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IcedG35
02-21-2005, 10:51 PM
Anyone think of any cars that, even though they've been replaced, could still easily pass as current models.... I was looking around today at cars like the FX45 and the Mercedes CLS and wondering how these cars could ever look old or dated, but they just came out so it's hard to tell what will look dated in a few years. As for now, I'm gunna have to go with either the facelifted 2003 RX300 or the previous generation CL (or S Class Coupe, depending the model year).... Both have nice curves like cars of today and modern looks....all the CL needed was bigger wheels and clear lenses (and to lose a lot of weight (5000lbs)) and it would fit right in with the 05 lineup. <p>Please do not include supercars such as the McClaren F1 or even the Ferrari 360

Top Secret
02-21-2005, 11:00 PM
I think the FD Series 6 RX-7 still looks modern - killer curves do the trick.

Reppu
02-22-2005, 12:46 AM
Ford Focus first gen. It's more modern than the current one .....

whipster
02-22-2005, 05:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ford Focus first gen. It's more modern than the current one .....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same here, I like look of old Focus more<br>But you gotta admit that it got a bit boring

knicks125
02-22-2005, 07:56 AM
RX <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
02-22-2005, 10:09 AM
IMO, the past 3 generations of Accords can easily still hold their own. Maybe not as Honda's though.

RS
02-22-2005, 10:11 AM
I voted for A6, but the current TT will look even more as a current model when it's reaplced.

knicks125
02-22-2005, 10:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the current TT will look even more as a current model when it's reaplced.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>really? have you read what you just wrote <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

IcedG35
02-22-2005, 05:11 PM
I agree with the last generation Accord at least. Not really a fan of the syling of the new one, especailly teh rear

RS
02-22-2005, 05:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>really? have you read what you just wrote <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>sh**! <br>I meant, "the current TT will look even more as if it were still in production when it's replaced".

Santeno
02-23-2005, 08:28 AM
IMO, every single generation of Mazda Miata would look current if it was produced today. The same goes for the Gen2 Mitsubishi Eclipse and most jeep CJ's/Wrangler's.

Naga Royal Guard
02-23-2005, 08:53 AM
Supra Turbo, and its resale value is still really good considering how long it has been

Flagship
02-23-2005, 04:10 PM
1999-2003 RXs. Back in the old days my dad owned a black 99 RX, it was one of the best cars/suvs that i have ever driven in. When he traded it in it had 100k miles on it and still looked brand new.

Cozz
02-23-2005, 06:52 PM
I choose the CL. Ever noticed that the new Lexus LS is the 99 CL in 2-door form.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Cozz at 9:32 PM 2/23/2005</i>

taskbearer
02-23-2005, 11:44 PM
I'd have to agree with most of you on the focus. That was is one heck of a design. Even parked beside the pretty modern Mazda3, the car looks like it just came out and the style may probably outlive the mazda.<p>One other car that looked really modern is the last pre-bangle 5series, those things look like gems even beside their avantgarde successor despite the fact that it was released a decade ago.

IcedG35
02-24-2005, 07:10 AM
Didn't even think of this one before but the last generation Lexus SC400 would definitely fit in today. That car was waaaaaaaaay ahead of its time.

Naga Royal Guard
02-24-2005, 09:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I choose the CL. Ever noticed that the new Lexus LS is the 99 CL in 2-door form.<p><br><i>Modified by Cozz at 9:32 PM 2/23/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>i always thaught the LS 430 had 4 doors <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

Krypton
02-24-2005, 01:47 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Didn't even think of this one before but the last generation Lexus SC400 would definitely fit in today. That car was waaaaaaaaay ahead of its time. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>That would have, im even thinking about buying one as my first car

Flagship
02-24-2005, 04:47 PM
Yes the old SC 300/400's were way ahead of there time.<p>This summer im thinking about getting a used 2000 SC400 and giving up my Chevy Malibu.

Cozz
02-24-2005, 07:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>i always thaught the LS 430 had 4 doors <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Umm, yes sir. The CL is the LS if the LS ware avalible in two doors. Got it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
02-24-2005, 07:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Umm, yes sir. The CL is the LS if the LS ware avalible in two doors. Got it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>got it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2
02-28-2005, 04:10 AM
I'd say the 1994 911(993) still looks current....(997 looks very much like it)<p><IMG SRC="http://www.qv500.com/Porsche%20993%20P3%201.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Correction for the poll, I meant 1994 993 not 1993.<br>