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Will This Car Have Any Success?  
User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2824 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/4546/gaz3111.html

http://www.ladaparts.ru/volga.php







Can this be the first stylish Russian car to have export success?


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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

stylish?  vomit   rotfl  yeah right!


Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

If the quality, economy, safety and most of all fun to drive factor is there and they can prove it, sure it has at least a 50% chance. Style wise, its getting there for Russian autos and has a bit more curves than what's out today amongst the major auto players.




At least they didn't follow the bandwagon with these ridiculous styles, especially the Ion with that inward slanting rear vent window. It looks hot on the Altima but, overdone and stupid on the imitators!



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User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

I have to agree with Piercey. It looks like a Subaru crossed with a Lincoln (this is not a good thing). I guess if it's cheap enough though, somebody will buy it.... how much does it cost?

User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1080 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

It's a Deawoo , and that was a real big seller Big grin


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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2824 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

It looks a hell of a lot better than the crap that Ford is putting out.

Not to mention that this car will be considerably CHEAPER , at only $6,000 !!!



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

It'll never pass American safety standards. The test car sustained some minor damage while parallel parking.



User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2824 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

that's a motorcycle not a car.............


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Reminds me a lot of these:





Especially the Sonata. (Second One)


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

I don´t think there´s enough dealer backup to sell it outside Russia, sad but true.

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

The car itself may be ok, but where would one get parts for it?



CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

That looks so much like one of the iterations of the Pontiac Grand Am, like early to mid 80's or so.


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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2824 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Quoting Alessandro (Reply 9):
I don´t think there´s enough dealer backup to sell it outside Russia, sad but true.

That's what people first said about Asian cars.........



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Actually I think it looks more like an AMC Eagle Sedan mated with a Daewoo Leganza.... and the bastard offspring is pretty hideous.


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

With it being Russian, I Imagine it is solid. It's ugly as hell but hey... everyone to their own.


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User currently offlineScott0305 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Stylish? I certainly think not. It looks like a cross between one of those non-descript American old people's cars and a Rover 400. And do they really think they will sell any with that muppet standing next to it? Nice clothes.

User currently offlineGatorman96 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

About as well as the Pontiac Aztec...


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

This car is the offspring of these two:



And

http://amceaglenest.com/images/Eagle_84_1.jpg

Which is said b/c the Daewoo is actually rather attractive. The only downside side to it is that it was built by Daewoo. And the Eagle is rather cool and was an innovative car... just a decade or so too soon.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Reply 3):
I have to agree with Piercey. It looks like a Subaru crossed with a Lincoln (this is not a good thing).

Why?
I happen to like it. I wouldn't buy it but at least it does look different and I think it is very stylish. I am glad to see and automaker use the verticle chrome grille styling, horizontal beltline, swoop forward of the C-pillar and formal styling. I am sick of every car make trying to look 'sporty'.

I give it a thumbsup!



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

I think the front lights look pretty similar to the outgoing Merc S Class....eek

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 17):
Which is said b/c the Daewoo is actually rather attractive. The only downside side to it is that it was built by Daewoo.

 rotfl   confused 
Daewoo attractive? Those cars are utterly hideous.

The only cars that will increase in value if driven into....

Whatever happens with this car, it is going to be the Kia/Daewoo of the next few years. Awful cars, awful styling, awful depreciation, no image.

This is the thing I don't understand about these third rate vehincles...Why buy them when you can buy a second hand Honda/Audi/VW/anything and live with a much better car that doesn't lose money hand over fist. Still baffles me.



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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 2):
especially the Ion

The nmost annoying thing about the ION is the central instrument panel. Anyone know the idea behind that?


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 20):
The nmost annoying thing about the ION is the central instrument panel. Anyone know the idea behind that?

My spin is the designers (Saturn) are cyclops and suffer from motor skills impairment. On a serious note, the concept of a center dash layout is so this FUGLY bucket of bolts can be sold/driven on lefty roads and righty thouroughfares. Meaning someone seriously impaired at Saturn thinks this turd with tires!  vomit 



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 5):
It looks a hell of a lot better than the crap that Ford is putting out.

The American car buying public would beg to differ.

Take a look at any direction North American cars be it domestic, Asian, or European are heading. This interior and exterior have 1992 written in every aspect. It's woefully designed for the price and size niche. Contemporary, it is not.

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 20):
The nmost annoying thing about the ION is the central instrument panel. Anyone know the idea behind that?

I have no clue. Nissan used it in the Quest minivan and Toyota in the ECHO compact. I hate it, and consumer/auto testing groups have not found any improvement in situational awareness due to the (IMO) misplaced gauges.

Perhaps trying to keep production cost down for North American and European models? Is the ION even marketed abroad?

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 2):
If the quality, economy, safety and most of all fun to drive factor is there and they can prove it, sure it has at least a 50% chance.

Looking at the specs. I don't think this is the case.

- Poor gas mileage, small fuel tank: effective highway cruise endurance of barely 300 miles?

- RWD family sedan equals dumb. Only car snobs and sports car drivers demand the performance of RWD. In an economy sedan, RWD increases weight, decreases fuel economy, reduces rear-seat room, and reduces trunk volume.

- I'm actually amazed, however, that the house-designed inline four performance isn't too far behind contemporary Honda/Toyota engines. That being said, the optional engine is Toyota.


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