Fear_and_Loathing: My first car was a pick-up truck with a bench seat. Ahhhhh, the memories......
Rik01: Actually, today every car I see looks like every other car on the road, with few distinctions.
maxx2112: Before I had my own car as a teen (fall 1980), I told my girlfriend I would borrow my mom's car for a date.Her response was, "But her car has bucket seats."
amishkarl: Fear_and_Loathing: My first car was a pick-up truck with a bench seat. Ahhhhh, the memories......My vehicle is a 87 Chev pickup with a bench seat. Still making those memories
pdieten: All cars are global now.
pdieten: What we're really mourning is the death of cars that were designed entirely by Americans to fit traditional American tastes. The '13 Impala is the last descendant of the 1988 W-body cars. Its replacement, like everything else GM sells, was designed somewhere else in the world. Same with every Ford and Chrysler product. All cars are global now.Nowadays if you want a traditional American vehicle, you have to buy a truck.
Fear_and_Loathing: Mine was an early 70's Chevey. It had long rottened into dust. It did before it got towed away in the 90's.Lol.
Rik01: ...I'd still like to drive a car with a standard shift lever on the steering column. Those vanished before I could drive....
Seth'n'Spectrum: Obvious reference is obvious.
Kurmudgeon: pdieten: All cars are global now.Chrysler 200, built in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Designed before the Fiat merger.I'm sure there are others./loves my 200
HotWingAgenda: which is a good thing when you need to pull sideways G's.
edmo: maxx2112: Before I had my own car as a teen (fall 1980), I told my girlfriend I would borrow my mom's car for a date.Her response was, "But her car has bucket seats."Oh to go back in time....
The My Little Pony Killer: I disagree. With some creative positioning, you fellas can still show your RealDolls a good time in the passenger seat.
pdieten: The 200 is descended from the Chrysler JA "cloud" cars. The JA was a smaller version of the LH cars. And the LH was descended from the Eagle Premier, which itself was based on the Renault 25. Chrylser picked up all this technology when they acquired AMC. Chrysler hasn't had an American-style car from its own efforts since about 1995 when the last K-car descendents were discontinued.
Fear_and_Loathing: HotWingAgenda: which is a good thing when you need to pull sideways G's.Bench seats up front always defeated deadly door hangers on dates. Make a high G turn and your date was in your lap.
GrizzledVeteran: Nice to see the nostalgia from Farkers old enough to remember bench seats and their dating days...
bagumpity: My first car was a '72 Ford Grenada
jaytkay: bagumpity: My first car was a '72 Ford GrenadaThe Grenada did not exist in 1972./ We had to wait a few years to experience rich, corinthian leather
jaytkay: The Grenada did not exist in 1972./ We had to wait a few years to experience rich, corinthian leather
Toots de la Footsjelly: Just jump in the back seat and kick the buckets forward. Nature finds a way.
Huck And Molly Ziegler: In high school I drove a car several years older than I was, a 1956 Buick Special sedan. It was the cheapest Buick GM sold that year. But it did have a "Dyna-slow" transmission and two nice big bench seats.It also had, anachronistically, the starter button on the floor. I could forget my keys and still drive the car. Turn switch to "on" and step on the button.Hated the vacuum-powered windshield wipers, though. Made rain travel hazardous.
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