Hammer Time: You Bought a What?

Steven Lang
by Steven Lang

Who here would have been willing to spend $15,000 on a Dodge Dynasty? Oh c’mon now. Those trombone case red interiors were quite luxurious in the Imperial days of the Reagan era. But okay then. How about a few more Franklins for a zonker yellow Suzuki X-90? No? Maybe a Daihatsu Charade? Perhaps a Honda Ridgeline? Ten years from now I believe we’ll see a very long line of models epitomizing the worst of value and design. Your nominations? Oh . . . and no. Reincarnating the 1990’s aquatic Taurae and the Daewoo Lanos (and the hands of fate) don’t count.

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  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Sep 28, 2009

    Who asked for a MINI Clubman? Who asked for a Dodge Nitro? Who asked for a Ford 500? Who asked for a Chevrolet Malibu Maxx?

  • Njoneer Njoneer on Sep 28, 2009
    Chevy Monte Carlo Signature Series The last-generation Monte Carlo looked like they sculpted a bland oversized coupe and then let the clay melt before scanning it to make the production tools. MSRP was over $32k when blessed with special interior and exterior graphics to honor your favorite NASCAR driver. I have never been more embarassed than the time I drove one as a rental.
  • ZekeToronto ZekeToronto on Sep 28, 2009

    rudiger wrote: "... the Chrysler Crossfire ..." Another good nominee. I was sitting behind one in traffic today, thinking: "Who the hell thought that was a good idea?"

  • Nick Nick on Sep 29, 2009
    “… the Chrysler Crossfire …” We have a winner. Seriously, that vaults to #1 on my list. That being said, I'd like to add the Jeep Commander. The Benz R500 and especially the R63 AMG fall into this camp too.