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Old 12-15-2005, 02:35 PM   #1
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Muscle vs. Import

hey everybody, i'm doing a paper on muscle vs. import, and i was wanting to get peoples opinion on this topic so if you have some free time i would really appreciate your opinions and why. thanks alot everybody.


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Old 12-15-2005, 02:38 PM   #2
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Gotta love those American Muscle cars..... They sound better.. the low growl that the old engines put out... gotta love it.

I know nmothing of the technical aspects, just my personal opinion.
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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^ i agree. I love imports, and sport compacts, but nothing beats good old american muscle. You should use that clip from 2 fast 2 furious where the eclips is up against the muscle car. the eclips revs up, you hear the turbo spooling, then the gound shakes ( at least in my surround sound) and you see the muscle car rumble. Its classic
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:18 PM   #4
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Want to respond so bad....
Know that I would take 45 minutes to write a typically term-paper length post...
Can't do it at work right now...

Basically priorities. Is it important to go fast in a straight line or through the turns? I pick the turns, thank you very much!
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:49 PM   #5
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Simple, make no compromise, get one for the straight line, and one for the turns!!! But if I had to pic one it would be Muscle, there's just something intoxicating about the sound and feel of a healthy V8 rumbling away.
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:00 PM   #6
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^ as you rumble your empty gas tank down the block every 2 days?


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I'd take american muscle over the new-fangled engines any day. Maybe one day I'll be able to afford my dream car, a Shelby GT500 (AKA Eleanor out of Gone in 60 seconds). But each has great qualities.

American Muscle:

Pros:
Simple engines that are much easier to work on.
Ungodly torque
Low rumble
Pure power

Cons:
Poor gas mileage
Usually not good at cornering


Modern 4-cylinder/6-cylinders

Pros:
Good gas mileage
lightweight
good cornering

Cons:
Very complex and hard to work on due in-part to the compact engine bay
Hard to squeeze torque out of
Almost have to go FI to get great power
No rumble, just a bzzzzzzz

But hey, I love my focus just as much as I did my t-bird but in a different way. I loved to get the rear-end squirly in the t-bird and loved the rumble through the flowmasters and the raw power. Although the tbird wasn't an old muscle car, it did give me a taste of what it was like to drive them. Great torque but heavy car and a little lacking in cornering ability. The focus I love because of it's cornering, high revving, and maneuverability in traffic.
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Poney.. that is EXACTLY the scene I was thinking of... when that greaser guy revs his engine and goes "American Muscle" and then Paul Walker has a look on his face going "oh crap. not only are my acting skills bad, but if we don't pull some sinister garbage on these guys, they'l take our cars and not even blink"

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Ill take muscle anyday....preferrably a 1969-70 chevelle ss. i like imports and tuners..but gotta love the muscle... and so what if ur v-8 causes u to fill ur gas often..if u have a credible import/tuner tuboe'd, SC'd, etc..ur filling often enough as well.. not to mention its 93 octane. good luck with ur paper..there is def a lot of room to be very informative and creative in this without being bias... unless of course its a persuasive paper/presentation..then u have to pick one..lol
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I'd take american muscle over the new-fangled engines any day. Maybe one day I'll be able to afford my dream car, a Shelby GT500 (AKA Eleanor out of Gone in 60 seconds).
I'd much rather have the GT350( Especially 350R or supercharged 350S) than the nose-heavy GT500.

I have very little interest in muscle cars, especially big-blocks. Usually, their original creators didn't either. Shelby only made the GT500 when the control of the line got out of his hands, and Zora Arkis Duntov hated the big-block Vettes.

I'm a bit between them though, because I prefer European cars with their moderate displacement, high technology, and road-racing heritage. Besides, cars like the 1972 Porsche 911 RS and RSR were actually faster in a straight line than most of the muscle cars.
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