of the names are the same and they've even tried similiar body styles but they will never be the monsters they used to be. Most companies are expected to be ashamed of rolling out powerhouse machines like this in favor of more economical, green friendly nap machines. One things for sure, I've never known anyone to fall asleep driving a 69 Camaro but I suspect the quietness mixed with the boredom of the Volt will see a lot of drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. Vehicles that boring are just plain unsafe. :)

    -- Posted by McCook1 on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 6:47 PM
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    Sam,

    If you and your friend are measuring how many miles of unused rail cars there are, I think it's time for you to find a new hobby. Wow that's just kinda sad in my opinion.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 7:47 PM
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    YEAH like Gay Marriage, Them Gays are sure lucky they can still get muscle cars, makes me sad I'm not gay. :(

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 9:19 PM
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    You're right, I'm not sad I'm not gay, just trying to inject a little levity. Although, since you said the institution of marriage helped killed muscle cars, I was hoping that muscle cars were still alive for gay people since they can't get married most places. Naturally in those states they can be married, the muscle car is dead to them as well. I guess that's just another knock on marriage.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 9:34 PM
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    Guillermo,

    Chillax bro, both of those posts were meant to be a joke, no need to get so upset and call me a liar about it.

    If you want to get all nit-picky about it I gave you credit in my joke. I quote: " Although, since you said the institution of marriage helped killed muscle cars" So there I clearly gave you credit for your combination and never implied you said marriage alone killed the muscle car......nanny nanny, boo boo.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Thu, Sep 2, 2010, at 7:57 AM
  • G.I.

    A 20 mpg requirement is all that was needed to kill the muscle car. People don't buy muscle cars because they get good gas mileage.

    Fume,

    It's a political blog not a date site.

    -- Posted by McCook1 on Thu, Sep 2, 2010, at 11:28 AM
  • G.I.

    Haha, you're joking right? Wives and kids? I'm pretty sure people still had wives and kids when muscle cars were being sold. Yet, they still sold. The people who would buy a muscle car are not the same people who would be worrying about gas prices as their reason to buy or not to buy. They are a specific marketing demographic. They're like the SUV demographic, they obviously don't care what gas mileage they get or the price of gas when they buy. They might drive less as prices go up but that doesn't stop them from buying the vehicle in the first place.

    -- Posted by McCook1 on Thu, Sep 2, 2010, at 12:01 PM
  • G.I.,

    Muscle cars were around for decades before the new cafe standards. During that time, people did have kids and probably did have to get rid of the muscle car but there were others there to replace them and buy the newest version. Like I said, people had wives and kids when muscle cars were being made and they still managed to sell muscle cars. A muscle car is bough for its muscle and style not gas mileage, just like an SUV or minivan is bought for size and functionality not gas mileage.

    I never said anything about liberals killing cars so I dunno where that one came from, wasn't me, I know that. Government regulation aka CAFE standards which DID apply to muscle cars, made the traditional muscle car illegal to sell. How does that not kill it?

    -- Posted by McCook1 on Thu, Sep 2, 2010, at 12:37 PM
  • G.I.

    Nobody has said there aren't any old muscle cars out there. People pay more for those cars than they do brand new cars. There was always a market for them but CAFE standards made them illegal to manufacture and therefore, the auto companies responded to those regulations. The demand for gas guzzling, 2-door muscle cars didn't just disappear because people had wives and kids or because gas was more expensive. In fact, the demand is still out there, they just don't build vehicles to perform at the top level like they used to. They changed how they design vehicles to meet CAFE standards and we a haven't seen the real battle among muscle car manufacturers that drove it in the past. It's more appearance over substance. I have no desire to make this a liberal or conservative issue like what is being attempted. It's a just a sad fact of history.

    -- Posted by McCook1 on Thu, Sep 2, 2010, at 3:03 PM
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