Remember those cool cars, uh… or uncool cars?
Yah, at once it was so cool having one. Looking back at those painful and unbearable memories, we question why we drove them. How could i own this thing?
The AMC Gremlin, which made it’s debute in April 1970, and lasted until 1978, as a fast and powerful subcompact car. The Gremlin was described as a “bold and innovative” response to two imminent crises faced by the American automobile industry at the time of its design: reduced gasoline supplies, and an “alarming increase” in the sale of fuel-efficient imports. Due to their inherent inexpensiveness, strength, and the ease with which they could be modified for higher performance, many AMC Gremlins were used in numerous auto racing venues.
The AMC Pacer is a two-door compact automobile produced in the United States by the American Motors Corporation between 1975 and 1980. It was also described as “the seventies” answer to George Jetson’s mode of transportation. It’s unconventional styling, inadequate cargo space and relatively low performance from the six-cylinder engines were cited as factors in the Pacer’s lack of success.
Le Car.The Renault 5 (also called the R5) is a supermini produced by French automaker Renault in two generations between 1972 and 1996, and sold in the US as Le Car, from 1976 to 1986. Nearly 5.5 million were built.Pacer’s lack of success.
The Ford Pinto is a subcompact car produced by the Ford Motor Company for the model years 1971–1980. The car’s name derives from the Pinto horse. Initially offered as a two-door sedan, Ford offered “Runabout” hatchback and wagon models the following year, competing in the U.S. market with the AMC Gremlin and Chevorelet Vega.
The Ford Country Squire arrived in 1972, and was a full-size station wagon built by the Ford Motor Company from 1951 until 1991, encompassing seven model generations. The Country Squire was based on Ford’s full-size car line and was the premium station wagon in Ford’s model range. The Country Squire was initially built as a “woodie”.
The Yugo was a subcompact vehicle built by Zastava Automobiles. In 1985, he began importing the Yugo GV, which turned out to be the Mona Lisa of bad cars. Built in Soviet-bloc Yugoslavia, the Yugo had the distinct feeling of something assembled at gunpoint. Interestingly, in a car where “carpet” was listed as a standard feature, the Yugo had a rear-window defroster — reportedly to keep your hands warm while you pushed it. The engines went ka-blooey, the electrical system — such as it was — would sizzle, and things would just fall off. Yugo. Or not.