Honda Crosstour Design Inspiration Discovered

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
honda crosstour design inspiration discovered

I knew I’d seen it before. Recognize it? Full (wood)body expose after the jump:

There actually are some advantages to being old the new thirty-six. Not that I was around when this 1941 Chrysler Town and Country first saw the light of day. But would anyone under the age of fifty pick up a 1974 edition of “Chrysler and Imperial” at the used bookseller? The Crosstour’s arse has been nagging at me for some time, but when I got to the T&C section of my latest bed-time reading, I knew that someone at Honda shared my interest in old vintage Chryslers. Agreed; or am I staying up too late?

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  • Robert Schwartz Robert Schwartz on Dec 16, 2009

    Hank: Yup. There was a Caddy that drove around looking like it had dowager's hump.

  • Kilo6 Kilo6 on Dec 18, 2009

    well i saw this car /wagon when i purchased my first civic and i must say i was smitten. i love the ride height and adore the styling. ok maybe the subaru is a little less expensive but i think this vehicle is a work of art. also if it has the accords durability and trade in value which is still to be determined it will sell well to honda owmers who like to trade up. no accounting for taste but i love the styling no matter how impractical.

  • Brandon What is a "city crossover"?
  • Tassos What was the last time we had any good news from Ford? (or GM for that matter?)The last one was probably when Alan Mulally was CEO. Were you even born back then?Fields was a total disaster, then they go hire this clown from Toyota's PR department, the current Ford CEO, Fart-ley or something.He claims to be an auto enthusiast too (unlike Mary Barra who is even worse, but of course always forgiven, as she is the proud owner of a set of female genitals.
  • Tassos I know some would want to own a collectible Mustang. (sure as hell not me. This crappy 'secretary's car' (that was exactly its intended buying demo) was as sophisticated (transl. : CRUDE) as the FLintstone's mobile. Solid Real Axle? Are you effing kidding me?There is a huge number of these around, so they are neither expensive nor valuable.WHen it came out, it was $2,000 or so new. A colleague bought a recent one with the stupid Ecoboost which also promised good fuel economy. He drives a hard bargain and spends time shopping and I remember he paid $37k ( the fool only bought domestic crap, but luckily he is good with his hands and can fix lots of stuff on them).He told me that the alleged fuel economy is obtained only if you drive it like a VERY old lady. WHich defeats the purpose, of course, you might as well buy a used Toyota Yaris (not even a Corolla).
  • MRF 95 T-Bird Back when the Corolla consisted of a wide range of body styles. This wagon, both four door and two door sedans, a shooting brake like three door hatch as well as a sports coupe hatchback. All of which were on the popular cars on the road where I resided.
  • Wjtinfwb Jeez... I've got 3 Ford's and have been a defender due to my overall good experiences but this is getting hard to defend. Thinking the product durability testing that used to take months to rack up 100k miles or more is being replaced with computer simulations that just aren't causing these real-world issues to pop up. More time at the proving ground please...