Carmakers aren't always sure what we want, so this time we're telling them loud and clear. These ten great classics have a recipe for success. If you're in the car business, just get a pencil and start copying.
10.) AMC Eagle
9.) Porsche 928
Having a Porsche 928 was undoubtably better than air travel, and they would end up with a new one by simply chopping off some of the Panamera's fat.
Suggested By: Braking Bad, Photo Credit: Porsche
8.) Karmann Ghia
A cheap and economical two-seater designed by an outsider but built to Volkswagen standards. Slow is acceptable as long as it looks this good.
7.) Pontiac Fiero
Wild Weasel is totally right, GM should come up with something like the Fiero was:
This. Or something like it. GM needs a little 2-seater to compete with the MX5. They had one with the Solstice/Sky, but hey... if you're gonna get in this game, why not do so with some nostalgia and a mid-engine config to make it stand out.
Suggested By: Wild Weasel, Photo Credit: GM
6.) Suzuki Samurai
The Suzuki Samurai might have had a reputation for being a bit on the death trap side, but it was small, light and surprisingly capable off-road. Don't tell me we can't do basic better than the latest Jeep.
5.) Audi Quattro
Audi makes big Quattro cars now that can win horsepower wars, but none of them are true classics except maybe for the first RS6 Avant. There were many rather useless concepts, and if something makes it into production, it's a limited edition.
We want a compact Quattro.
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4.) Ford Capri
Hot Focuses are nice, but imagine a rear-wheel drive Ford coupe that's smaller than a Mustang!
On the other side, Chevy could use a new, much improved Vega too.
Suggested By:ReverendDexter, Photo Credit: Ford Europe
3.) Volvo 240
More and more turbos are coming, and Volvo is in trouble. The answer to the problem is simple. Rear-wheel drive cars with a manual and turbo power, possibly with a wagon body. That's what everybody expects from the company.
2.) Nissan Silvia
1.) Chevrolet El Camino
The answer isn't always Miata.
Welcome back to Answers of the Day - our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best ten responses from the previous day's Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It's by you and for you, the Jalopnik readers. Enjoy!
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