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For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« on: September 25, 2015, 02:00:34 pm »
This thing is an absolute piece of shit, but I love it. I get feels inside when I see one. My neighbor had one in black with the red/orange Z28 decals when I was a little kid. I was jelly.
It was also featured in Short Circuit, one if the greatest films of all time (when I was a kid).

But the build quality is crap, and 190 hp from a 350 is sad. It can't do the 1/4 mi in less than 16 sec.

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 02:26:58 pm »
It could be made to do the quarter in 11 seconds. Not ridiculously expensively, either.

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 02:30:22 pm »
GM was great at making cars that looked awesome but were complete pieces of crap. I still think the Cavaliers from the early 90s (not the one SVT666 had that blew up 8 times) are some of the best looking small cars of all time.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 03:45:10 pm »
I think the Mustang II Mach 1 looks great too. :mask:
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2015, 03:45:32 pm »
GM was great at making cars that looked awesome but were complete pieces of crap. I still think the Cavaliers from the early 90s (not the one SVT666 had that blew up 8 times) are some of the best looking small cars of all time.

Cavaliers? You're nuts.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2015, 03:50:27 pm »
Cavaliers? You're nuts.


I think the 1995-2001 Cavalier is a well styled car with good proportions.



It's reliable, but terrible.

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2015, 03:53:35 pm »
I thought the '88-'94 Cavalier was a nice-looking car.  Particularly the coupe.  The later coupes were attractive as well.  Unfortunately, they were pretty much garbage, but at least they were good-looking garbage.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2015, 03:53:59 pm »
It could be made to do the quarter in 11 seconds. Not ridiculously expensively, either.

Yeah, but then none of the body panels will ever line up straight againm
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2015, 03:58:04 pm »
Yeah, but then none of the body panels will ever line up straight againm

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 04:01:55 pm »
Cavaliers? You're nuts.

I always thought Z24s were good looking cars:



If you're really paying attention you'll notice the grey cladding on the door doesn't line up with the rest of the cladding on the car so as not to make you forget this thing was a bit of a piece of shit, even in this press shot, but it looked good all in all.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2015, 04:07:49 pm »
And I've seen a couple mid-'70s Camaros lately and can't help but come away thinking "you know, that's actually a damn fine looking car".





It's kind of sad how the car was festooned with decals, scoops and other baubles just a few years later.

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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2015, 04:10:24 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2015, 04:52:18 pm »
I think the lower trim levels of the second and third generation Camaros look the best; without all the fender flares, ducktails and side skirts if the Z28 and IROC models; the type LT in particular.


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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2015, 05:01:30 pm »
I think the lower trim levels of the second and third generation Camaros look the best; without all the fender flares, ducktails and side skirts if the Z28 and IROC models; the type LT in particular.

Berlinetta! Very luxury. Such sophisticated. Fake wire wheel covers on a Camaro... lol

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2015, 05:37:37 pm »
Cavaliers? You're nuts.

The '96-'03 Cavaliers weren't bad looking cars. The Sunfires had some fussy details, but they were at least well proportioned

True driver's cars have been on the decline ever since they started making cars in which the driver no longer had to advance the ignition timing manually on the fly.  It's been a downhill slide of ever decreasing driver involvement and control ever since.

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2015, 09:34:04 am »
Berlinetta! Very luxury. Such sophisticated. Fake wire wheel covers on a Camaro... lol


1972 was much better looking IMO.


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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2015, 10:03:47 am »

I think the 1995-2001 Cavalier is a well styled car with good proportions.



It's reliable, but terrible.

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2015, 10:04:06 am »
Yeah post '74 bumpers were not pretty.

On anything.

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2015, 10:07:52 am »
May 8th 2015....Green Valley Lake

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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2015, 10:21:24 am »
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2015, 10:23:13 am »
Teal is one of the worst colors out there.
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2015, 10:23:35 am »
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2015, 10:26:24 am »
Teal is one of the worst colors out there.

You weren't even alive back when teal was cool.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2015, 10:29:47 am »
Aren't these ridiculously unsafe?

Dunno. My grandma has one. She's still alive. :huh: :lol:

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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2015, 10:36:55 am »
Dunno. My grandma has one. She's still alive. :huh: :lol:

:lol:

I guess if you don't crash, it's pretty safe.
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« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2015, 10:38:02 am »
:lol:

I guess if you don't crash, it's pretty safe.

Not if it spontaneously self combusts.
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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2015, 10:39:57 am »
You weren't even alive back when teal was cool.

Teal was never cool. It was only popular.

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« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2015, 10:46:49 am »
Teal was never cool. It was only popular.



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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2015, 10:49:25 am »
:lol:

Can't people just go with blue? Blue is my favorite color and I kinda realized that most everything I buy is blue ...but it's subconscious.  Cobalt blue is where it's at:



Can't beat it. Teal, on the other hand, is crap.

And that Porsche is sexy. I love that generation.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2015, 10:52:14 am »
Always though this car was an attractive design. Might be some oil spots in your driveway, though.  ;)


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