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Old 09-02-11, 12:24 PM
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What cars should be made again?

I'd like to see the El Camino made again.
And the 124 Spider would be nice (assuming it actually goes longer than a week without needing a major repair this time. )
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El Camino for sure. But it would have to be front engine, rear wheel drive, just like the original. Not sure what "car" platform it would be based off of, as the Monte Carlo is no more.

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What I really miss are the small trucks Toyota and Datsun made in the mid '70s to mid '80s. My favorite was the Toyota 1-Ton from 1987, I had one of those and I wish I could buy another one. The small trucks gradually grew bigger, heavier, more luxurious and car-like. And more expensive. I miss those things.

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I'd like to see the El Camino made again.
And the 124 Spider would be nice (assuming it actually goes longer than a week without needing a major repair this time. )
Agree with the El Camino. I had a 1970 with a 327 4 speed. It was so damn dependable. I was stopped for a school bus loading in front of me. Another school bus came up from behind and obviously did not see me, plowing into the back of my prized possession. The El Camino was a light tan, don't know if the driver was fixated on the yellow school bus and just did not see me. Anyways, the bed of the El Camino was pushed up almost at a 45 degree angle. At the time I had boxes of 3 and 4 inch PVC fittings in the bed. Those were scattered all over the intersection and I mean ALL over. A PVC fitting will bounce forever, kind of like a Super Ball.
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El Camino for sure. But it would have to be front engine, rear wheel drive, just like the original. Not sure what "car" platform it would be based off of, as the Monte Carlo is no more.
Just like the most recent GTO and current Chevy Police platform-- import the Holden from Australia. They still believe in V8s (and car-based trucks) there.
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El Camino for sure. But it would have to be front engine, rear wheel drive, just like the original. Not sure what "car" platform it would be based off of, as the Monte Carlo is no more.
the "el camino" was going to come back until GM dismissed the pontiac badge:
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my vote goes the the porsche 951:


the timing would be perfect as well. porsche has discussed a "budget boxster" using a subaru 4cyl but now that they are vw owned i vote they build a 951 biased off the audi tt chassis. the two cars could live in the same price bracket without stepping on each other's toes. drop the awd for rwd, square off the shoulders, give it a proper glass hatch, and eliminate some of the luxury items for improved suspension bits and better brakes. one would be a gt car while the other is a true sport coupe.

it would also be quite fitting that the "new 951" be biased off an audi chassis seeing as the "old 951" chassis was originally designed to wear the rings.
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What I really miss are the small trucks Toyota and Datsun made in the mid '70s to mid '80s. My favorite was the Toyota 1-Ton from 1987, I had one of those and I wish I could buy another one. The small trucks gradually grew bigger, heavier, more luxurious and car-like. And more expensive. I miss those things.
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If Toyota would re-open the 1986 Hilux assembly line and build them exactly as they were (no cheaper construction, thinner sheet metal, bigger wheels, stupider interior, satellite navigation system, nothing), I'd be first in line. Standard cab, 5-speed, 22R-E, Awesome 1980s Beige, 2WD.

My bf had one of these trucks. 1986 2wd with a topper. He bought it new for $6600. He drove it for 21 years. He still misses that truck.
Then he had a 1994 4wd reg cab Toyota truck, 22RE. Very nice truck but he needed an extra cab. A year ago he bought a 1996 Tacoma 4wd extra cab, v6. It's pretty nice for a 15yo truck. He looked at newer Tacomas but didn't like them. Too big and plastic-y.
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you guys do realize that there are plug in electric vehicles currently available that are better than the ill fated ev-1...
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What I really miss are the small trucks Toyota and Datsun made in the mid '70s to mid '80s. My favorite was the Toyota 1-Ton from 1987, I had one of those and I wish I could buy another one. The small trucks gradually grew bigger, heavier, more luxurious and car-like. And more expensive. I miss those things.

A new MGA would be fun.
I also miss those small simple trucks... the 22R engine will run forever and both Toyota and Nissan have been building bigger and bigger trucks that are less workman like and more like their North American counterparts which also seem to get used more for personal transportation than any serious hauling.

My uncle swore by his Datsuns on the farm... he had bigger vehicles but the Datsun trucks were dependable and tough in the field and in most cases were the right size for hauling most stuff while being more economical.
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Ok, what I'd like even more is for GM to admit their lies about the EV-1.
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I also miss those small simple trucks... the 22R engine will run forever and both Toyota and Nissan have been building bigger and bigger trucks that are less workman like and more like their North American counterparts which also seem to get used more for personal transportation than any serious hauling.

My uncle swore by his Datsuns on the farm... he had bigger vehicles but the Datsun trucks were dependable and tough in the field and in most cases were the right size for hauling most stuff while being more economical.
My uncle had a '71 Datsun pickup. This isn't it, just a photo I found on the web. His was blue. That thing probably had over 300K on it before it finally died.

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Ok, what I'd like even more is for GM to admit their lies about the EV-1.
some estimates show that each car cost nearly $100,000 to build. no one would have bought them. i am still waiting to see my first leaf in real life. so far every electric vehicle charging station ive seen has been empty. the EV-1 lease program was an engineering exercise and nothing more.

if you dont trust GM read toyota's reports from that era.
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