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2022-06-28 8:03:53 AM  
the S2000?  Huh?
 
2022-06-28 8:05:12 AM  
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2022-06-28 8:08:25 AM  
'Murica

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2022-06-28 8:11:20 AM  
Yea, having to click through a slide show instead of doing something the right way does scream of 'merica.
 
2022-06-28 8:36:50 AM  
Willy's Jeep ...America ? That's a big NO dawg.

I see an old school jeep, I think of the jeepneys in the Philippines.
 
2022-06-28 8:39:32 AM  
Jeep Patriot

Awful, miserable car.
 
2022-06-28 8:44:23 AM  
The cars that scream "America" to me are probably the giant, slow, inefficient, poor quality hunks of crap put out by Ford, GM, and Chrysler from about 1975 to 1985.  Cars like the Plymouth Volare, Dodge Diplomat, the boxy Caprice/Impala, the Ford Fairmount, etc.

This 1977 Buick LeSabre screams America because it sold in no other country because nobody wanted it.
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Or this thing:
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2022-06-28 9:13:11 AM  
Doesn't the president ride around in one of these?

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2022-06-28 9:13:47 AM  

NewportBarGuy: 'Murica

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I'll admit it: As a kid in the 70s, I thought Pacers were the among the coolest common vehicles on the roads:

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Why?  Because they reminded me of Citroëns sort of...kinda...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer
 
2022-06-28 9:16:20 AM  

Devolving_Spud: the S2000?  Huh?


Never see them anywhere now.  Never really saw them anywhere in the Oughties.  A friend had one c. 2001 and she was quietly not very happy with it.  The S2000 is seeming more rare than the NSX.
 
2022-06-28 9:18:01 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: Yea, having to click through a slide show instead of doing something the right way does scream of 'merica.


If only there was a button labeled "List Slides" so you can see the complete list all on one screen.
 
2022-06-28 9:24:33 AM  

Rene ala Carte: Doesn't the president ride around in one of these?

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Exactly.  And where the fark was a Denali and an F150.

Also, the Silverado *used* to be a cheap truck that you bought when you needed something to throw shiat in the back of all the time.  But they got onto the "I'm a badass, see my TRUCK!" bandwagon.
 
2022-06-28 9:34:32 AM  
Jeep Wrangler - A snorkel or a winch creates a perception of the rugged adventurer.

The other day, I saw a tricked out, lifted wrangler make a u-turn at an intersection.  They were going to *just* clip the 6" curb with their wide 35+ tires.  They stopped and backed up.

Tricked out Jeeps that never leave pavement are the vast majority of Jeeps.  And out of those that *do* leave pavement, 50% or better are afraid to do anything (or don't know how).  It's easy to make fun of but the thing is they create a market for parts that keeps the stock diverse and relatively cheap.

And yeah, they're not at the top of the reliability scale but they sure can take a beating.  If you've ever taken a stock Jeep through something you weren't sure it would make it through but did, hopping a farking curb isn't even worth an ounce of concern.
 
2022-06-28 9:40:54 AM  
"The official vehicle of "I live in a small town and only buy from the local Chevy dealership because Jesus hates foreigners."

I lol'd.
 
2022-06-28 9:56:10 AM  
Most modern cars all look similar based on class.  It's a "form follows function" thing.  For example, if you want a sedan with good gas mileage, aerodynamics is going to be the key thing driving the shape of the vehicle.

The American oddities are the larger vehicles, but that makes sense when you realize gas has been cheap here forever, and that finding a parking space for a medium sized boat isn't an issue for most Americans.

Also, the list is a complete fail without the F-150.
 
2022-06-28 9:59:12 AM  
Ford Model A
 
2022-06-28 10:06:41 AM  
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2022-06-28 10:08:26 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The cars that scream "America" to me are probably the giant, slow, inefficient, poor quality hunks of crap put out by Ford, GM, and Chrysler from about 1975 to 1985.  Cars like the Plymouth Volare, Dodge Diplomat, the boxy Caprice/Impala, the Ford Fairmount, etc.

This 1977 Buick LeSabre screams America because it sold in no other country because nobody wanted it.
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Or this thing:
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My family had a mid to late 70s Ford LTD. The 2 door model. I'll have to try and find photos to see if it was a late model 2nd gen or early 3rd gen.

But I vaguely recall ours having either the 429 or 460. So that would be 2nd gen.

Made for interesting driving when we were stationed in Greece from 80-82 tho.

When we came back stateside, it was traded in for a more family friendly 4dr sedan. The 1982 Chrysler E-Class.

The one that talked to you.
 
2022-06-28 10:35:35 AM  
Missed one

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2022-06-28 10:37:20 AM  
But seriously, list fails w/o

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2022-06-28 10:41:49 AM  
Those cars that are modified to roll coal because people are stupid and spiteful.
 
2022-06-28 11:00:15 AM  
And where are the dress-up trucks that are so tall you can run over a transit bus without seeing it?
 
2022-06-28 12:39:07 PM  
I know the first car that I think of when I think 'murica is a Honda.

/ actually, both of my Hondas were made in 'murica, as opposed to the S2000, made in Suzuka, Japan
 
2022-06-28 12:39:59 PM  

GardenWeasel: But seriously, list fails w/o

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To this day, I still want one.
 
2022-06-28 12:41:45 PM  

Breaker Moran: NewportBarGuy: 'Murica

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I'll admit it: As a kid in the 70s, I thought Pacers were the among the coolest common vehicles on the roads:

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Why?  Because they reminded me of Citroëns sort of...kinda...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer


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2022-06-28 12:50:45 PM  

Nick Nostril: GardenWeasel: But seriously, list fails w/o

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To this day, I still want one.


Same. My dad was a mechanic for a Pontiac dealership during the 70s/80s and we got to ride in a replica quite a bit that summer.
 
2022-06-28 12:53:00 PM  

sirrerun: Breaker Moran: NewportBarGuy: 'Murica

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I'll admit it: As a kid in the 70s, I thought Pacers were the among the coolest common vehicles on the roads:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 585x352]

Why?  Because they reminded me of Citroëns sort of...kinda...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer

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The Aztek exterior design was bastardized by GM bean counters, but if you could get past that, the practicality/functionality built-in was fantastic. Nothing else compared at the time.
 
2022-06-28 1:15:59 PM  

GardenWeasel: sirrerun: Breaker Moran: NewportBarGuy: 'Murica

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I'll admit it: As a kid in the 70s, I thought Pacers were the among the coolest common vehicles on the roads:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 585x352]

Why?  Because they reminded me of Citroëns sort of...kinda...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer

[media-cldnry.s-nbcnews.com image 850x564]

The Aztek exterior design was bastardized by GM bean counters, but if you could get past that, the practicality/functionality built-in was fantastic. Nothing else compared at the time.


I know someone who had one.  It was good from an interior perspective.
 
2022-06-28 1:53:40 PM  

Devolving_Spud: the S2000?  Huh?


Jeep Patriot? Maybach waaah what dafuuuuuq?
 
2022-06-28 10:00:40 PM  
"CTS-V, it's the Americans' take on luxury performance, it's large, loud and can really only go in a straight line well."

The author is a massively uninformed idiot - a CTS-V set one of the all-time fastest laps for a production road sedan at Nurburgring. I would have given a nut for the last of the wagon models.
 
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