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#1 Huckleberry Pie

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:10 AM

Is there anyone who saw or encountered a car or truck that still has the same design, despite it being launched years ago? I've encountered some rides that have only gone through just one generation, such as the Mitsubishi L300, which still retains its 1986-era looks, with only minor changes to the interior and a few new features. I think the reason why the Mitsubishi boys decided not to change the L300 is because of it being a no-frills, utilitarian vehicle, and maybe because of cost-cutting (so as to avoid spending a million or so just to make an updated version) and reliability...

Any thoughts about this??

Edited by Huckleberry Pie, 11 November 2007 - 02:19 AM.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:01 AM

Ford Five Hundred. Nice big, reliable car.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:22 AM

Ford Five Hundred. Nice big, reliable car.


And a gas-guzzler, too... :lol:

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 12:27 AM

I'm not sure if they were too bad. From what I've heard from owners, they get like 26-28 on the highway. The AWD models got slightly less. Some of it is due to the 3.0 duratec v6 being a bit underpowered for the size of the car.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:13 PM

Ford Rangers haven't changed much at all. They redid the interior in 1995; other than some minor upgrades, it's the same.
The exterior was changed around every few years, but overall they've been using the same frame since it launched in 1983. It's not wonder critics call it a dinosaur.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:56 PM

The Ford Mustang had the same frame from 1979-2004. It looked basically the same from 79-93 and then 94-04.

The Dodge Neons looked the same for it's entire run, and the VW Bug.
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:49 AM

Most vehicles would be considered to have way less generations if you went by platform changes. If that were the cas, my 4th generation taurus would be a 1st generation taurus ... there are very few differences between them.

Usually generations are major changes in body or platform or both.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:53 AM

The Checker Marathon (the Classic American Taxi).

http://en.wikipedia....hecker_Marathon

Mustangs - '80-'93 (Fox body) were a slightly different platform from '94-'04 (SN195/New Edge), chassis parts are proprietary
to those generations.

http://mustangforums...x-body-mustang/

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