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#148 of 197 Pontiac Sunbird convertible
Sep 18, 2009 (6:21 pm)
Or Cavalier convertible.
#149 of 197 Re: Beretta [boomchek]
Sep 18, 2009 (8:41 pm)
I say the Aerostar is a front runner too.
I'd go for the Astro. One of the biggest POC's I've ever had the displeasure to drive (my wife's uncle was disabled and had one with a rear lift).
Around here, you usually see Astros packed full of farm workers' family members. I guess it's the cheapest transportation with a lot of seats. And this is not a racial comment. It's just that who would possibly CHOOSE to drive this monstrosity if they had any sort of choice?
#150 of 197 Re: Beretta [tlong]
Sep 19, 2009 (5:50 am)
They made a lot of Astro conversion vans... Not my definition of luxury. I think they kept making the Astro through the early 2000s.
#151 of 197 Re: Quintessential Mid 90's Loser Cars [pf_flyer]
Sep 19, 2009 (5:53 am)
I will put in my 2 cents worth and nominate the Yugo.
Also any compact or subcompact that has been modified with aftermarket accessories (think being riced out).
There is this one guy at work that drives a Ferrari untill you get close to it and notice that the interior is a Fiero with a kit body covering it (but I think that the Fiero was stopped in the 80's).
In reality anything from the mid 90's on would be a loser car unless it's a classic. Come on now if you cannot afford to drive a car less than 15 years old what does that say?
#152 of 197 Re: more loser cars from the mid-'90s. . . [stephen987]
Sep 19, 2009 (5:55 am)
I had a Corsica, while not the most exciting car it certainly wasn't a loser car. It had decent acceleration and gas mileage ran pretty much trouble free for me until about 140K miles when I sold it and the buyer (a friend) drove it close to another 100K with little trouble.
#153 of 197 Re: Quintessential Mid 90's Loser Cars [snakeweasel]
Sep 19, 2009 (6:06 am)
Come on now if you cannot afford to drive a car less than 15 years old what does that say?
It could say that you have a car that you like that runs well.
#154 of 197 Re: Although I disagree... [emmanuelchoke]
Sep 19, 2009 (6:09 am)
That was Conan's actual SHO. I work with the woman that sold it to him new. He didn't know how to drive a stick at the time and had to have a friend come drive it off the lot for him.
By all accounts he loves, think it was the first new car he ever bought, that car and the segments he has done on it are just kind of a tongue and cheek way of praise for it.
The Tercel is a good choice for a mid 90s loser car.
#155 of 197 Re: What about the first-gen Neon? [lemko]
Sep 19, 2009 (6:11 am)
The Neon had the ACR version that Chrysler made specifically for racing in Solo I and II plus they had actually pay outs to people who raced Neons and did well. At that time the two most competitive cars in many SCCA classes were Miatas and Neons.
Later on you had the STR-4 Neons that dominated SCCA rally racing in the 2WD class up until the series was canceled.
#156 of 197 Re: Beretta [andre1969]
Sep 19, 2009 (7:17 am)
I try to give everybody the benefit of the doubt. My
girlfriend wife had this guy who's now a lawyer who still had a crush on her from high school driving around our house and neighborhood in a brand-new black Mercedes E-Class. She saw him once in 20 years at her high school reunion and he cried when she told him she had a boyfriend (me). After the reunion, he drove around our house looking for her for the next five years and only spotted my ugly mug instead! Finally, the guy gave up and married this big nasty girl who probably kicks his butt every night. Speaking of loser cars, didn't your cow-irker have an Olds Silhouette minivan?
#157 of 197 Re: Beretta [lemko]
Sep 19, 2009 (7:32 am)
Olds Silhouette minivan
The "Cadillac of Minivans" lol