Page 3 of 4 [ 53 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next


who here likes AMC Pacers?
i LOVE 'em! a most distinctive automobile. 41%  41%  [ 7 ]
meh, i could live with or without one. 12%  12%  [ 2 ]
NO! they are UGLY bug cars! 12%  12%  [ 2 ]
i'd rather just have me a yummy ice cream! :) 35%  35%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 17

AspergersActor8693
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Aug 2014
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 1,231
Location: At Duelist Kingdom rescuing my brother.

22 Oct 2014, 10:08 pm

And the Honey Tan genuine leather interior is so much more nicer than the gray and black interiors of today, even with the so called cheesy woodgrain trim. My cars interior has held up quite well over the years a lot better than other 80's American cars and quality is good for what it is.



auntblabby
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 111,743
Location: the island of defective toy santas

22 Oct 2014, 10:47 pm

cats nowadays are boring and drab.



AspergersActor8693
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Aug 2014
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 1,231
Location: At Duelist Kingdom rescuing my brother.

23 Oct 2014, 7:47 am

auntblabby wrote:
cats nowadays are boring and drab.


*cars :wink:

Even though they may have their own 'personalities' when it comes to mechanical reliability, there is just something so rewarding when you drive a car old enough to be a classic. Yeah, I feel that most cars nowadays are soulless appliances. For me, down the line when new stuff comes out and what is around today begins to dwindle in numbers and become more unusual on the road, that is when I take interest in any car and my appreciation for them goes up. Its interested when I see a car like our old 1995 Ford Taurus Wagon, and my Dad's 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan might start becoming more unusual in a few years as well.



Skilpadde
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 7 Dec 2008
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Posts: 27,019

23 Oct 2014, 8:54 am

I agree, Auntblabby and AspergersActor. Cars from the time when cars were cars are the best. My personal favorites are the VW Beetle and Chevy 57 Bel Air. But I like all cars that have a 'personality' and I was appalled to see the AMC Pacer listed in that thread in the Arts, Writing and Music section. It is so not ugly!

Modern cars are just boring, they all look so similar.

Speaking of special cars, I bet none of you knew that Norway produced a car named Troll in the 1950's. Only 5 cars were ever made though. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_automobile

Occasionally I'll see one of the good old ones passing by and it's always so nice to see them.


_________________
BOLTZ 17/3 2012 - 12/11 2020
Beautiful, sweet, gentle, playful, loyal
simply the best and one of a kind
love you and miss you, dear boy

Stop the wolf kills! https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeact ... 3091429765


AspergersActor8693
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Aug 2014
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 1,231
Location: At Duelist Kingdom rescuing my brother.

23 Oct 2014, 12:01 pm

You say you like 1957 Chevrolet's Skilpadde, In the garage behind my Eagle in the picture posted sits a 1957 Chevrolet 210 sedan. It is that iconic turquoise blue with the ivory white roof and 65k original miles. It is my dads car and that is where my desire to drive an old car came from. :) The really cool thing is before my dad got it, my grandfather had it and put the majority of miles it has on it, and before he had it it was my great grandfathers car, and before that it was a brand new car on an Upstate NY dealer lot! :D That beauty is our family heirloom and someday I hope it will be passed on to me.



Skilpadde
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 7 Dec 2008
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Posts: 27,019

24 Oct 2014, 4:05 am

AspergersActor8693, you are so lucky to have a 1957 Chevrolet 210 sedan in your family's ownership! The only cars that have been owned within my family are Vauxhall Victor (which would have been nice if I could remember it, but I was too little), a Fiat 127 (which I liked, and I was very interested in observing carefully when my grandfather worked on it) and a Toyota Rav4. There was a long period between the Fiat and the Toyota that we didn't have a car. It's pretty easy to get by here without one.

Do you think you could post a pic of it?


_________________
BOLTZ 17/3 2012 - 12/11 2020
Beautiful, sweet, gentle, playful, loyal
simply the best and one of a kind
love you and miss you, dear boy

Stop the wolf kills! https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeact ... 3091429765


Mountain Goat
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 13 May 2019
Gender: Male
Posts: 12,996

27 Nov 2022, 2:21 pm

I loved the look of the Pacers.



kraftiekortie
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Feb 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 87,094
Location: Queens, NYC

27 Nov 2022, 2:25 pm

Pacers are only slightly better-looking than Gremlins.



auntblabby
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 111,743
Location: the island of defective toy santas

27 Nov 2022, 8:42 pm

the gremlin looked like a tonka toy. the pacer looked like a work of art.



kraftiekortie
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Feb 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 87,094
Location: Queens, NYC

28 Nov 2022, 6:39 am

I used to like Tonka toys :)



auntblabby
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 111,743
Location: the island of defective toy santas

28 Nov 2022, 9:40 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
I used to like Tonka toys :)

have you ever gotten to drive either of them?



kraftiekortie
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Feb 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 87,094
Location: Queens, NYC

28 Nov 2022, 10:39 am

LOL.....obviously not!

But I used to love them, anyway.

I find that they were well-made, and didn't break easily. Very valuable for a person who tended to break things purely by accident. They were also realistic looking.



JustFoundHere
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 13 Jan 2018
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,938
Location: California

02 Dec 2022, 7:03 pm

I remember these cars on the road from the 1970s - at first it was an intersting style, then the Pacer was viewed as almost comical - the AMC Gremlin was always laughably dorky.

Glad Wikipedia has a LINK on the AMC Pacer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer



Jakki
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Sep 2019
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,778
Location: Outter Quadrant

02 Dec 2022, 7:13 pm

Oh… No. someone revived the Pacer Thread ………. I think in the late 1900s they passed laws against driving Inverted Fishbowls on the Road.. it was a Unique vehicle. :oops: :cry:

A sharp poke intended. For Auntblabby…..responsible Party for starting the thread. 8O :D


_________________
Diagnosed hfa
Loves velcro,
Quote:
where ever you go ,there you are


auntblabby
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 111,743
Location: the island of defective toy santas

03 Dec 2022, 12:24 am

i still have on my bucket list, a drive in a mint condition pacer dl.



Jakki
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Sep 2019
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,778
Location: Outter Quadrant

03 Dec 2022, 9:30 am

Well truthfully , I do not know much about the mechanical design of the Pacer car. But it was such a odd looking vehicle compared to more svelt design of the other vehicles from that time….. hmm.. at least is was not a Yugo. :)


_________________
Diagnosed hfa
Loves velcro,
Quote:
where ever you go ,there you are