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Is it just me, or are we entering an amazing period in automotive design? It seems that the internal combustion engine’s true potential has been realized. We’ve got 2.0L 4-cylinders coming in compacts that make the same horsepower figures as V-8s in pony cars did 20 years ago. Not to mention how much more efficient and environmentally friendly they are. The new formula is light, fuel efficient, nimble, high revving, high quality, gorgeous, and dirt cheap vehicles.
What’s not to like?
Maybe every 17-year-old male feels like they’re participating in the greatest period yet in automotive history…(except those of you that were teens in the 80s. I’m sorry.)
It could be the “modernized retro” trend. Pony cars, the 2012 VW Beetle, the Fiat 500, Star Trek, Batman, Bell bottoms…. All the greats are being brought back and sanded (figuratively in most cases, literally in some,) into curvy versions of the old stuff.
I can’t help but be optimistic. That’s probably from ignorance, but I’ll happily live in bliss knowing that there’s a good chance I’ll drive one of these.
Reasons Why I’m Optimistic
-The new pony cars (mostly the stang out of pure favoritism.)
-Mk. VI Volkswagen Golf GTI (above)
-No matter how hard they try, assholes still can’t wipe that adorable smile off of Mazda’s face. :)
-Chrysler is ACTUALLY MAKING GOOD PRODUCTS
-Chevrolet Cruze (WHY CAN’T THEY SPELL IT CORRECTLY)
-I can still find the time and gas money to write this here.