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Eric
11-29-2006, 02:08 PM
How about it?

There are some crappy cars that are nonetheless appealing - for example:

* VW Thing
* AMC ("any" model, but especially a Matador, Pacer or Gremlin)
* Cittroen (see above)
* BMW Isetta


What cars of this genre make your list (if any)?

swamprat
11-29-2006, 05:40 PM
I would like to add the following:

Dodge Aspen Station Wagen 1975-77
Chevy Monza - Remember those? 1975-1980

pgranzeau
11-29-2006, 06:28 PM
While I'm not sure if I really want another "crappy" car (I have owned a 1977 Chevette Scooter, after all), I sometimes think I would have liked to have had a Citroen DS-19 from about 1960.

dBrong
11-29-2006, 06:39 PM
Well there's the Nash Rambler (car for engineers with pocket protectors).

Also the Metropolitan.

gail
11-29-2006, 06:48 PM
How about it?

There are some crappy cars that are nonetheless appealing - for example:

* VW Thing
* AMC ("any" model, but especially a Matador, Pacer or Gremlin)
* Cittroen (see above)
* BMW Isetta


What cars of this genre make your list (if any)?


My fav was my blue/cream 78 VW Bus. Man, I felt like I was living the 60s all over again. I even made curtains for it - large white flowers on the same color blue background. They were great for camping. The curtains that is, the bus was too top-heavy for terrain driving. The heating system was lousy too. Junked it in 88 when one of my sons flipped it trying to do 'donuts' in a church parking lot.

On one more thing about the VW Bus, we lived in Colorado at the time. Picture this - winter-time, blizzard-time = I went into a service station and asked if they would put my chains on for me. Too busy the attendant told me. So I asked him if it would be ok if I put them on there, and he said yes. So I did. When I looked up four guys were standing at the window watching me. The attendant came out and said, "The guys were impressed with you putting your chains on, and they would like to buy you a tank of gas." Ah, yes -- I am cheap entertainment. ;D

My next desire is to get my kicks on Route 66 in a 66 Mustang - bright red, convertable of course.

Jim Rose
11-29-2006, 08:22 PM
>>Ah, yes -- I am cheap entertainment.<<

A trait that you display here every day!

gail
11-29-2006, 08:24 PM
>>Ah, yes -- I am cheap entertainment.<<

A trait that you display here every day!


It is so nice to be appreciated. ;D

Jim Rose
11-29-2006, 11:36 PM
>>It is so nice to be appreciated. <<

Everyone is good for something, even if it's only as a warning to the rest of the world!

gail
11-30-2006, 12:31 AM
>>It is so nice to be appreciated. <<

Everyone is good for something, even if it's only as a warning to the rest of the world!


Just call me the Watchman on the Tower. :P

mrblanche
11-30-2006, 04:21 AM
Just call me the Watchman on the Tower. :P


Sorry, wrong church!

Eric
11-30-2006, 07:03 AM
I would like to add the following:

Dodge Aspen Station Wagen 1975-77
Chevy Monza - Remember those? 1975-1980


I do remember the Monza! (And its cousin the Pontiac Astre and Buick Skyhawk). V-8s were available, too. I always thought they were neat... thanks for the good call!

Eric
11-30-2006, 07:04 AM
Well there's the Nash Rambler (car for engineers with pocket protectors).

Also the Metropolitan.


The Metropolitan was hilarious; didn't "Columbo" drive one?

Eric
11-30-2006, 07:06 AM
I have a soft spot for any old VW; I've owned several myself over the years - and really want to get my hands on a "Thing" again, if I can find a good one that's not obnoxiously over-priced (most are these days).

The Bus was a great one, too.... I alwats smile when I see one!

Dave Brand
11-30-2006, 09:19 AM
Triumph Mayflower!

ColleenC1
11-30-2006, 12:04 PM
Can't believe you forget the Ford Pinto -- I actually owned one. Don't want another crappy car again

Eric
11-30-2006, 12:13 PM
Can't believe you forget the Ford Pinto -- I actually owned one. Don't want another crappy car again


The Pinto wasn't nearly as bad as its latter-day "rep."

The wagon versions were ok in my book!

gail
11-30-2006, 01:46 PM
Just call me the Watchman on the Tower. :P


Sorry, wrong church!


Sez who? ??? (i need an angel icon ;D)

built the tower also, and set a watchman upon the tower, and watched for my vineyard, and not have fallen asleep, lest the enemy should come upon you?

(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 101:53)

chiph
11-30-2006, 03:14 PM
Any 1950's era car that came with a garish hood ornament.

Chip H.

pgranzeau
11-30-2006, 03:26 PM
Well there's the Nash Rambler (car for engineers with pocket protectors).

Also the Metropolitan.

The Metropolitan was hilarious; didn't "Columbo" drive one?

Columbo drove a Peugeot convertible, as I remember.

mrblanche
11-30-2006, 05:58 PM
How about it?

There are some crappy cars that are nonetheless appealing - for example:

* VW Thing
* AMC ("any" model, but especially a Matador, Pacer or Gremlin)
* Cittroen (see above)
* BMW Isetta


What cars of this genre make your list (if any)?


I've said it before, but of all the cars I've ever owned, the one I would most like to have back is the '82 Pontiac Phoenix we once owned. We bought it new and had great luck with it. Never had the problems so many did. We had the four-cylinder, so it was pretty easy to work on. We had the stick shift, so we didn't have the transmission problems others had. It was a 4-dour hatchback, and the back seat could fold down and give you enough room to sleep in the back.

About 26 mpg, by the way.

The second one would be Dottie's choice, and that would be the '78 Ford Fiesta. Top of the line, and paid full list price even though it was a demo with 5,000 miles on it. Dottie says her Cobalt is the replacement for that car, so I don't have to find one for her now!