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Old 10-06-2011, 10:30 AM   #71
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For what it's worth, a Bloomberg/Businessweek survey did pick the Pacer as the worst designed car of all times. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07...s/index_01.htm

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:52 AM   #72
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For what it's worth, a Bloomberg/Businessweek survey did pick the Pacer as the worst designed car of all times. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07...s/index_01.htm


A quote from that article that Bob so generously found:

"Here's what one connoisseur had to say the about the top pick, American Motors' Pacer: "0 to 60 in four-and-a-half hours. AMC's only conceivable excuse for this stylistic horror would be if their design crew was tripping on massive quantities of acid...and even then...it wouldn't be a good excuse."


I am at last vindicated in my thinking!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:55 AM   #74
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Here is a link to American Motors. Lee, I do believe that they made one uglier than the Pacer. Check out the Gremlins.

You have to scroll down to the pics.
Oh yes I remember the Gremlins. I also will use Lady Fitzgerald`s word to describe them, "hideous".
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1991 two door Geo Metro. It was a 5 speed manual, but only had 3 cylinders. 40+ mpg. Wish I still had that car today to drive to and from work. It was blue and I called it the smurf mobile.
I almost bought a Geo Metro after my divorce. I couldn't get anyone's attention at the stealership so I went elsewhere and bought a Ranger instead.

Now, the original Metros were ugly enough to be cute.
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Wow, some of y'all had very,very nice cars. My first was a 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 four door sedan. 390 FE engine, FX automatic tranny and a gorgeous white vinyl interior. I learned all of my automotive knowledge on this car with my dad teaching me but, sadly, I sold her in December '03.

By the way, Lady Fitzgerald, it's funny you say that about the Marlins. I've always wanted a '65 or '66 (one of my stranger dream cars alongside a Plymouth Superbird).
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By the way, Lady Fitzgerald, it's funny you say that about the Marlins. I've always wanted a '65 or '66 (one of my stranger dream cars alongside a Plymouth Superbird).
Different strokes for different folks. I always thought the '64Studebaker Hawk GTs and the Avanti were pretty cool, especially with the supercharged engine.
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Those Studes are pretty neat cars. Around here, though, the folks like to put Chevy 350s in 'em.
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There was a reason it was called the Gremlin. The Marlin fastbacks were also hideous.

Jeannie, those are almost fightin words! LOL
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