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Old 09-09-2005, 07:55 AM   #1
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NEW 1948 Suburban hits the market!

Here it is... the original '48 Suburban and the new knock-off:
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Is this another Chevrolet concept vehicle, or is it really going into production? If it is, seems like Chevy's getting back on the right track....now if they'll only reissue the '69 RS Camaro....

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Old 09-09-2005, 08:00 AM   #3
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Is this another Chevrolet concept vehicle, or is it really going into production? Frederic
Have a look!

http://www.chevrolet.com/hhr

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AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! It's a PT Cruiser with Chevy emblems!!! And here I thought they were going back to their roots......what a letdown! 2.4L 4-banger? They could have at least offered the 4.3L from the Blazer...still, fully loaded for $21,170 isn't too bad, I suppose....I'd still like to see a 327 offered as a powerplant option....

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Old 09-09-2005, 08:28 AM   #5
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hmmm...very interesting, it had 2 gastanks, or was one for oil?....and the driver is positiioned awfully far back in the vehicle......
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There are 3 of these at the dealer in town.
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I love the concept, but. . .it's interesting, but doesn't it miss the pugnosed charm of the '48? I suppose this is to keep it as air-dynamic as can be, but it is just "off" in appearance to me. I don't look at this and think "Wow, retro" the way I think was intended. To me, it looks like nearly any other vehicle on the road today in its lines. Just me?
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It really strikes me as a Trailblazer rear end grafted onto a PT Cruiser front clip. I can't say as it does much for me either. Personally, I like the '48 better!

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If they were trying to match the styling of the '48, they need some new glasses. Not even close IMO. I still like the original as is usually the case.

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Old 09-09-2005, 11:03 AM   #10
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GM steals another design. They took a PT cruiser and stuck a bow tie on it. More great innovation from God's Mistake.
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No, maxandgeorgia, that thing is indeed homely in its ordinariness. Of all things, I saw a new Corvette ragtop the other day that turned my head, and the new Jags still have some style, but nobody "gets it right" anymore.

They could at least have gone with the baby moons from the original!

I wonder where I could find me one of them original '48s ...
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I wonder where I could find me one of them original '48s ...
How 'bout a cream and brown restored '48 Sub for $21k?

http://www.specialtyauto.net/car_20809.htm

Y'know... I love the styling of the '50s vintage trucks... my first "car" was a 1950 1/2 ton Ford pickup... (it was 23 years old when I got it, tho... OK!)

Anyway, a couple of years ago, I looked at a '52 Dodge power wagon pickup with the intent to buy it for driving back and forth to work. After I test drove it, I remembered how painful it was to ride in/drive those things! Geez! I think my kidneys are still hurting! I used to drive my '50 Ford a hundred and fifty miles one-way on a weekend trip and thought nothing of it. Now it hurt to go 'round the block!

Why can't one of the Big Three reintroduce an original body with modern conveniences like coil suspension and heated leather seats...


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Now that's what a truck should look like, and it has a 6 cyl at least. Too much money, imo, though.

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There are 3 of these at the dealer in town.
Live here next to the GM Tech Center. I saw three of them on my way out of the parking lot today!
Roomier than the PT Cruiser.
You won't see this pulling an Airstream but it does look cool!
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