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Weird Car Tastes

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I've been thinking this topic up for a while. Who do you know personally that has a strange taste in cars that they like/dislike love/hate?

My girlfriend for example, hates the Mini, but loves, of all things, the Scion xB. I have no idea why to this day. She hates the Magnum, but loves the Charger. She loves the Mustang. She like her Geo Prism but hates Chevy..even though I told her that her logo has a Chevy emblem on it :P She does love the Corvette however, and is OK with the Cobalt (because I like it, and the commercials were cute). She doesn't like the Caliber cuz it looks too much like a mini Magnum, but likes the Neon SRT-4. She likes the 300, loves the PT, but hates the HHR.

This is very conflicting and makes very little sense to me. SO does anyone else have a similar story?

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Women, what're ya gonna do?

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My sister has what seems is an affinity for old Nissans with valve tap issues. Every vehicle/nissan she's had, have sounded like they are 4 quarts low on oil. Not to say that they aren't 4 quarts low on oil.....

I am kinda strange in the fact the I like the bustle back cars, <85 Seville, 85 Continental, 81 Imperial> and the 79-85 E-body coupes that everyone else seems to hate.

I really like the long hood/short deck squared off design like on the E-bodies and Mark VI/Thunderbird/Cougar.

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My sister has what seems is an affinity for old Nissans with valve tap issues.  Every vehicle/nissan she's had, have sounded like they are 4 quarts low on oil.  Not to say that they aren't 4 quarts low on oil.....

I am kinda strange in the fact the I like the bustle back cars, <85 Seville, 85 Continental, 81 Imperial> and the 79-85 E-body coupes that everyone else seems to hate.

I really like the long hood/short deck squared off design like on the E-bodies and Mark VI/Thunderbird/Cougar.

I like design...and not necessarily what others would see as "good" styling. I, too, like the long hood/short deck design that Ford was famous for from 1964 into the early 1980s, but they're AWFUL to drive (ever driven a Mustang II or and LTD II over a road with peaks and valleys?).

I like the bustle-back Continental and Imperial but never liked the Seville (tiny trunk, perhaps). I like the Cadillac valiant attempt at an entry-level luxury car (believe that one) but never liked the Cavalier. I like AMC products and ESPECIALLY the Pacer wagon. I like the Yugo and many Fiats.

Yes...I'm odd like that.

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Well... strange is a relative term. All the cars you mentioned

are new and pretty conventional. The HHR, Mini, even the

SRT4 are pretty commonplace cars.

When I hear "strange cars" I think of bizzare stuff like a 1940

Hupmbile Skylark, 1968 Cadillac Flower Car, 1942 DeSoto,

1960s Peel P50, 1930 Cord L29 Town Car, 1954 Citroen 2CV

1911 REO flatbed truck or maybe a 1961 Tatra 603.

THOSE are unique cars. :P

If I'm ever indepndantly wealthy I'm going to find a rough 1920s

Stanley Steamer motor and have it restored, then I'll install it in

a Clevelend Runabout Roadster and make it look period correct

so I can have a "Cleveland Steamer".

Peel Rally on the Island of Man:

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I have always thought those Suzuki X90's looked neat (although I don't tell anybody that :lol: ). Also, the Isuzu VehiCross! Different, but I think they were the best looking SUV made! Too bad Isuzu could not pull it through further!

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Well... strange is a relative term. All the cars you mentioned

are new and pretty conventional. The HHR, Mini, even the

SRT4  are pretty commonplace cars.

When I hear "strange cars" I think of bizzare stuff like a 1940

Hupmbile Skylark, 1968 Cadillac Flower Car, 1942 DeSoto,

1960s Peel P50, 1930 Cord L29 Town Car, 1954 Citroen 2CV

1911 REO flatbed truck or maybe a 1961 Tatra 603.

THOSE are unique cars. :P

If I'm ever indepndantly wealthy I'm going to find a rough 1920s

Stanley Steamer motor and have it restored, then I'll install it in

a Clevelend Runabout Roadster and make it look period correct

so I can have a "Cleveland Steamer".

Peel Rally on the Island of Man:

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hah, well she doesn't know enough abou cars to know the truely straange ones :P Not yet anyway

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Every morning I see this 70-ish year old woman drivning a neon green Scion xB with hot pink rims, rear windows, and neons underneath it. The rims are the size of party platters and the exhaust pipe is bigger than my head that makes some awful noise.

My friend has a thing for the Subaru B9 Tribeca. I think that it's the ugliest car on the road, but he can't get enough of it.

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Every morning I see this 70-ish year old woman drivning a neon green Scion xB with hot pink rims, rear windows, and neons underneath it. The rims are the size of party platters and the exhaust pipe is bigger than my head that makes some awful noise.

My friend has a thing for the Subaru B9 Tribeca. I think that it's the ugliest car on the road, but he can't get enough of it.

That lady has mental problems or something...and maybe your friend likes the Tribeca cuz it puts a smile on his face with it's own smile :P

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I think you need to be a little "unique" to really be into a car like the 1963 Studebaker Avanti - And that would be me... 

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That's a very nice car! :thumbsup:

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Anyone who thinks the Camry is beautiful is retarded.

Notice I italicized the word. I'm talking about those who have dreams over it.

They're OK cars (when the tranny doesn't blow up) as bread and butter sedans to use and dump within a few years, but certainly not a thing to lust over.

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That lady has mental problems or something...and maybe your friend likes the Tribeca cuz it puts a smile on his face with it's own smile :P

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If she was like 50 years younger, her car would be perfectly acceptable around Balto-DC.

And as to my friend, he said that if Detroit would make cars that look that good, then they wouldn't be in the hot water they are in now....best laugh I've had in a long, long time.

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I like the Studebaker Avanti, but I prefer the later Avanti Avantis. More power, better handling, available convertibles and sedans....mmmmm....

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Well anyone with a softspot for five dorr hatchbacks.. :P

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Stylistically, I like cars with unique, uncommon or extreme proportions. For instance; instead of the 'ponycar' long hood/short deck look, I prefer short hood/long deck. Only complaint I have about my 18-foot long '59 Invitca is that it's not the 7-inch longer Electra 225 (all in the rear deck).

I like the concept of the El Camino, but would take that concept in a Cadillac flower car instead. Proportions is also what strongly attracts me to my COE: it's very snub-nosed & tall.

As for tastes: give me my choice of any brand new car for free and I will sell it immediately and mechanically refurbish a 'patina-ed' '58 Series Sixty Special or a '56 Seville (with Sabre Spokes) and drive either happily for years. Better yet, make that new car a mercedesbach and I will build the Tucker model prototype with center seating and steerable front fenders with the cash.

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I think the Tribeca is great. It looks really sharp in black, and the interior is best in class. Honestly, I can put up with a unique exterior if the interior is kick-ass. Add a great engine to the mix, and boom, you've got me sold.

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I think the Tribeca is great.  It looks really sharp in black, and the interior is best in class.  Honestly, I can put up with a unique exterior if the interior is kick-ass.  Add a great engine to the mix, and boom, you've got me sold.

:yuck::yuck::yuck::puke::puke::puke:

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I like the Studebaker Avanti, but I prefer the later Avanti Avantis. More power, better handling, available convertibles and sedans....mmmmm....

I think the exact opposite. The original Studebaker Avantis

are very cool, the later Kit-car ones are pale imitations and

don't get me nearly as excited.

Balthazar:

How about building a 1-off replica of the 2003 Cadillac SIXTEEN

concept but making it a dual cowl phaeton instead. :D

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