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BenzFanatic 11-21-13 09:08 AM

Um...
https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...91868163_n.jpg

no motor? 11-21-13 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic (Post 16265458)

I know where they got that idea. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AdidCG7SYn...600/nissan.jpg

Zinger 11-21-13 03:41 PM

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This AMC Gremlin probably has been mentioned. At 70,000 miles everything goes south which makes it not nearly as practical as a work car than I'd hoped.

Oh they'll laugh and point alright but Beemers and Jaguars will give you the right of way if you drive it just right.

BenzFanatic 11-21-13 03:47 PM

I may be sick in the head, but I've actually always kind of liked the gremlin and pacer... they definitely belong in this thread though.

BenzFanatic 11-24-13 12:17 PM

I love them so much, but they belong here. Check out a vid on the 6x6 if you've never seen it in action. Absolutely insane.
http://www.autoweek.com/galleryimage...nz-6x6-duo.jpg

the sci guy 11-24-13 01:05 PM

good call. while we're on that - the Infiniti QX80 (the large SUV) is ugly as ****. no surprise that mostly women drive.

Artkansas 11-24-13 01:19 PM

I have to include the 1986 Hyundai Excel

http://media.caranddriver.com/images...s-1280x782.jpg

Its econobox lines aren't that bad for the period, but quality control was not something Hyundai had gotten together yet. I had a friend who owned one. By 40,000 miles the car was at the end of its service life.

BenzFanatic 11-24-13 01:44 PM

Ha. I didn't even know we had Hyundai here in '86. Some surprisingly nice cars nowadays.

Jeff Wills 11-24-13 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 16274191)
I have to include the 1986 Hyundai Excel

Its econobox lines aren't that bad for the period, but quality control was not something Hyundai had gotten together yet. I had a friend who owned one. By 40,000 miles the car was at the end of its service life.

A friend of mine was given an early Hyundai Excel as her first new car. After some mileage, it started coming apart- literally. The floorpan started to tear apart behind the front seats. I understand it was welded back together and sold.

Artkansas 11-24-13 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic (Post 16274250)
Ha. I didn't even know we had Hyundai here in '86. Some surprisingly nice cars nowadays.

It shows the value of persistance. both Yugos and Hyundais were jokes back then. Yugo failed to learn its lessons. Hyundai kept trying and caught on that people want inexpensive not cheap, and that when choosing between quality and cheap, people usually go for as much quality as they can afford.

bikeguyinvenice 11-28-13 05:09 AM

One just for today:

http://seattletwist.com/wp-content/u...Turkey-car.jpg

Artkansas 11-28-13 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice (Post 16285445)

A Subaru 360!!!! Great choice

http://autobestpics.com/img/Subaru-3603.jpg

bikeguyinvenice 11-28-13 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 16285652)
A Subaru 360!!!! Great choice

http://autobestpics.com/img/Subaru-3603.jpg

I just googled "turkey car" and that's what came back, had no idea what it was, thanks for the info.

mikeybikes 12-01-13 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 16285652)
A Subaru 360!!!! Great choice

I'm no so sure that is a 360. For one, look at the rear window: http://www.cartype.com/pages/3342/

Artkansas 12-02-13 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeybikes (Post 16291682)
I'm no so sure that is a 360. For one, look at the rear window: http://www.cartype.com/pages/3342/

Yes, I noticed that there were variations from the turkey car, but in looking at the 360s, I also noticed a range of styles as they were made for 13 years. Can you think of any other car that comes close to being the turkey car?

mikeybikes 12-02-13 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 16293590)
Yes, I noticed that there were variations from the turkey car, but in looking at the 360s, I also noticed a range of styles as they were made for 13 years. Can you think of any other car that comes close to being the turkey car?

Fair enough. There were lots of similar Japanese K-Cars from the era, but the 360 does appear to be the closest.

Artkansas 12-05-13 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeybikes (Post 16291682)
I'm no so sure that is a 360. For one, look at the rear window: http://www.cartype.com/pages/3342/

I've been looking a little more and I think you are right, mikeybikes. Although the picture was from a Seattle site, looking at the background, it seems its more like England than Seattle. So I expanded my search from cars that could be imported into the U.S., to cars that might be in England.

The Fiat 500 is looking mighty likely.

Turkey Car
http://seattletwist.com/wp-content/u...Turkey-car.jpg

1957-1975 Fiat 500
http://webexpedition18.com/wp-conten...010/03/121.jpg

colorider 12-05-13 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 16285652)
A Subaru 360!!!! Great choice

http://autobestpics.com/img/Subaru-3603.jpg

Nah. It's a Rolls Roaster.

AnthonyG 12-06-13 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 16304757)
I've been looking a little more and I think you are right, mikeybikes. Although the picture was from a Seattle site, looking at the background, it seems its more like England than Seattle. So I expanded my search from cars that could be imported into the U.S., to cars that might be in England.

The Fiat 500 is looking mighty likely.

Turkey Car
http://seattletwist.com/wp-content/u...Turkey-car.jpg

1957-1975 Fiat 500
http://webexpedition18.com/wp-conten...010/03/121.jpg

Yes I've got to say that if you look closely at the glass then the Fiat 500 looks like the base car.

Anthony

Artkansas 12-06-13 03:00 AM

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Originally Posted by AnthonyG (Post 16305780)
Yes I've got to say that if you look closely at the glass then the Fiat 500 looks like the base car.

Anthony

And the seams in the body work match as well as the bumper, plate holder and the light above it.

TiBikeGuy 12-06-13 10:16 AM

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/y...psd97a91a2.jpg

Three Lamborghini supercars up in smoke - 1 Aventador and 2 Gallardo - went up in flames after they crashed into each other on the North-South Expressway near Seremban this morning (06.12.2013). According to witnesses, one of the Lamborghinis lost control and slammed into the road divider, and the two cars following behind crashed into it. The vehicles are registered in Singapore and were part of a five-car convoy heading to Kuala Lumpur.

Not so beautiful when they are roasting in an open fire.

Zinger 12-07-13 03:04 AM

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That whole late '50s space race era was pretty influential in a really ugly way when it came to Detroit. Maybe we were just a little full of ourselves back then with so many terrible finned tunaboats disguised as space vehicles on the road. It's a little hard to choose from so many gaudy vehicles from then but I nominate the late '50s Desotos as spaced out auto evolution at it's worst. Too bad Chrysler even stopped making a hemi in '59 that you could take out and use in something worth rodding up.

Artkansas 12-07-13 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by TiBikeGuy (Post 16306502)

Lambo's roasting in an open fire,
Gas fumes ripping up your nose,
Traffic snarled by a burning tire,
Highway cops wait for the fire hose.

eja_ bottecchia 12-07-13 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 15482725)
The Nissan Juke proves they still know how to do ugly.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...t_20101030.jpg

I was waiting for someone to bring up this exercise in ugliness! The name should be Junk, not Juke...unless Juke is Japanese for Junk.

eja_ bottecchia 12-07-13 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier (Post 15516671)
i personaly believe that u.s. americans
cant read about the history of canada and other countries such as the iraq and africa
in the library because
most u.s. americans dont have libraries
and the public ones are all full of yucky homeless people
and minorities and such as

Hey you poutine eating, Molson swilling, tundra dweller...you got something minorities? :notamused:


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