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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #60 on: November 10, 2022, 02:05:13 PM »
It's tough to find an exact analog, but here is an angle no one has mentioned yet: Toyota.  Neither company is cutting edge, and both roll out old designs year-after-year.  Hell, even when Toyata went with new tech in the original Prius, they avoided doing anything cutting edge and made it heavy and slow.

Toyota even made a beautiful new car once with the 2000GT, but unlike Guzzi with the V7, the company isn't smart enough to base a new car on it.

Man,

Toyota is a religiously Lean Six Sigma manufacturing company.  I don't think LSS has been translated into the Mandello Italian dialect, or ever will.

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #61 on: November 10, 2022, 02:08:06 PM »



 

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2022, 04:57:30 PM »
Rocker,

Spot on.... If only Alfa Romeo sold the Gulia in a Coupe. I was hoping that after they ironed out the early kinks the first few years that they would make a Coupe and Wagon to really take BMW on. IMO, this is one of the most engaging sedans on the market, even the 4cyl model. The 6cyl is off the hook addicting, but double the $$.

If they sold this, it would be in my garage right now.............




There is some hope in that rumor has it there will be a new Barracuda built on a Gulia chassis, but that was before they started talking all this EV baloney.
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2022, 05:05:39 PM »
Why I'm taking away from this thread is that comparing bikes and cars is extremely subjective.  Apples and oranges as they say.  Entertaining, but not definitive.
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #69 on: November 10, 2022, 07:45:02 PM »
None of these suggestions seem to line up with the cost of a Guzzi though.

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2022, 08:55:13 AM »
Good points, all.  I'd add that for starters and candidate must have three pedals and a stick.............. ............
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2022, 10:03:08 AM »
The Wife's Grand Marquis.  The last of the real cars made in America.  Solid, dependable, big, powerful, fast, comfortable and can be drove all day without any fatigue. She said there is not a car out there that can replace it. 
 

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #72 on: November 11, 2022, 10:58:42 AM »
The Wife's Grand Marquis.  The last of the real cars made in America.  Solid, dependable, big, powerful, fast, comfortable and can be drove all day without any fatigue. She said there is not a car out there that can replace it.

Isn't that the Harley Road King of cars?
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #73 on: November 11, 2022, 05:40:43 PM »
The Wife's Grand Marquis.  The last of the real cars made in America.  Solid, dependable, big, powerful, fast, comfortable and can be drove all day without any fatigue. She said there is not a car out there that can replace it.

My dad said the same until he drove a Chrysler 300...... He has had it 5 years, has been trouble free and one of his favorite cars of all time.  I once owned a Marauder, was the wife's car that I brought home for her. Lasted a month...... lol.  Hello Minivan (Oldsmobile Silhouette)
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #74 on: November 12, 2022, 09:31:49 AM »
I have been thinking on this and I came up with a car. Not modern but a good comparison. VW carmen giha convertable.
Different drivetrain than most cars. Air cooled, with little heat when you need it. Basic power but not really great. Good for going 60MPH when we had the stupid 55 Speed limit. Different styling.

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #75 on: November 13, 2022, 05:52:34 PM »
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #76 on: November 15, 2022, 08:49:18 AM »
If you could buy a brand new 1986 Suzuki Samurai  it would be the V7 of cars? As much fun to drive as it gets, very little worry about speeding tickets and a horrible suspension. Great as a daily commuter and mountain driver, but not so hot on the interstate.
But wait, you can still buy them new in Mexico.

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #77 on: November 15, 2022, 08:58:00 AM »
I dunno...Not so modern.... :laugh: :grin: :wink: but maybe my wife's car...

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #78 on: November 17, 2022, 08:11:07 AM »
Not exactly modern either, the oddball of cars/trucks.


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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #79 on: November 17, 2022, 08:21:33 AM »
If you could buy a brand new 1986 Suzuki Samurai  it would be the V7 of cars? As much fun to drive as it gets, very little worry about speeding tickets and a horrible suspension. Great as a daily commuter and mountain driver, but not so hot on the interstate.
But wait, you can still buy them new in Mexico.

https://www.globalsuzuki.com/automobile/lineup/jimny/
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #80 on: November 17, 2022, 08:22:35 AM »
I LOVE those-and the red with rally stripes is just about perfect.
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« Reply #81 on: November 17, 2022, 08:23:22 AM »
Cam's spot on with the Spider-and let's add the X-19
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #82 on: November 17, 2022, 08:41:09 AM »
Cam's spot on with the Spider-and let's add the X-19

Back in the day, I had a girlfriend in Danbury, CT that had one...Fun little car...handled like a GO-CART...but did NOT like the wet, cold, east coast winters... :rolleyes: :shocked:



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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #83 on: November 17, 2022, 09:40:09 AM »
Back in the day, I had a girlfriend in Danbury, CT that had one...Fun little car...handled like a GO-CART...but did NOT like the wet, cold, east coast winters... :rolleyes: :shocked:





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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #84 on: November 17, 2022, 10:11:11 AM »
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The Wife's Grand Marquis.  The last of the real cars made in America.  Solid, dependable, big, powerful, fast, comfortable and can be drove all day without any fatigue. She said there is not a car out there that can replace it. 

I had a 1985 - I LOVED that car!
Also relatively easy and inexpensive to work on. With coilovers on the back and some weight in the
trunk, it was also quite good in the snow with snow tires. And for those of us over 6' tall, there's plenty
of room.

My son has one now - a 1996? He loves it to death.

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #85 on: November 17, 2022, 10:15:28 AM »
I had a 1985 - I LOVED that car!
Also relatively easy and inexpensive to work on. With coilovers on the back and some weight in the
trunk, it was also quite good in the snow with snow tires. And for those of us over 6' tall, there's plenty
of room.

My son has one now - a 1996? He loves it to death.

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Because she was a petite girl, the other car she had, besides the Fiat X 1/9 was a little MG Midget...  Fun to drive...handled well...also REALLY did not like the cold, wet, east coast winters!! :laugh: :grin:







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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #86 on: November 17, 2022, 12:00:21 PM »
Certainly not a modern vehicle, or even currently in business. But, Studebaker has many similarities to the venerable Moto Guzzi.
Studebaker, like Moto Guzzi, had always been challenged in financing. Unlike other manufacturers, Studebaker seemed to always be one step behind. All the while, they brought to market many innovative designs, like the early 60ís Wagonaire. Way ahead of its time, it utilized a sliding rear roof.

Similar to Moto Guzzi, Studebaker had great engineering, as well as notable designers, including Raymond Loewy. Like the Moto Guzzi Daytona, Studebaker also had flashes of brilliance, with the Starliner Coupe and timeless Avanti.

 Advertising and dealer network was always a challenge for Studebaker, which certainly didnít help their sales. I see this is an area, which mirrors Moto Guzzi.

Lastly, Studebaker owners are as faithful to the brand as any Guzzi rider,




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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #87 on: November 17, 2022, 06:23:05 PM »
Chinese....................

I think its the Indians Tata motor own Jag along with Landrover. MG is a Chinese owned brand.

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #88 on: November 17, 2022, 07:00:43 PM »
I think its the Indians Tata motor own Jag along with Landrover. MG is a Chinese owned brand.

Yes, I was mistaken, it is Volvo that is Chinese. Didn't realize that about MG. I thought I had seen a story a couple years ago that a Chinese company did a hostile takeover of Tata just after they bought Jaguar and Land Rover marques, but that didn't happen.

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #89 on: November 17, 2022, 08:33:33 PM »
Studebaker also developed the Hillholder which Subaru proudly claims to have developed. I owned a couple of Studebaker pickups, they were far better than the competition. Shame that the company was so mis-managed.
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