Greatest Coupe Failures in History

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    I see your Mustang ll.....














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    We had one...it's a wonder more aren't up for bids in Scottsdale.
     
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    Unsafe at any Coupe. Screenshot_20210113-232400_DuckDuckGo.jpg
     
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    I had a friend who mod’ed a Corcair to an unbeatable autocross car with him behind the wheel. This was in the 80s. The other drivers never saw it coming.
     
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    Datsun 120Y

    68hp of underpowered understeer.

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    I wouldn't call it a FAILURE, but it sure weren't no "sport coupe". My '74 T-bird (otherwise known as "the pimp-mobile". 460 4-bbl, 5,300 pounds, EIGHT MPG. But boy was she smooooooth. BigBirdonBEachDrive1 - Copy.jpg
     
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    +1 on the Gremlin, but the Pacer, man that was a crap car. +++1.

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    The Mustang II front end changed drag racing. So much so that they still actively swap in Mustang II front ends and steering racks today. It wasn't that big of a failure.
     
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    I remember it had some primitive computer that controlled the carburetor. Left me stranded at the worst time.
     
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    They didn't add two doors to a coupe, they gave a coupe's name to a sedan.
     
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    Ford ZX2:

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    Ford Piece of Fiesta......

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    Chrysler don't have good form when it comes to coupés:

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    I kinda like it, not really a coupe though so I suppose if they designed it as one it was a failure
     
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    Our fishing wagon in the early nineties.
     
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    My fishing wagon in the 80s. :D
     
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    Get this; the dealership was over an hour away and I had just got it out of the shop when on the way home it just quit accelerating going up a hill of all things. It just idled no matter how far the gas pedal was pressed. I pulled it to the side of a 2 lane county highway and discovered the carbs linkage cable was off. Luckily it wasn't broke but just popped out of a slotted fitting. That was the last straw that broke the camel's back, it had to go and good riddance.
     
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