With its rear-mounted engine, no post-war car is more atypically American than the Chevy Corvair. Today's turbocharged Nice Price or Crack Pipe Corsa coupe is a prime example of the Corvair's wakadoodleness, but will its price prove equally unconventional?
Unlike the Corvair, which situates its engine at the extreme ass-end of the car, yesterday's VW Quantum Syncro wagon had its 5-cylinder power plant bolted all the way up in the orchestra pit. Put the two of them together and you'd have a great physics demonstration of vehicle dynamics. Putting the Quantum together with a new owner was given a thumbs up by a narrow 51% of you, the rest worrying about ‘80s VW build quality and driving around in an old car. You're probably likewise concerned about getting enough fiber in your diet, and keeping those damn kids off your lawn.