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Old 03-23-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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Another shootout. This time: Popular Mechanics

Enjoy yet another comparison with the Big Three:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/blog...s/4309423.html
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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damnit I really want to see one of the foreign guys thrown in there. These articles are just reenforcing opinions that the big3 are off in their own separate sub-par world.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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Hmm, a little disappointing to hear the wheel digs into your hand wrong. Well, if it is really a problem hopefully they'll craft a new one for the next MY. The Cobalt got a new wheel between model years.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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There aren't many foreign cars left other than the Eclipse. I guess you can throw in the 370Z, but it's full on sports car with only two seats.
The writer of the article says they think the Challenger might be the best looking. They must be crazy.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:39 PM   #5
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Hmm, a little disappointing to hear the wheel digs into your hand wrong. Well, if it is really a problem hopefully they'll craft a new one for the next MY. The Cobalt got a new wheel between model years.
He was specifically complaining about when you're driving the car hard. I don't think it's much of a worry for the daily commute.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:40 PM   #6
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There aren't many foreign cars left other than the Eclipse. I guess you can throw in the 370Z, but it's full on sports car with only two seats.
The writer of the article says they think the Challenger might be the best looking. They must be crazy.
They aren't. To me, the Challenger IS the best looking. No matter the color, that car is beautiful.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:40 PM   #7
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They think the challenger looks the best. See the last couple lines.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:41 PM   #8
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The writer of the article says they think the Challenger might be the best looking. They must be crazy.
Nah, both the Camaro and the Chally look great but in different ways. I (of course) like the Camaro a little better, but someone else could see it the other way. Now I would think they were on something if they said the Stang looked better than the other 2.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:44 PM   #9
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He was specifically complaining about when you're driving the car hard. I don't think it's much of a worry for the daily commute.
Well I intend to live within a bike ride of work when I get this car. I'm not buying it for the daily commute. I'm buying it for the hard drives on our lovely mountain roads. So that is pretty much directed at me.
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The Challenger looked like a generic version of the 1st gen Camaro 39 years ago.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #11
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I think all 3 look pretty cool. I do think the Challenger is the best looking by a slight margin, but it's way too much of a parts bin car. The Camaro is the modern retro marvel here.
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Nice article
"But there is something missing. As quick and as capable as the drivetrain and chassis is, the Chevy lacks a bit of that raw visceral emotion we were expecting. Is the Camaro too quiet, too polished–too un-Camarolike? Perhaps. But that's nothing a trip to the Summit Racing Equipment website won't fix. "
I can't wait to take care of that"too quiet" part
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But the BOTTOM LINE says..........And the Camaro's mix of power, poise and refinement just edges out the others–this time.

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Poor Mustang... YAWN... it looks like a 1998 Ford Taurus.
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