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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Who is designing these new cars with the ugly tailights (Prius) and gaping grilles (Lexus, former Lincoln). Have they no shame?

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Nope. And got behind a new Jeep something....not the "X" taillights.....swore the left light was out (right hand curve), then whoops, both work, then left hand curve and the RH taillight was out.

    Lights are so beam focused they look "out" unless you are right behind them.

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Did like the tail fins of Fury, Caddy, Desoto, but they had there place as iconic. Would love to get the Daimler Dart, but $ stands in the way.
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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    I'm kinda partial to the understated shoebox design.
    Like my 1950 Ford, and my MK2 Jag. Understated.
    No fins. No bling.

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    I know what you mean TOC, got 2 MK1s, a boxy LR4 and two newer MINIs, one is a 4 dr.
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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Of course, the Jag and the Ford have extremely effective errant pedestrian gutting devices attached to their respective bonnets.

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    I always liked the look of the Mk2 Jag.
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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Is anyone interested in this car?
    Just Remember.......
    NOBODY ever says "COOL PRIUS!"

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    No. You have to remember.... Nobody ever says "cool Capri!"
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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    No. You have to remember.... Nobody ever says "cool Capri!"
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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Cute, but they really were pretty cool cars - especially the V6s. https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...y-extinct-cars
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