Greatest Coupe Failures in History

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  1. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    I drove on once! There's a local hill with a bend halfway down and the bends tightens the more you get into it! Frightened me to death. How it never rolled is beyond me. I know I had a rear wheel lifting :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I only ever rolled the Supervan III, the Del Boy van with Moggy thou wheels and high centre of gravity. I did thousands of miles in the Robin.
     
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    The Cadillac Cimarron Coupe De Crap.

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    This one. Ugly.
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    My '71 Vega (aluminum block) was a real dog.....I sold it to a guy who didn't change the title - I got tons of 'unpaid' ticket notices in the mail.....what a pain. Mine was green.

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    Because PDs around the US were getting tired of the Impala and the Taurus (according to stats, the Ford Taurus was the least stolen car in the USA, and not probably just because of the law enforcement association, LOL). A police car's got to have 4 doors.
     
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    i've heard stories about how some guys used to drop aluminum block v6 motors into those Corvairs.
    i wonder...
     
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    I haven't read all the posts yet, but the Mustang II might have been a failure in hindsight for whatever reason, BUT it was not a sales failure. Iacocca wanted the Mustang to get back to it's roots, i.e. small inexpensive car for secretaries and the like. An economical car that was still sporty etc. At the time, small 4 cylinder cars were the rage due to oil crises. The Mustang had become big and bloated, especially when they put the Mustang name on that Torino platform. The Mustang II returned to the original idea. Muscle cars were basically dead at this point. Mustang II allowed the name to live on and it is still around today.
     
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    IMO the Mustang II was a failure only because of the name. Mustang was known and loved as a sporty/muscle car, putting that name on a joyless boxy turd seems (at least in hindsight) to be a mistake.

    The worst coupe I ever rode in was my stepmom's Maverick. I had to ride in the back of it, with my head hitting the back glass every time she hit a bump. And on top of that it was constantly breaking down. I was so glad when she traded it in.
     
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    Vega. Man, that was a POS. My parents traded in the most beautiful '72 Chevelle for a new Vega when they came out.

    Had a friend with one of these. A Chevy Chevette. One day after she got home from work the fire dept. shows up at her door and says they just put out her car:

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    I thought you were talking about amps. I ordered a Fender Mustang II. Talk about switch nightmare POS ! Perfect example, of "take it back, and do it again!"
     
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    Looks like a dromedary bred with an ostrich. A drometrich or an osedary.
     
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    My girlfriend's sister had a yellow Vega fastback just like this picture. I drove it once and it handled like it had a big hinge in the middle, underneath the driver. I worked with a guy who had a Vega on its fourth engine with less that 40,000 miles on the car. He said the dealership had a "mountain" of used-up Vega long blocks outside, behind the service department.
     
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    My former wife's dowery included a red Chevette. It was all she could afford as a single mom with a university job. All I can remember is that it was far too small for what we needed.
     
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    Falcon, Comet, Fairlane, Meteor, Torino, Montego, Mustang, Cougar, Maverick, LTD II, and Lincoln Versailles were all the same platform - the 1960 Falcon platform.
     
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    A camel with a hemicorporectomy?
     
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    Not a coupe. Technically, not a car! It was classified as a TRUCK for emissions purposes.

    Also not a coupe.
     
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