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Ok gang, I'm tackling a new study, transgenerational appeal of cars and I need the help from the young and old alike. Here it goes: What nameplates existing or retired do you think appeal or could appeal to the young and old alike. Prime example the Ford Mustang has strong appeal to boomers and millenials. Please state your age and the vehicles you think fit the bill. Price be damned, but we all know Ferrari's and Porsche's have widespread appeal. I'm looking for more attainable vehicles. If or when we get enough responses, we'll move along to phase two. Thanks gang! :CG_all: Edited by AH-HA

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I assume these don't necessarily have to be in every millenials price range, correct? Age 17 Pontiac GTO Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Chevelle Ford Mustang Cadillac Escalade

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Age: 27 Corvette GTO Cutlass Regal Eldorado Mustang Charger Maxima Beetle

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Age 33 Non-Production GM Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Chevelle** #1 pick Pontiac Fiero Pontiac GTO Non-GM toyota Supra (one of the few toyotas worth owning) honda CVCC (A smaller hatchback version of the current Civic) Mercury Cougar In production vehicles GM Chevrolet HHR Chevrolet SSR Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Silverado GMC Sierra Pontiac Solstice Pontiac GTO Non-GM Ford F-150 Ford Mustang honda civic (poor wt of all ages) toyota corolla (female only) toyota prius (hippies of all ages) scion xb (mostly older women though)

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I'm 24 and here are some names off the top of my head: Grand National GSx / GNx Wildcat? Typhoon Syclone On a side note, I am not a fan of the Chevelle name. Edited by lakefire

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Age 18 Honda Civic and CR-V VW Jetta, Passat, and Beetle Ford Focus Chevy Cobalt, Corvette, Equinox, Camaro Mercedes SL BMW 3, M3, X5, 6 Nissan Altima Infiniti G35 Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Rav4 Pontiac Solstice, Vibe, Grand Am Chrysler 300 Mazda6, MX-5 Audi A4 Jeep Wrangler Lexus GS MINI Cooper Saab 9-3

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Well, without much consideration...

Honda Element
Honda Civic
Scion xB
VW Beetle
VW Golf
VW Jetta
new-age Impala (surprising. I see a lot of these with rims being driven by younger folk)
Monte Carlo

I agree with much of what has been posted already.

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Age 41 Ford Focus, Mustang, F-150, Escape Volvo S40, V50, XC90 Chevrolet Cobalt, Corvette, Silverado, TrailBlazer, Avalanche GMC Sierra, Envoy Pontiac Solstice, Vibe Cadillac CTS, Escalade Hummer H2, H3 Nissan Altima, Maxima, 350Z Honda Civic, Accord, Element, S2000 Acura TSX, RSX, 3.2TL Toyota Tacoma, Rav4, Prius Scion xB, tC VW Jetta Mazda 3, 6 Audi A4, A6 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Wrangler Chrysler 300 Dodge Ram BMW 3 series, 5 series Subaru Outback, Impreza

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Age 19 Acura: TSX AUDI: all BMW: 6er Buick: Lucerne, Rendezvous Cadillac: BLS, CTS, SRX, STS, XLR Chevy: Avalanche, Tahoe, Suburban, Malibu/MAXX, Impala, SSR, HHR, Caprice, Chevelle, Corvette, Equinox Chrysler: Crossfire, Sebring Dodge: Stratus, Viper, Ram Ford: Fusion, Five Hundred, F-150, Mustang GMC: all Denali Hummer: H2, H3 Hyundai: Azera, Sonata Infiniti: G, M, FX Jaguar: S-Type Land Rover: Freelander, Range Rover Lincoln: Zephyr, Mark (coupe, not truck) Mazda: 3, 6 Mercury Milan, Mariner, Montego Mitsu: Eclipse Nissan: Altima, Murano Olds: Aurora, Cutlass, Intrigue Pontiac: Bonneville, Solstice, GTO SAAB: since nameplates change, all SAAB except 9-2X Saturn: Aura, Opel Antara-VUE, Sky Subaru: B9 Tribeca Volkswagen: Jetta

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I'll copy the same style. Seems to work pretty well.

Some side notes...
  • I'm including names that could be brought back successfully once they're phased out for a period of time. (such as Seville. I think Cadillac could bring it back in 10 years with no marketing problems.)
  • I'm listing names that could be recycled, but not necessarily within the brand that it originally belonged to.
  • I'm also including some concept car names that I think should be used. There were some very good names used on concept cars.
  • I really think the letter "X" has run its course and marketing needs to leave it alone for awhile.
  • I'll include the memorable alphanumeric names... but are they really nameplates? (like BMW 3-Series & Lexus GS?)
Anyways... here's my list:

Age 28

Acura: Integra, Vigor, Legend, NSX
Alfa Romeo: Milano, Montreal, Spider
AMC: Ambassador, Hornet, Javelin, Matador, Rebel
Aston Martin DB-series, International, Lagonda, Vignale, Vantage, Virage, Volante
AUDI: Quattro, A4, A6, A8, S-Series
Austin: Maestro
BMW: 3-Series, 5-Series, 6-Series, 7-Series, Z-Series, Isetta
Buick: Bengal, Velite, Park Avenue, Regal, Rainier, Riviera, Rendezvous, Reatta, Lucerne, GNX, GSX, Gran Sport, Grand National, WildCat, 'Ultra' trim, 'Estate' trim,
Cadillac: BLS, CTS, SRX, STS, DTS, XLR, Eldorado, Seville, Deville, Sixteen, Evoq, Imaj, Vizon, Fleetwood, LaSalle, Cien
Chevrolet: Avalanche, Blazer, Journey, Borrego, Cheyenne, TrailBlazer, Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, Impala, SSR, HHR, Caprice, Corvette, Camaro, Equinox, Prism, Nomad, El Camino, Venture, Uplander, Classic
Chrysler: Citadel, Chronos, Crossfire, Cordoba, Falcon, Prowler, Voyager, Windsor, Atlantic, Pacifica, Imperial, Airflow, PT Cruiser, Town&Country, LeBaron, Concorde, New Yorker
Dodge: Caravan, Challenger, Daytona, Durango, Rampage, Raider, Stealth, Stratus, Viper, Ram, Intrepid, Dynasty, Charger, Magnum
Eagle Premier, Vision
Ford: Bronco, Explorer, Expedition, Falcon, Escape, Contour, Focus, Maverick, Thunderbird, Fusion, Five Hundred, F-150, Mustang, Puma, Cobra, Shelby
GMC: Envoy, Yukon, Denali, Sierra, Syclone, Typhoon, Safari
Holden: Commodore, Torana, GTS, Monaro
Honda: Civic, Accord, Jazz, Odyssey, Prelude, Insight
Hummer: H2, H3 (The need to add a "GENERAL" specialty trim :) )
Hyundai: Elantra, Azera, Sonata, Santa Fe, Tiburon
Infiniti: G, J, M, Q, FX
Isuzu: Impulse, Oasis, Hombre, Amigo, Rodeo, Trooper, Stylus
Jaguar: Mark, S-Type, E-Type, XJ, XK, Sovereign
Jeep: Cherokee, Comanche, Jeepster, Wagoneer, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Commander
Kaiser: Manhattan
Kia: none
Land Rover: Defender, Discovery, Freelander, Range Rover
Lexus: ES, LS, SC
Lincoln: Zephyr, Mark, Continental, Aviator, Navigator, Blackwood
Lotus: Elise, Esprit
Maserati: BiTurbo, Bora, Mistrale, Quattroporte, Spyder
Mazda: 323, 626, 929, MX-Series (MX-3, MX-5, MX-6), RX-Series (RX-2,3,4,7,8), Protege
Mercedes-Benz: Gullwing, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, Pullman
Mercury Capri, Cougar, Lynx, Marauder, Milan, Mountaineer, Mariner, Montego, Mystique, Sable, Villager, Monterrey
Mitsubishi: 3000GT, Diamante, Galant, Mirage, Montero, Eclipse
Nissan: Maxima, Z, Sentra, Altima, Murano, Pathfinder, Stanza, Titan
Oldsmobile: Alero, Bravada, Aurora, Cutlass, Intrigue, Silhouette, Toronado
Opel: Astra, Corsa, Vectra, Zafira, Tigra, Frontera
Plymouth: Baracuda, Breeze, Fury, GTX, Pronto
Pontiac: Solstice, GTO, Astre, Firebird, Judge, Montana, Tempest, Phoenix, Vibe, Torrent, Banshee, Piranha
SAAB: Sonnet, 9-3, 9-5, 9-7
Saturn: Aura, Sky
Singer: Vogue
Studebaker: Avanti
Subaru: Legacy, Baja, Forester, SVX, Impreza, Tribeca
Suzuki: none
Toyota: Corolla, Celica, Supra, Land Cruiser, Avalon, Solara, Highlander, Paseo, Sequoia,
Volkswagen: Jetta, Bora, Beetle, Cabrio/Cabriolet, Golf, Corrado, Karmann-Ghia, Passat, Polo
Volvo: none Edited by VenSeattle

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Age: 20

Buick Park Avenue, Regal, LaCrosse, Lucerne, Terazza, Rendezvous

Cadillac DeVille/DTS, CTS, STS, Eldorado

GMC Yukon XL, Sierra, Canyon

Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Impala, Malibu Maxx, Corvette, Silverado

Pontiac Solstice, Bonneville, Torrent

Oldsmobile Aurora, Intrigue, Bravada

Saturn L-Series/wagon

Jaguar XJ8, S-Type

Mercury Milan, Montego

Lincoln Zephyr

Mazda 6

Infiniti M45(last-gen), G35, Q45


Bentley Azure

Suzuki Verona

Hyundai XG350

SAAB 9-5 wagon

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I'm currently 31 ... and agree with much of what has already been posted, AH-HA....

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Boy, tough question. Not sure I know how to evaluate it. Name plates period as in appeal of the name itself or cars with such and such a name plate ? Then one has to feel that the nameplate has appeal to both young and old? Then you said bring back or keep around ? Sorry I cant get to your post for reference currently its too far back. Im thinking you might have to start again or just figure all nameplates must exist and non current ones be brought back and thats alot of cars :unsure:

A few names only, ignoring the car itself that I thought were great that are currently gone are

Wildcat - The ultimate Buick model that should appeal to young and old but thats just my opinion.
Riviera - so classy but mostly appealing to a tax bracket or frame of mind, not age oriented
Toronado - bullish and stormy
Eldorado - Has that cowboy feel, perhaps Eldorado should have been a much meaner leaner machine to fit its mane.

Mustang - was retired in 1970 :P
Cougar - how cool
Cyclone - serious name
Montery - excuse my spelling(or is that right?)

NewYorker- both are very explainatory and airy
Newport - as well

Gremlin -
Javelin - really how devilish of appeal do these have, these will have to rest in peace Im afraid

Import names suck except for anything blankity blank blank Z :)
Civic, Corolla, Celica, Camry, Accord, - really ! give me a break, Ultima :blink: Legend :o

Oldsmobile - forever missed but twisted into some false meaning by uneducated and misinformed children then exploited by GM for this reason to provide more money for satanurine (which should be hypnotically removed from all earthlings memory)

Always loved
Belair - been gone along time
Limited - for finer Buicks
Super and Special - but just wouldnt cut it with the competition today
442 - four forty two - any questions ?
Camaro - any questions ?

Ill always prefer classy names to letters and numbers especially with the vast amount of numbers today. When it was just a Porsch thing or a Ferrari cyl displacement figure combined with a slick name it was fine but today its so so so out of control. So problem seems to be all the great humbly discriptive names have been used so we reverted to arrogant names in the 90's like Intrigue, Achieva, Legend, Legacy, Ultima, Maxima, there are others I cant think of. But say NewYorker or Riviera or Cyclone or Belair or Wildcat have an airy meaning that has a light feel but is descriptive without the "im the best" arrogance to it.

Do I ever make any sence ? :unsure:

Good luck with this one

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Camry - multiphotographic Japanese tourist from the mid 80's was out walking one morning when suddenly came across a photographic moment but was disturbed when he realized he left his camry in the hotel room. Was paid in 300 lbs of rice by Toyota for his ingenious misunderstanding of English. He was last seen washing car windows in Manhatten for money to purchase airline ticket home.

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35 and wrong market, but: Tempest Ventura Riviera Nova Chevelle Barracuda Corsa Electra Falcon Camaro Mini Fox Supra Impala Bronco Blazer Impreza Solstice Cien Celica

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