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Which poor business decision enthusiast car is your favorite?

Pontiac Solstice Convertible
3 (17.6%)
Pontiac Solstice Coupe
5 (29.4%)
Saturn Sky
4 (23.5%)
Chevrolet SSR
1 (5.9%)
Cadillac XLR
4 (23.5%)

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Favorite Lutzmobile
« on: June 01, 2016, 04:23:47 pm »

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 04:27:03 pm »
The Chevy is sort of a truck with 395 HP. Can't be all bad.  ;)

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 04:28:35 pm »
"poor business decision enthusiast car", lawl.

Saturn Sky. Solstice underpinnings are a bummer, but god, the bodywork is just stunning.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 04:30:33 pm »
I voted Sky. The SSR with the LS2 and 6 speed is interesting but they weighed about 12 tons.

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 04:32:19 pm »
"poor business decision enthusiast car", lawl.

Saturn Sky. Solstice underpinnings are a bummer, but god, the bodywork is just stunning.

Ya gotta admire Lutz for bullying those pencil pushers into building stupid shit.

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 04:34:16 pm »
I voted Sky. The SSR with the LS2 and 6 speed is interesting but they weighed about 12 tons.

Yeah, roofless ladder frame = chassis flexion ahoy.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 04:36:11 pm »
Yeah, roofless ladder frame = chassis flexion ahoy.

Hey! Nothing wrong with a roofless ladder frame car! :lol:

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 04:37:36 pm »
Hey! Nothing wrong with a roofless ladder frame car! :lol:

Is Corvette frame boxed?
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2016, 04:42:03 pm »
Is Corvette frame boxed?

Yessir fully boxed

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2016, 04:43:57 pm »
Solstice Coupe! On rarity alone....
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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2016, 05:03:37 pm »
Why aren't the Pontiac G8 or GTO on this list? The G8 was a decent car!
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2016, 05:04:42 pm »
Why aren't the Pontiac G8 or GTO on this list? The G8 was a decent car!

Exactly. Too good.

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2016, 05:29:51 pm »
Oh. So we are to pick the stupidest Lutzmobile? SSR, the car designed by FOGS for FOGs.
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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2016, 05:35:42 pm »
G8 and GTO aren't "lutzmobiles"


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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2016, 05:37:48 pm »
IDK the SSR was cool, and a fuckload better than the 2002 Thunderbird.

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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2016, 05:39:55 pm »
IDK the SSR was cool, and a fuckload better than the 2002 Thunderbird.

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2016, 05:40:21 pm »
I voted Solstice vert but part of me regrets not voting SSR.
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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2016, 07:08:18 pm »
Truth be told, us FOGS (fucking old guys?), well me anyway, like the original waaaay better, but still, 395 HP? OK.  :lol:






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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2016, 07:15:25 pm »
Every time it's a nice convertible weather day, I see at least one Sky or Solstice out....with the roof up, because the top procedure is too fucking cumbersome for them to deal with it.
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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2016, 07:30:59 pm »
Every time it's a nice convertible weather day, I see at least one Sky or Solstice out....with the roof up, because the top procedure is too fucking cumbersome for them to deal with it.

It's the worst. I considered a turbo one at one point. the second I saw how the top works, I was out.
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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2016, 07:32:07 pm »
Truth be told, us FOGS (fucking old guys?), well me anyway, like the original waaaay better, but still, 395 HP? OK.  :lol:








...I never realized the connection. I guess because the SSR is a convertible.
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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2016, 07:42:30 pm »
The Skystace's top isn't that hard to use. I've driven and use the top on both the Sky and Solstice. Not the most ideal, but it's easy enough

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2016, 09:28:06 pm »
IDK the SSR was cool, and a fuckload better than the 2002 Thunderbird.

Not sure I'd go that far.  The first couple of model years, the SSR was a complete dud.  4800 lbs, 300 hp, and a 4AT.  Slow, handled and rode like a truck (a flimsy truck), got truck fuel economy, but couldn't do any truck stuff either.
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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2016, 10:44:40 pm »
The Skystace's top isn't that hard to use. I've driven and use the top on both the Sky and Solstice. Not the most ideal, but it's easy enough

It's literally the worst manual top I've ever used.  It's more of a hassle than taking the roof panel off a targa top Corvette.  In the car, then out of the car, then back in the car, then out of the car, then back in again.  Miata, MR-2, and C5 Corvette are much easier to deal with.   
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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2016, 10:45:23 pm »
Not sure I'd go that far.  The first couple of model years, the SSR was a complete dud.  4800 lbs, 300 hp, and a 4AT.  Slow, handled and rode like a truck (a flimsy truck), got truck fuel economy, but couldn't do any truck stuff either.

For the people buying it, all the truck stuff it needed to do was look like a truck. 
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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2016, 07:51:52 am »
I voted Solstice. I still really dig that car. I see them around occasionally and they still look better than just about any other convertible IMHO. I feel like I should go buy one (they aren't even that expensive anymore) but I never get around to it.

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2016, 01:01:22 pm »

...I never realized the connection. I guess because the SSR is a convertible.

And the SSR is a convertible because it was the modern, warrantied version of these:











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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2016, 03:43:48 pm »
I don't think I've seen one of those in a few years. Ford deuce roadster pickups are usually what I think of when I hear convertible truck.

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Re: Favorite Lutzmobile
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2016, 07:31:34 am »
Truth be told, us FOGS (fucking old guys?), well me anyway, like the original waaaay better, but still, 395 HP? OK.  :



I always thought FOG was Fat Old Guy, and often see it as FOBG (bald).

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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2016, 07:51:27 am »
I always thought FOG was Fat Old Guy, and often see it as FOBG (bald).

Ah, well I don't qualify for that then.

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