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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by drewsdeville View Post
    Where are the stripped, crank windowed, manual lock, vinyl seat, no AC, AM/FM radio (maybe) REAL economy cars... o it.
    Walk into your local Kia dealership and drive home in a new Rio. You can get a base Rio without power steering and a radio.
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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by drewsdeville View Post
    Where are the stripped, crank windowed, manual lock, vinyl seat, no AC, AM/FM radio (maybe) REAL economy cars...
    YES. The 4cyl/5spd, 'point A to point B', git er done, bullshit free, sub $10K, econ-o-box sedan. I could use one right about now. Paid $70 to fill the tank today.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    What Kia used to do, basically....

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    It seems that the types of cars offered today pretty much covers the spectrum of what's need in the marketplace. Are their niches left unfilled?
    Yes there are. Super cheesy, over the top, magnificently gawdy cars. We used to call them Cadillacs.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Pontiacs & Oldsmobiles

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevillian273 View Post
    The 4cyl/5spd, 'point A to point B', git er done, bullshit free, sub $10K, econ-o-box sedan.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny kannapo View Post
    Pontiacs & Oldsmobiles
    I miss both nameplates but over the last 25 years or so that's all they were "nameplates". It's better to burn out than fade away. It is unfortunate that these former icons both died but they really weren't doing much good anyway. GM could have kept their identities intact but didn't. They were just rebadged, afterthought junk in the end. Too bad. I always had thing for Oldsmobiles (classic ones).

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    astro van.
    holds the family like a real wagon, has the storage capabilities of a box van, can hold several 4x8 sheets of plywood (or 2x4's or drywall, etc) , has the power of a V8 with V6 economy, plus you could get them in AWD for the northernersand rwd for the rest of us. plus they're more bad ass than some wimpy honda accord based pseudo-van

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    astro van.
    holds the family like a real wagon, has the storage capabilities of a box van, can hold several 4x8 sheets of plywood (or 2x4's or drywall, etc) , has the power of a V8 with V6 economy, plus you could get them in AWD for the northernersand rwd for the rest of us. plus they're more bad ass than some wimpy honda accord based pseudo-van
    V6 fuel economy? In which config?

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    None. I promise. lol

    V6 engine size? Sure. V6 economy? Nein.

    However - a modern astro could do well with a 3.6 base engine and an optional 5.3.


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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    diesel

    look at the performance (and cost while you're at it) of a 335i vs 335d. you guise can keep ur deisels.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by drewsdeville View Post
    Where are the stripped, crank windowed, manual lock, vinyl seat, no AC, AM/FM radio (maybe) REAL economy cars...
    Gone because nobody wants to drive a penalty box. Except for you and some masochists.

    I'd rather buy a decently equipped, decent driving 1-2 year old car for the same price as some stripped Kia or the new Jetta. And it's not just the lack of amenities, but also the obvious cheapness in the interior materials and that tell-tale tinny sound when you close the doors. No thanks.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdwriter View Post
    Gone because nobody wants to drive a penalty box.
    potd

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Actually, my buddy who drives an Elantra would buy one of those. He is pissed that he can no longer buy a sub-$10k stripped-down runabout.

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    Re: What type of a car is missing from the marketplace today?

    Wait, if gas goes to $6.00 the Chinese will be sending their Cherry's!

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