beaterworld New Reader
Nov. 25, 2009 10:43 a.m.

Do you have a liking for a horrible car? I do. An AMC Pacer. No, my mom didn't drop me on my head alot.

Grtechguy SuperDork
Nov. 25, 2009 10:44 a.m.

are you sure? you might have amnesia due to the constant drops

beaterworld New Reader
Nov. 25, 2009 10:47 a.m.
Grtechguy wrote: are you sure? you might have amnesia due to the constant drops

Yeah, right.

Nov. 25, 2009 10:47 a.m.

a Toyota Echo, fitted with an Automatic...

tuna55 Reader
Nov. 25, 2009 11:11 a.m.


and for a really perverse reason, I seem to like Miatas, but everyone here seems to think they're gay.


DrBoost HalfDork
Nov. 25, 2009 11:18 a.m.

Eagle Summit Wagon. I drove them alot as a tech at a Jeep/Eagle dealer. I found them to be tossable and approaching fun with a 5-speed.

NYG95GA SuperDork
Nov. 25, 2009 11:20 a.m.
beaterworld wrote: ... No, my mom didn't drop me on my head alot.

It doesn't take a lot. One really good time will do the job.

Nov. 25, 2009 11:35 a.m.

Oddballs that I like -

Mercury Zephyr Z7, the one with that weird extra thick B pillar and narrow C pillar. AMC Matador coupe. '60-'62 Plymouth Valiant "toads." Pintos.

Misplaced nostalgia: While the car that I sold that I missed the most is now my C4 Corvette, sometimes I wish I had another first generation Probe GT or a LeBaron Turbo. In better condition than the ones I sold, of course.

dyintorace Dork
Nov. 25, 2009 11:52 a.m.

This one. It's a 1956 Troll.

cwh SuperDork
Nov. 25, 2009 11:55 a.m.

Leaving the wide open invitation for wise cracks, where is the Troll from? Scandanavia? German? Not British, LHD. Never heard of it.

pinchvalve SuperDork
Nov. 25, 2009 12:17 p.m.

I like the Mercury Capri for an oddball. The first generation was neat, but not quite as hot as say a Vega Cosworth. The second generation was basically a Mustang with all the same performance potential, but never really caught on. The third generation was actually faster than the original Miata 0-60, but we know how that comparison ended up.

And what's up with Lincoln/Mercury in general? They sold the Detomaso Pantera! The Cougar was never a horrible car (Muscle Car, Thunderbird offshoot, then compact coupe) but I guess wading through all the old people to buy one turned people off.

81gtv6 Reader
Nov. 25, 2009 12:42 p.m.

The Troll from Norway.

Capt Slow Reader
Nov. 25, 2009 1:12 p.m.

beaterworld is from Norway?

John Brown SuperDork
Nov. 25, 2009 1:37 p.m.

No beaterworld is from Colorado

mndsm New Reader
Nov. 25, 2009 1:48 p.m.

Volvo 240 wagon.... Dodge Neon.... and Ford Festivas. LOVE Ford Festivas.

lewbud New Reader
Nov. 25, 2009 5:13 p.m.

1973 Pinto station wagon, 2.0l and a 4 spd. Preferably white with the brown interior, and tinted windows turned purple. My first car reborn.

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