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Hamish
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:10:34 AM

If you've ever lusted after a 1960's or '70's muscle car, but missed the chance to buy when these now-classics were new, don't fret. Today's modern muscle cars are better in every way.

You can argue styling pros and cons to the end of time. But from a pure driving dynamic, safety, and fuel economy perspectives, the new muscle positively trounces the originals. (Read: "2011 Ford Mustang V6 vs 1970 Mustang Boss 302: Who's the real boss?")

Looking to capture some of that America muscle this summer? Here's a run down of what's available now for V8 singing, roll-down-the-windows cruising:


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oldmack
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 2:26:01 AM

Good one...
alterman156
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 1:44:43 AM

Some of those cars could be nice cars.
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:26:25 PM

Love muscle cars.
SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:47:42 PM

Back in the 60's a good muscle car ran about $1K to $1500 more than the plain Jane
kkimes
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:06:41 PM

The problem is the cost.

I bought a new 1967 Mustang Fastback GT with the 200hp V8. Cost about $2800 (less than half a years salary). Hard for a working man to buy a nice muscle car now for less than half a years salary and if he could, the insurance would kill him.
07skydriver
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:44:17 PM

The retro fad comes back every so often. I'll take the originals.
dr047
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:41:06 PM


This writer missed the point and probably wasn't even born in the 60s.
JagXKR
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:16:49 PM

The problem is I could fix those cars but the new ones are impossible without specialty computer diagnosis. Big difference.
newman26
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:01:40 PM

I had a 68 Olds Cutlass when gas way 36 cents a gallon. Could not afford a new muscle car now
jamofsocal
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:41:14 PM

When are they coming out with a muscle Fusion?
endymion
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:57:18 AM

werich44 hit the bulleye!
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:54:23 AM

ah the good ole days

[Edited by: humblepie at 6/28/2013 11:55:09 AM EST]
FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:36:27 AM

"safety"? "fuel economy" ? What? HUH? When did those become an attributes of a muscle car?
windup
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:17:22 AM

Ah temptation. But when you only own one vehicle...
werich44
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:15:13 AM

I purchased a new 1966 Chevelle SS 396 and I would prefer to have that car again instead of a new one with all the smog and computer junk.
beachd8
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:54:07 AM

Who is the boss? 1970!
BeemerBikerUT
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:14:07 AM

Good memories of my 71 mustang.
CaptainStall
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:11:04 AM

Great cars. Until you find a corner.
evowner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:06:05 AM

Really cool toys.
BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:56:49 AM

NOT ME I'M A Z-28 CAMARO GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
labbie
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:54:08 AM

I just wanted to say that I have a Charger R/T in Plum Crazy Purple. LOL
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:53:12 AM

Not for me
amoshins
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:29:09 AM

It is the greatest stock muscle car era. However, these cars are so sophisticated that popping off the air cleaner, enrichening the fuel/air mixture, and bolting on a blower and heading off to the drag strip is not possible any more.
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:27:44 AM

Bought used.
admiller316
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:22:26 AM

I recently had a chance to beat on a new SRT Challenger and I have to say the smile factor was at the top of the scale! I thoroughly enjoyed burying the pedal and burning the tires all the way through third gear. I still have yet to drive the Camero, but I am still a big fan of the Mustang, especially the Boss.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:17:36 AM

It really was great.
txequitygas
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:16:19 AM

Go Ford!
JerryJoeUC
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:12:07 AM

When I think of "muscle car," I don't think of fiberglass. Times change.
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