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Old 11-21-13, 09:08 AM   #326
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Old 11-21-13, 02:22 PM   #327
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I know where they got that idea.
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-24-13, 12:17 PM   #330
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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.
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good call. while we're on that - the Infiniti QX80 (the large SUV) is ugly as ****. no surprise that mostly women drive.
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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.
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Ha. I didn't even know we had Hyundai here in '86. Some surprisingly nice cars nowadays.
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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.
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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.
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A Subaru 360!!!! Great choice

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A Subaru 360!!!! Great choice

I just googled "turkey car" and that's what came back, had no idea what it was, thanks for the info.
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I'm no so sure that is a 360. For one, look at the rear window: http://www.cartype.com/pages/3342/
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Old 12-02-13, 07:50 AM   #340
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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?
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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.
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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.

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Old 12-05-13, 05:55 PM   #343
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A Subaru 360!!!! Great choice

Nah. It's a Rolls Roaster.
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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.

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

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Old 12-06-13, 03:00 AM   #345
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Yes I've got to say that if you look closely at the glass then the Fiat 500 looks like the base car.

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And the seams in the body work match as well as the bumper, plate holder and the light above it.
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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.
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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.
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Lambo's roasting in an open fire,
Gas fumes ripping up your nose,
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The Nissan Juke proves they still know how to do ugly.

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.
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