What's Wrong With This Picture: Fish In A Barrel Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
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what s wrong with this picture fish in a barrel edition

How could the whole Toyota iQ-rebadging situation get any more embarrassing for Aston-Martin? The answer is staring you in the face. The Aston Cygnet is rapidly becoming one for the history books [via Autocar.co.uk]

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  • NulloModo NulloModo on Mar 17, 2010

    I actually kind of like the one in Gulf livery, but then again, that makes any car look good. My biggest problem with the Cygnet is that they based it off of a Toyota platform. While there may not be a great British designed and built city car anymore that they could have based it off of, they could have at least stayed in Europe and gone to the Fiat 500 or something like that for their base vehicle.

    • Waftable Torque Waftable Torque on Mar 17, 2010

      When the Aston Martin breaks down, at least they'll have a Japanese car as backup. It just happens to be painted the same colors as childrens' underpants.

  • Seth L Seth L on Mar 17, 2010

    I love the one in Gulf livery. I can't think of a car with a more instant-cult pedigree.

  • Dukeisduke The trans brake locks the transmission in both Drive and Reverse, holding the car while you get on the throttle to bring the torque converter up; when you release the button, you GO!
  • Canam23 In the early 80's I was buying old American iron in Southern California, cleaning them up and selling them. Before the internet you could get some really good deals because no one knew what things were worth. I started with a 56 Lincoln Premiere that I bought for $400 and sold two days later for $2000. I had a Swedish buyer who told me he would take anything in good running order with lots of chrome and 30 years old because that's when they could be brought over without penalty. It was a lot of fun and some didn't sell as well as others. Then I had kids...;
  • VoGhost PHEV is a dead end.
  • SCE to AUX Best feature: "Not mine call # if interested"
  • FreedMike Race car with no rollbar? Sounds like some Florida Man action to me.