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Old 11-28-2018, 09:28 AM   #501 (permalink)
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I have only seen 4-door ones, which used to be popular in Argentina.
Thank you on the Fox information, it was short lived here in the USA, just a couple of years, I think 1987-88 maybe a year or two later. Was a half notch above a Yugo in most people's eyes here despite the trunk.

Really boxy cars were just starting to go out of vogue, for instance the Ford Fairmont/Futura 1978 to 1983 was already out of production for several years - the crisp looking box had run it's course. However Nissan and many others didn't started softening their edges until about 1990 as I recall.

The Alliance did not have the greatest reputation mechanically, but low cost of entry attracted a lot of first time buyers.

My cousin in California had one (first new car - convertible) and said mechanically it was as good as any other car she had owned up to that point. I'm pretty sure that a new car should be more reliable than a used one, but didn't want to be unkind to her.

The Alliance convertibles were popular because unless you wanted a VW Rabbit convertible, an Reliant K-Car convertible from Chrysler or a Jeep that was it, and the Alliance was cheaper than any of them.

One thing I can say, the era of the "notchback" sedan is over. Most trunks these days just meld into the rear window.

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Not good aero, not even trying.

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Old 11-28-2018, 02:40 PM   #502 (permalink)
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Has this one been posted yet? 0.32... barely better than my Fiat 500.

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Old 11-28-2018, 02:51 PM   #503 (permalink)
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One thing I can say, the era of the "notchback" sedan is over. Most trunks these days just meld into the rear window.
Sedans in general. Ford is out of the market and GM is joining them.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:46 AM   #504 (permalink)
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Has this one been posted yet? 0.32...
To my eyes it seems to be doing more right than wrong, plus it's electric so I just do not understand the failing.

One of the issues with short stumpy shapes?
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This is really going to raise his already bad Cd.

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Does not do much for the other guy either.
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Found this on Facebook. No credits given to the driver or poster.
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Found this on Facebook. No credits given to the driver or poster.
That's actually pretty cool in a Kindergarten play box sort of way.

I remember wood toys fondly as a very young boy in nursery school.
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