More cars you didn't know existed...

More cars you didn't know existed...

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CanAm

6,846 posts

236 months

Tuesday 13th October 2020
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I saw one of those Toyota WiLL things the other day. I was driving, so luckily I was unable to take a photo. It was the first time I’ve seen one in the UK; hopefully it will be the last.

GeordieInExile

642 posts

84 months

Tuesday 13th October 2020
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Pericoloso said:
BMW Glas 1600 GT.....I think .

Seen one in Sweden but don't remember it well .
I posted this on the old thread but the cabrio version is stunning.


Jobbo

12,473 posts

228 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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This sounds like a joke from the name, but I discovered today that the Honda Lady exists. It was a Coggiola-built prototype but there is at least one in the wild: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/kidney-anyone-1976...


NomduJour

15,175 posts

223 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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The owner of the Lady has a lot of other interesting stuff, too.

Jobbo

12,473 posts

228 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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NomduJour said:
The owner of the Lady has a lot of other interesting stuff, too.
Indeed - it was a picture on his twitter feed today which brought this to my attention. At first I thought it was an estate conversion of a mk1 Scirocco on my phone screen laugh

biggbn

9,629 posts

184 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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Jobbo said:
Indeed - it was a picture on his twitter feed today which brought this to my attention. At first I thought it was an estate conversion of a mk1 Scirocco on my phone screen laugh
Yup, I thought polo breadvan/Scirocco hybrid

Dapster

5,070 posts

144 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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44 years apart

Honda Lady



Honda e




Sergio Coggiola also designed the mk 3 Saab Sonnet


kambites

61,031 posts

185 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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Wildcat45 said:
I'm still not quite sure what MG is trying to be. You would think it would be easy to establish a strong corporate face when you own such a recognizable logo.
"Cheap" is what MG are trying to be.

They're basically moving into the market where the Korean brands were before they went mid-market to take on the Europeans and Japanese.

Edited by kambites on Wednesday 14th October 14:16

ajprice

20,152 posts

160 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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kambites said:
Wildcat45 said:
I'm still not quite sure what MG is trying to be. You would think it would be easy to establish a strong corporate face when you own such a recognizable logo.
"Cheap" is what MG are trying to be.

They're basically moving into the market where the Korean brands were before they went mid-market to take on the Europeans and Japanese.

Edited by kambites on Wednesday 14th October 14:16
Or Dacia.

Hobbes003

60 posts

18 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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Jobbo said:
This sounds like a joke from the name, but I discovered today that the Honda Lady exists. It was a Coggiola-built prototype but there is at least one in the wild: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/kidney-anyone-1976...

Is this what inspired the 1980s Honda Civic and Accord Aerodeck (shooting break)?

MonkeyMatt

6,255 posts

171 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Wildcat45 said:
MonkeyMatt said:
Wildcat45 said:
TorqueR said:


I spotted one of these today in Worksop on a “70” plate - an MG5 EV Estate!
It looks like one of those generic looking made up cars you see in adverts for breakdown cover of insurance.

I found a few on Auto Trader. What a nasty, cheap looking thing it is. Somehow other makers of cheap cars like Dacia manage to make no frills look vaguely attractive.

Is it any good though? I like the idea of a cheap but practical EV.
I wouldn't say it looks any worse than all the other bland crap for sale, I would agree that MG lacks identity and needs a corporate face people recognise. Kia has managed it with its tiger nose
Kia appears to me as a strong brand with decent looking cars to match.

I'm still not quite sure what MG is trying to be. You would think it would be easy to establish a strong corporate face when you own such a recognizable logo.
Take a look at Kia a few years ago, their cars were absolute turds built for people who didn't care. They have done well to be where they are now and have found a good position. MG needs to do the same and find its place, it has a brand with a sporty history but no sporting cars. They seamed to have a better focus when they first brought out the MG6 and MG3, they had a corporate face and were good cars to drive let down by thrashy engines and poor interior quality. The current range is a bit odd and definitely lacks identity. Facelifts and an overhaul could easily sort that and start building a brand image. One thing they do need is a desirable car within the range, even if its something that doesn't sell well.

SpeckledJim

24,990 posts

217 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Jobbo said:
This sounds like a joke from the name, but I discovered today that the Honda Lady exists. It was a Coggiola-built prototype but there is at least one in the wild: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/kidney-anyone-1976...

Love it.

carlove

6,572 posts

131 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Was behind a Suzuki Swift today and was surprised to see a 4x4 badge on the back, I thought it may be a Halfords badge but noticed the off road bits underneath. It’s a real thing, not sure why it exists but I approve.


Better than than the 2wd cars with 4x4 looks, fiesta active I’m looking at you.

ST565NP

379 posts

46 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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carlove said:
Was behind a Suzuki Swift today and was surprised to see a 4x4 badge on the back, I thought it may be a Halfords badge but noticed the off road bits underneath. It’s a real thing, not sure why it exists but I approve.
There has been a Suzuki Swift 4x4 or 4WD from 1990 till now, in all generations.
It is popular in snowy and mountain regions, similar to Panda 4x4, and everywhere else you might need a small 4x4 car.

carlove

6,572 posts

131 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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ST565NP said:
There has been a Suzuki Swift 4x4 or 4WD from 1990 till now, in all generations.
It is popular in snowy and mountain regions, similar to Panda 4x4, and everywhere else you might need a small 4x4 car.
I knew about the 90s ones, but didn’t realise they were still making them as 4x4. I thought it was Panda or nothing for small 4x4s.

MonkeyMatt

6,255 posts

171 months

Wednesday 21st October 2020
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carlove said:
ST565NP said:
There has been a Suzuki Swift 4x4 or 4WD from 1990 till now, in all generations.
It is popular in snowy and mountain regions, similar to Panda 4x4, and everywhere else you might need a small 4x4 car.
I knew about the 90s ones, but didn’t realise they were still making them as 4x4. I thought it was Panda or nothing for small 4x4s.
They also do a 4x4 Ignis, brilliant little thing

Derventio

462 posts

62 months

Wednesday 21st October 2020
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MonkeyMatt said:
hey also do a 4x4 Ignis, brilliant little thing
Yep. One for the Best Winter Cars thread.

Pothole

32,705 posts

246 months

Wednesday 21st October 2020
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Scrump said:
It is the coupe version of the original stealth bomber. They will soon be launching a saloon stealth bomber as well.
They're launching an estate too...it'll be the first bombing brake.

Pothole

32,705 posts

246 months

Wednesday 21st October 2020
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Derventio said:
Quite a few of these still bouncing around in Malta.

Pothole

32,705 posts

246 months

Wednesday 21st October 2020
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Dapster said:
AndrewCrown said:
BMW Glas Coupé

There was a Glas a few pages back..and here’s another...found it on the classics section on eBay...
Really rather nice...




Edited by AndrewCrown on Monday 21st September 01:19
Have another stunning BMW, the 1969 2002 GT4 Fastback study by Frua. Lovely front end but the designer seems to have lost interest by the time he got to the rear.


That's just Frua's body shape for that period (late 60s-early 70s) See also AC 428 Lambo Faena, Maserati Mexico (1969) et al...