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Kaz
01-06-2003, 03:29 PM
Here's a small gallery of NAIAS debuts:

http://www.autoweek.com/specials/2003_detroit/

Some of these have been posted here before, but others I'm seeing for the first time:

http://www.autonews.com/files/2003_detroit/chevrolet/ss/SS2.jpg
Chevy RX-8 copy


http://www.autonews.com/files/2003_detroit/dodge/avenger/avenger1.jpg
Sport Utility Sedan? :confused:

http://www.autonews.com/files/2003_detroit/ford/mustang/DSCN2569.jpg
Looks 100x better as a coupe. Has 67 Cougar taillights which I've always liked.

Artslinger
01-06-2003, 03:38 PM
That retro (69) Mach 1 looks great.

Kaz
01-06-2003, 03:42 PM
The problem with 'going retro' is WTF are you going to do for a followup? Surely in 5 or 6 years Ford isn't going to replace that with a Retro Mustang II, are they?

http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/mustangii/CobraII.jpg

:lmao:

Artslinger
01-06-2003, 03:57 PM
My Mom had one of those Stang II's. Hers was a four banger with a wimpy vague 4 speed, skinny tires... and it was lime green. :lmao:

·clyde·
01-06-2003, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by Kaz
The problem with 'going retro' is WTF are you going to do for a followup? Surely in 5 or 6 years Ford isn't going to replace that with a Retro Mustang II, are they?

http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/mustangii/CobraII.jpg

:lmao:

I dunno...lets see how gas prices go... :eek:

Mystikal
01-06-2003, 04:36 PM
Cool, the Acura TSX is the Euro Accord model, should be a great driver. :thumbup:

That Chevy SS is a dead ringer for the RX-8 from too many angles. :thumbdwn:

Kaz
01-06-2003, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by Mystikal
Cool, the Acura TSX is the Euro Accord model, should be a great driver. :thumbup:


Except we get it with the base Accord engine, not the RSX-S one they get in Japan and Europe.

Mystikal
01-06-2003, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Kaz
Except we get it with the base Accord engine, not the RSX-S one they get in Japan and Europe.

Really? That's an odd decision. :confused:

Hopefully that will make it north of the border, even if it means replacing the Acura 1.7EL we have. A glorified Civic, at least the previous model came with 55-series XGT's and a sporty suspension. The current model is like a mini-3.5RL. :thumbdwn:

This is the new "Aero" model. That means a bodykit. :rolleyes:

Kaz
01-06-2003, 05:23 PM
I could find out for sure (inside source :D ) but I know Honda does odd stuff for Canada. e.g. There is a special TL-S package this year that's Canada-only.

Mystikal
01-06-2003, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by Kaz
I could find out for sure (inside source :D ) but I know Honda does odd stuff for Canada. e.g. There is a special TL-S package this year that's Canada-only.

Wow, I had never heard of that model before. :confused:

Check this link: TL Type-S A-Spec (http://www.acura.ca/AcuraEng/microsite/micro.htm)

ObD
01-06-2003, 06:39 PM
The Mopar boys should come up with a retro of this:

http://users.anet.com/~sdurr/images/finished/FrontLeft.jpg

Kick ass!

JST
01-06-2003, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by ObD
The Mopar boys should come up with a retro of this:

http://users.anet.com/~sdurr/images/finished/FrontLeft.jpg

Kick ass!

Yeah, they should. It would make a hell of a lot more sense than this:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=569&e=3&u=/nm/20030106/tc_nm/autos_show_dodge_dc_1

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20030106/mdf179843.jpg

:confused:

500 hp motorcycle? Ooooo Kaaaayy (backing slowly out of room).