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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=90029
Submitted by: DiRF
Comments: 37  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 10-09-2013
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Thought that popped up in my head recently... I seem to have an unusual appreciation for economy cars that are *not* intended to be sporty...

These are three cars that came to mind... back when they were on the market, I took notice and thought very positively regarding them, aesthetically.

Even now, I look at them, and I think that they still hold up, visually. I still feel they just "work", stylistically. Good proportions, good styling tweaks, good lines.

KW: Refreshed Daewoo Lanos 3-door, 4th-gen Tercel coupe, Pre-facelift 2nd-gen Hyundai Accent 3-door.


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10-09-2013 @ 03:31:32 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
I concur

I would add the Geo Storm, '91-'96 Escort two door and '95-'99 Neon to that list as well.

10-09-2013 @ 03:35:49 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#1, Yes, the Storm and Neon nailed the styling. The Escort draws no emotional response from me. It looks good, but I never took notice of it at the time.

All subjective opinion, of course.

10-09-2013 @ 03:38:18 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#2, fair enough. I've always liked the '91-'96 and the '88-90 GT. :)

I don't know if this counts, but I think the first-generation DSMs work too.

10-09-2013 @ 03:45:32 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#3, Oh, with the fliplights? Hell yes... but, of course, those were INTENDED to be sporty :)

...and that intention was implemented VERY well.

10-09-2013 @ 03:53:30 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#4, :) Agreed..

Oh I also like the Shadow too.

There I said it.

10-09-2013 @ 04:00:52 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#5, Dodge Shadow... yes, good looking compact. Don't forget about the Shelby CSX... yummy.

10-09-2013 @ 04:12:51 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#6, Shadow ES too. I like it in white with red accents. :)

Hmmm.. what about the facelifted EXP? Those were supposed to be sporty...


howbout '92-'95 Civic coupes and hatchbacks?

10-09-2013 @ 04:17:36 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#7, Fifth (and Sixth for that matter) generation Civic coupes and hatchbacks... damn fine looking cars. The styling takes to modification very well, when done by someone with taste.

10-09-2013 @ 04:20:51 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#8, Indeed.

*going to hell* would you think the Yugo fits the bill?

10-09-2013 @ 04:31:01 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#9, It was a good looking car, no doubt in my mind about that.

Pisses me off when I see people lambast it as ugly... no, of all things to bash about it, its styling was NOT a let-down.

10-09-2013 @ 04:33:08 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#10, :D

Also, I've heard that they actually weren't unreliable, it was just the fact "oh noes foreign car". People say that Geos were unreliable. I lived with a Tracker for over ten years. Never once had problems. Ditto to my cousin's Prizm.

10-09-2013 @ 04:59:11 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#11, Meanwhile, my mom's Tracker broke in half. Can't win 'em all.

10-09-2013 @ 05:08:44 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#12, The second gen was never as good as the first. I still see first-gens running around. No ABS, no power steering, no power anything to go wrong. Also, the truck itself was pretty light and relatively nimble. As I understand, the second generation was a quick hackjob to replace the "aging" original design. America and a little slew of other markets were the only ones that got the second generation.

10-09-2013 @ 05:14:31 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#13, Mmmm... no. The second-gen Tracker and its Suzuki Vitara/Escudo kin were sold all over the world... and the second-gen was also pretty lightweight (~2800-2900lbs)

10-09-2013 @ 05:16:16 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#14, huh. I thought it was only us that got them? In my travels to Europe I have never seen one. I still see the first generation quite a bit. In Paris, I saw quite a few, and even in Monaco, I saw maybe three or four. Farmers in Normandie too love the first-generation.

10-09-2013 @ 03:59:14 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
The Hyundai Accent WRC looked pretty good, the livery was gentle on the eyes too.

10-09-2013 @ 10:41:57 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
I'd rather have a Paseo than a Tercel. Maybe it's the sporting pretensions.

10-10-2013 @ 06:40:30 PM
Posted By : Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
MX-3 anyone?

10-10-2013 @ 07:17:59 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#18, yup.

10-11-2013 @ 05:14:10 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#18, More partial to the Nissan NX, myself... especially the NX2000. Yummy.

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