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Title: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: KITNfury on February 21, 2021, 05:02:49 PM
Old Chevy Astro for me. Can't help myself.

Edit: Mir is right, we should post pics, especially if we aren't naming years. Someone likes El Caminos, but there were lots of years, so...

(https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1986-Chevy-Astro.jpg)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Institutional Control on February 21, 2021, 05:26:14 PM
I would love to have a 79 Lincoln Continental but they are beautiful so may not count.


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Title: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Institutional Control on February 21, 2021, 05:27:14 PM
A few years back I wanted to buy a retired police cruiser but my wife pushed back and i didn’t end up getting one.


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Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: wetwillie on February 21, 2021, 05:32:33 PM
1987 Jeep Cherokee
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: KITNfury on February 21, 2021, 05:37:09 PM
I would love to have a 79 Lincoln Continental but they are beautiful so may not count.


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Oh no, don't discount your instincts. That car is ugly as eff.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Chingon on February 21, 2021, 07:04:18 PM
El Camino
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Kat Kid on February 21, 2021, 08:36:19 PM
my uncle used to buy used low milage crown vics two at a time for his daily driver because in Michigan you could find such good deals on them, then turn over the old ones for a new batch and basically just only paying for gas and basic maintenance before flipping them.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: TheHamburglar on February 21, 2021, 09:55:31 PM
1999 Honda Odyssey. My mom had one and that thing was great to drive.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: AST on February 21, 2021, 10:29:50 PM
Would love to have a Datsun truck.  Growing up, a big wheat farmer I worked for had 4 of them, 1 for every tractor.  He had a hitch on every implement and when you moved from field to field you would hitch up the truck to the implement and take it with you.  Then when you were done for the day, drive the Datsun back to the base and then head home.  Rinse and repeat.  Great for running to snag parts and would not have to wait for someone to pick you up at the end of the day or drive the tractor 10 miles back.

Thise things would run forever and were surprisingly good in the mud, probably due to how light they were.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: bucket on February 21, 2021, 10:38:21 PM
International Scout. Nevermind, they look bitchin
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Post by: puniraptor on February 21, 2021, 10:46:16 PM
nissan rasheen
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: puniraptor on February 21, 2021, 10:47:51 PM
my real dream is a 4wd delica space gear or toyoto hiace, but they are almost impossible to find in petrol and i'm not allowed to register diesel in my area. Plus exportable 25 year ones skyrocket in price
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: DaBigTrain on February 21, 2021, 10:50:53 PM
I’d buy an older BMW
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: TheHamburglar on February 21, 2021, 11:57:57 PM
Would love to have a Datsun truck.  Growing up, a big wheat farmer I worked for had 4 of them, 1 for every tractor.  He had a hitch on every implement and when you moved from field to field you would hitch up the truck to the implement and take it with you.  Then when you were done for the day, drive the Datsun back to the base and then head home.  Rinse and repeat.  Great for running to snag parts and would not have to wait for someone to pick you up at the end of the day or drive the tractor 10 miles back.

Thise things would run forever and were surprisingly good in the mud, probably due to how light they were.

My dad bought an early 80s little Nissan pickup new. I’m sure it was in the first couple years they started phasing out Datsun to Nissan in the US. He kept it as a work run-around truck. I drove it some if my 1985 S-10 was having an issue. He eventually sold it around 2003.  He saw it still driving around Salina a few years ago.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: TheHamburglar on February 22, 2021, 12:01:36 AM
I have a 2000 Cherokee Sport sitting in my garage. It’s Mrs Hamburg’s answer time this question. She swears she’s going to start driving it again when she doesn’t have car seats anymore, yet she never drives it when she’s by herself.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: AST on February 22, 2021, 07:34:26 AM
Would love to have a Datsun truck.  Growing up, a big wheat farmer I worked for had 4 of them, 1 for every tractor.  He had a hitch on every implement and when you moved from field to field you would hitch up the truck to the implement and take it with you.  Then when you were done for the day, drive the Datsun back to the base and then head home.  Rinse and repeat.  Great for running to snag parts and would not have to wait for someone to pick you up at the end of the day or drive the tractor 10 miles back.

Thise things would run forever and were surprisingly good in the mud, probably due to how light they were.

My dad bought an early 80s little Nissan pickup new. I’m sure it was in the first couple years they started phasing out Datsun to Nissan in the US. He kept it as a work run-around truck. I drove it some if my 1985 S-10 was having an issue. He eventually sold it around 2003.  He saw it still driving around Salina a few years ago.

You have done nothing but strengthen my resolve to get one.  Thank you for that, I guess.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: ChiComCat on February 22, 2021, 08:42:36 AM
Mercury Marauder was a High School dream car for me
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Jobu on February 22, 2021, 09:26:23 AM
A few years back I wanted to buy a retired police cruiser but my wife pushed back and i didn’t end up getting one.


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Those are pretty great for kidnapping people.  So I've heard.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on February 22, 2021, 09:38:36 AM
El Camino

Yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh buddy!

Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on February 22, 2021, 09:45:02 AM
Two different 90's convertibles for me. Because I'm not a savage like the rest of you people I'm including pictures. In high school I saw a Chrysler LeBaron convertible, and I fell in love.
(https://consumerguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/90101221990605.jpg)

There was a girl in my class that got a Mazda Miata when we were still in middle school, it was a 1990 with a rag top and they were the first Miata's sold in America. She had a farmer's license so she could drive at 14, and my class was the last class of 9th graders in middle school in Garden City. Anyway, we were all jealous as hell but she was one of the nicest girls in our class.
(https://cdn3.volusion.com/wahx3.tkt3o/v/vspfiles/photos/10-18-MX5-1PC-2.jpg?v-cache=1567594713)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 22, 2021, 09:55:59 AM
have been seriously looking for late 70s Ford Crew Cab truck to turn into a daily driver. It is absolutely insane to me what dentside trucks and even some square body chevy trucks are bringing right now.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: XocolateThundarr on February 22, 2021, 10:06:00 AM
I bought an older Crown Vic PI that was a school SRO car at an auction.  Only had 70,000 miles on it.  It should make a great high school car for my daughter.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Kat Kid on February 22, 2021, 10:53:15 AM
I bought an older Crown Vic PI that was a school SRO car at an auction.  Only had 70,000 miles on it.  It should make a great high school car for my daughter.

The only thing I worry about with them getting one for my boys is the engine, a 4.6L V-8 is a lot of gas money and a lot of hp for my idiots.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: XocolateThundarr on February 22, 2021, 11:11:52 AM
I bought an older Crown Vic PI that was a school SRO car at an auction.  Only had 70,000 miles on it.  It should make a great high school car for my daughter.

The only thing I worry about with them getting one for my boys is the engine, a 4.6L V-8 is a lot of gas money and a lot of hp for my idiots.

Can confirm it sucks the gas and runs like a scalded dog.  I may have to de-tune it if she develops a lead foot.  I've had a bit of fun driving it around the last few days though. 
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Pete on February 22, 2021, 11:45:36 AM
I really want a Miata, but I do not think they are ugly.   :don'tcare: 
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Pete on February 22, 2021, 11:51:34 AM
I also think it would be fun to get a cheap Smart car. 
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Institutional Control on February 22, 2021, 11:54:21 AM
I also think it would be fun to get a cheap Smart car.

You'd get more use out of a nice golf cart. 
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Pete on February 22, 2021, 11:57:56 AM
I also think it would be fun to get a cheap Smart car.

You'd get more use out of a nice golf cart.

I'd use them for about the same purpose, probably.  :lol:

However, I've always wondered it it would partner well with tailgating.  You could pull it all the way into a spot right beside a regular truck, and then have all this room for tailgating behind the smart car.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Pete on February 22, 2021, 11:59:40 AM
Or, get two smart cars and go around parking them in one parking stall.  really just out there sticking it to the man.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: star seed 7 on February 22, 2021, 12:28:31 PM
How would you bring in tailgating supplies? Drones?
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Institutional Control on February 22, 2021, 01:05:34 PM
I also think it would be fun to get a cheap Smart car.

You'd get more use out of a nice golf cart.

I'd use them for about the same purpose, probably.  :lol:

However, I've always wondered it it would partner well with tailgating.  You could pull it all the way into a spot right beside a regular truck, and then have all this room for tailgating behind the smart car.

How about this?

(https://www.startupselfie.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Gibbs-Terraquad-Amphibious-UTV-696x394.jpg)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Pete on February 22, 2021, 03:14:50 PM
How would you bring in tailgating supplies? Drones?

That's what you put into the truck that you are tailgating next to.  See, the Smart car is merely to hold the spot next to the truck.  I suppose a Motor Cycle might work for this too, but sometimes they don't let motor cycles take up a whole spot and force them into a special area.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Trim on February 22, 2021, 03:36:41 PM
This thread inspired me to look into how obtainable those old Honda Elements are.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Skipper44 on February 22, 2021, 09:03:14 PM
Two different 90's convertibles for me. Because I'm not a savage like the rest of you people I'm including pictures. In high school I saw a Chrysler LeBaron convertible, and I fell in love.
(https://consumerguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/90101221990605.jpg)

will you be changing your name from Kitty to Karen?
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on February 22, 2021, 11:45:30 PM
I really want a Miata, but I do not think they are ugly.   :don'tcare:

Is there a car from the early to mid 90's that isn't ugly?
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: star seed 7 on February 23, 2021, 12:20:47 AM
The 3000gt is beautiful
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: puniraptor on February 23, 2021, 03:42:39 AM
I love the 90s cars aesthetic compared to the monstrosities of today.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: puniraptor on February 23, 2021, 03:48:08 AM
I really want a Miata, but I do not think they are ugly.   :don'tcare:

Is there a car from the early to mid 90's that isn't ugly?
I actually can't even think of an ugly one (not counting obvious crap boxes)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: KITNfury on February 23, 2021, 07:10:53 AM
Suzuki x90 looks like it was pulled out of a cartoon, from the 90s, and ugly as eff. Also kind of want one.

(http://momentcar.com/images/suzuki-x90-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 23, 2021, 09:13:24 AM
I really want a Miata, but I do not think they are ugly.   :don'tcare:

Is there a car from the early to mid 90's that isn't ugly?
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/08/05/the-10-greatest-performance-cars-of-the-90s all of these minus the miata of course
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on February 23, 2021, 09:29:36 AM
I would love to have a 79 Lincoln Continental but they are beautiful so may not count.


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one summer when i was home from ksucatsu i threw a rod in my car, and while the engine was getting re-built my grandpa let me borrow his 77 continental. emerald green interior. got about 8 mpg on the highway but it was a smooth ride. she was a beaut.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on February 23, 2021, 09:55:28 AM
A guy down the street from me has one of these that is PRISTINE and I am extremely jealous

(https://i.imgur.com/6eHZR3u.png)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Pete on February 23, 2021, 10:56:46 AM
Both the 90's Lincoln Continental and Town Car are tremendous.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: stunted on February 23, 2021, 11:18:08 AM
I really want a Miata, but I do not think they are ugly.   :don'tcare:

Is there a car from the early to mid 90's that isn't ugly?
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/08/05/the-10-greatest-performance-cars-of-the-90s all of these minus the miata of course

supra :love:
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: TheHamburglar on February 23, 2021, 11:35:03 AM
Circa 2000, every 3rd car on the road in Salina was a mid-90s Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am. I don’t know if this was true everywhere or some used car dealer in Salina got truckloads of them and dumped them at a discount.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 23, 2021, 01:19:30 PM
Circa 2000, every 3rd car on the road in Salina was a mid-90s Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am. I don’t know if this was true everywhere or some used car dealer in Salina got truckloads of them and dumped them at a discount.
absolutely true and add in a pontiac sunfire for their teenage daughter
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 23, 2021, 01:24:32 PM
have been seriously looking for late 70s Ford Crew Cab truck to turn into a daily driver. It is absolutely insane to me what dentside trucks and even some square body chevy trucks are bringing right now.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/78-f-250-crew-cab-cummins/

http://23.237.148.146/ford/42384778-very-nice-truck-short-bed-supercab-ford-1978-1979-lariat-trim-pkg-460-auto.html

just pure sex.. I would get a single cab but see the kids thread.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Sandstone Outcropping on February 23, 2021, 01:33:42 PM
Circa 2000, every 3rd car on the road in Salina was a mid-90s Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am. I don’t know if this was true everywhere or some used car dealer in Salina got truckloads of them and dumped them at a discount.
Can confirm.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: star seed 7 on February 23, 2021, 02:01:03 PM
Circa 2000, every 3rd car on the road in Salina was a mid-90s Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am. I don’t know if this was true everywhere or some used car dealer in Salina got truckloads of them and dumped them at a discount.

When I was younger I non-ironically called these grand pricks  :blush:
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Sandstone Outcropping on February 23, 2021, 03:08:25 PM
Circa 2000, every 3rd car on the road in Salina was a mid-90s Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am. I don’t know if this was true everywhere or some used car dealer in Salina got truckloads of them and dumped them at a discount.

When I was younger I non-ironically called these grand pricks  :blush:
That's awesome.

Just remembered that the Grand Am and Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais came with the "Quad 4" motor that we all lusted after. :driving:
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on February 23, 2021, 04:05:09 PM
Circa 2000, every 3rd car on the road in Salina was a mid-90s Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am. I don’t know if this was true everywhere or some used car dealer in Salina got truckloads of them and dumped them at a discount.
absolutely true and add in a pontiac sunfire for their teenage daughter

SUNFIRE! I was trying to think of that car earlier for this thread and couldn't remember it. I wanted that convertible a lot.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Gooch on February 23, 2021, 04:06:12 PM
Circa 2000, every 3rd car on the road in Salina was a mid-90s Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am. I don’t know if this was true everywhere or some used car dealer in Salina got truckloads of them and dumped them at a discount.
absolutely true and add in a pontiac sunfire for their teenage daughter

SUNFIRE! I was trying to think of that car earlier for this thread and couldn't remember it. I wanted that convertible a lot.
Mrs. Gooch had a purple Sunfire when I met her.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: passranch on February 23, 2021, 04:19:55 PM
Don't know how obtainable they are because they never sold a whole lot in the US, but:

(https://images.fitmentindustries.com/web/681454-1-1987-xr4ti-merkur-base-leda-coilovers-rota-eg6-white.jpg)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 23, 2021, 04:43:56 PM
Don't know how obtainable they are because they never sold a whole lot in the US, but:

(https://images.fitmentindustries.com/web/681454-1-1987-xr4ti-merkur-base-leda-coilovers-rota-eg6-white.jpg)
looks like a european ford escort
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on February 23, 2021, 06:28:52 PM
Circa 2000, every 3rd car on the road in Salina was a mid-90s Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am. I don’t know if this was true everywhere or some used car dealer in Salina got truckloads of them and dumped them at a discount.
absolutely true and add in a pontiac sunfire for their teenage daughter

SUNFIRE! I was trying to think of that car earlier for this thread and couldn't remember it. I wanted that convertible a lot.
Mrs. Gooch had a purple Sunfire when I met her.

You were right to marry her, for that sweet ass ride.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on February 23, 2021, 06:29:26 PM
Don't know how obtainable they are because they never sold a whole lot in the US, but:

(https://images.fitmentindustries.com/web/681454-1-1987-xr4ti-merkur-base-leda-coilovers-rota-eg6-white.jpg)

Definitely ugly
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: ksupamplemousse on February 23, 2021, 11:34:21 PM
The pandemic has me going on like a four mile walk every day through my neighborhood to try to keep the ol' sanity intact. There's a dude on my route that has a primo '94 Prelude, just absolutely rough ridin' cherry. And this guy is probably in his early 50s with a mullet. He absolutely bought this thing new and has doted on it every single second since then. I've never felt more envy in my life. I want this goddam car. I wonder if a man like that would ever part with it though? Once I get my chip I may stop and ask him about it.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: TheHamburglar on February 24, 2021, 12:17:48 AM
The pandemic has me going on like a four mile walk every day through my neighborhood to try to keep the ol' sanity intact. There's a dude on my route that has a primo '94 Prelude, just absolutely rough ridin' cherry. And this guy is probably in his early 50s with a mullet. He absolutely bought this thing new and has doted on it every single second since then. I've never felt more envy in my life. I want this goddam car. I wonder if a man like that would ever part with it though? Once I get my chip I may stop and ask him about it.

Does it have ground lights? If that thing has ground lights you’re just going to have to steal it.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: TheHamburglar on February 24, 2021, 12:25:37 AM
Pontiac Fiero.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Gooch on February 24, 2021, 09:03:34 AM
Pontiac Fiero.
Death trap but also awesome. Had two kids from my small town high school die in two different wrecks in this car.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Brock Landers on February 24, 2021, 09:19:28 AM
The pandemic has me going on like a four mile walk every day through my neighborhood to try to keep the ol' sanity intact. There's a dude on my route that has a primo '94 Prelude, just absolutely rough ridin' cherry. And this guy is probably in his early 50s with a mullet. He absolutely bought this thing new and has doted on it every single second since then. I've never felt more envy in my life. I want this goddam car. I wonder if a man like that would ever part with it though? Once I get my chip I may stop and ask him about it.

The Prelude is not the least bit ugly IMO.  I'd take that '94 no hesitations.

Pontiac Fiero.

Now this is an ugly car that I also love the hell out of.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Sandstone Outcropping on February 24, 2021, 09:46:10 AM
Pontiac Fiero.
Death trap but also awesome. Had two kids from my small town high school die in two different wrecks in this car.
The special ed teacher at Tinytown Grade School drove one of these. She was morbidly obese so it was a very large person in a very small car. We were intrigued by the way the headlights would flip down if not in use.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Jobu on February 24, 2021, 10:30:16 AM
Pontiac Fiero.


This was a coveted car in my teen years.  Lol.

Does anyone remember the Chevy Vega or the Chevy Monza?  Oh my god, if you are looking at the definition of a piece of crap, this is right here for you.  This was at the beginning of the 4 banger revolution where companies were building for lowered gas consumption with little regard for engine performance or stability.  These were terrible, cheap cars and were basically designed to be thrown away after a very short time frame.

I do know a guy that squeezed a 350 into a Monza.  That little piece of crap would scream down the road.  When you got it up to 130, it would shake like the earth was quaking.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Fedor on February 24, 2021, 11:26:16 AM
I loved these in junior high.  The prices on these are laughable tho.
https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1987/chevrolet/monte_carlo/101460446 (https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1987/chevrolet/monte_carlo/101460446)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Jobu on February 24, 2021, 12:40:05 PM
I loved these in junior high.  The prices on these are laughable tho.
https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1987/chevrolet/monte_carlo/101460446 (https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1987/chevrolet/monte_carlo/101460446)


You could get some pussy with a car like that.  It was a guarantee.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on February 24, 2021, 12:41:37 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bKHO0SR.png)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: KITNfury on February 24, 2021, 12:44:11 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bKHO0SR.png)
That thing belongs on the surface of neptune, and also in my garage.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: DQ12 on February 24, 2021, 12:54:30 PM
that's beautiful, rusty.  imagine setting out on a #visionquest in that bad boy.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: stunted on February 24, 2021, 01:06:09 PM
a teacher in elementary school had this, and we thought she was so cool

(https://diminishedvalueofgeorgia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/1995-chevrolet-camaro-15-400x225.jpg)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on February 24, 2021, 01:12:17 PM
that's beautiful, rusty.  imagine setting out on a #visionquest in that bad boy.

just look at the article I pulled the image from

Quote
Then, of course, there was the icemaker. An option in the LE trim, a shoebox-size refrigerator was cooled with air-conditioning refrigerant lines and came with spill-proof ice trays. Toyota replaced the Van with the Previa in 1990, but, sadly, the new Hot/Cool Box was available only in the European versions. We're not sure why. They don't even like ice over there.

(https://i.imgur.com/BSzQJat.jpg)

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a9324/carchaeology-when-toyota-put-an-icemaker-in-its-1984-van-15799825/
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: IPA4Me on February 24, 2021, 01:14:51 PM
a teacher in elementary school had this, and we thought she was so cool

(https://diminishedvalueofgeorgia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/1995-chevrolet-camaro-15-400x225.jpg)
She was and still is

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Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 24, 2021, 01:30:05 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bKHO0SR.png)
Previa was cool too in that they had AWD models
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: stunted on February 24, 2021, 01:41:05 PM
(https://cs.copart.com/v1/AUTH_svc.pdoc00001/PIX65/a91860a7-6ea6-49ed-8de7-d546d03e0c83.JPG)

my first car. wasn't anything special and had a billion miles on it, but i loved it and thought i was the hottest crap because it was a lexus. then i wrecked it within a month which devastated me. pretty ugly car. or maybe more boring than ugly. whoever designed it had a boner for rectangles.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on February 24, 2021, 02:03:25 PM
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my first car. wasn't anything special and had a billion miles on it, but i loved it and thought i was the hottest crap because it was a lexus. then i wrecked it within a month which devastated me. pretty ugly car. or maybe more boring than ugly. whoever designed it had a boner for rectangles.

oh hell yeah I bet that rode like a dream
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Jobu on February 24, 2021, 02:06:34 PM
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my first car. wasn't anything special and had a billion miles on it, but i loved it and thought i was the hottest crap because it was a lexus. then i wrecked it within a month which devastated me. pretty ugly car. or maybe more boring than ugly. whoever designed it had a boner for rectangles.

oh hell yeah I bet that rode like a dream

Haha, I bet it rode like a used Toyota.  Not that it matters to a teenager that's just trying to get some trim.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on February 24, 2021, 02:08:49 PM
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my first car. wasn't anything special and had a billion miles on it, but i loved it and thought i was the hottest crap because it was a lexus. then i wrecked it within a month which devastated me. pretty ugly car. or maybe more boring than ugly. whoever designed it had a boner for rectangles.

oh hell yeah I bet that rode like a dream

Haha, I bet it rode like a used Toyota.  Not that it matters to a teenager that's just trying to get some trim.
I had a 1996 Toyota Avalon for years and it felt like a lincoln
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 24, 2021, 02:14:41 PM
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my first car. wasn't anything special and had a billion miles on it, but i loved it and thought i was the hottest crap because it was a lexus. then i wrecked it within a month which devastated me. pretty ugly car. or maybe more boring than ugly. whoever designed it had a boner for rectangles.
yeah usually helps to look both ways before you cross an intersection  :lol:
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: stunted on February 24, 2021, 02:18:14 PM
it was a smooth ride, excellent for cruising on the highway. drove it like a race car of course. :driving:
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: ben ji on February 24, 2021, 02:19:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bKHO0SR.png)

My parents had an 86 model (WITH A SUNROOF) and an 89 model, both had the icemaker/cooler. You actually sit on the engine so to put new oil in you would lift up the driver's seat.  :eek:

The 89 model was the first vehicle I drove and I will always have a soft spot for it. I took out all the seats and turned it into my lawnmowing vehicle where I would load it full of mowers/weedeaters.

That thing had so much wrong with it but just kept running until around 2010 when it had 280,000 miles. The key broke off in the drivers side door so to unlock it we would keep the window behind the seat cracked, just slide it open, reach your arm in and pull up the lock. The vehicle would also start with any key as long as you could fit it in the ignition...you could even use a screwdriver!

Unfortunately my friends watched me do this a couple of times and would randomly park my car in a completely different spot of the parking lot after school.  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: passranch on February 24, 2021, 02:20:19 PM
Don't know how obtainable they are because they never sold a whole lot in the US, but:

(https://images.fitmentindustries.com/web/681454-1-1987-xr4ti-merkur-base-leda-coilovers-rota-eg6-white.jpg)
looks like a european ford escort

Merkur XR4Ti

Built on the same platform as the Ford Tempo/Mercury Topaz but with cool ground efx and that kick ass wing in the back, plus it was turbo'd so it went like a bat outta hell.  In Europe it was called the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth but when Ford brought it to the US they couldn't call it that because of the GMC Sierra truck and Olds Cutlass Ciera.

Ford sold two different cars in the US under the Merkur badge, the XR4Ti (which, if sold today would retail at around $40k) and a midsized sedan called the Scorpio (roughly $60k).  Neither were very popular, probably due to the high price and also they were basically just Fords built in Germany.

Semi-interesting side note...the production staff on the popular 90's Jim Rome radio show was known as "The XR4Ti".  I believe Rome had one of these automotive masterpieces when he was in college.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Jobu on February 24, 2021, 03:10:27 PM
A small town car dealership near where I grew up, in the late 80s, had a Buick Grand National sitting on their lot.  This was an absolute bad ass car, and it was amazing that one was sitting on this lot.

Well, being a small town car lot in the 80s, they were more than just a bit lax with security.  Therefore, when one of my buddies went and looked at it after dark one Saturday night, he found it unlocked with the keys in the glove box.

He took it about 2 miles down the road and it ran out of gas. 

Caused quite an uproar.  The cops and the car dealer really wanted to know who took that car.  Never found out.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Sandstone Outcropping on February 24, 2021, 03:13:14 PM
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my first car. wasn't anything special and had a billion miles on it, but i loved it and thought i was the hottest crap because it was a lexus. then i wrecked it within a month which devastated me. pretty ugly car. or maybe more boring than ugly. whoever designed it had a boner for rectangles.
A high mileage luxury car would be sweet.  This is a good-looking car, IMHO.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Jobu on February 24, 2021, 03:19:25 PM
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my first car. wasn't anything special and had a billion miles on it, but i loved it and thought i was the hottest crap because it was a lexus. then i wrecked it within a month which devastated me. pretty ugly car. or maybe more boring than ugly. whoever designed it had a boner for rectangles.
A high mileage luxury car would be sweet.  This is a good-looking car, IMHO.

Yeah.  When me and my son were car shopping, a car dealer showed us a Cadillac.  Like 4500 bucks.  I really, really wanted to pull the trigger, but decided that it was way too much car for him.  Too much motor, and too hard to park.  I'm kicking myself, because I should have just bought it for myself.

The problem with those cars is all the cool gadgets are probably worn out and don't work right anymore.  Lol
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: pissclams on February 24, 2021, 03:26:45 PM
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my first car. wasn't anything special and had a billion miles on it, but i loved it and thought i was the hottest crap because it was a lexus. then i wrecked it within a month which devastated me. pretty ugly car. or maybe more boring than ugly. whoever designed it had a boner for rectangles.

stunner you hit the bonus stage
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Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on February 24, 2021, 04:10:27 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bKHO0SR.png)

My parents had an 86 model (WITH A SUNROOF) and an 89 model, both had the icemaker/cooler. You actually sit on the engine so to put new oil in you would lift up the driver's seat.  :eek:

The 89 model was the first vehicle I drove and I will always have a soft spot for it. I took out all the seats and turned it into my lawnmowing vehicle where I would load it full of mowers/weedeaters.

That thing had so much wrong with it but just kept running until around 2010 when it had 280,000 miles. The key broke off in the drivers side door so to unlock it we would keep the window behind the seat cracked, just slide it open, reach your arm in and pull up the lock. The vehicle would also start with any key as long as you could fit it in the ignition...you could even use a screwdriver!

Unfortunately my friends watched me do this a couple of times and would randomly park my car in a completely different spot of the parking lot after school.  :shakesfist:
What a delight. I wish your dad still had it and slept in it when he visited the cat ranch
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Chingon on February 24, 2021, 04:54:45 PM
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my first car. wasn't anything special and had a billion miles on it, but i loved it and thought i was the hottest crap because it was a lexus. then i wrecked it within a month which devastated me. pretty ugly car. or maybe more boring than ugly. whoever designed it had a boner for rectangles.

stunner you hit the bonus stage
(https://i0.wp.com/theunheardnerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Streetfighter-II-Bonus-Stage.png?w=640&ssl=1)
Yes!
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on February 25, 2021, 12:52:36 AM
Don't know how obtainable they are because they never sold a whole lot in the US, but:

(https://images.fitmentindustries.com/web/681454-1-1987-xr4ti-merkur-base-leda-coilovers-rota-eg6-white.jpg)
looks like a european ford escort

Merkur XR4Ti

Built on the same platform as the Ford Tempo/Mercury Topaz but with cool ground efx and that kick ass wing in the back, plus it was turbo'd so it went like a bat outta hell.  In Europe it was called the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth but when Ford brought it to the US they couldn't call it that because of the GMC Sierra truck and Olds Cutlass Ciera.

Ford sold two different cars in the US under the Merkur badge, the XR4Ti (which, if sold today would retail at around $40k) and a midsized sedan called the Scorpio (roughly $60k).  Neither were very popular, probably due to the high price and also they were basically just Fords built in Germany.

Semi-interesting side note...the production staff on the popular 90's Jim Rome radio show was known as "The XR4Ti".  I believe Rome had one of these automotive masterpieces when he was in college.

He did and so did one of his producers back in the day. He still calls them the XR4Ti Crew.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Pete on February 25, 2021, 05:44:19 AM
Don't know how obtainable they are because they never sold a whole lot in the US, but:

(https://images.fitmentindustries.com/web/681454-1-1987-xr4ti-merkur-base-leda-coilovers-rota-eg6-white.jpg)
looks like a european ford escort

Merkur XR4Ti

Built on the same platform as the Ford Tempo/Mercury Topaz but with cool ground efx and that kick ass wing in the back, plus it was turbo'd so it went like a bat outta hell.  In Europe it was called the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth but when Ford brought it to the US they couldn't call it that because of the GMC Sierra truck and Olds Cutlass Ciera.

Ford sold two different cars in the US under the Merkur badge, the XR4Ti (which, if sold today would retail at around $40k) and a midsized sedan called the Scorpio (roughly $60k).  Neither were very popular, probably due to the high price and also they were basically just Fords built in Germany.

Semi-interesting side note...the production staff on the popular 90's Jim Rome radio show was known as "The XR4Ti".  I believe Rome had one of these automotive masterpieces when he was in college.

He did and so did one of his producers back in the day. He still calls them the XR4Ti Crew.

He talked about how he basically wrote a business case to convince his dad that Jim should be able to get this car or something, and then the thing caught fire or melted down or something dramatic like that.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: stunted on February 25, 2021, 12:51:26 PM
god damn clams how do you even find that :lol:
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: asava on February 27, 2021, 04:04:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bKHO0SR.png)

A good friend of mine imported a 1991 Hiace from Japan a few years ago. Roughly 28,000 miles on the odometer. It was used as a private ambulance while over there. Arrived with a gurney and some bloody linens. He's since gutted it and is in the process of building it out. Added a lift, custom bumpers, and added a turbo to the diesel engine. We meet up in the Utah desert all the time. The thing is great and I recommend you follow your dream.
Title: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: steve dave on February 27, 2021, 07:40:53 PM
how are you asava?


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Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Kat Kid on February 27, 2021, 08:17:00 PM
That is a heartwarming story that should be made into a short film.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: asava on February 27, 2021, 08:47:53 PM
how are you asava?


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I’m a kat fan, SD. I’ve been better.

Missed you all. Glad michigancat finally brought up a Toyota Hiace so I could comment.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: 8manpick on March 02, 2021, 09:33:54 PM
Wow, the gif man cometh
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 02, 2021, 09:51:11 PM
how are you asava?


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Missed you all. Glad michigancat finally brought up a Toyota Hiace so I could comment.
we all miss good people. Whether life is up or down for you, you should let your fellow Kats know
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: puniraptor on March 04, 2021, 04:01:19 AM
I'm actually into the OG honda ridgeline. I think this confession belongs here
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: KITNfury on March 04, 2021, 02:36:14 PM
I like isuzus.

Trooper. The older model is ugly but beautiful in a cardboard box sort of way so doesn't belong in ITT.

(https://cdn.jdpower.com/Models/400x200/2002-Isuzu-Trooper-LTD.jpg)

Vehicross. Practically still looks semi modern. What an under appreciated sex machine. It even wears yellow well. Most people hate them though.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/VX3quarter.JPG)

The Amigo. Practically brings the campfire and beach with it.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTRk76k-687TsP70P_jMHwf1O1wFKrootIPkQ&usqp=CAU)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: star seed 7 on March 04, 2021, 02:50:23 PM
My mom had a trooper around 92/93ish and I thought it was the coolest SUV in the world
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Gooch on March 04, 2021, 03:11:41 PM
If you had Amigo in the mid to late 90's you would have been drowning in poon.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: passranch on March 04, 2021, 05:03:27 PM
If you had Amigo in the mid to late 90's you would have been drowning in poon.

It looks like you would stand a better than 50-50 shot of rolling it over just about every time you took it out of the driveway.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: pissclams on March 04, 2021, 05:54:43 PM
If you had Amigo in the mid to late 90's you would have been drowning in poon.
the snatch was driving the amigos, amigo
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on March 13, 2021, 05:11:54 PM
Check out this beaut I saw today

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210313/99a1b638e9d0359a1f49e64cf0e48309.jpg)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on March 13, 2021, 05:15:48 PM
https://www.delicausa.com/


WOW FACTOR         
Equipped with seats for 7/8, solid rear axle , locking differential, 5 inches off ground clearance, this van will take you to the most interesting places on earth.

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With legendary reliability and durability this van will serve the whole family. Will serve the whole family for many years. And the memories will last a lifetime.


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MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Join our growing community of Delica enthusiasts. Share your experiences and knowledge. Be the leader of the trail, and the star of the campsite.

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Unfortunately, this van was never available on the US market , but now that 25 years have passed,
Mitsubishi star wagons are now available for the North American outdoor community to enjoy.
These minivans are equipped with many unique options that are necessary for any nature lover.
With a super reliable, durable, and economical turbo Diesel engine, four-wheel drive with two speed transfer case, and room for 7 to 8 people, this van is ?apable of navigating even the toughest terrain.

This is not your average soccer mom minivan.  This is an unsurpassed lifestyle vehicle.  You’re either going to like this car or hate it- there is nothing in between.  Some may argue that it seems too quirky or too clumsy, but there is truly a certain beauty in those simple lines of the functional interior. It will look just as good in a country club’s parking lot as it will along the Rubicon Trail.  This van going to be like your old, good friend- very calm and always trustworthy.  As you take care of it, the will remain faithful to you for years.  It will take you almost anywhere in the Earth- climb with you up every hill, take you home from the strongest winter storm, and be there along the way as you uncover new and hidden destinations.  This is your chance for a ticket to a real adventure.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: 8manpick on March 13, 2021, 05:20:41 PM
I like to imagine Rusty writing that whole review up
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: KST8FAN on March 13, 2021, 05:22:58 PM
I traded the 80 Bronco on a burgundy Trooper.  My folks had a diesel Trooper.


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Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on March 13, 2021, 09:00:33 PM
Check out this beaut I saw today

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210313/99a1b638e9d0359a1f49e64cf0e48309.jpg)

That thing looks like it gets about 8 MPG
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: pissclams on March 13, 2021, 09:14:33 PM
Check out this beaut I saw today

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210313/99a1b638e9d0359a1f49e64cf0e48309.jpg)

That thing looks like it gets about 8 MPG
and 800 boners per second
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Spracne on March 13, 2021, 09:17:37 PM
Check out this beaut I saw today

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210313/99a1b638e9d0359a1f49e64cf0e48309.jpg)

That thing looks like it gets about 8 MPG
and 800 boners per second

Highest emotional velocity across all classes.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: TheHamburglar on March 13, 2021, 11:40:36 PM
Check out this beaut I saw today

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210313/99a1b638e9d0359a1f49e64cf0e48309.jpg)

That thing looks like it gets about 8 MPG

That aerodynamic cargo box gets it back up to 9 mpg.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: puniraptor on March 14, 2021, 07:16:34 AM
It's a diesel and gets pretty good fuel economy.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: puniraptor on March 14, 2021, 07:18:00 AM
It's top of my list of cars to take back, but the petrol ones are pretty rare at the age I need and I can't register diesels where I live :(
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on March 14, 2021, 04:14:03 PM
It's a diesel and gets pretty good fuel economy.

Cool. So it's just like a smaller sprinter van.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: puniraptor on March 14, 2021, 06:42:21 PM
It's a diesel and gets pretty good fuel economy.

Cool. So it's just like a smaller sprinter van.

if it had a Pajero drivetrain

so like if a sprinter had g-wagen legs
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: puniraptor on March 14, 2021, 06:44:22 PM
i guess there are factory 4x4 sprinter vans. sorry for low sprinter van IQ

anyway the spacegear is way doper because it looks like an egg and is named SPACEGEAR
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on March 14, 2021, 11:52:15 PM
It's a diesel and gets pretty good fuel economy.

Cool. So it's just like a smaller sprinter van.

if it had a Pajero drivetrain

so like if a sprinter had g-wagen legs

 :confused: :dunno: It's all Greek to me
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on March 14, 2021, 11:53:44 PM
I mean the sprinters never had style
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on March 14, 2021, 11:56:27 PM
I mean the sprinters never had style

True, although the newer ones aren't bad at all.
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0043/8471/8938/products/161118848772014194_1eed7ccd-956c-4dc0-ac8a-9bd9ec9af11f_812x.jpg?v=1611679050)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: asava on March 15, 2021, 11:14:03 PM
Please someone get this.

https://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sacramento-1993-toyota-townace-european/7277613935.html
 (https://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sacramento-1993-toyota-townace-european/7277613935.html)

(https://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_9VZrfnTZypGz_0ak07a_600x450.jpg)

Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: asava on March 15, 2021, 11:16:05 PM
https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/mammoth-lakes-1991-toyota-liteace-4x4/7289557195.html (https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/mammoth-lakes-1991-toyota-liteace-4x4/7289557195.html)

(https://images.craigslist.org/01010_luRY7XYR7B6z_0aZ07k_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: bucket on March 15, 2021, 11:18:46 PM
Please someone get this.

https://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sacramento-1993-toyota-townace-european/7277613935.html
 (https://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sacramento-1993-toyota-townace-european/7277613935.html)

(https://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_9VZrfnTZypGz_0ak07a_600x450.jpg)

I've always wanted a VW Westfalia. I'm surprised I've never heard of the Townace.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: MakeItRain on March 15, 2021, 11:40:32 PM
Please someone get this.

https://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sacramento-1993-toyota-townace-european/7277613935.html
 (https://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sacramento-1993-toyota-townace-european/7277613935.html)

(https://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_9VZrfnTZypGz_0ak07a_600x450.jpg)

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/mammoth-lakes-1991-toyota-liteace-4x4/7289557195.html (https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/mammoth-lakes-1991-toyota-liteace-4x4/7289557195.html)

(https://images.craigslist.org/01010_luRY7XYR7B6z_0aZ07k_600x450.jpg)

(https://media.tenor.com/images/8ffa68af9d150cb543ed8e50ee1531f6/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: BW on March 26, 2021, 08:05:01 AM
Had an extended cab version in high school and college. Little vortec engines were beasts. Might try and find a low mileage 4 door version. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210326/5d86a3f08b524e84a824f97e2141993b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Institutional Control on March 26, 2021, 08:55:59 AM
That truck is a beauty not ugly.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: IPA4Me on March 27, 2021, 06:29:55 AM
Had 1995 S10 extended cab in KSU purple. Bought it fresh off the dealer lot in Orlando FL. Miss that beauty.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210327/88795efe2141cc42614151509b0f1701.jpg)

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Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: michigancat on March 27, 2021, 08:52:32 AM
Those S10 and Ranger supercabs, like what's the point? I remember being like 7 and uncomfortable in the back seat of one
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: IPA4Me on March 27, 2021, 08:53:51 AM
Perfect for the single man in the Navy. Wish I had it now as an empty nester.

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Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: KITNfury on March 27, 2021, 09:46:53 AM
Those S10 and Ranger supercabs, like what's the point? I remember being like 7 and uncomfortable in the back seat of one
While you can put kids you don't really care about back there, I think it's more for tool boxes, small luggage bags, etc.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Institutional Control on March 27, 2021, 11:20:21 AM
Those S10 and Ranger supercabs, like what's the point? I remember being like 7 and uncomfortable in the back seat of one
While you can put kids you don't really care about back there, I think it's more for tool boxes, small luggage bags, etc.

Beer cooler.
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 27, 2021, 12:23:46 PM
Suicide seats were kinda fun as a kid the first time you rode in one. As a teenager it would’ve just been embarrassing
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Post by: TheHamburglar on March 27, 2021, 01:28:51 PM
Those S10 and Ranger supercabs, like what's the point? I remember being like 7 and uncomfortable in the back seat of one

I got a 1991 extended Ranger when I was 17.  The extended cab was nice to have after 2 years in an 1985 S-10. It was a nice option to have if more people needed a ride somewhere, even if it sucked for them.
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Post by: BW on March 27, 2021, 01:37:55 PM
First truck was an extended cab Dakota, then the extended cab S10 and buddy had an extended cab Ranger. Good for a big ol subwoofer and also piling in buddies to go cruise the turn around for girls in the next town over

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Post by: Kat Kid on March 27, 2021, 01:43:54 PM
It would actually be too big a pain in the balls with maintenance costs and such, but getting an slk convertible or old Porsche Boxster would be fun.


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Post by: Kat Kid on March 27, 2021, 01:46:50 PM
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Could definitely find a cheaper one with more miles.
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Post by: KITNfury on March 27, 2021, 01:50:50 PM
I don't think beer many people would call boxsters and slks ugly.
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Post by: IPA4Me on March 27, 2021, 01:54:40 PM
The upkeep on those euros are insane. Makes them ugly for my bank account.

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Post by: Kat Kid on March 27, 2021, 01:54:49 PM
Yeah I messed up and only met one condition.
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Post by: Chingon on March 27, 2021, 04:33:51 PM
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Post by: Chingon on March 27, 2021, 04:42:01 PM
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Post by: Spracne on March 27, 2021, 05:28:47 PM
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Lol. How long is that sucker? Jesus.
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Post by: mocat on March 27, 2021, 05:37:51 PM
https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/mammoth-lakes-1991-toyota-liteace-4x4/7289557195.html (https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/mammoth-lakes-1991-toyota-liteace-4x4/7289557195.html)

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oh my heavens
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Post by: KITNfury on March 27, 2021, 06:18:24 PM
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Lol. How long is that sucker? Jesus.
If I had a dollar for every time I wished I'd heard that....
Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Institutional Control on March 29, 2021, 07:52:38 AM
So, my dad has given me my grandfather's 1953 GMC pickup.  It runs fine but it doesn't have power steering, brakes are not wonderful but she looks pretty good as it's been in a shed for the last 50 years.  Question, how much do you think it would cost to have power steering, modern braking system, new suspension, new transmission and possibly AC in a truck that old?
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Post by: BW on March 29, 2021, 08:04:37 AM
So, my dad has given me my grandfather's 1953 GMC pickup.  It runs fine but it doesn't have power steering, brakes are not wonderful but she looks pretty good as it's been in a shed for the last 50 years.  Question, how much do you think it would cost to have power steering, modern braking system, new suspension, new transmission and possibly AC in a truck that old?
Not terrible amount, lots of aftermarket parts. Try LMC. Would be interested if you wanted to move it. Post a pic!

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Post by: KITNfury on March 29, 2021, 08:44:29 AM
So, my dad has given me my grandfather's 1953 GMC pickup.  It runs fine but it doesn't have power steering, brakes are not wonderful but she looks pretty good as it's been in a shed for the last 50 years.  Question, how much do you think it would cost to have power steering, modern braking system, new suspension, new transmission and possibly AC in a truck that old?
Car air conditioning is easy more expensive than it should be imo. May as well buy a 2 ton air conditioner for a house. Expect $1500 or more.

I replaced drum brakes with disc on my old 60s continental, front only. It cost about $1200. That included brake booster, master cylinder, proportioning valve, calipers, adapter plate, and rotors.

Big shot from the hip, if you do all that I'm betting you spend a minimum of $5k. Not sure if you can just throw on power steering without an engine swap, but could be wrong about that.
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Post by: Institutional Control on March 29, 2021, 08:54:16 AM
So, my dad has given me my grandfather's 1953 GMC pickup.  It runs fine but it doesn't have power steering, brakes are not wonderful but she looks pretty good as it's been in a shed for the last 50 years.  Question, how much do you think it would cost to have power steering, modern braking system, new suspension, new transmission and possibly AC in a truck that old?
Not terrible amount, lots of aftermarket parts. Try LMC. Would be interested if you wanted to move it. Post a pic!

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Title: Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
Post by: Institutional Control on March 29, 2021, 08:55:23 AM
So, my dad has given me my grandfather's 1953 GMC pickup.  It runs fine but it doesn't have power steering, brakes are not wonderful but she looks pretty good as it's been in a shed for the last 50 years.  Question, how much do you think it would cost to have power steering, modern braking system, new suspension, new transmission and possibly AC in a truck that old?
Car air conditioning is easy more expensive than it should be imo. May as well buy a 2 ton air conditioner for a house. Expect $1500 or more.

I replaced drum brakes with disc on my old 60s continental, front only. It cost about $1200. That included brake booster, master cylinder, proportioning valve, calipers, adapter plate, and rotors.

Big shot from the hip, if you do all that I'm betting you spend a minimum of $5k. Not sure if you can just throw on power steering without an engine swap, but could be wrong about that.

That's better than I was thinking. I was afraid it'd be over $10k.
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Post by: KITNfury on March 29, 2021, 09:01:40 AM
So, my dad has given me my grandfather's 1953 GMC pickup.  It runs fine but it doesn't have power steering, brakes are not wonderful but she looks pretty good as it's been in a shed for the last 50 years.  Question, how much do you think it would cost to have power steering, modern braking system, new suspension, new transmission and possibly AC in a truck that old?
Car air conditioning is easy more expensive than it should be imo. May as well buy a 2 ton air conditioner for a house. Expect $1500 or more.

I replaced drum brakes with disc on my old 60s continental, front only. It cost about $1200. That included brake booster, master cylinder, proportioning valve, calipers, adapter plate, and rotors.

Big shot from the hip, if you do all that I'm betting you spend a minimum of $5k. Not sure if you can just throw on power steering without an engine swap, but could be wrong about that.

That's better than I was thinking. I was afraid it'd be over $10k.
It might be. If you're paying someone else to do it, I would almost guarantee it.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 29, 2021, 09:26:53 AM
So, my dad has given me my grandfather's 1953 GMC pickup.  It runs fine but it doesn't have power steering, brakes are not wonderful but she looks pretty good as it's been in a shed for the last 50 years.  Question, how much do you think it would cost to have power steering, modern braking system, new suspension, new transmission and possibly AC in a truck that old?
Tranny will be the most expensive part of this. Do you want it to be a daily driver? If so and you don't care about originality you might as well do an ls swap on the engine at the same time.
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Post by: Institutional Control on March 29, 2021, 09:31:23 AM
So, my dad has given me my grandfather's 1953 GMC pickup.  It runs fine but it doesn't have power steering, brakes are not wonderful but she looks pretty good as it's been in a shed for the last 50 years.  Question, how much do you think it would cost to have power steering, modern braking system, new suspension, new transmission and possibly AC in a truck that old?
Tranny will be the most expensive part of this. Do you want it to be a daily driver? If so and you don't care about originality you might as well do an ls swap on the engine at the same time.

I don't know about a daily drive but I would like to be able to take it out every weekend.  The transmission is geared so low that first gear is basically worthless.  I'm not really interested in restoring it to it's original.  That would take too much money.

I was thinking that if I'm going to replace everything else, I might as well do the engine as well.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 29, 2021, 09:41:51 AM
I personally like carbureted engines as even the biggest dummy can figure most things out on it but those LS engines I've heard are easy to swap and pretty inexpensive.
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Post by: Pete on March 29, 2021, 04:47:24 PM
I don't know that much about cars, but I do know that I ever buy an old one, I'd go for a restomod that added all the comforts of newer cars.
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Post by: Skipper44 on March 29, 2021, 06:05:30 PM
restomod all the way - are you ever going to sell grandpa's gmc? No, of course not so fix it up with the LS, transmission and brakes from a wrecked Silverado or Sierra and enjoy driving it.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 29, 2021, 09:00:39 PM
Yeah but that noise a carbureted engine make  :love: :love: who needs the testicles hang from the back of your truck when you’ve got that mean rumble sound coming from it