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I'd bump off this automaker, if they didn't build the ________?

drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
edited March 21 in Mitsubishi
I'll get the ball rolling. Here's an example.

An automaker you'd love to hate, but they make one (or two) cars (or trucks) you could totally see yourself owning.

I'd bump off Mitsubishi, if they didn't build Evo! They don't have anything else worth a spit.

The EvoX looks Killer! They better not pull a Lexus, doh, and forget to bring a big stick to the party!

Now you try.

DrFill
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  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,713
    Subaru if they didn't build the...build the...humm? I can't think of anything Subaru builds that I'd spend any pesos on at all, so where does that leave me according to your premise, drfill? :surprise:

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  • gussguss Posts: 1,181
    Subaru is a good example of this for me.

    I would take their WRX-STI in a heartbeat.I also like their Outback Wagon. The rest of their cars don't excite me.

    The closest car dealer to my house is a Subaru dealer and would like to buy one for the convenience, but they always loose out for some reason.
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,182
    I'd bump off GM, although I like the GTO and the Saturn Sky. The rest of the lineup is an inconsistant waste of time...
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,204
    I'd bump off Toyota if they didn't make the Lexus LS430 - about the only Japanese car I'd seriously buy.
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    No Hybrids. No SUVs. Not even a Corolla, as the car that would outlive you?

    I dig the Outback. For a wagon, it's pretty cool. I think you can get a stick in there, with the best engine! Nice! :D

    DrFill
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    I'd do the 'Vette, and Sky.

    DrFill
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I'd bump off this automaker, if they didn't build the Velite Roadster?

    So it would be Buick. ;)

    Rocky
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,204
    The only way I'd buy a hybrid is if the price for one was maybe $1K difference between it and the regular car. It would also have to be a much nice car than the uber-geeky Prius - the perfect car for propellerheads. The Lexus LS460h I heard about seems to be that car, but probably costs as much as the moon or maybe more.

    Forget SUVs - I am never in the market for one no matter whose name is on it. You're as likely to see me in an Escalade or Tahoe as you are a LX470 or Land Cruiser. I am never in the market for anything like the Corolla either. The only people I see driving Corollas are 40-something secretaries.

    If I want a car that will outlive me, I'd get what I always bought - a Cadillac or a Buick.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I lemko am interested to see what GM does with the hybrid engines in Cadillac's and Buick's ;)

    Rocky
  • carlisimocarlisimo Posts: 1,280
    Lexus has always had just one car I've liked. First, the original SC 300/400. Then the IS 300. Now the IS 250 (less so than the IS 300 though).
  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    "Then the IS 300."

    It was the hot sport sedan for a few years, wasn't it, until the WRX and EVO came along...

    I'd bump off Mercury, but I'm willing to give it a stay of execution for a little while longer because of the Marauder and previously the new Cougar. Made me happy that Mercury at least *tried* to make something cool... :P
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,713
    I came up with one to fit Subaru. I'd bump off this automaker if they didn't build the Legacy Turbo 4-door sedan. Pretty decent and sporty good looks and the power of the turbo. Finally a Subaru I can give 2nd glances to.

    A co-worker is offering her 2005 Legacy Turbo for sale in a nice shade of blue for $23,000. It has 27,000 miles on it. I'm still thinking Yaris sedan or Rio LX sedan, though.

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  • carlisimocarlisimo Posts: 1,280
    "I'd bump off this automaker if they didn't build the Legacy Turbo 4-door sedan."

    I find it strange that you'd get so specific! Subaru's line is so much more homogenous than most automakers', I'm surprised people notice much of a difference between all of Subaru's models.

    ==

    And john_324, yeah. The IS300 was great. Maybe not technically as good as a BMW, but it had the soul of a youthful tuner car and not a frumpy extension of a businessman's suit. Which is what the IS is now becoming. If only it could be a Toyota Altezza again...
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,713
    Turbo sedan's styling is just generic enough so that I am not turned off by Subaru's general lack of styling etiquette. They are some of the most homely cars I have ever seen built. No kidding.

    The car I am thinking about is bigger and is dressed up with nice tires and wheels and other racing get-up so that I don't have a chance to nitpick it's body design(it's very sound IMO). I kind of like it even.

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  • chidorochidoro Posts: 125
    I have to be honest, I really like the entire Subaru lineup save the ghastly Tribeca. I guess I like their unassuming approach to offroading performance, and/or space performance, and/or, well, performance performance.

    As for the original question, I'd probably go with Pontiac which the killer GTO saves, Chevy and the Corvette (and maybe the Malibu Maxx), or Dodge and their Charger which I like for some reason.
  • bottgersbottgers Posts: 2,027
    ...Chevy if they didn't make the Corvette.
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    I think a lot of people feel that way. I suspect that many feel that way about GM period.

    M
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    GM will never discontinue the Corvette, just like I'm pretty darn sure Ford will never axe the Mustang. ;)

    Rocky
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Yeah it is a good thing Ford saw the light on that one because in 1987-88 Ford came very close to getting rid of the Mustang in favor of the Probe. I had a Probe GT, fun car but it was totally different from the RWD Mustang. We see which one survived.

    M
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    And it's turned out to be a winner for Ford. The Mustang is not only a image car for Ford, but is truely an American icon. I'm glad GM is going to bring back the Camaro, and on spike TV's autorox car show, the crowd went nuts when they braught out the 09' Camaro, so it appears GM will have a true winner to restart the Pony car war. :shades:

    I wished Dodge could find away to bring the Dodge Stealth, to make it even more interesting. :blush:

    Rocky
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Yeah if GM stays in business long enough to bring the Camaro back and do it right they'll have a big hit. Even I would look at one of those.

    Dodge will have the Challenger, the Stealh was a Japanese car-based model which they'd likely want you to forget, now.

    M
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I honestly believe GM will be around for the next 80 years and will find away to be #1 ;)

    Rocky
  • killerbunnykillerbunny Posts: 141
    I honestly believe GM will be around for the next 80 years and will find away to be #1

    I honestly believe GM will go bankrupt in 3 years and production will cease in 30 years. Maybe certain models can survive as a small business, but not the major part of it anyway.

    Saying GM can come back and be #1 is like saying Al Gore will win the next presidential election.

    Back to topic, I'd bump off BMW, had they not built the Z4.
  • logic1logic1 Posts: 2,433
    The Miata.

    Who needs rotary engines?

    The S40 is a better Mazda3.
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805
    I'm with you I would bump off Mitsubishi, if they didn't build.... Oh lets be honest here I would bump off Mitsubishi period. Even the Evo looks goofy, if I had one I would crush it into a cube.

    Other makes I would bump off are Kia, Scion, Volkswagen and Saturn.

    I would bump off mercury if it wasn't for the Milan and Pontiac if it wasn't for the new G6 convertible.

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Saying GM can come back and be #1 is like saying Al Gore will win the next presidential election.

    Al Gore actually has a chance at being the democrat nomineee if Hillary doesn't run. So don't speak to soon. ;)

    Rocky
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,713
    if they didn't build the new Dodge Caliber. Not a bad effort from Dodge although oversteer becomes an issue and it just doesn't hold tight in turns like some would want it to.

    Also, a new rig from Dodge that I think is going to sell like hotcakes and I like it too is the new Challenger. It blows the Charger away IMO and will take a lot of guys back to the glorious muscle days quite well. Along with the new Ford Mustang and the concept Chevy Camaro that by all rights Chevrolet will definitely build.

    DUH!

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805
    Not to get to far off topic but Vice Presidents rarely become President through an election.

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • oregonboyoregonboy Posts: 1,653
    Not to stay off topic, but how about Thomas Jefferson and Richard Nixon. ;)

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805
    How about them? Of over 40 men who have held the position of Veep only 5 of them made President by virtue of an election, and only two in over 150 years.

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

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