I wasn't prepared for this

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Re: I wasn't prepared for this

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Post by R Code » 20 Apr 2015, 14:34

LOL, she's not the only one, Bill...lots of folks like that. I sum up that decision-making process as this: "think about it, talk about it, do nothing"
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Post by yellacat1 » 05 Aug 2015, 19:40

the worst comment we received with my wifes 73 vert was "hey buddy nice Oldsmobile!"ouch... :roll:
68 xr7 saxony yellow,302 4v,factory a/c,auto,tilt away,no vinyl
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Post by guitar74 » 02 Nov 2015, 10:51

I actually had someone who is old enough to know what a Cougar is ask me what mine was. What's crazy is I when I get the thumbs up from senior citizens when I'm in my wife's '79 Tbird. I don't let my wife drive mine much. She has too much fun hazing the hides.

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Post by bmwhd1 » 18 Dec 2015, 19:10

My personal best so far in 5 months of ownership was this past week - A guy driving a 2015 Lamborghini Aventador chased me down to look at my '70 vert. Sadly he wouldn't trade straight up...
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Post by sanantonio_cougar » 24 Feb 2016, 15:43

Oh Crap.... My Cougar project is for my son when he turns 16.... Hopefully all the young chickies only appreciate the rice burners.

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Post by NealB. » 09 Mar 2016, 13:47

Everywhere I go there is people wanting to see and talk about it. Love it.

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Post by dallas121469 » 15 Apr 2016, 11:50

sanantonio_cougar wrote:Oh Crap.... My Cougar project is for my son when he turns 16.... Hopefully all the young chickies only appreciate the rice burners.

Sadly I think you are probably right on. My sister wants me to look for a car for my niece so I asked her what she wanted "Audi, BMW etc." she said. I threw up in my mouth a little bit. I offered to GIVE her my '79 Trans Am that is in good condition and she turned it down. Very few kids today have decent taste in cars. And these are the kids that will inherit (and probably sell) my Cougars when I die. Scary thought. lol

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Post by 93RGTE » 15 Apr 2016, 21:09

I offered to GIVE her my '79 Trans Am that is in good condition and she turned it down. Very few kids today have decent taste in cars.
Uh...
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Post by Gyrhead » 15 Feb 2017, 16:12

The '71 convert gets a fair number of looks, but for some reason - this is the rig that stopped traffic. I think the color played a part...
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Post by guitar74 » 17 Feb 2017, 14:51

Awesome! My Aunt had a yellow Torino GT when I was a kid that had that same "fade" stripe. I could see why people take a second look at it. It's a cool ride. I get more thumbs up in my wife's '79 tbird than my '68, and I get even more when I'm in my '65 Galaxie (factory hubcaps, old man wide whitewalls, the whole 9 yds.). Never ceases to amaze me. I think a lot of people just have a hard time figuring out what the Cougar is. That being said, when they get it, they get it, and will do a u-turn just to give you a thumbs up, or get a second look. I've had that happen on the way home from work.

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