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    CSVs: My Ideas

    Visit the hyperlink below and compare the vehicles and let me know what you think!

    http://lwelston.home.comcast.net/MyD...es/CSVMods.htm
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    Ilike them.
    Your stuff is nice, but your 4 designs have the same problem as GM's.
    They are all pretty much the same.

    I think the 4 vans need 4 different bumpers, 4 different foglights, 4 different grilles. Even different fenders.

    They shouldn't looks nearly the same as they do.

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    But these are a lot better front ends... for utter rebadges, they would still be a lot better!

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    Very nice - I'd like to see Saturn and Pontiac go in that direction just to differentiate themselves more.

    GM loves sharing parts like headlights, etc., so I doubt you would see 4 clone vehicles all with different headlights and bumpers -- this is pretty realistic, but I agree with Rex, I'd like to see maybe 2 sets of similar styles, then GM can have its commonality of parts and yet not have all 4 be the same.

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    you did very well-- they all look really nice- but I think you designs make them look more like minivans again--- and less like SUVs.

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    OMG THOSE ARE GORGEOUS!! EVEN for having re-badging ideas, those would be better than the crap GM is giving us now...

    I especially like how the saturn looks the least like an SUV...nice touch...

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    My God! Someone send his ideas to GM pronto! The CSVs need facelifts, and stat, and his ideas are perfict for a 2006 facelift!

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    Sorry to ask, but, does your website cost anything?

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    My site is hosted by Comcast with a free 25 megabyte site that is included with my Cable Internet. With basic cable and internet I believe my bill is around 40 a month.

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    wow, thoes are great. Really nice looking too. The Saturn looked good and a much better "import" personality then the one coming out. The chevy looked good as did the pontiac. I think that pontiac should move away from the twin grill design.
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    Originally posted by bigals87z28@Feb 2 2004, 10:25 PM
    I think that pontiac should move away from the twin grill design.
    What do you suggest in it's place?
    Now that the body cladding is gone, that's the only traditional trait that remains.

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    Originally posted by Rex Raider+Feb 2 2004, 09:48 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Rex Raider @ Feb 2 2004, 09:48 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bigals87z28@Feb 2 2004, 10:25 PM
    I think that pontiac should move away from the twin grill design.
    What do you suggest in it&#39;s place?
    Now that the body cladding is gone, that&#39;s the only traditional trait that remains. [/b][/quote]
    There have been a few Pontiac vehicles in the past that used a split air dam instead of a split grille, like the Sunbird, but they are in the minority:




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    Originally posted by Rex Raider+Feb 3 2004, 02:48 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Rex Raider @ Feb 3 2004, 02:48 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bigals87z28@Feb 2 2004, 10:25 PM
    I think that pontiac should move away from the twin grill design.
    What do you suggest in it&#39;s place?
    Now that the body cladding is gone, that&#39;s the only traditional trait that remains. [/b][/quote]
    who said it needs to be replaced? Just dont have it anymore. The Firebirds have done pretty well without them for some time.
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    Man I love the chevy version. You should email that to GM, so they can adapt that design instead of the catfish look they have going on.
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    Thanks for the comments so far, as for the Firebird, it did have a twin port grill, the WS-6 hood simply accentuated the grills vertically. Also, the twin port grill is simply an evolutionary adaptation of the original twin port grills of the 1960s, therefore I don’t think it should go away especially since it was an original cue for the muscle car past.

    Also one of GMs “bean counters” was my economics teacher a semester or two ago, and I have to admit, he did have a passion for his job. I think GMs” bean counters” get too much of a bum wrap, I think it only makes sense to standardize as many components as possible, but I do believe that sometimes, us fans have a tendency to criticize GMs good ideas and maybe they are just gun-shy about trying some revolutionary styling.

    I personally don’t care for Minivans of any kind, but GMs interior is a huge improvement over the last and with some minor adjustments, the exterior can look great also. I have two versions of the CSVs in progress, but cannot find the right angles for some of them to fly. Hope to have time to finish them soon.

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