Cars You Don't See Anymore

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  1. yellerspirit

    yellerspirit Well-Known Member

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    A) Owned by a cute gal working for Autozone IMG_20171218_131848365_HDR.jpg

    B) Saw this Vegabombing down the boulevard:

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    It sounded pretty healthy for a six-banger.

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    My mom and dad had an Eagle Premier. they liked it, very comfortable.
     
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    I had an 86 Plymouth Turismo which was the same as the Horizon except 2 door hatch back. 2.2 was great drove it for 150,000 miles +/-. No A/C when i moved to NC was the end , although i did make it 2 summers before I traded it in. That Horizon has same seats etc.
     
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    There was a '93 or so Eagle Vision that rolled through the auto auction on Monday....was running and driving......
    If you don't remember, it was one of these:
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    Looked about like this one too, with the clearcoat peel.....
     
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    A rebadged Dodge Intrepid?
     
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    If it's still there, I can go get this high-milage rustbucket

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    This is one of the last top-of-the-line versions with a mini-spoiler:

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    These were the cars that lower middle class parents made their kids drive when I was in high school (as they were all 10-15 years old then). The really poor kids drove 70s stuff.
     
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    I was VERY curious about the '16' when these came out, and were offered in the U.S. for only a couple of years. First, it's a 5-door hatchback design, which was rather rare at the time, and second, the unusual for the time front-wheel drive and unique rear suspension design. Checking them out at the L.A. auto show was really as close as I got to one. This was before I had sufficient income to be able to afford a new car.
     
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    I've not even seen one, over there. It may have just shown up at the auto show and then nothing more, because of lack of interest. But, then again, I was never in California. So, who knows how many might have been delivered, there. As an underpowered doomed to end up rustbucket waiting to rust through, the Dauphine didn't help Renault's reputation, since it wasn't that long between the time the last Dauphine rolled off the line and when the first 16 did. That's too bad, since Renault wasn't historically the only brand to have to get haunted by the reputation of previous models. Being technically similar in smaller scale, it took another attempt with the 5 series named "Le Car" to win a place in the North American market for a decade, until Renault made a similar mistake like Chrysler did, when Chrysler designers removed most of their vehicle's charachter and cheapening interior materials, starting in the late 60s
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Scwew th' Wabbit, I want the Jimmy cabover! It's so fugly, it puts ordinary ugly to shame! And they had the choice of a 60-series Detroit or a V-12 GMC gas engine, made by bolting two GMC V-6s together, or putting the V-6 parts on a V-12 block, one or the other.
     
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    I agree, I'd rather have the GMC too. They called them "Cracker Boxes". Although they actually had 71 Series Detroits. You could get either a 6-71 or an 8V-71.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    My mistake, you are right, I somehow got "60-series" in my head when I thought of the "71-series," which is what I meant.
     
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