OT: Talking Cars Tuesday - We're Back

Submitted by JeepinBen on March 29th, 2016 at 10:31 AM

After a hiatus, we're back. Just like the Camaro.

Speaking of comebacks - what's the one vehicle that you would love to see a "new" version of? There's a Swiss company that's working on a new Issetta

A Swiss Company Wants To Electrically Resurrect The Isetta


Did you have a GREAT old car that you'd love a brand-new version of? Figure the company didn't die/get absorbed/etc. Think of comebacks like the Ford GT 40, etc. Anyone want a new TransAm? Think of cars they DONT make anymore - don't tell me you want a new CJ-5 - you can (essentially) get one.



March 29th, 2016 at 11:39 AM ^

Yeah, I love the old Cudas. I am not sure that I would actually buy one though. They'd be nice to look at. I'm just at the point where getting in and out of coupes is uncomfortable. For most coupes, the back seat is impractical. I like having the ability to open the rear door and tossing in my stuff as opposed to putting it in the trunk. Easier for passengers to get in and out of too.


March 29th, 2016 at 11:22 AM ^

Lexus and BMW have been working on a sports car tie-up for a few years, rumored to replace the Z4. It'll be the right size, and Lexus has been working on their performance chops. Toyoda (the head guy) wants more soul in his lineup so it might just happen


March 29th, 2016 at 10:45 AM ^

Ambassador station wagon with wood grain contact paper on the doors and fenders.  Huge boat of a car.

We took our 3 week trip out west from Pittsburgh in one of those when I was 14.  It had a jump seat in the back luggage area that faced the rear of the car and to change things up my dad would put all the luggage in the back seat so my brother and I could sit in the very back.


March 29th, 2016 at 4:47 PM ^

We had one when I was a kid.  A 1976 Green Ford Pinto.  I used to wax that thing to a glossy shine. 

When they started exploding, Ford had a recall and came up with some type of "fix" which was simply a metal rod which was inserted near the gas cap opening.   I doubt that fixed anything.

1970s Fords were like the 1970s Lions.  Both sucked and were owned by the Ford family.


March 29th, 2016 at 10:50 AM ^

I would normally say that my top choice would be the Roadrunner, as I have a love for that car. However, since Chrysler has a thing for screwing these up recently ( Dart and Charger ) I will say it is a tie with the FD Rx-7 and the Karmann Ghia.


March 29th, 2016 at 9:14 PM ^

only cosmetic differences and of course engines.  mine had a hand-crank sun roof.   no A/C though, with black seats made it less than ideal in summer. 

The attached pic is identical to my old car.  



March 29th, 2016 at 11:15 AM ^

That is awesome! When I was 17 I had the opportunity to buy a 72 Roadrunner for a grand that needed a complete restoration. The guy had essentially all the parts for it to be done ( new door panels, radiator, alternator, etc ) but I passed on it because I didn't have the garage space at my parents house at the time. I still am kicking myself over that one.