November 16, 2009

Finally, reparations for the Chevy Vega?

GM to start repaying debt to

'Yo General Motors, I'm really happy for you and I'm-a let you finish, but the AMC Pacer was the worst ride of all times. Of all times!'


Jim Bouman said...

Pacer--a truncated Kenosha Kadillak, built on the same platform as the Matador, and almost as heavy.

Funny thing was the previous "Worst evah" was a toss-up. AMC's Gremlin or Lordstown's Vega?

Gremlin got style points for the cheap trick of simply and cleanly chopping off a Hornet's trunk, giving a whole new meaning to design "coup".

For a brief while the Gremlin had the distinction of being so-ugly-it's-cute, thus turning it into the "Gotta have it. Gotta have it NOW. Yes, I'll pay two grand extra." quest of automotive heat-seekers.

The heat-seeker: every car salesman's wet dream. Has there been a genuine heat-seeker's car since the PT Cruiser?

illusory tenant said...

Whoa, the Matador. Now that was one ugly-ass vehicle.

Ordinary Jill said...

The Pacer, a goldfish bowl on wheels.

Try as they might, GM never came up with anything quite that ridiculous.

Jef Hall said...

The Pacer was the first car I owned all on my own. Before Wayne's World, for the record....