Cars you are ashamed to like publically (or that no one else likes)

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Yeah but everybody likes the Fiat Dino. The 130, though, that's obscure. Hipster, even.
 

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What you call "communist" engineering wasn't actually bad, at least in Czech Republic. There was a lot of engineering talents and good ideas often on par with "western" stuff, but often buried by politics and lack of funds in the light industry.
Yes, I'm aware of what the situation was like behind the iron curtain, and why ?koda weren't able to produce the cars they really wanted to. A waste of engineering talent, and all that. I totally agree with it, too. But the simple truth is that they were considered to be crap compared to the Western competition, because communism. Not because of lack of willpower and talent.

Wonder what the market would've been like today if it wasn't for communism? Maybe VW would've been absorbed by ?koda instead of the other way around? VW was not doing too well until they decided to swallow their pride, ditch the aircooled boxer and move into modern times with the Golf.

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That 720 prototype reminds me a bit of a late model Tatra sedan. T613 and T700 and so forth.
 
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Yeah but everybody likes the Fiat Dino. The 130, though, that's obscure. Hipster, even.
Plus it's got classic Yank Tank styling in Euro-spec proportions. What's not to love?

 

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I don't even know why, but I really like this pair of really obscure "sporty" barges.
 

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I always thought these were kind of cool..
You are wrong, it's not cool. IT'S AWESOME! So ugly, so small, so Japanese!
 

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There is nothing to be ashamed about in that post!

Well maybe the LTD II, the Opel and the Taunus.
 

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Well maybe the LTD II, the Opel and the Taunus.
I disagree. They all have a certain awesomeness about how terrible they are. Maybe that's what this thread should be renamed to: Terribly Awesome Cars
 

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You simply can't dislike a Taunus. Any generation. And disliking a Cord, seriously?
 

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Opel Monza! <3

Those Opel's are super rare. I have never seen one on the road. Well maybe once actually.

Seat Ibiza SXI:




I am not ashamed to like this car, but not many does remember/know about these gems anymore. The version with 100hp 1.5 litre is a fun little car.
 

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I had one 10 Years ago, Maroon colloured, 1.6 100 bhp (made a great induction noise with an pod filter :lol: ), got hit T-boned by an Postvan on a junction...


...wasn't the best car I owned but had some good memories with it. :)
 
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I always had a weak spot for these...


I'd want one with the Fiat Coupe Turbo engines, imagine that weird looking car with a 20V 5 cyl turbo engine :p
 

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So many of these are not worth being ashamed over. Sure they are older, but that doesn't make them bad or shameful. I mean, there are luxury performance cars in here that were some of the best cars in the world at the time of their production - like that BMW that was posted a while ago.
 
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