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Old 04-07-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default GM W-/G-Body vs. Ford Panther

These three large car platforms have advantages and disadvantages.

A traditional American car is a full-sizer, has a classic style, with an automatic transmission with 4 or less gears, with an engine displaying between 6 and 8 cylinders

IMO, here'* what a comparison between W-Body and Panther should look like:
Chevrolet Lumina, Chevrolet Impala, Oldsmobile Intrigue, Pontiac Grand Prix = Ford Crown Victoria
Buick Century, Regal = Mercury Grand Marquis
Chevrolet Monte Carlo = Ford Thunderbird*

*A Ford model not built on a Panther platform

The rear-wheel-drive body-on-frame B- and luxurious D-Body platforms evolved to the front-wheel-drive unibody W- and upscale G-Bodies.

Why no Chrysler LH or LX platform?

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Unlike the W-Body or Panther, the Chrysler LH- and LX-built sedans have some sort of style found in many grand tourers, muscle and personal luxury coupes.

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Any reason you left out the full size sedan that came with both luxury and power? The Bonneville is slightly longer than the W-body and came with some nice powertrain choices. Supercharged 3800 in the SSEi and Northstar V8 in the GXP. I have yet to ride in a car that is more comfortable for the long trip.
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i think the w-body coupe is more comfortable than the bonnie, all depends on year and package. mostly if you are the one in the back, lol
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I love my W-bodys they are the most comfortable riding and range from slow to fast. W-bodys are by far my favorite FWD car platform.
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If we are comparing a crow vic, I would compare it to the B-Body of time past.
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What Panther or LH/LX car would you compare with what G- or W-Body car?
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B-body is the best platform ever. Second best is Panther. No one, NO ONE, beats those two.
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