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86 Responses to Car Improvements: 1978 And 2009 [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:05 am
    Link: Car Improvements: 1978 And 2009 - Cars from every country have made great strides of improvements since the `70s--well, almost every country.
  2. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:11 am
    that`s not right........
  3. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:17 am
    To be honest I like the cars in the left column more than their modern counterparts in most cases.
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    luda16 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 8:19 am
    paha
  5. Profile photo of tvhargon
    tvhargon Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 8:27 am
    Awww... no toyota jokes?
  6. Profile photo of sergeantbob
    sergeantbob Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:35 am
    new mustangs suck the old pony cars blow there modern counterparts out of the water
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    p0l4r21 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:36 am
    Man that was great.
  8. Profile photo of BleednBeauty
    BleednBeauty Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:36 am
    @TheSharpest
    My husband likes the left ones better too. Must be a male thing. Haha.
  9. Profile photo of desmini
    desmini Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:53 am
    in communist russia, car drives you!
  10. Profile photo of enzo213
    enzo213 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:58 am
    The boys at Top Gear would fall over laughing at this.
  11. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:59 am
    If a car works great, why change it?
  12. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:08 am
    I like the old designs. The new cars look like giant suppositories.
  13. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:09 am
    i like the old ones better =/
  14. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:09 am
    I lol`ed a little
  15. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:10 am
    I agree with TheSharpest, especially where the 78 Mustang is concerned. Car bodies these days are too rounded, they have no personality.
  16. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:13 am
    Funny thing is Russian cars can be used for more than 30 years without doing any reparations on them.
  17. Profile photo of Froggybuster
    Froggybuster Male 13-17
    122 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:16 am
    Before I scrolled down to the whole picture I thought this was a jab at the Mustang staying the same!

    Italian cars>Cerman>British>Japanese>US>Russia?

  18. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:20 am
    LOL
    I totally saw that coming.
  19. Profile photo of Rozz
    Rozz Female 18-29
    26 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:22 am
    Hm. I don`t think there improvements. I really like the old ones better.
  20. Profile photo of repression
    repression Female 13-17
    89 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:32 am
    I lol`d.
  21. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2010 at 9:49 am
    Lol with russia!
  22. Profile photo of captainkat
    captainkat Female 13-17
    159 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:53 am
    i knew the zaz had to be on here
  23. Profile photo of MackenBurger
    MackenBurger Male 18-29
    46 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:00 am
    I like the old ones better too... maybe I should just move to Russia.... haha nahhhh
  24. Profile photo of datsun
    datsun Male 18-29
    32 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:02 am
    @all
    Old cars rule, power crazed 80`s forever

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHnTnWYNx...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qvHJBMH...

  25. Profile photo of SephirothA83
    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
    955 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:04 am
    lol, in SOVIET UNION the cars ride YOU
  26. Profile photo of fuzzgrimly
    fuzzgrimly Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2010 at 10:07 am
    Well, Russia is a control economy, and only has one car manufacturer, if I remember right. Because there`s no competition for the cars, there`s no incentive to change them. The biggest change that they`ve gone under in a long time was the addition of windshield wipers, but they actually have to be removed when leaving the car to avoid having them stolen by people with later models. >n> Control economies don`t work so well.
  27. Profile photo of cman7721
    cman7721 Male 18-29
    618 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:09 am
    yeah, the germans have a thing against good-looking cars these days...oh-wait-you-meant-the-russ-
  28. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2010 at 10:45 am
    Ever`thin`s up-to-date in mother Russia, they gone `bout as fer as they kin go...
  29. Profile photo of tnnss111
    tnnss111 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 10:51 am
    the mustang is a 2010 idiots
  30. Profile photo of Skim
    Skim Female 13-17
    250 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:57 am
    LOL RUSSIA.
  31. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Some here are laughing at the beemer!?

    Hmmn, leaf springs (designed in the 1800`s), 300 HP from a 5 litre V8. The sad and very real truth is that the 1970`s BMW is far ahead of the 2010 Mustang for performance, technology and build quality. imagine how immensely the 2010 version will p*ss on it. You can`t sell these in Europe because they are famous for being so sh*t. Looks nice, but a polished turd is still a turd...

  32. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:28 am
    the 70s ones are all better looking
  33. Profile photo of osmandias
    osmandias Male 40-49
    205 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:28 am
    fuzzgrimly: "Well, Russia is a control economy, "

    You`r only just about 20 years behind ...

    Also, they may not have the best cars, but they can build trucks, check out the Ural or KamAZ

  34. Profile photo of JadeEskimo
    JadeEskimo Female 18-29
    45 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:44 am
    I agree with duckflash.
  35. Profile photo of cheese6969
    cheese6969 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    is that true or is it just flipped
  36. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    Reminds me of that episode of Top Gear where they try and see if `Communism ever made a good car.`

    At one point they raced a Russian car and a dog. The dog won.

  37. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    I see Russia hasn`t changed much.
  38. Profile photo of danddpony
    danddpony Female 13-17
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    February 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    "is that true or is it just flipped"

    It`s not flipped, just look at the details. Or it`s a good shop lol

  39. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    DO YOU, CAJUN? DAMN, YOU MUST BE PRETTY SMART, THEN.
  40. Profile photo of ruy-guy
    ruy-guy Male 18-29
    230 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    stop haten brah! :P
  41. Profile photo of tyrannus
    tyrannus Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    They`re nothing if not consistent, except it looks flipped. Also, the new cars from Japan, USA and Germany are worse looking than the 1978 ones.
  42. Profile photo of deadpopstar
    deadpopstar Female 18-29
    497 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    Old Mustangs are awesome, I hate how the new ones look.
  43. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    "Also, the new cars from Japan, USA and Germany are worse looking than the 1978 ones."
    /agree
  44. Profile photo of mac_n_cheese
    mac_n_cheese Male 13-17
    148 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    wrong...
    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/12/17/russi...
  45. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    The pic of the 1978 Russian car IS flipped, but they ARE two different cars (look at the bumper and grille.)
  46. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    old mustangs kick the A$$ out or the new ones
    do the new mustangs even have rear wheel drive? That thought alone demoralizes them by HALF
  47. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    "Old Mustangs are awesome, I hate how the new ones look."

    Agreed!

  48. Profile photo of TehTy
    TehTy Male 13-17
    112 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Way to improve, Russia.
  49. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Hey. I drive that same model BMW 720i from 1978, and it still runs perfectly. They may have lost the War, but the krauts sure won the Best Car Builders consolation prize.
  50. Profile photo of moogs
    moogs Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    Improvements? In my opinion, cars from the 60s and 70s look way better than they do now. Now a days they look like giant electric shavers.
  51. Profile photo of AlterImuruki
    AlterImuruki Male 13-17
    173 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    I like the older cars better anyways. Improvment shmovement.
  52. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    "Improvements? In my opinion, cars from the 60s and 70s look way better than they do now. Now a days they look like giant electric shavers." Amen
  53. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    "old mustangs kick the A$$ out or the new ones"
    not the one on the picture..

    "do the new mustangs even have rear wheel drive?"
    As a matter of fact they do.

    "That thought alone demoralizes them by HALF"
    although you can argue that the classic ones are much better, and by that i mean 1965 to 1970 MAch 1 or Boss 302, the new ones handle better have more power, and they give you better gas mileage

  54. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    it`s a shame that the new ones no longer deliver the personal feedback of actually being able to work on them yourself when they need it...

    the car-driver relationship was killed by the internal car computer...

  55. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    id rather have the old mustang
  56. Profile photo of EvilGrouse
    EvilGrouse Male 30-39
    454 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    Russia. Ha!
  57. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    You mean that amorphous thing from the US is an improvement? Give me the first one any day.
  58. Profile photo of 3justme3
    3justme3 Female 18-29
    498 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    "You mean that amorphous thing from the US is an improvement? Give me the first one any day."

    Seriously!!

  59. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    i actually just laughed out loud... thats hilarious!!
  60. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Africa 1978


    Africa 2009

    (Note: Wheels are imported.)

  61. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    BTW, old Mustangs are great -- I`ve had three of them -- but the Mustang II was a piece of crap. I never had one of them, but my brother did. It was basically just a dressed-up Pinto.
  62. Profile photo of eric01
    eric01 Male 30-39
    24 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    howlingwolf, how much crack have you smoked today? That ford is a pice of poo.
  63. Profile photo of PinkHomicide
    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    This albeit slightly off topic, reminds me of the old Tex Avery cartoons that featured things like "The car/television/Home/etc. of the future"
  64. Profile photo of greenspark82
    greenspark82 Female 18-29
    365 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    If it aint broke don`t fix it.
  65. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm
    lol so funny
  66. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 3:38 am
    I see they`ve upgraded the grill. That`s an improvement.
  67. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 5:18 am
    troll block. Saviona20. Troll.
  68. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 5:37 am
    "I see they`ve upgraded the grill. That`s an improvement."

    And the front bumper now comes in black. That`s right, black. Suave, no?

  69. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 5:37 am
    The 1978 USA looks so much better than the 2009
  70. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 6:50 am
    lol
  71. Profile photo of RG900
    RG900 Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 6:52 am
    haha lazy soviets
  72. Profile photo of yepimbored
    yepimbored Male 30-39
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    February 17, 2010 at 8:02 am
    That is what happens when your economic system is based on government control, doesn`t allow for return on investment, reward innovation or allow competition. This is what the US is marching towards. Do they still teach history?
  73. Profile photo of amaru420
    amaru420 Male 18-29
    76 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 9:37 am
    I BET THE RUSSIAN CAR RUNS BETTER THAN AMERICAN CARS. seriosuly though american cars were a lot more badass back then as compared to now. LOOK AT MY NEW 2010 MUSTANG. 40,000 miles later its LOOK AT ME RENTAL CAR WHILE MY TRANSMISSION GETS FIXED TEMPORARILY
  74. Profile photo of beccajdavis
    beccajdavis Female 18-29
    160 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    Hehe I love my Honda :D
  75. Profile photo of atlacatl
    atlacatl Male 18-29
    342 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    amaru420.

    My mustang has 60k miles. No breakage whatsoever and I take it to the drag strip at least once a month. My friend`s mustang has 53K and he drives 300 miles a week. My friend did an top end engine rebuild on his `79 camaro himself after 400k mi and had his transmission rebuilt 100K miles ago.

    Proper maintenance is key. Average car user don`t know when the proper interval for change for sparkplugs, oil, filters (oil, fuel, tranny, air) plug wires.

  76. Profile photo of datsun
    datsun Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfOCMWhTG...

    LOTUS LADA

  77. Profile photo of alk3v
    alk3v Male 18-29
    340 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    @yepimbored

    I hope you know that the US still has one of the most free and deregulated market environments out there relative to other developed countries. The US still has the highest return to R&D hence so many foreign Pharma/BioTech companies are more based in the US. Also, research funding has never been higher since Obama took over.

  78. Profile photo of Load
    Load Male 13-17
    160 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    I`d rather drive a car from 1978
  79. Profile photo of Jazzycakes
    Jazzycakes Male 18-29
    217 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    in soviet russia car drives yoouuuuu
  80. Profile photo of Plangkye
    Plangkye Female 18-29
    258 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    Is this image postulating that a current Mustang is superior to a classic? Load is SO right.
  81. Profile photo of WakkaWakka
    WakkaWakka Female 18-29
    27 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    I like the older models much better..
  82. Profile photo of heracy
    heracy Male 30-39
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    February 17, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    I lolled.

    You know what I hate? paid professionals that go to discussion sites to push their political agenda.

  83. Profile photo of Hayaoist
    Hayaoist Male 13-17
    12 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    The new mustang is in no way shape or form an improvement
  84. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    I was gonna say that only the mustang still looks the same but then I scrolled down lol.
  85. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    Hayaoist "The new mustang is in no way shape or form an improvement"

    Unless, of course, you`re one of those weirdos who thinks faster acceleration, higher top speed, better aerodynamics, better handling, better fuel economy, better ride, better crash survivability, longer-lasting drive train, better rust resistance, longer warranty, quieter cabin, more standard equipment, more power accessories, more comfortable seating, and a way, way, WAY better sound system would be considered an "improvement."

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