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I was thinking the other day that Metro would be a great name for a Smart-like city car, but GM had to ruin the name by putting it on that shitbox, although I guess it was kind of a city car, it was just a pile of crap. Skylark was ruined by those pointy-nosed things Buick tried to sell.

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Um... Torrent on that sad excuse for a Pontiac...

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I'm with you on that one. I've always been a fan of the Torrent name.

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I'm with you on that one.  I've always been a fan of the Torrent name.

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Me threee...

How about the Daewoo/Poncho LeMans. Depressing.

- Ford Fairmont

- Lincoln Zephyr

- Olds Omega/Firenza

- Dodge Challenger

- Dodge Charger, Chrysler Imperial (fwd K-car based)

- Cadillac Cimarr0n

- Buick Reatta

- VW Phaeton

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(Tucker) Torpedo

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Great name. Not really a bad car per se, just a company that was poorly run by a guy with some bad luck.

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Mazda Millenia Millenium Edition in Millenium Red... thankfully, the Mazda Mazda6 Mazdaspeed6 has an equally cool name, but it's for a better car.

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How about the Daewoo/Poncho LeMans. Depressing.

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Even worse, the car itself was ruined for North Americans by being assembled in Korea, as opposed to Europe where it originated.

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- Olds Omega/Firenza

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Do you mean the X/H cars of the 70s, or the 80s X/J's?

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80s.... definately 80s. Although the 70s ones were not exactly all that worthwile either, RWD nonwithstanding.

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Mitsubishi Lancer. Dodge Lancers were cool. Most Mitsu Lancers here are tepid and lame. Dodge Polara. Lincoln Versailles. Plymouth Volare.

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Anything named Buick built the last 15 years!

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Mitsubishi Lancer. Dodge Lancers were cool. Most Mitsu Lancers here are tepid and lame.

Dodge Polara.

Lincoln Versailles.

Plymouth Volare.

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Now, hold on, man....are you that full of not liking anything that isn't your Olds Aurora to gloss over the existence of the Evolution versions? Hell, I even like the RalliArt models.

I'll tell you what does fit this list, however....the name/cars Lancer replaced here (the throwaway Mirage)...those and Sentras were downright tinny compacts.

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Mitsubishi Lancer. Dodge Lancers were cool. Most Mitsu Lancers here are tepid and lame.

Dodge Polara.

Lincoln Versailles.

Plymouth Volare.

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As for my contribution to this thread, I'll just go ahead and say it before knightfan does:

Monte Carlo :P (actually I can't complain too much because I came within an eyelash of buying a red '05 MC LT before getting the Cobalt)

other...um...notables

Daytona (the 80s version, though the current "Daytona Edition" Dodges aren't too far behind)
Cutlass (the 97-99)
300M (they should have just called it the Chrysler Vision, since it was originally supposed to be the Eagle Vision until Eagle went belly-up)

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Dodge Polara? WHAT? This is one of my favorite Mopars ever. Certainly better than a stupid Camaro-Ripoff 70 'Cuda or Challenger.

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Dodge Polara? WHAT? This is one of my favorite Mopars ever. Certainly better than a stupid Camaro-Ripoff 70 'Cuda or Challenger.

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That is pretty badass, I have to agree. Look at the lines on that car. Amazing.

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Yup, where for instance a Mercury Turnpike Cruiser is an example of weird and ridicilous styling form the late 60s, this is a great example of a car from 1960 that is just right in a crazy over-the-top awsome, chrome clad, finned hardtop kind of way. :)

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