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Old June 30 2012, 04:46 PM   #16
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Re: The Future of Automobiles...

Ford still has a minority stake in Aston Martin, and their design people supposedly had some input into the Evos, so yeah. Good observation.

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Old June 30 2012, 07:11 PM   #17
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Ford still has a minority stake in Astin Martin, and their design people supposedly had some input into the Egos, so yeah. Good observation.
Prettiest cars out right now, in my opinion, are made by Audi, Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Ford.

I saw an Aston Rapide roar (and I mean ROAR) by and I was just...
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Old July 1 2012, 01:56 AM   #18
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I agree.
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Old July 1 2012, 02:50 PM   #19
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I'd like an Aston, unfortunatly the closest I'm likely to ever get to owning one is looking at one or TV or configuring my own one on the Aston website.
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Old July 1 2012, 05:55 PM   #20
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The new Ford Fusion looks like a 4 door Aston.
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Old July 1 2012, 07:34 PM   #21
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The Ford Fusion looks nothing like an Aston, the Fusion could at best be described as a mini SUV.
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Old July 1 2012, 07:42 PM   #22
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it makes a better aston than that hideous little toyota with an aston front end they did
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Old July 1 2012, 07:46 PM   #23
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it makes a better aston than that hideous little toyota with an aston front end they did
I remember that, the Signet I think it was called. So sad.

Adding another car to the "Pretty Car List", the Mercedes CLS-class. Sexy car.

I should make a thread for pretty cars... have people post up their favorites...
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Old July 1 2012, 08:37 PM   #24
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http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Fusion

Please you are telling me that looks even close to an Aston?
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Old July 1 2012, 08:48 PM   #25
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http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Fusion

Please you are telling me that looks even close to an Aston?

Ours, hell no. The US (2013 version) may have some influence from Aston Martin, but that'll probably be sold as the next model of Mondeo here.
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Old July 1 2012, 08:57 PM   #26
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Well I'll grant you that the car that most of the world knows as the Mondeo might have some similiarites to an Aston. It'll be what the Mk V version of the Mondeo.
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Old July 1 2012, 09:09 PM   #27
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Well I'll grant you that the car that most of the world knows as the Mondeo might have some similiarites to an Aston. It'll be what the Mk V version of the Mondeo.
Looking it up, yeah, it will be the Mark 5. One of my mates had a 2 until recently, but I didn't realize it was quite as old as that.

Talking about Astons, I do quite fancy one myself and saw a second hand Virage at one of the local car supermarkets back in 98. I certainly couldn't have afforded it, but it would have been a laugh to arrive at work one day driving that rather than the Vauxhall Chevette I was in the process of replacing.
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Old July 1 2012, 09:20 PM   #28
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Yeah, the Mondeo came out in what 92, so it's been around as a name for 20 years. Has it really been that long.
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Old July 2 2012, 12:59 AM   #29
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At least by centralizing where the "power" is produced you can improve the clean efficiency through economies of scale in the short term and by replacing dirty plants with clean in the long term. Or would you rather just keep millions of ICE's on the road?
But thats just it. What defines "clean" power? And yes i would rather keep my super clean ICE.
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Old July 4 2012, 11:53 PM   #30
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No electric cars or cars loaded with pointless distractions/idiot-centric driver aids for me, thanks. Give me a roaring V8, a nice light chassis, and suspension that puts function over comfort, and I'm happy.
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