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Old 11-07-14, 01:06 PM
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Ultimate Nerd Car...Your Vote?

I was riding today and was passed by what I consider the ultimate nerd car, a Checker Marathon. I guess many nerds today prefer Xtracycles, I can't think of a current made car for nerds.
What is your vote for ultimate nerd ride?

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Pontiac Aztek with all the camping options:

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Cube...


This is coming from a guy who owns an Element. They're pretty nerdy too.
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Volkwgen Type I

Infinitely hackable.
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^ hell yes!
Take out that little 4 banger and drop a 911 6cylinder boxer in that baby.
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Growing up in rural Ontario, we never saw Checkers as cabs, and not at all until an entrepreneur decided to bring them up from the US refurish them and sell them.

The local veterinarian bought one. He wanted a trunk for his bag and meds, but wanted a big back seat to transport dogs and cats if needed. Worked for him, he loved it.
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Old 11-07-14, 03:12 PM
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AMC Pacer has to get a Vote AMC Pacer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

or Honda , out Mini-ing the Austin Mini https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_N360

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Z

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Wouldn't the ultimate nerd car be a bicycle?
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Wouldn't the ultimate nerd car be a bicycle?
Yep, nerds are the target market of the Xtracycle.
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Old 11-07-14, 09:10 PM
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Well, a nerd that made some money may go for a Model S | Tesla Motors

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Train car, amphibious bus with a satellite dish, or rickshaw/cart/carriage/wagon/chariot that can be pulled by anything, such as a lawnmower, horse, dogs, bike, etc.
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I love super small cars that have lots of usable space
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The Horse on a treadmill ,inside , powering a Bus was a design I saw . some where .

Like the old farmsteads in Norway where the house was over the barn to get heat generated from the livestock below , may make a warm Double decker .
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The Geo Metro of course. Perfect for the person who's interests are digital and a car is just a way to get to the job/Con/store and back.



Second choice, a Prius

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Fiat 500.....especially if someone puts a big wind up key on the back of it.
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The beetle and prius were my first thoughts. There are sects of nerds for almost every car though. The italian car enthusiasts here are regarded as particularly nerdy I believe. Unimogs are for the renaissance man nerd.

The Smart fortwo, very nerdy.
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prius

If there was a "head up your butt" car I'd vote Hummer.
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I kind of like the current 500's.
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Volvo 240 wagon, the '70s-'90s boxy one. Easy to maintain, somewhat hackable for performance, decent mpg, engineered for safety, huge loadspace in back with the seat folded down.
No pretense, low cost and configurable says "nerd car" to me.
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All these suggestions are good, but I think this one's the funniest! Is the GPS programmed for donut shops?
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