"During one of my more spirited runs in the deep blue Firehawk, I,achieved that rare state of heightened awareness — or maybe I was just,dizzy — and I pondered these F-beauties in contrast with what usually, passes for a sports car or tuner vehicle nowadays, and versus the, stupefying SUV craze as well. How was rear-wheel drive supplanted by, front-wheel? When did this kind of raw, tromp-and-go torque give way to, high-revving, turbocharged four-bangers? How much carbon monoxide do,
you have to inhale before an imported front-drive buzzbox with an, exhaust outlet the size of a sewer pipe looks like a better choice than,one of these American icons? And how — how? — did sitting up high on, a truck chassis become more important than the kind of performance, and handling I was experiencing in this Pontiac" - or Chevrolet
I've often wondered the same thing myself. most people don't want to mess w/ their cars, they are nothing more than a mode of transport. but it's totally different for us who love nothing more than improving our rides!