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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 04:08 PM
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9. That Cadillac is a

parking nightmare, just waiting to happen. :P

Actually, I've had no trouble maneuvering it around....its turning radius is way better than I expected, too. Driving it in a straight line is no problem, either, as on a freeway, 'cos all that's in front is a fairly big hood that's not too freaky even for those of us used to smaller cars. Making turns in gas stations (those yellow poles that they install to ding car doors) or drive-throughs (yes, I took the limo to Taco Bell for seven-layer burritos!) is okay, too, as long as I remember that she's got a massive bootie that sticks way out back there. Baby's definitely got back. :D

The steering is responsive and tight, and it rides smoothly but does not float as I remember those big '70s cars doing -- I liked that feeling when I was a kid, but I imagine it's disconcerting to a driver who likes to feel connected to the road, as I do. It handles well, stops well (great brakes), and feels more like a small to midsize Mercedes than a '70s American land yacht. Looks like an aircraft carrier, performs like a windsurfer (okay, maybe not quite that extreme).

The Pantera story is pretty cool. Elvis loved cars but, like motorcycles, he didn't care how prestigious or expensive the brand...he just liked moving rapidly (he even took the governors off golf carts' motors and used to race the carts around Graceland at highly insane speeds, and he put caterpillar tracks on snowmobiles that he'd also tear about on around Graceland, year-round). I heard the Pantera story long ago but in that version the car was a Ferrari that he shot out in the desert beyond Vegas. Here's the story with some pictures:

Here's a picture of Elvis in it in 1975, before he put it out of his misery:

Elvis was here:


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  -I'm lusting after a Lincoln Mark IV... ForrestGump  May-08-07 03:39 PM   #0 
  - I'm not saying a damned thing  Squatch   May-08-07 03:40 PM   #1 
  - Pretty economical, really  kay1864   May-08-07 03:49 PM   #3 
  - Good comparison  ForrestGump   May-08-07 03:51 PM   #5 
  - Not sure  ForrestGump   May-08-07 03:49 PM   #4 
  - What you said.......  lost-in-nj   May-16-07 06:39 PM   #24 
  - I always liked the Mark IV myself  kay1864   May-08-07 03:47 PM   #2 
  - That Cadillac is a  ForrestGump   May-08-07 04:08 PM   #9 
  - I had a '72 mark iv  GTRMAN   May-08-07 03:53 PM   #6 
  - So THAT's what the 5 mph bumper is!  ForrestGump   May-08-07 04:13 PM   #10 
  - yep  GTRMAN   May-08-07 04:26 PM   #13 
  - DAAAA ROOOOL  Ryano42   May-08-07 11:12 PM   #20 
  - Lustin' behind the wheel....sing it baby....  jus_the_facts   May-08-07 03:54 PM   #7 
  - You made me  ForrestGump   May-08-07 04:13 PM   #11 
     - You make me...  jus_the_facts   May-08-07 04:52 PM   #16 
  - Every once in a great while I take my baby out...  Ryano42   May-08-07 04:06 PM   #8 
  - Oooooo....  ForrestGump   May-08-07 04:24 PM   #12 
     - It sat garaged for seven years...  Ryano42   May-08-07 07:15 PM   #17 
  - Get one, get one, get one!  Dyedinthewoolliberal   May-08-07 04:39 PM   #14 
  - A car a minute?  ForrestGump   May-08-07 04:41 PM   #15 
  - My buddy's got one. Been sitting in his friend's driveway for about two years. Cool car.  zonkers   May-08-07 07:40 PM   #18 
  - A Stealth Lincoln!  ForrestGump   May-16-07 06:38 PM   #23 
  - You have GOT to go Mark IV Cartier Edition  GOPisEvil   May-08-07 07:42 PM   #19 
  - Nice!!  ForrestGump   May-16-07 06:41 PM   #25 
  - Save your money.  MilesColtrane   May-09-07 08:31 AM   #21 
  - You mean,  ForrestGump   May-16-07 06:42 PM   #27 
  - The Pimpmobile  in search of sanity   May-09-07 08:33 AM   #22 
  - Shhhhhh  ForrestGump   May-16-07 06:44 PM   #28 
  - But how are you going to afford the gas for that thing?  Taverner   May-16-07 06:42 PM   #26 
     - See  ForrestGump   May-16-07 06:44 PM   #29 

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