I commented in the recent Cordoba retrospective article that they should use this platform to bring back a Cordoba special edition. We joke, but running with the Corinthian Leather and such theme might just be a winner.
Sometime in the last 5-10 years the auto writing crowd (got younger?) has shifted to lumping anything performance into the muscle category.
Some enjoy debating these definitions on forums I guess.
Making it a catch-all category isn't as useful (to me) as I think of different things when someone says:
(and probably more).
Thank you for that comment Weispanzer. That gravity you mention comes across in so many articles and posts here (and everywhere else).
Anyone that reads car mags (especially those that test new vehicles) has been subject to decades of "old model/platform bad, new thing best".
With the exception of changes for safety (that actually did improve safety) lots of platform changes have not been for the consumer benefit that the mass market would notice and appreciate.
Take any of the models that have only had minor evolutions in design for generations. Meanwhile the VW Beetle was an ancient design by the time it became popular in North America. The Challenger/Charger/300 platform is a modern example of this (and probably what should be the norm).
To some degree, as consumers I think we have been tricked on this for a long time.
I’ve had 5 challengers,they kept upping horsepower and trims so had to keep buying,they wonderful cars.when the originals were out I couldn’t afford one so patients paid off and these new ones are faster and nicer to drive.I presently have charger hellcat,carry too many people now it seems,but still like the looks of challenger the best