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Video | Hoovie & Doug Discuss the Best American Car Ever

Have you ever thought about the best American car ever made? Today, Hoovie and Doug are debating just that — and it’s quite a lively debate. In fact, this is my very favorite episode of "Hoovie & Doug" so far. Watch the video above, and click the links below to check out Autotrader listings for Hoovie’s picks and Doug’s picks for the best American car ever made.

Hoovie’s Picks:

1996 Buick Park Avenue
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury "Panther" Cars

Doug’s Picks:
– Ford Model T
Ford F-Series
1980s-1990s Chrysler Minivan
New Chevy Corvette
2005-2006 Ford GT

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  1. Now, just to be clear – is the $84 the total new value after the 3% increase, or did the value of the car increase by $84, making it now worth $2,884?

  2. One of the best videos so far, really enjoyed it.  I think for a true conversation about the best American car, you need to set the ground rules ahead of time.  Significance is one way, which seemed more like Doug’s argument, and durability seemed like Tyler’s argument.  The truth is probably somewhere in the middle of those, but you need to have an agreed upon criterion to determine a real winner.  Just saying….

  3. I’d probably say the best American car is the Panther platform. Nothing has really replaced them as the do-anything car (The Chrysler LX-body cars come close, as around 45% of cop cars sold are Chargers, and lots of Chrysler 300C’s replaced Town Cars in fleets, but the LX hasn’t become a popular taxi). 

    • Love my 06 Town Car. I hold a real grudge against auto journalists for bringing about its demise. Yes, the panther platform needed to die in 2011, but the soft, squishy, yacht-like old man car certainly didn’t. I blame auto journalists for killing that because of an obsession with 0-60 times, cornering, and all sorts of other nonsense that doesn’t matter for 95% of all driving situations.

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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