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Old 12-26-2012, 02:18 AM   #201 (permalink)
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:01 AM   #202 (permalink)
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #203 (permalink)
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@rOOSter isn't that a a VW Jetta / Bora which has been in the wash too long ?
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #204 (permalink)
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@rOOSter isn't that a a VW Jetta / Bora which has been in the wash too long ?
It never reminded me the Bora.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:28 PM   #205 (permalink)
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It did for me - the rear door / window line and then the higher boot (trunk) profile.

Plus its silver which all Boras seem to be here
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I nominate the Chrysler Ipsi... Ypsilly... Ypsol... this thing



The front kind of looks ok, like a mini PT Cruiser I suppose but the similarity was not intentional - the PT was (probably) designed by some bloke called Hank living in Michigan probably whilst wearing a baseball cap and supping from a MacDonald's Diet Coke big size cup. The Ypss... Ipss... this thing was designed by a man in a perfect suit, super expensive and stylish shoes who survives on nothing more that Espresso and cigarettes.

Lancia withdrew from the UK after selling just 15 cars one month in the early 1990s. Now Chrysler are selling them as Chryslers and expecting the UK to buy them ?

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Edit - I forgot the front...

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:31 PM   #207 (permalink)
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The front kind of looks ok, like a mini PT Cruiser I suppose but the similarity was not intentional - the PT was (probably) designed by some bloke called Hank living in Michigan probably whilst wearing a baseball cap and supping from a MacDonald's Diet Coke big size cup. The Ypss... Ipss... this thing was designed by a man in a perfect suit, super expensive and stylish shoes who survives on nothing more that Espresso and cigarettes.

Lancia withdrew from the UK after selling just 15 cars one month in the early 1990s. Now Chrysler are selling them as Chryslers and expecting the UK to buy them ?

Desperate times.

Edit - I forgot the front...

That's not the ugliest POS at all, altough it wouldn't be my choice for a vehicle of its class. BTW, the designer of the PT Cruiser was Brian Nesbitt, and he actually did a good job. Altough the hood of a PT Cruiser looks like a toilet cap, the body looks all proportional.
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BTW, the designer of the PT Cruiser was Brian Nesbitt, and he actually did a good job. Altough the hood of a PT Cruiser looks like a toilet cap, the body looks all proportional.
The PT may be a good job from the retro point of view, but it is terrible in the eye of an ecomodder.
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Another detail is the subtle Kamming of the rear half. Most cars designed in the last two decades have a roof which slopes slightly down, with max roof camber above the driver's head, not in the rear. Exeption: PT Cruiser.

Now, if you want a front that looks like a toilet cap:
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Well, that's one of the ugliest vehicles ever made in Brazil, the Matra CS, not related to the French Matra.


It also had a double-cab version, the CD, which is pretty rare but I saw one around my neighborhood.
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The double-cab version of the Matra (finally took a picture of it)


All had the same 115hp Maxion/International HS 2.5L turbodiesel engine fitted with intercooler, backed by a 5-speed Eaton manual transmission, live axles front and rear even for the 2WD versions, and until 2003 only had drum brakes all-around when front discs were finally introduced as an option. It was made from 2001 to 2005 and is extremely rare even in Brazil since less than 200 were made.

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