[rescue] What a load of...

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon Oct 1 09:25:14 CDT 2007

Dan Sikorski wrote:
> Michael-John Turner wrote:
>> Yeah, definitely. US muscle cars are pretty rare here - you the see the odd
>> Mustang, Camaro and Firebird, but nothing much more "exotic". I think it's
>> a result of those cars not being sold in large numbers here. Although I
>> wasn't around at the time, I think cars like the various Valiants (which I
>> think came from Australia) and British Fords (Capri, Cortina, etc) were
>> more easily availably. Still, a few months ago I saw a mint condition
>> Challenger on the roads...
> It is my understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, that US 
> sportscars are overly expensive in Europe, making them rather 
> unattractive for European drivers.  One example is the Ford Mustang GT.  
> Here in the US, if you're looking for muscle (and can turn a blind eye 
> to handling) it's hard to beat for the price of $25k.  However, raise 
> the price 5-10k, and there are many better cars to choose from.

Well, there's that, and there's the fact that the traditional American
muscle-car/ponycar is really rather different from the traditional
European sports car, and isn't really very well suited to the narrower,
twistier roads common in Europe.

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