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    There were several cars that were basically a trapezoid with a nose. The Escort from that time was also the same basic shape, so was the Rabbit. Not sure why late 70s, early 80s economy car designers decided that was the profile that small cars needed to be, but there it is. Maybe it was inspired by the Gremlin, which also has more or less that side profile.

    I don't really dislike the K cars, but I don't really find them all that interesting either. The idea of stuffing a turbo four or a V6 with a 5 speed into a Reliant seems kind of fun but not quite fun enough to actually put the effort into doing. I think I'd like to drive one though.

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    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    Talk about Torque steer with a turbo those babies felt like they wanted to roll over.
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    friend had a Laser with a turbo 2.2. It was really laggy and then it definitely pulled to one side when it came on. There are probably ways to minimize that, doubt it would ever really be awesome but having too much motor in an otherwise dead stock looking 4 door Reliant or Aries would be fun just because its silly. Its the kind of thing that would have made sense to build 15 years ago when all of the donor cars were essentially free. Now they are either rotted, too expensive, or both.

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    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    true those motors are not commonly available anymore.
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    Years ago I read an article about an 11 sec turbo 2 swapped minivan.



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    One of the Chrysler mini cars that was different is the Dodge Rampage. It was a pickup based on the Dodge Omni. The Navy had a few of these for putting around the base.

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    Yes a friend of mine has one of those sitting at Scott's needs an engine installed.
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    a turbo Rampage would be fun, but a V6 N/A would be more practical and honestly probably still plenty fast enough.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
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    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    they made everything look like a rabbit because they were hot sellers.
    the first gen omni/horizon had a vw built carbed 1.7 liter engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giraffe View Post
    Check out his fawning, drooling review of a 1987 Plymouth Horizon. He's just a hipster who's really into cars. I don't really fault him for his taste, however, his proclivities lead him to getting a lot of his conclusions wrong on a lot of different cars. His Fox body Mustang review is ridiculous.
    I think I'll pass on that. =-) To each his own, but if your doing "regular car reviews" I expect some sort of objectiveness to the subject, with a comparison to his pet cars to feed his personal bias.

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    Omni's, I had one of those for a week as a loaner car (I've also had a K-car as a loaner car for about a month while insurance companies where battling), the omni actually moved reasonably well, but even at less than a year old it suffered from the time period corroding aluminum bumpers around the bolts. What it is is a good commuter, but obviously it ain't my cup of tea as a car to just hop in and drive around.

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