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  1. Cheap money is the auto industry's drug. Take it away and things start to not look so pretty.
  2. The face is a bit strange, but the rest looks very nice and premium.
  3. You might be right. He certainly was not a terrible executive, especially if you study his tenure at Mazda.
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    Vehicles owners keep 15+ years

    Agreed. My '09 Explorer still looks and drives like new. The 2002-2010 Explorers have aged very well from an aesthetic point of view. There are very few new designs out there that can stand the test of time. Almost everything looks angry, bloated, and chaotic. I keep my vehicles for a long time so I try my best to pick vehicles that will look good for years to come.
  5. Interestingly, most of those old Cadillac names originated from the pre-war era of coachbuilding. Brougham, Coupe de Ville, and Town Car were types of bodies. The Fleetwood name was taken from Fleetwood Body.
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    Cadillac unveils new CT5 - the CTS replacement

    Hilarious. The DLR from the $30k Honda they copied doesn't have a fake window.
  7. It must be nice getting paid a lot of money to come up with incredibly stupid ideas with no accountability. Only at GM.
  8. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2019/03/11/ford-ceo-hackett-tells-employees-2019-turning-point/3129344002/
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdSziIIs6t8
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    Ranger STX

    In those days, you did not have to spend over $40k to get a nice-looking truck.
  11. The Continental Mark II is still the most exquisite post-war American luxury car ever produced.
  12. It's not easy designing a utility vehicle to be graceful and elegant, but it could be done. The Maybach concept is an example of why the three-box layout is difficult to use on a tall-bodied vehicle. It would take an even shorter decklid to eliminate the stubbiness, which would end up being a bustle-back. That's basically what Rolls-Royce did with the Cullinan. They even call it a "three-box SUV".
  13. They could transform the Continental into a '40s tall sedan-type ultra-luxury crossover. That's basically what the MKT Concept was. Too bad it had FWD proportions and an overly laid-back a-pillar.
  14. https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1121044_2019-lincoln-continental-coach-door-edition-is-sold-out