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Re: Sports cars and "Sporty" cars

To: mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: Sports cars and "Sporty" cars
From: Chad Cooper <>
Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 12:35:16 -0500

Sorry, but I have a '94 Z28 not much for hauling family or groceries for that
matter...  About all the back seats do is make the insurance cheaper...

Bob MGT wrote:

> In a message dated 98-05-18 15:36:26 EDT, you write:
> > >  It was indeed a sports saloon. I have an original brochure here
> >  >and the front page reads:
> >
> >  <snip>
> >  >  ...whether or not it meets today's standards of a sporting
> >  >anything, that's what it was marketed to be at the time. Think
> >  >of what most BMW sedans are today, designed to have sporty
> >  >performance and stylish looks but still be functional.
> >
> >  Yes, but there is a difference between "sporting saloon,"  "sporty," "sport
> >  sedan," and "sports car."
> >
> I have an on going argument with the guys at work. I insist that the Camaro,
> Firebird and Mustang are properly called sporty cars or sport sedans. A sedan
> can not be a sports car, no matter how fast it is. Alas, even General Motors
> has been guilty of calling the Camaro a sports car. Any car that can haul the
> family to the supermarket and bring back the groceries, is not a sports car.
> (I'm probably preaching to the choir here, right?)
> Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
> 52 MGTD - under DIY restoration NEMGTR #11470
> 71 MGB   - AMGBA #96-12029, NAMGBR #7-3336

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