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rustymx5 wrote "And some people say McLaren has no soul..." That reminded me of code words sportscasters use for football players from "The League." Scrappy. Gym rat. Firecracker. Class act. I think "soul" is a code word for "Italian." So, what other code words are used for a car company "ethnicity?"

So, I was driving back from dinner and I suddenly remembered that the old Chrysler LH sedans had longitudinally mounted engines. I thought that was really weird until I read why. Apparently, Chrysler used the Eagle Premier as the LH benchmark and the Eagle Premier was derived from a...Renault. That explains…

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In an AP interview with Mulally and Fairley about Lincoln, Fairley said, "And what we found in the recession was a fundamental reset button on price points, on expectations, on why people buy a luxury car — to treat themselves rather than to show off. We are seeing that play out right now." Mulally follows up with…