Everyone here is forgetting that GM already made the best in-between. The Volt. In case you forgot, it was a plug in electric with an onboard gas generator that wasn’t connected to the drive wheels and only fired up when’s necessary providing real time electricity for the electric motors while also charging the…
I couldn’t afford a Maxima, but I did have a ‘96 Altima SE with a 5 speed back then. With 150hp and all-wheel disc brakes, and decent set of shocks/struts and sticky tires it proved to be a decent autocrosser.
You’re right...seems like these were the yuppy Mom SUV of choice at one time, and now...poof! They probably broke at some point and being a Lexus were too expensive to repair and thus were traded in and then promptly sold at auction to be parted out and scraped.
Escort and Probe shouldn’t be on your bad list. Both were solid little performers.
Hahaha! Yeah...you’re right and you’re right.
Kind of a less-attractive electric Ford Focus C-Maxx. It’s okay I suppose. Was really hoping Tesla was gonna go a different route with the styling of the nose. I know, I know...they don’t need a grill. But every time I look at one I just see a Ken doll crotch.
Oddly,some of the most exciting GM products are Buicks. Who saw that coming?! The Regal GS and the TourX are both innovative attractive designs, perform well, and are good values.
I once had a Triumph TR6 I was selling, a potential buyer agreed to meet me at a regional airport. I’m sitting in the car near the tarmac when I see a gleaming twin engine Beechcraft land and taxi up to where I’m parked. The plane’s engines shut down and the props slow to a stop, the door opens up and out climbs an…
Loved this. I will say though..I’ll bet those American cars outlasted any daily driven British/European car of the era. I say that as a British car fan too.
Says people who don’t care about cars, “isn’t a Hyundai pretty much the same thing as a Honda, but cheaper?”
I had the exact same thought. And, even though it’s older than shit, the Z still manages to look better.
If someone won’t buy a kickass car because they are worried it makes them “look gay” then they can just go ahead turn in their car-guy card.
I personally can’t say I really like anything Hyundai/KIA at the moment, aside from the Genesis/Stinger...but I hear ya, time to bury preconcieved notions, I think the S. Koreans have proved that they can make a good car.