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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I kind of like Aztecs myself. I think they look great in yellow, with some sort of funky 18 inch ...
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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    I kind of like Aztecs myself. I think they look great in yellow, with some sort of funky 18 inch wheel. Not a cheap chrome wheel, or anything too expensive, but just something funky with 5 or less spokes. 2 or 3 spokes would be awesome. And some nice low profile rubber and a slightly lowered stance. That's how I would do it. Maybe do some sort of engine swap with an engine that has a nice sound, and a 5 speed stick to give it that extra coolness factor.

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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Yahoo is run by a bunch of morons, so the article is no surprise.
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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Yeah....bunch of Yahoos.....
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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    I can't believe anybody is sticking up for the Azteck. The car was styled after a dumpster.

    I can think of plenty of other weird, foreign cars that deserve to be on that list. Renault LeCar, Rover/Sterling 800, most Alfas, mid/late 70's MGB

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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    I am not interested in the article but if 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood was on the list then this article is like 10 articles that should never been released , simple as that and enough said

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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Cadillac brought out a revolutionary technology before the computer systems were advanced enough to execute it to perfection. It was unfortunate, but groundbreaking. To say it should not have hit the road, is like saying the Wright brothers first plane should not have "hit the air" because it only flew 852 feet!

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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    I´m sure the author of this article did not know all the ugly cars in the world. He missed this, for example:

    renualt-7-1974.jpg

    Renault 7: A Renault 5 turned into a sedan... A superhit in the mid 70s Spain.

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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    I wonder if any of the chip tuners (third gen Camaro, TBI trucks, etc), could burn a custom prom for the 81 to simply eliminate the 6 cylinder mode? That would solve the issue, and we would have a smooth 8/4, just like every other modulated V8 made today...

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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    That sure was a blistering (yet appropriate) critique of the Cimarron. Frankly, however, I wouldn't mind an '88 Cimarron as an occasional daily driver/winter beater.
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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    I have had my eye out for one too!
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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    I have had my eye out for one too!
    You can have as many you want---very little competition.

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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    It isn't that I think they are that great or will be of any value, I just think it is a car that will disappear totally if someone doesn't take the time to preserve them. Not that historically significant, but still an oddity and a part of brand history.

    I am the guy at the car show in the back lot looking at Mavericks, Gremlins and Vegas instead of muscle cars so it would be right up my ally too!
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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    It isn't that I think they are that great or will be of any value, I just think it is a car that will disappear totally if someone doesn't take the time to preserve them. Not that historically significant, but still an oddity and a part of brand history.

    I am the guy at the car show in the back lot looking at Mavericks, Gremlins and Vegas instead of muscle cars so it would be right up my ally too!
    AMC?! I bet you like the Pacer too. I can say that the Javelin wasn't a total mess.

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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    When I go to a show it isn't a matter of like or don't like.

    I enjoy seeing car I haven't seen in years. The cars of my youth. The cars that all my broke friends in high school drove and I rode in.

    I am not a hater of muscle cars, I love them and am sure they would be a blast to own. I just can't get excited over seeing beautiful examples at car shows. With very few exceptions I see them in traffic yet all summer long, and enjoy it when I do.

    If you want my attention give me a slant 6 Dart 3 on the tree. A Tempest with an OHV 6 cyl 4 door. A Nova II wagon. A Greenbriar van or pick up. A Falcon pick up. Anything without a big V8? They made them. We all drove them. Now they have all but disappeared, and that to me is a shame.

    I get furious when I see people making GTO's out of LeManns' or Mach I's out of a stripped down Mustang. Not because I think of them as wrong or not real, but because the ruin a perfectly good car. Every base model 6cyl that get pulled out and made intoa "tribute car" diminishes the automotive culture and deprive future generations of what was actually the bulk of the industry.

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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac_Fan View Post
    That sure was a blistering (yet appropriate) critique of the Cimarron. Frankly, however, I wouldn't mind an '88 Cimarron as an occasional daily driver/winter beater.
    Can't wait to see your 500 C.I. conversion thread : 0

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