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Interesting - look at that dive under braking :eek:

BTW, am I the only without audio on this one?

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Interesting - look at that dive under braking :eek:

BTW, am I the only without audio on this one?

Jes
You gotta pump it right up, it's got low volume.
 

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Really cool find! I really like reading old reviews like that to see if the take of the reviewer has stood the test of time. Seems like they were pretty on with that one. Thanks!
 

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Good find, although I don't know what he meant about "the rear end styling" I like the back end of the 75. I had no idea they dipped that much under braking, I've never noticed while driving mine. Must be one of those things that looks worse than it is.
 

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It's due to the incredibly soft springs front and rear. ;)
 

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I wonder if the US spec 75s are softer than the European or Australian delivered ones.
Maybe, but it could also be the standard shocks. Mine certainly doesn't do that, but it has Koni yellows and Beninca rear springs. It corners very flat with no understeer.
 

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Great vid! As far as rear end styling goes I've allways loved the look but I know that was and is a point of debate. When I had my Milano I allways felt misunderstood but was so happy not to be in a BMW or Benz that my friends had. When they drove my car they would all say "****, what a cool car"
 

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I thought it was interesting that they compared it to the Acura Legend rather than the comparable BMW or Audi.

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Great vid! As far as rear end styling goes I've allways loved the look but I know that was and is a point of debate. When I had my Milano I allways felt misunderstood but was so happy not to be in a BMW or Benz that my friends had. When they drove my car they would all say "****, what a cool car"
I like the rear end styling too. I like the fact that the car stands out from the crowd and the body kit adds an element of cool. I also like the hand brake because basically all you do is push it forward, which is logical when you think about it. Putting the window switches on the roof is OK too because you can keep your eyes on the road when you use them. Whenever I park mine I have to turn around and look at it as I walk away.
I took it on a club run through the hills to the the southern wine region on Sunday and wound it out a bit and it was fantastic. Every time I take it for a drive like that I don't want to go home. I even look forward to driving it down to the shops. Like most other V6 drivers I don't listen to the radio very often either. It would be very difficult to find any car that is as much fun to drive in my opinion. When you look at the stupid money people are paying for 40 year old Australian muscle cars which are crude, poor handling and uncomfortable by comparison, the 75 is a hell of a lot of car for the money.
 

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Don't get me started on the hugely overpriced falcon gt's! There was one that was auctioned that sold for $600 000, what the hell! Sure there a great classic but talk about expensive, they were probably worth less than $30000 brand new.

I think it may be a possiblity that the "milanos" had softer springs then the 75's.
 

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Don't get me started on the hugely overpriced falcon gt's! There was one that was auctioned that sold for $600 000, what the hell! Sure there a great classic but talk about expensive, they were probably worth less than $30000 brand new.
If I remember correctly a GTHO was around $4,500 brand new in 1970.
 

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It's happening in the states big time too. Hemi Cuda convertibles going for $2,000,000. This same car sold for $120,000 in 1995/96. ***?
 

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Don't get me started on the hugely overpriced falcon gt's! There was one that was auctioned that sold for $600 000, what the hell! Sure there a great classic but talk about expensive, they were probably worth less than $30000 brand new.

I think it may be a possiblity that the "milanos" had softer springs then the 75's.

You'd think so, but the torsion bars are the same diameter, and I don't see why they'd change just the rear springs and not the front spring rates. I think your cars might dive that hard with a flat surface and fully working ABS.
 

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I thought the reviewer was quite good. Although he mentions the unusual rear-end styling and the tractor-like driving position, he doesn't hold it against the car and gives it a great review.
 

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Failed review

The reviewer failed to mention the most important feature - How many cases of wine one can place in the trunk. :D Notice he tossed out the traditional luggage that seemed not to fit?
Bah, clothes! Who needs them:rolleyes:
 

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**** and I thought I posted it first! Great find, I like that roadtest lots
 

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You'd think so, but the torsion bars are the same diameter, and I don't see why they'd change just the rear springs and not the front spring rates. I think your cars might dive that hard with a flat surface and fully working ABS.
You would be right as my car doesn't have ABS, I imagine it would dive a bit more if it had greater stopping power, yet even when he is driving through the cones the body roll looks excessive. I'll have to video record my car in a similar situation before I could 100% accept it. In saying that though I've never driven my car on a track and I don't plan to any time soon.
 

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Well your spring rates are most likely the same so I don't think you need to bother proving it - I remember driving my car hard when it was stock and the passengers always commented on the amount of roll, I never noticed it for some reason though...
 
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