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Old 10-20-2004, 06:02 PM
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Gen 3 Lightning report...not good

Who knows how much truth is in here, but its worth a look.

http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=101065
 
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If thats the case i'm getting the new Z06
 
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:18 PM
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In that case I'm gonna buy the new cobra, or save and buy the new L in 2008...if it happens.
 
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:20 PM
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That's bull****. How are they gonna ditch the L? SVT is stupid. They went from covering the market, to just having the Cobra. Putting all your eggs in one basket isn't smart business.

I'm in the market for a Lightning. I've been looking around and the prices are decent on the used ones.

Maybe I should just by a GM.

So what it comes down to, is SVT was given some competition with the SRT and they quit? I know that's not true, but it appears that way.

Very Angry!!!!!
 
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:23 PM
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If it is true, then it definitely bodes well for the resale of our trucks!

...still sucks that they're waving the white flag to Dodge.

Hopefully it's just a rumor, but it's from a pretty credible source.
 
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If that's true, I guess I'll be in line for a new Cobra when they come out...



or maybe it just gives me an excuse to hold on to the blue truck for a while longer?



Originally posted by iceman302
...still sucks that they're waving the white flag to Dodge.
in which case, I won't be waving a flag at dodge, something else maybe...
 
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The C6 Z06 may be a little more time, too, but at least GM is working hard to get it done. Ford just continues to drop the ball.

I've bought 4 SVT vehicles since their inception ('94 L, '96 Cobra, '99 L, '04 L). We consumers have proven that there is a market for these vehicles. Instead of spending the $$ and manpower to give us what we want, Ford would rather go off and build 3000 GT's at a price that is exhorbitant.

We've complained for years for Ford to build a 2-seater that can compete with the Vette. The GT doesn't count b/c its 3x the price.

Ford can just bite me on this one.
 
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Thank you GOD for giving me the wisdom to buy my 03 last February…
 
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All I know, is that Ill be looking for a new performance truck in 2006. If Ford wont build one, then Ill buy one from someone who does.

At least the resale on my 03 should stay higher now...
 
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I'm perfectly happy with my 02. And if they wanna build less in the future? That's ok with me.

Rich
 
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Sal told me about this 2 weeks ago but I did not want to be the one to break it on the boards. that sucks but at least my audi will be paid off by then
 
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Now it's so exclusive NOBODY will have one.

This is breaking SVT's promise, vision, and business case.

And for my .02 cents, this belongs in the Lightning area where
everyone can find it. It is after all, if true, the biggest news in
years.

Ford just finished losing another market share point this past
quarter. Now this ... Dayum ...
 
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correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought FORD was getting rid of the SVT badge and changing it over to "SV" or "ST" or something like that.

yeah I heard that through the "grapevine" about a week or so ago... I didn't want to say anything though and well read the sig..
 
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What a dumbass move...
 
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I wonder what will happen to the test mule Gen 3 Lightnings...

Sad news.
 

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