It's growing on my like a fungus. DC really screwed the pooch on this one.
Well said Makara,makara said:The Gen I and Gen II were kick ass in my eyes right off the bat. I can remember my dad taking me to the car show when I was a little kid. I clawed my way through the crowd to see the scintillating red car slowly turn behind the guardrales. I think my reaction was a bit like Ralphie's reaction (Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window.)of seeing the leg lamp in A Christmas Story. The big fat, wide tires seemed to practically touch each other in the rear. The buldge on the hood hinted to the power that the sidepipes flaunted. The 8 liter V-10 seemed so exotic, so powerfull, so over the top. For a preteen boy, the sweeping curves and voluptious fenders were as close to a playboy pin up as I was going to get...
...then the SRT-10 came out. Yeah, maybe it's grown on me. Maybe not. One of Pavlov's many experiments on animals might explain how the SRT is growing on some people. Pavlov would put a dog in an metal cage and connect an electric current to it. At first, the dogs would yelp, scream, and claw to get out of the cage. By turning the power off and on, the dogs would always try to get out of the cage. Pavlov then redid the experiment but this time kept the current running through the cage without break. After a period of yelping and clawing, the dogs, without exception, would lay down, be quiet, and just accept their misery. That is what happened to viper owners. We have accepted that our current model is souless. We have accepted that the car will not speak to us like the supermodel inspired curves of the Gen I/II. We have accepted that the bean counters want to make the car appeal to the masses and not the passionate.
I don't know that we have accepted the Gen III to this point. If we have then sales would not be down on the 03-04 Models. I think there is a gap that has been created by the two body styles. Don't get me wrong the Gen III is an ok car. But as you stated there just is no passion stiring or salivating going on when I look at a Gen III, but now a Gen II/I and my mouth waters I get excited.makara said:We have accepted that our current model is souless. We have accepted that the car will not speak to us like the supermodel inspired curves of the Gen I/II. We have accepted that the bean counters want to make the car appeal to the masses and not the passionate.