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    A study by J.D. Power and Associates found that in 2000, Volkswagen had the youngest average-age buyer at 38.

    The Ford brand had a relatively low average age of 41. But Ford Motor's Mercury, Jaguar and Lincoln brands were in the gray-haired set: Mercury and Jaguar at 50 and Lincoln at 51.

    Only GM brands Cadillac, 55, and Buick, 60, had older average ages.

    Toyota falls in the lower-middle of the pack at 43, along with GM brands Chevrolet and Saturn.

    Cars with youngest buyers
    Buyers' average age


    Volkswagen GTI 34
    Honda Prelude 35
    Volkswagen Jetta 35
    Isuzu VehiCross 36
    Nissan Xterra 36
    Volkswagen Golf 36
    Acura Integra 37
    Hyundai Tiburon 37
    Kia Spectra 37

    Cars with oldest buyers
    Buyers' average age


    Buick Park Avenue 63
    Buick LeSabre 63
    Mercury Grand Marquis 61
    Buick Century 60
    Cadillac DeVille 59
    Lincoln Town Car 58
    Cadillac Seville 58
    Lincoln Continental 57
    Cadillac Eldorado 57
    Cadillac Catera 56

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    [ 05-10-2004, 08:23 PM: Message edited by: J. Wellington Wimpy ]

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    I wouldn't hit a bull in the ass with a Cadillac. Expensive piece of junk.

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    Originally posted by Memphis Mike:
    I wouldn't hit a bull in the ass with a Cadillac. Expensive piece of junk.
    You gotta try a CTS-V. Four hundred ponies will kick you like a bull. Actually the stock CTS is also a very nice car.

    I also drove an XLR the other day. Kinda stiff at $80K, but as nice as Mercedes. The retractable hard top is very cool. Unfortunately I'm too tall to really fit in one. Caddy is making some very good cars these days. Judging from how many of them are selling above list, the market seems to be taking notice.

    On a more mundane note, we're supposed to take delivery of our new Toyota minivan this week. It's always exciting picking up a brand new car, even if it's minivan. I'm particularly looking forward to not paying for the 14 mpg city her 10 year old Explorer gets.

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    You are aware that article is over four years old, right?

    Granted, I doubt that much has changed.

    Jeff

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    Have a look at this Cadillac test mule John.
    http://www.thecarconnection.com/inde...&sid=178&n=158

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    You know John, as fun as these things are does anyone really need a 500HP family sedan? But the SCCA SSA (showroom stock A) class sure would be exciting with these 180 mph street cars tearing around the track!

    I'll wager it's not going to be long before the current golden age of muscle cars is done in by what killed the last one: insurance costs. Too bad too, since I can't currently afford to buy one of these wonderful beasts, much less insure one.

    The funny thing is my wife's new minivan with it's 230HP is a lot more powerful than a 350 c.i. Corvette from 1982! So it's not all bad.

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    I loves that ScionBx,,,,but today I test drove a Nissan pickup,,,4cylinder. I had a '72,,and '82,,,now I'm thinking about the 2004. 22-27mpg.

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    500 hp is a bit excessive I agree John. I'd be happy with 400. mwahaha
    The new LS2 motor is due for release later this year and at 6 litres they'll logically have to start that at 400 as a base figure in the tuner house cars and higher for the top models.( HSV)
    We'll probably see the LS2 here in 2005 Holdens( and you'll see them in the GTO). It'll be interesting how these larger engines will be influenced by the oil prices though.

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    1986 Toyota ute....aluminium flat tray ,1700 cc 32 mpg, slow and reliable as hell No horse power that Ive noticed

    [ 05-11-2004, 06:49 AM: Message edited by: PeterSibley ]

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    Acoording to this, and my baldy head, I am due for a Toyota.

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    Hey I'm bald and I got a Xterra

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    I have always been a mustang guy. I have owned a 5.0 Mustang since 1990. But now I find I am partial to those new T-birds....I must be getting old.

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    Hey...ya left out the Hummer2.

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    Hey I'm 48 and I've got a 50 year old VW out front somewhere (albeit witha Subaru turbo motor in it!)

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