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Chevy is bringing back the Blazer

Discussion in 'Economy' started by Biker, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

  2. Andy


    So the Blazer looks just like my Escape.

    I'm all over that Ranger once it hits the pavement.
  3. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    I'm digging the hell out of that Bronco. And by the time it hits, I should be able to afford one. :D
  4. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    The new Blazer looks like every other mid size SUV crossover on the market.

    The Ranger does look good, and I'm sure it's Ford's response to GM's success with the Colorado (and the GMC Canyon variant).
  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Not feeling any of these. Give me a F150 or Copz cool Ram 1500.

    Aside from the money, my all time favorite practical car is a BMW X3.
  6. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    I’d take the Porsche Mecan over the X3. :)
  7. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    A Porsche needs to stay a sports car. Nothing more than that. Mecan is a monstrosity.
  8. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    That's not a Blazer!! That's every Euro/Asian/American rounded corner, touchy-feely, soft look wannabe SUV with a Chevrolet emblem!

    I had a 1973 K5 Blazer and it was square, bulky, tough, and was a real off road vehicle. Lift kit, jumbo Monster Mudders, winch, snap straps, tow hooks. It didn't say "Oh! Take me to the grocery on the boulevard"! It said "Hey! There's a mud hole, some big rocks, and a small path between those trees. Let's Go!"!

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  9. Arc

    Arc Full Member

    Until your post, I had not heard of the Mecan. I looked it up. Ugh. They should stick to 911 models. True, not a huge market demand in terms of units sought and hence limited cash flow...nevertheless the 911 is in my mind the only Porsche.

    Addendum: To my dear fellow Americans, it is pronounced Porscha or Parscha, not Porsch. The last is an "I am an American" dead give away.
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  10. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I not only pronounce Porsche incorrectly, I also cannot tell the difference between it and a BMW. Seriously!
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  11. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old School Conservative

    And Jaguars are pronounced Jag-U-are.

    I had a Porsche 914 back when I was young, dumb and ugly. Fun, and so-many stories...
  12. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    It's easy. If the car is driven by an asshole, it's a BMW.
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  13. Arc

    Arc Full Member

    The Porsche 914!

    The idea and concept came up to build the car and it was a joint venture of Volkswagen and Porsche. Originally it was to be labeled and marketed as VW.

    Sanity prevailed as it realized that the cost to build would be the same but it could be sold at a much higher price if called a Porsche. And you could charge a lot more for replacement parts if it was a Porsche. So they called it a Porsche. Smart owners bought many replacement parts for their Porsche 914 from VW. It was the exact same part but significantly cheaper.

    True story.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2018
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  14. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    914 ruined Porche label for at least a decade. What a clusterfuck.

    WOOOPS... meant 924. 914 was cool.

    928 was my favorite back then.
  15. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    So I went around in second-hand VW Beetles for a decade without knowing I was driving the equivalent of a Porsche? What a racket!
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