Drew Dowdell

If (insert Asian brand here) did (insert wish here) I'd buy one....

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What would it take to get some of you into an Asian vehicle based on their current lineups? Tweeks or changes to body styles, engines, styling, etc.

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For me, Honda has f-ed up most of their lineup with one notable exception. I find the Accord coupe to be a very handsome vehicle... especially over the dowdy and misaligned sedan.

If Honda could make that into an Acura CL without putting a chrome shovel on the front, I'd be very tempted.

I liked the first gen G35 coupe but found it too small inside and the interior was really nothing over my CTS. Had the interior been bigger and appointed nicer Cadillac would have had more serious competition for my dollars.

If any of them would build a luxury car that was built for comfort and fuel economy over speed, I'd be interested.

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If the Infinity G35 coupe was offered in a 2-door

fixed roof hardtop bodystyle with a white leather

interior & powered by their V8 mated to a fully

manual trans. I'd have a freekin' Infiniti tatoo on

my arm by now. :wub:

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If the FX45 was priced like a new Trailblazer LS

& offered a fully manual trans. I'd be signing the

papers right NOW! :D

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If the Maxima was not UGLY like a roadkill frog,

and if it had all of my favorite features that my

1984 Maxi-Pad had as standard equip. I

would be in love with it....

- RWD

- over-built IRS

- 4-wheel disk brakes

- manual trans... as in THREE pedals not some retarded paddle shift crapola

- Lightweight, tossable chassis

- looooong nose, short deck proportiopns

- INLINE-six, w/ timing CHAIN driven valvetrain

- aaaaand, of course: the "vocalised warning system"

(XP used to call it my "Datsun girlfriend" whenever she'd start talking)

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If the Honda S2000 had the EXACT motor that Honda uses in their

F1 race cars and it cost $24,000 I;d be tempted. :P

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If the last gen. Celica had that same cool, wacky styling but also

a TRUE pillarless hardtop greenhouse, RWD & a chain driven

cammer motor mounted to a 6-speed manual trans & posi... well

I'll tell ya THAT would make me proud to own a Toyopet.

You can file that under: www.never.gonna.happen.com.org.net.us

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If my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle.... :AH-HA_wink:

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if you super-glued my testicles to a cannon ball and fired it through a (insert Asian Brand here) dealership, you could not get me to sign up for any of the 'cars' they sell on my way through. NOTHING is appealing, even with tweaks!

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I find the Infiniti G37 coupe appealing as it is... I'd like to see Lexus make a coupe version of the IS. Looking forward to seeing the G37 convertible.

I'd like to have the GT-R for a weekend on Ohio backroads, it would be a lot of fun, I think..out of my price range, though.

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If the Infinity G35 coupe was offered in a 2-door

fixed roof hardtop bodystyle with a white leather

interior & powered by their V8 mated to a fully

manual trans. I'd have a freekin' Infiniti tatoo on

my arm by now. :wub:

Well...they are going to sell the convertible hardtop..you could do a conversion. :P

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Infiniti may have done it with the new G37 sedan, coupe, and convertible.

I really do lust for a modern J30 though... The G37 sedan has some of the same interior/exterior characteristics. So, I guess that's why I like it...

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Infiniti's got it covered, except having a 4-cylinder car.

To me, however, if Toyota had a Supra, and Honda had a Prelude, both built to compete head to head with Camaro and Mustang (even if Prelude didn't have a V-8 and was an SH-AWD car instead of rear-drive), both would have to be on the list.

Also, If Mazda did a rotary sedan (or 5-door or wagon) about the size of the 6 or smaller, that would be automotive sexual chocolate.

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Infiniti may have done it with the new G37 sedan, coupe, and convertible.

I really do lust for a modern J30 though... The G37 sedan has some of the same interior/exterior characteristics. So, I guess that's why I like it...

I've always liked the style of J30...had to look it up, forgot it was RWD. It was styled by Jerry Hirschberg, who for some reason, I thought was previously with Pontiac, maybe in the '80s.

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I'd buy a Toyota if they promised to leave the country and never return.

Otherwise, nothing could ever convince me.

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If Suzuki were fully owned by GM (I dont think they are, right now) would you buy a G8 ST rebadged as a Suzuki?

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I've always liked the style of J30...had to look it up, forgot it was RWD. It was styled by Jerry Hirschberg, who for some reason, I thought was previously with Pontiac, maybe in the '80s.

I can picture Infiniti reviving the J-series as their "4-dr coupe" to compete against similar cars like the CLS, new BMW 8-series, Audi A7 "Sportsback", and Jaguar XF... that would be very nice...

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If Suzuki were fully owned by GM (I dont think they are, right now) would you buy a G8 ST rebadged as a Suzuki?

What an insane vision that would be.

If no other incarnation was available, then yes, I'd buy (and then de-badge) the ST. With it being available at Pontiac, then no.

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If I bought a Prius, I'd feel like a sellout...my friends and coworkers would all applaud my choice, but I'd feel dirty. Therefore, I should by a Town Car..it's kind of the anti-Prius. But my Dad didn't buy his first Lincoln until he was 56, so I'm still a bit young for one..:)

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You're never too young for high school girls to assume you're driving a celebrity around town.

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You're never too young for high school girls to assume you're driving a celebrity around town.

I drove a Town Car to my 10th high school reunion back in '98.... they are my favorite rental car. I love the old school style.

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if you super-glued my testicles to a cannon ball and fired it through a (insert Asian Brand here) dealership, you could not get me to sign up for any of the 'cars' they sell on my way through. NOTHING is appealing, even with tweaks!

No, if someone glued your testicles to a cannon ball and fired it, you'd be castrated, and you'd suddenly be fawning over every Camry you saw.

And my own requirements are quite simple. A small, good-looking, fun to drive car that's fuel efficient.

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A small, good-looking, fun to drive car that's fuel efficient.

So an 8 year old Civic? Why did Honda have to ruin the Civic by producing the last 2 generations? The 6th gen was just about small car perfection.

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So an 8 year old Civic? Why did Honda have to ruin the Civic by producing the last 2 generations? The 6th gen was just about small car perfection.

Hah. I was thinking of the 6th Gen Civic when I wrote that.

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Money.

I'd have an M45x for me and a Maxima for the wife.

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If (any Asian brand) did (announce full discontinuance of all global production) I'd buy one (to flip in 40 years as a potential collectible).

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Hah. I was thinking of the 6th Gen Civic when I wrote that.

I may be the only person alive who doesn't think the hatch was the best looking model, but all three body styles were absolutely perfect. They tried to update it for the next gen and it just didn't work. Give me a red 6th gen Civic coupe, and I'll be more than happy to drive it everyday.

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Smallish midsize ~3200lb entry lux with excellent steering/handling/braking/refinement.

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