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    10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Saw this today on Yahoo: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Sandwiched between the Pacer and Pinto is a 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood.

    http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/1...the-road.html/

    Tom C.

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

    Eh, they're not offended by the Fleetwood so much as the V8-6-4. I tend to agree.

    My Avalanche has a V8-4 strategy that seems to work seamlessly, but still delivers 15 MPG. Why bother?

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

    There was nothing wrong with the 1981 Cadillacs that a snip of a wire couldn't cure. Now the 1982-1985 cars with the 4100....nice cars surrounding a lousy drivetrain.

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

    Probably written by someone who never lifted a hood.
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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ape Man View Post
    Probably written by someone who never lifter a hood.
    They usually are.
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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    These lists come out all the time. The 81 V8-6-4 cars are always on them, and I can guarantee that none of the list authors/collaborators/plagiarizers have ever driven one.

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

    The Edsel and Pinto are always there too. The description of the Cimmaron is spot-on, too. I always thought of it as a re-badged Sunbird....which was a rebadged Cavalier. Chicken and egg I guess.

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

    The Cim-moron was a real shame.

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    The edsel was not a failure as a car....it was a marketing failure. For some reason, someone at ford decided to put a division between ford and mercury.
    As for the 81 fleetwood with the V864, it wasn't necessarily a bad car either (considering all its "issues" could be fixed with the snip of one wire.)

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

    Gotta love some people's description of what an Edsel's front grill looks like.

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

    I always die a little inside when someone accuses the 81 Fleetwood of being a "bad car". It had poorly implemented technology, but the car and drive train were some of the most durable around. Almost bought an 81 Fleetwood Coupe last year, in fact, and still would love to have one some time in the future.

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

    I always laugh at the Aztek in all these lists. This proves my point that american car companies can not do what japanese car companies can. If nothing about the Aztek was different but the name on the hood said Honda or Toyota, it would have been sold in droves. Same goes for the Volt. If the volt had a toyota badge on it there would be a line around the block and a 6 month long waiting list. People who buy these cars are morons and will not buy an american car no matter what it is. Yes I think the Aztek is a horrible car, but not anymore horrible than the element or the XB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAZZARDJOHN View Post
    I always laugh at the Aztek in all these lists. This proves my point that american car companies can not do what japanese car companies can. If nothing about the Aztek was different but the name on the hood said Honda or Toyota, it would have been sold in droves. Same goes for the Volt. If the volt had a toyota badge on it there would be a line around the block and a 6 month long waiting list. People who buy these cars are morons and will not buy an american car no matter what it is. Yes I think the Aztek is a horrible car, but not anymore horrible than the element or the XB.
    And honestly, once the cladding was painted the same color as the body, the aztek was not that bad looking. The interior was cheap, and the AWD was a joke due to ground clearance or lack thereof, but no one really takes an SUV off road anyways, and for the era, the interior wasn't that much worse than other makes interiors (although the red dash lights and speckled grey upholstery made me crazy). The pop up tent was cool (albeit useless to 99% of people), and a harkening back to the earlly 70s ventura.
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    Re: 10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ape Man View Post
    Gotta love some people's description of what an Edsel's front grill looks like.
    My Uncle Paul (a former Ford engineer) had a favorite description for the Edsel's grille. Sadly, it's not fit for a family web forum.

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

    I think I´m guessing what that grille looks like

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