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    To compete against Lincoln (now that Caddy is trying to move up in class).


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    I like it, other than the headlights..

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    Originally posted by nsap@Dec 6 2003, 05:10 PM
    I like it, other than the headlights..
    Ditto!

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    THe Lincoln Town Car back end has 2 go.
    Current line up:
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    And further down the road: 2k4 Cadillac CTS V.

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    Rex, I think I've liked all of your concepts so far, but this one......well.....no.

    I do like the fluid effects on the metallic skin - almost looks like that all-aluminum Jaguar, but I don't see any particularly redeeming qualities otherwise. It just looks like it has too many distracting elements coming together in an unsatisfying way. The basic body lines have potential, and I like the rear window a little.

    I'd ditch the headlights and fix the roof- looks a little too beefy on top. I'm not sure what kind of headlights would be better.....perhaps lose the middle of the "3" headlights in the cluster and have 2 like this?



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    The headlights are from the Lexus GS430.
    I melted the 2 lights together so it wouldn't look so Lexus like.

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    I think I agree with Ming that you've definitely done better, Rex. . . I don't like the wheels, the lower grill, the headlights, or the "bubbly" roof line. . . I DO like the idea of Buick competing directly with Lincoln since Caddy is now WAY beyond stooping to that level.

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    I have to disagree... even though I don't like the lights, I tend to like it more than Ming's (just my own opinion). I think new headlights and less of a sloping grill (but the same one overall) would make it a lot better

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    Here's version 2:


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    Better, but something about that grill, hmm...

    I like the rest of it though

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    sorry rex...not a big fan of this one. i don't think i could like it no matter what you do as long as i can see the lincoln resemblance......i've just never been a fan of the town car's current design, profile, proportion or anything... i don't know...maybe if you tried basing it off of something else? i'd like a curvier looking buick personally, the roof is too flat....i prefer the current Park Ave design.

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    this is me thinking that trying to appeal to Lincoln Towncar buyers is a bad idea since they will all be dead it 10 years...

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    Those aren't the GTO headlights, are they? :ninja: heehee
    I don't know, the roof and lower grill look better, but something just isn't right. . . maybe the upper grill is still too sloped, or maybe it's the curve on the beltline at the rear doors. . . I'm at a loss :huh:

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    Originally posted by Rex Raider@Dec 7 2003, 11:41 AM
    Here's version 2:

    Nice. That's kind of neat what you have going on with the bumper, I might reverse the diagonal lines on the left side of the bumper. I'd like bigger portholes, like the old Buicks had, but you have to work with that slope in the body line and large wheel wells, so I guess the small ones are OK.

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    It just doesn't look right; it's almost like the front end is too sloped; what if you based it off of the current Park/previous Roadmaster?

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