people see my Gran Fury and come up to me and say "Nice New Yorker!" happened like three times. others think its a 70s car. dude at work thought it was a Cadillac. one thought it was a box chevy, another dude thought it was a Grand Marquis. i can count on one hand the amount of times someone actually know what my car is.How many times has someone come up to compliment your, Fifth Avenue only to ask what model, Cadillac it is?
thought about popping some Cadillac hubcaps on the car and replacing the hood ornament to see who i could fool. I'm in the age bracket that really shouldn't know what these cars are. i was born around 10 years after the last one rolled off the assembly line but i became obsessed with them through my father, an ex police officer and M body collector. the kids at school always thought they were ugly. you won't believe how many times i've been asked "you still into those Ford Diplomats?"We have to remember, the average non-car guy (or gal) off the street doesn't really know a whole lot about cars and a good number of them are too young to remember Aspen, Mirada, Diplomat, etc and your's may be the first one they've ever seen. Really want to mess with them, see if they know how to roll the windows down, heh-heh-heh.
i feel you. most everything modern is just ugly or bland. from buildings, cars, clothes to even household appliances! i like how in previous decades care was put in to make things look appealing like woodgrain, chrome, and ornaments.I'm the other way around. On newer vehicles I have a hard time knowing what is what by sight. It's been more than once at work where I'll walk out to the lot to bring a (for example) 2013 Honda CR-V in and end up using the remote to find the friggin' thing. Is that it? Nope, that's a Nissan. How about that one? Nope, that's a RAV-4. Hey, that it. Oh wait, nope, that's an Explorer. They all look the same! There are exceptions but the majority are tough to tell apart at more than 20 feet away. Doesn't help either that (JMO) probably 80% of newer vehicles are either just plain butt ugly or they're so bland and generic looking, they all morph into the same thing. Especially so called SUV's, COV's and similar styles. For newer I'll say like 2010-2020 model years.