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#22 of 1262 PS: You can Play This Game with Modern Cars, too!
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 10, 2009 (12:59 pm)
Nov 10, 2009 (1:09 pm)
I was heralded as the second coming of the brand I worked for because of my "European roots", and indeed I was that brand's first new model in much too long.
Despite that, I sold badly and my brand is now defunct.
You can call me the "Round One"; I didn't have a hard corner on me anywhere.
#24 of 1262 Re: Who am I? [nippononly]
Nov 10, 2009 (1:12 pm)
Caddy Catera? Nope.
#25 of 1262 Re: Who am I? [anythngbutgm]
Nov 10, 2009 (1:13 pm)
Dang, you're good! Yup, Saturn LS, in fact I believe it was actually the "L-series", there were 100s, 200s, and even 300s at some point.
#26 of 1262 Re: Who am I? [nippononly]
Nov 10, 2009 (1:16 pm)
Oh ya, the "LS" was the sedan whereas the "LW" was the wagon. I think there was an "LC" coupe concept at one point as well.
#27 of 1262 This one may be easy.
Nov 10, 2009 (1:18 pm)
But it was the first thing I could think of...
I was once proclaimed by a well known magazine as "Like a Rat in Reeboks" when it came to my zippy handling, nimble nature and racing roots.
#28 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 10, 2009 (1:24 pm)
I thank you for the gold star, sir, and for not pointing out that I misspelled 'horse' (fingers faster than brain). Anyway, I will take a crack at the other side of this one:
Although I do not represent the first time a manufacturer put the engine out of a larger bodied car into a smaller body, I am the first one where the manufacturer took the engine out of one of their full sized car and put it in one of their intermediates to get a performance sedan. The operative word is sedan; I am a 4-door. As a result, I could out-accelerate any other car that year with the single exception of the fuel-injected Corvette; I could stay with the carbureted ones.
#29 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [bhill2]
Nov 10, 2009 (1:28 pm)
Way to go bhill2! Nicely played. I kept having the 1968 Vette on the brain because it had its problems, but it didn't fit the other criteria - mainly that you'd never confuse a 1968 Corvette with its one year older version - the 1967 (which was actually supposed to be the first year for the Mako Shark design).
That whole Saturn thing hurt my head thinking about it. You guys are good.
#30 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [bhill2]
Nov 10, 2009 (1:32 pm)
bhill2 - any chance you're a Mopar product from the 1950's?
#31 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [parm]
Nov 10, 2009 (1:47 pm)
I'm also conjuring up dog dish hubcaps on something from the 1960's. A real sleeper. Am I even remotely near the ballpark??? . . . . you know, like two bus tranfers and a train ride away?