Then think of Citroen. They made themselves dull and orthodox to save anybody else the trouble.They used to make the fabulous Citroen DS, now they just make cars!
I had a Deux Chaveau (2CV) and absolutely LOVED that little car ..... it got a kabillion miles to the gallon, was easier than a lawn mower to fix and you could the eyes out of it with impunity ...... and those sling seats were remarkably comfy. What more could a fellow want? Two farmers, forty kilos of potatoes, forty kilometers per hour - off road .... the perfect design parameters for a perfect little car, I say .....
All Ford picked Jag up for was to steal styling ideas. Look at Lincolns..what do they bear a strong resemblance to? Volvo and Saab were probably picked up for the same ideas. Styling, safety, performance. Hopefully Jag and Volvo don't suffer the same fate as Saab. Will.
"Quirky"? "Unusual"? How dare you....
When I left Germany in '92 for the last time tried to get a "Duck" imported here. Quirky and fun, alas couldn't have one imported. really loved the push-pull shifter in it and the roll back top. They cost a 4K at the time. And fuel mileage was unreal. Will.
That old SAAB is just great. It oozes that Citroenesque, more-than-just-a-car quality that so intrigued me when I was a kid.Citroen 2CV - a genuine 600 kg car, hence the frugal fuel consumption. Our vehicle manufacturers should have the humility to look back over their shoulders once in a while so that they can see some some good ideas, instead of goofing around in their CAD software.
Maybe they did. Every wreck I saw involving a Citroen produced car for the three years in Europe had the Citroen quartered and body parts strewn about the highway.No thanks, I would never touch a French car.
Hey Will, what do you mean by "Duck"? A Trabant?Jeff
Well Scooter B, of course the idea isn't to wreck. Quite the opposite. But the other drivers are your problem most of the time. Good luck to you.
Back when I used to work on Volvo, we had nicknames for the 3 models that used to come into the shop.The Blimp, the Baloney, and the Box.The Blimp was the 544The Baloney as the 122.And the Box was the 144.
Kill ALL deer.What good are they.Course,out here,mite step on a Cotton Mouth or young Rattler once in awhile.Still looking for the one that lives in my barn.Cotton Mouth,I mean.Seen him a coupla times,out of reach.Sumbitch.Gotta keep watching for it al the time in good weather.Gives me something else to think about when I hafta crawl under a car.He is getting pretty big now,judging by the skin he shed last summer,left it by the front door,inside.4 ft.long.
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