A Horse With No Name

Cars nobody in ther right mind wants

37 posts in this topic

What are some cars of the last 25-30 years that nobody in their right mind wants, but were unique-special-a creative half assed attempt for their time? Or are way over rated by their fan base?

Triumph TR-7

3rd gen Mazda RX-7 (first two gen's were cool but third gen cars are fragile on a good day)

Sterling

Anything built by the French

Anything built by the Koreans

Damn near anything built by Fiat

All of the itinerations of the GTI Volkswagen between the first gen and current gen (first and current gen are decent cars, but what came in between is about like a cow patty sandwich)

Porsche 924

Porsche 914

1980-81 Turbo Trans Am Firebird

Delorean

Chryler Lebaron Convertible (I know a guy who restores them, they were basically worthless new)

What am I missing here? What else should be on the list?

Chris

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ford Mustang SVO

Mercury Capri.... the last Australian built ones

the '82 - '87 Lincoln Continental - What made them unique was the available 2.4 litre BMW I6.

The extremely rare 5-speed, AWD, diesel Tempo that Ford apparently produced... the parents of one of my friends growing up had one.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chrysler LeBaron Convertible (I know a guy who restores them, they were basically worthless new)

Once owned by Jon Voight no doubt...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chrysler TC "by Maserati" :rolleyes:

I saw one of those at the Barrett-Jackson show...hadn't seen one in years..it was pale yellow (the only color I've ever seen one in).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hate to say it (because I really want one lol)...

Oldsmobile Achieva!

oldsmobile_achieva.jpg

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What are some cars of the last 25-30 years that nobody in their right mind wants, but were unique-special-a creative half assed attempt for their time? Or are way over rated by their fan base?

Triumph TR-7

3rd gen Mazda RX-7 (first two gen's were cool but third gen cars are fragile on a good day)

Sterling

Anything built by the French

Anything built by the Koreans

Damn near anything built by Fiat

All of the itinerations of the GTI Volkswagen between the first gen and current gen (first and current gen are decent cars, but what came in between is about like a cow patty sandwich)

Porsche 924

Porsche 914

1980-81 Turbo Trans Am Firebird

Delorean

Chryler Lebaron Convertible (I know a guy who restores them, they were basically worthless new)

What am I missing here? What else should be on the list?

Chris

Wow.

I have to respectfully disagree with almost that whole list.

The TR7 'vert was the hottest doorstop, ever.

The 3rd Gen RX7 was a real Japanese sportscar when compared to its competition

The Sterlings were another set of lookers. The 5 door was a Rover 3500 reincarnated.

Who could resist a LeCar with a canvas roof---or a 505 Wagon? The 505 Turbo foretold the euro-sedan future--space & fuel efficient w/decent performance.

Koreans--can't argue/

Even .5 of a Porsche is OK with me.

T/A Turbo...embarassing but cool in a Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights way...

Delorean-bad car with cool doors. Still an awesome way to make an entrance.

LeBaron 'vert--singlehandedly brought back the low cost 'vert to the US & made the weekend rental of a 4 seat droptop possible...

All IMHO, of course.

I guess I'm more of a 'there's something to love" in each one kind of guy...like kids, I want to make excuses for all of them.

Edited by enzl
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are Two Exceptions on French Cars for me... 1967+ Citroen DS or Citroen C6.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Half the cars C&Gers own. :P :wink:

Ha! YOU said it....

:AH-HA_wink:

LOL

Now I know it isn't a BlackViper favorite when I say it, but the Fiero would be on my list for sure. It was a risky effort, but the early Fieros were *whispers* terrible cars!

That aside, Fly will be mad at me for a week, but the Aurora is a Northstar engine in a gooey package.

As far as rides that won't have people yelling in my ears because I don't like them...?

Taken literally.....

What are some cars of the last 25-30 years that nobody in their right mind wants, but were unique-special-a creative half assed attempt for their time? Or are way over rated by their fan base?

Porsche 912 and 914. "Volkswagen Porsches".

Chrysler Maserati TC.

Any Caddy with a 4-6-8 engine.

The first Miatas are liked by some, but as far as I'm concerned they fit the description...

Aztec is a no brainer, the dustbuster vans not far behind..

As far as "unique-special creative" that nobody seems to want, one car that ASTONISHES me (but I don't feel it's "over-rated" in any way whatsoever) is the Acura NSX.

It sure never lived up to what I thought were it's expectations. I think it's an overlooked supercar, nobody seemed to want it, but I have no idea why.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think I've seen a few AWD Tempos...

They made AWD Tempos :blink:

I think the Fiero GT's are awesome but the only model year worth considering to me is the `88's, which for that one year received the suspension they were supposed to have all along.

I love any Aurora.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>>"Chryler Lebaron Convertible (I know a guy who restores them, they were basically worthless new)"<<

Talked to a guy about a year ago, stopped by because he had a B-58 & B-59 Buick in his driveway.... and 3 turbo LeBaron converts. He restores them, too, tells me nice ones are worth $20-25K, and he's sold at least one for that price ($25K). I still don't believe it, but then again; I've never checked up on his claim.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think I've seen a few AWD Tempos...

Yep...they made diesel Tempos also..haven't seen one since the '80s.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The mid-70's Citroen SM's were gorgeous, and quite advanced for their time. A friend of mine owned one in the early '80s - very cool car.

I would add the '81 Fairmont to this list of awful cars.

Anything from AMC in the late '70s, except maybe the 2 door Matador.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lrg_article_4250-img_0.jpg

I rest my case.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1990s V6 Mustangs. The raw power of an inline 4 combined with the fuel efficiency of a V8. It's the best of both worlds!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

Loading...



  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Who's Chatting

    There are no users currently in the chat room