By on June 7, 2012

Here’s the new 1989 Ford Mustang! Well, that was the original plan for this cousin of the Mazda 626, but Mustang fans would sooner have accepted Leonid Breznhev’s face on the $20 bill than tolerate the sacred pony’s nameplate on a front-wheel-drive, Mazda-based car. So, the Mustang continued to be based on the increasingly elderly Fox platform until 1993… or 2004, if you consider the fourth-gen Mustang to be a Fox (which it was). Meanwhile, this car was sold as the Probe, and hardly anybody bought it. Here’s a first-year example I shot yesterday at a Denver self-serve junkyard. (Read More…)

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    RobertRyan - Idea of size, t being tested in Traffic http://images-2.drive.com.au/2 014/07/29/5634591/140661407471 2.jpg-620×349.jpg
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    RobertRyan - KIA, not interested in Pickups vans are their thing
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    RobertRyan - Poor Illustration really car Ute is quite neat.I could find an Illustration of an F150, that would make it look like a Subaru Brat
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    RobertRyan - Poor illustration the Falcon Ute ha a roughly 7 ft bed
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    dingram01 - In 1986 the best FWD luxury sedan would have been either an Audi 5000 Turbo (non Quattro was available, and even in manual guise) or more likely the...
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    RobertRyan - No as big with Utility beds as a. F259, unlike the Holden Ute which is a Sports Ute, now having only a 1200lb capacity , this has a 2700lb capacity. A lot have up...
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