: Cars you liked the second you saw them?



I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-01-07, 01:07 AM
Based on the exterior and interior design, what are the cars you fell in love with the first time you saw them?

I'm trying to remember what cars I liked when I first saw them when they first came out...

04+ Audi A8
08+ Cadillac CTS ( I *will* have one of these in a few years, after depreciation has kicked in!)
05+ Maserati Quattroporte
06+ 997 Turbo
Bugatti Veyron
97-99 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
Volkswagen Phaeton
300M
Aston Martin Vanquish

And I can vaguely remember, as a kid (I must have been like 7-8) going to the annual new car auto show at the Convention Center in Minneapolis with my dad and sitting in a DeVille Concours and loving it.

As for older cars....

Aston Martin Lagonda
Mark IV Continentals
79-85 Eldorado
1958 Plymouths
80-92 Broughams/80-84 Devilles
Delorean
68-70 Charger
67-68 GT500
93-97 Prelude (again, as a kid going to the dealer in the spring of '93)
Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Lamborghini Countach

JC316
08-01-07, 01:21 AM
93-02 Cadillac Eldorado

93-02 Trans Am

97 BMW 540i/740i

derrty_deville
08-01-07, 01:24 AM
Ferrari 360. Still waiting on depreciation and one hell of a monetary miracle.
And CTS-V's. Too much badassedness in such a Cadillac to ignore it.

93DevilleUSMC
08-01-07, 02:54 AM
For me it was a bright orange `71 Dodge Challenger with a 472( I think) crate motor. It was the July photo in a muscle car calendar Dad bought me when I was seventeen.

Krashed989
08-01-07, 03:17 AM
93-02 Cadillac Eldorado

93-02 Trans Am

97 BMW 540i/740i

Happy 1000th post!!! :highfive:


Lets see,

late 90's eldorado
Lamborghini murcielago (my dream car)
Cadillac xlr-V
lotus elise
pagani zonda
ferrari 360 spyder
ferrari enzo

There's tons more but I can't think of them at the moment.

ewill3rd
08-01-07, 06:47 AM
The first time I saw a '93 Olds Cutlass Supreme two door I knew I wanted one.
I think it was a '93. I just thought the whole thing looked beautiful.
I did get a '92 and that was probably my favorite car for a long time.
I just loved the lines on that thing.

I fell in love with some of those exotics you named above too.

70eldo
08-01-07, 07:49 AM
The CTS (and forget about it depreciating! :D )
The 67-70 Eldorado
The Sixteen concept
the 09 Camaro!!!! (even before 'Transformers' came out)

caddydaddy
08-01-07, 09:48 AM
Wow, no one mentioned the 1959 Cadillac! Ok, I will! :) One day I hope to add one to my fleet.

Chaos
08-01-07, 11:11 AM
the 80s Cadilac Fleetwoods
the 90s Cadilac Fleetwoods

The 98-02 Trans Ams
The 98-02 Camaro SS

90-93 Celica All-Trac

02 + Escalades

There are probably more that Im forgetting.

Jesda
08-01-07, 12:29 PM
Most certainly the Isuzu Amigo.



:D

EcSTSatic
08-01-07, 12:40 PM
Jag XKE E-type
Mercedes 500 SEC
Mercedes SL (mid 80's)

Playdrv4me
08-01-07, 12:42 PM
Theres too many to remember, but some that stick out.

98-04 Seville no question

1993-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1991-95 Ford Explorer

2003+ Land Rover Range Rover

1995-2001 BMW 7 Series (E38)

1998-2007 Lexus LX470

1994 Toyota Supra

Spyder
08-01-07, 12:44 PM
My '94 STS in White Diamond with faux-top in tan and the Cadillac logo wheels on it that, to this day, I have not seen on any other car.

Challenger/'Cuda of all years.

'68 Sport Fury. Used to walk past one on my way to second and third grade. Ten years later I heard it was on sale, after not having moved for probably fifteen years. I drove back to my hometown and bought it.

'64 Dart GT.

Any late fifties mopar, especially the DeSotos and the Fury.

XLR

Ford 427 Thunderbolt.

'63 Thunderbird.

'63 Mercury Monterey.

'68 Roadrunner/GTX

That Jag that was in Sandy's thread about what kind of car he kept seeing and wanted...

Crap...so many more that I can't come up with this early in the morning. All the oddball mopars that no one likes. The uglier the better, I've always thought...

dwight.j.carter
08-01-07, 12:52 PM
The 08 STS the first Cadillac with the new direct injected V6 !
Need I say more ?

dkozloski
08-01-07, 12:59 PM
I was driving by the Chevy dealer in Concord, California in 1963. Sitting on a platform was my dream car, a turbocharged Corvair Monza Spyder. I pulled my '62 Chevy pickup into the lot, ran over to a salesman talking to a prospective buyer for the car and bought it right out from under them. I had more trouble with that thing than you could ever imagine. I had the engine and powertrain out of it 9 times before I quit counting. It would really come off the line and carry the front wheels for over 100 feet.

RightTurn
08-01-07, 01:04 PM
Hmmm, I loved the 2000 Lincoln LS when it was introduced. (I thought it was a Beemer when I first saw it.) Now a few years later and :yawn: Bor-ing. Also didn't care for the 2003 CTS, lmao. I guess the bodystyle finally grew on me. :bigroll:

JC316
08-01-07, 01:29 PM
Happy 1000th post!!! :highfive:


Lets see,

late 90's eldorado
Lamborghini murcielago (my dream car)
Cadillac xlr-V
lotus elise
pagani zonda
ferrari 360 spyder
ferrari enzo

There's tons more but I can't think of them at the moment.

Ah Thanks, I didn't even notice. WOOT! 1000 that is a nice milestone for me, since I rarely ever make it that far in one forum. Shows how much I like it here :thumbsup:

Highway Star
08-01-07, 01:37 PM
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix. Had one ages ago, killer body style.

My '79 CDV floored me the first time I laid eyes on it at the Barrett-Jackson website:

JimmyH
08-01-07, 01:38 PM
I fell in love with the Saturn SC as soon as I saw the first picture in the car mags way back in 1990, then I bought one:
http://cooleywire.com/jimmyh/new2/saturn.jpg

One of the best looking sport cars out there I think, oh and probably the most fun to drive car I have ever had the pleasure of: (Mazda RX-8)
http://cooleywire.com/jimmyh/new2/rx8.jpg

And probably my favorite, and the one car I am pissed at myself for never owning, the 1989 Turbo Grand Prix:
http://cooleywire.com/jimmyh/new2/turbo.jpg

Playdrv4me
08-01-07, 02:25 PM
http://cooleywire.com/jimmyh/new2/turbo.jpg

Ok I gotta admit that's pretty nice.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-01-07, 02:30 PM
I can kinda remember really liking the 1991-93 deVilles and Fleetwoods back when they came out, I remember really liking the bold grille and clean lines. Now 15 years later and I own one!

z06bigbird
08-01-07, 02:39 PM
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix. Had one ages ago, killer body style.

My '79 CDV floored me the first time I laid eyes on it at the Barrett-Jackson website:

That color is known (at dealerships) at looser blue or little old lady blue. Problem is the other I get the more I like it. And I ain't even a lady.

JimmyH
08-01-07, 02:43 PM
I was driving by the Chevy dealer in Concord, California in 1963. Sitting on a platform was my dream car, a turbocharged Corvair Monza Spyder. I pulled my '62 Chevy pickup into the lot, ran over to a salesman talking to a prospective buyer for the car and bought it right out from under them. I had more trouble with that thing than you could ever imagine. I had the engine and powertrain out of it 9 times before I quit counting. It would really come off the line and carry the front wheels for over 100 feet.

i always found the corvair to be a very seductive automobile

http://info.detnews.com/dn/joyrides/1999/cherry/65corvair.jpghttp://www.hackersparadise.biz/images/ForSale/Corvair/Corvair3.JPG

where have all the rear engines gone?

Jonas McFeely
08-01-07, 02:46 PM
How the '90-'96 300ZX hasnt been mentioned is beyond me...


'90-'96 300ZX

'93 RX-7

'97 Maxima

'93-'97 MX-6

'65-'72 Buick Gran Sports ( i know they all look different, but all look good. They ruined them in '73)

'84-'87 CRX

McLaren F1

Bugatti Veyron

Lamborghini Countach

'80-'85 Brougham Sedan and Coupes

'74 Coupe DeVille

'75-'76 Brougham

'76 Impala Coupe

'96 Yukon 2-door

'93 Supra

'00 CLK55 Coupe

'96 Camry Coupe


Many more i cant think of

z06bigbird
08-01-07, 02:48 PM
57 Ford Skyliner
57 Chevy Belair
58 Impala
59 Fury
54 Kaiser Darrin; door sides into fender.
49 Henry J
54 Kaiser Manhattan
46 Crosley. Friend welded 2 of them back to back and painted them silver and red like a Santa Fe diesel.
56 Packard
57 Studebaker Golden Hawk
63 Merc Maurauder
69 Merc Maurauder
76 Grand Marquis
70 Linc Mark III
74 Linc Mark IV
78 Town Car
69 Eldo
61 Bonneville vert

Most of these were real cars.

And I am only 20 years old. Not!!

JimmyH
08-01-07, 03:28 PM
How the '90-'96 300ZX hasnt been mentioned is beyond me...

Not a big fan of that styling. Too... rotund is the word that comes to mind (not sure why)



'97 Maxima

Now you're talkin my language! Probably cause I owned one. I still kick myself in the ass every now and again for ever getting rid of it. I LOVED that car.

http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/bm/images/97maxima_se1.jpg

Playdrv4me
08-01-07, 03:38 PM
If you look closely at the body lines of the 97 and the 90, they are virtually the same. Nissan was strapped for cash by the middle of the 90s so they had to turn the "restyle" machine to max through the end of the decade to hide the fact that the cars were basically just reshashed versions of previous models. I have to say, they did a great job on the 97 exterior though.

JimmyH
08-01-07, 03:48 PM
The 97 styling is VERY boring. VERY plain. Probably why no one will say they dont like it. It is SO average looking, it appeals to just about anyone. I never cared for the styling. It was what was underneath. 190 hp on a 3000 lb sedan, simple suspension with excellent transfer of road feel.

Jesda
08-01-07, 03:49 PM
Serious answer:

The 92-97 Seville STS -- It is STILL to this day one of the sharpest four-door cars ever made.

1992-1995 Mazda 929 -- The finest example of long and low in a modern sedan.

Others: 93-02 Mazda RX7, Lincoln LS, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac Seville 98-04, Nissan Maxima 89-94, Chrysler 300M.

JimmyH
08-01-07, 03:52 PM
Chrysler 300M

best looking chrysler ever, in my opinion

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-01-07, 04:33 PM
Some more from me....

1992-93 Chevy Suburban/ K-15 Blazer and C/K with the Cheyenne package. It's all because of those wheelcovers....The Cheyenne was the mid level package, below the Silverado and above the Scottsdale. Or was the Scottsdale above the Cheyenne?? Can't remember.

1991-93 Mustang..needs to have the optional 5 spoke wheels though.

1991-95 Taurus, especially SHO

1993 Camaro

1992 Bonneville SSEi

454SS Silverado

RunningOnEMT
08-01-07, 04:36 PM
Lotus super 7
AC Cobra
CHevy Apache Woodboard Pickups

Patrick7997
08-01-07, 07:32 PM
Eldorado 79-84
Eldorado 93-02

Trans Am 98-02

XLR

Ferrari Testarossa, F50, Challenge Stradale, and F360 Spyder....

C5 Corvette (98-04)

I can safely say I loved these the moment I saw them....

Blackout
08-01-07, 07:35 PM
I'm not even going to bother getting into this because there are way to f'ing many!!

dkozloski
08-02-07, 01:23 AM
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/341929/top_gear_ford_gt/

Destroyer
08-02-07, 12:54 PM
The list is long, real long but here's a few;

69-73 Mustang Mach 1's
Fbody cars (all generations)
Corvettes (all generations)
Lamborghini Countach
Porsche 928 (never liked looks of 911's)
Jaguar XJS
Pantera
Lotus Espirit
Delorean
68-70 Dodge Charger
Cuda's ,Challengers, Superbirds, GTX (amongst other Mopars)
65-70 Cadillac convertibles:thumbsup:

P-Funk
08-02-07, 01:59 PM
58 Vette
Aston Martin Vanquish
Ferrari F360
Cadillac Cien (concept)
68 Camero SS
1936 Auburn Speedster

As others have said, there are many more.

RunningOnEMT
08-02-07, 02:44 PM
IT'S CAMARO!!!

NO E!!!!

sorry pet peeve

EcSTSatic
08-02-07, 03:10 PM
IT'S CAMARO!!!

NO E!!!!

sorry pet peeve


Google on "camero" and notice how often it gets misused :gah:

JimmyH
08-02-07, 04:12 PM
oh yeah!!! the 2009 camaro; forgot all about it

http://www.tfw2005.com/gallery/data/1611/bumblebee-12.jpg

http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/misc/bumblebee.jpg

P-Funk
08-02-07, 06:49 PM
A few more:

2009 Camero (:thepan:)
Rolls Royce Phantom
Bentley Arnage

:thumbsup:

Dadillac
08-02-07, 07:42 PM
Challenger/'Cuda of all years.


Even this one?

http://www.motorpasion.com/images/1979_dodge_challenger.jpg

Don

FrankT
08-02-07, 10:28 PM
Originally Posted by Spyder http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-forums-lounge-member-introductions/113557-cars-you-liked-second-you-saw-post1162258.html#post1162258)
Challenger/'Cuda of all years.
Yup, but not this one http://www.motorpasion.com/images/19...challenger.jpg

Also all Chargers 66-74, GTX, Road Runners, and Superbees', GTO's, Chevelles, Corvetts, Grand Prix and Pontiac Catalina's 61-67, v- series Caddies, STS, XLR, Buick Grand National, my old 72 duce and quarter.

There are many more, just can't think of at this time.

I wiil see you all at the Woodward Dream Crusie 07 :nox:

gdwriter
08-03-07, 12:50 AM
Since I have a long list of classic cars that I'd own with unlimited money (and I've mentioned them before), I'll limit this to cars that have come out since I started driving (1982):

84 Buick Grand National
88 Honda Accord coupe
89 Nissan Maxima
91 Buick Park Avenue
92 Cadillac Seville and STS
93 Chevrolet Camaro
95 Buick Riviera
99 Honda Accord coupe
04 Acura TSX
05 Chevrolet Corvette (C6)
08 Cadillac CTS
09 Chevrolet CamaroI'm sure there are others, but those are the ones that come to mind.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-03-07, 01:53 AM
I know this seems wierd, but I like about 99% of all the turbo mopars ever made. GLH-S, SRT-4, Turbo 2.2 & 2.5 Spirits/Shadows, FWD Chargers, etc etc.

Jonas McFeely
08-03-07, 09:10 AM
I know this seems wierd, but I like about 99% of all the turbo mopars ever made. GLH-S, SRT-4, Turbo 2.2 & 2.5 Spirits/Shadows, FWD Chargers, etc etc.

I dislike all Chrysler products except the above mentioned. Add the Turbo Voyager with a 5 speed.

JimmyH
08-03-07, 01:13 PM
The only Chrysler I could ever consider was the last gen 300M (not the new brick 300)

z06bigbird
08-03-07, 02:02 PM
I like Chryslers. You never need to change oil; just add a few quarts every month.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-03-07, 02:06 PM
Yeah, I've actually given thought to picking one of those up. I've never driven one (yet), but I've sat in them and the seats are wonderful. I've heard a lot of good things about them, regarding performance, reliability and overall comfort, and I've been a fan of those since they came out back in '99.

Playdrv4me
08-03-07, 02:21 PM
The best one of those M's was the 2003 SE with the HIDs.

LS1Mike
08-03-07, 02:46 PM
I love the FWD turbo cars from Mopar...I have had in no particullar order
88 Dodge Daytona Pacifica (2 of them)
86 Omni GLH
87 Shelby Lancer #24
85 Dodge Daytona
87 4 door Lebaron
87 Dodge Lancer
all of these cars were turbo.

JimmyH
08-03-07, 03:04 PM
The best one of those M's was the 2003 SE with the HIDs.

if they would have offered a manual, i would have bought one

wait a minute, buy a chrysler? hmmm.....

i have heard the most amazing thing about that car is the complete lack of torque steer

omarg
08-05-07, 01:59 AM
I'll name some from when i was much younger.

Lexus ES300 92-96. That car has an amazing body style. It still looks good today. i have a super rare manual trans version. it has less than 9k on the odo.

Cadillac STS 92-97 Pretty much the best looking 4-door from the 90's. It's proportions are fantastic. 93 was my favorite year. I guess because i owned one.

Nissan 300ZX 90-96. Another 90's knockout.

Nissan Maxima 4DSC 90-94. 190 hp in a vanilla sedan in a day and age where caddies barely had 200 hp (before northstar) mustang gt's only cranked out 210 and v6 models only had 140 hp!! What was the 0-60 for manual models? 7 secs? i think so.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-05-07, 02:08 AM
Nissan Maxima 4DSC 90-94. 190 hp in a vanilla sedan in a day and age where caddies barely had 200 hp (before northstar) mustang gt's only cranked out 210 and v6 models only had 140 hp!! What was the 0-60 for manual models? 7 secs? i think so.

Definetly. They're a good looking car, but not in the typical "oh wow, look at that!" sense. They're more subtle, like you said...vanilla. I've got a buddy with a 1993 SE with the 4 speed automatic tranny. It's a blast to drive, but the cars not very fast, atleast not when compared to a five speed version of the same year. I've heard magazine reports that the 5 speed version will do 0-60 in the low 7 second range, his is the high 8 second range....not so good. But the car handles beautifiully, very composed and it gives a sense of great confidence in the tight turns, even in the rain! The steering is very tight and communicates wonderfully, it's a great driver's car.

Jonas McFeely
08-05-07, 07:48 PM
I'll name some from when i was much younger.

Lexus ES300 92-96. That car has an amazing body style. It still looks good today. i have a super rare manual trans version. it has less than 9k on the odo.

Cadillac STS 92-97 Pretty much the best looking 4-door from the 90's. It's proportions are fantastic. 93 was my favorite year. I guess because i owned one.

Nissan 300ZX 90-96. Another 90's knockout.

Nissan Maxima 4DSC 90-94. 190 hp in a vanilla sedan in a day and age where caddies barely had 200 hp (before northstar) mustang gt's only cranked out 210 and v6 models only had 140 hp!! What was the 0-60 for manual models? 7 secs? i think so.

I demand to see pics of the 5 speed ES300.

I have seen an Infiniti I30 5 speed with cloth seats. It was on Ebay and is super rare.

JimmyH
08-06-07, 11:56 AM
Definetly. They're a good looking car, but not in the typical "oh wow, look at that!" sense. They're more subtle, like you said...vanilla.

which is why it was a great looking car, it was so generic, it appealed to almost anyone.

I think 94 SE was the only 3rd gen Max to get the VQ30 (190 hp). For 95 4th gen, all Maximas got it. 190 hp in a 3000lb car=way ahead of its time.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-06-07, 12:55 PM
And I had another friend in high school who had a '91 Maxima GXE, in the same white color, but with the SOHC 3.0 V6. My buddy and him finally raced one day and it was the slowest launch I've ever seen, it was like watching turtles race until the SE hit about 3500 RPM opened up and pulled away, and we pulled away pretty good from the GXE!

Zymurgy
08-06-07, 03:23 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i252/zymurgyphotos/67BigBlock.jpg

lawfive
08-06-07, 04:45 PM
My '94 STS in White Diamond with faux-top in tan and the Cadillac logo wheels on it that, to this day, I have not seen on any other car.

Challenger/'Cuda of 1970.


Yeah, that, after post fix.



How the '90-'96 300ZX hasnt been mentioned is beyond me...

'90-'96 300ZX

'93 RX-7



Yeah, those.



McLaren F1

If I were God, that would be my car.



Also:

1966 Chevelle SS (my fav of the rectangular box cars, even over the Goat, I dunno why)

1970 Nova SS

1970 Cougar

Current Boxster

Upcoming Audi R8 (you gotta see it in person)

My CTS-V

JimmyH
08-06-07, 06:07 PM
ok, I somehow managed to screw up the directory stucture of my ftp site, so i am reposting:

http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/cars/saturn.jpg
http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/cars/rx8.jpg
http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/cars/solstice.jpg
http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/cars/turbo.jpg
http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/cars/sti.jpg
http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/cars/Z06.jpg

MN-STS-LOVER
08-06-07, 10:31 PM
I will be dating myself here but I must say the '79 Trans Am, big difference from the '78...what a mean looking car!, The Lotis Esprit and I must add my first car. A '72 Pontiac Grand Prix model SJ. Way ahead of its time on the interior. Packed the same 360hp small block 400ci as the T/A of the time. Had a different rear gear than the T/A (GP had a 308) so not as quick as the T/A but ran like a watch at 135mph. The day I got my D/L I buried the speedo (145mph) I crashed it a month to the day I got my D/L and have been shopping for the exact car ever since.