Ten Car Rumors That Never Come True

Don't hold your breath for any of these ten car rumors. Even though they refuse to die, none will happen.


10.) Buick Is Making A New Grand National

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Every internet commenter who thinks they're a product planner knows that what Buick really needs to be cool again is a new Grand National, and while that would give them some enthusiast cred, don't bank on it happening.

I mean, they could reskin the ATS-V with its turbo'd V6. And that would be great, but that's not happening.

Suggested By: Green Pig, Photo Credit: Travis Isaacs


9.) Subaru Is Going To Turbo The BRZ

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We've known that this won't be happening for quite some time now, but the rumors refuse to die. Maybe we can blame its persistence on wishful thinking.

Suggested By: Chris_K_F, Photo Credit: Subaru


8.) Small, Affordable Pickups Coming To US

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Remember when the US was supposed to get an affordable, compact, pickup? Me too, but until the chicken tax is dead we won't be seeing a Mahindra or an Amarok on these shores.

Suggested By: Green Pig, Photo Credit: Mahindra


7.) Porsche Will Make An Affordable Roadster

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For years we've been hearing about an baby Porsche to slot under the Boxster, but it simply isn't going to happen. It's too good to be true.

Oh well. At least used Boxsters and Caymans are a pretty good deal right now.

Suggested By: Patrick Frawley, Photo Credit: Westontastic


6.) Alfa Romeo Will Make A Full Return To The US

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As a former Alfa owner, the possibility that I could buy a new one with a warranty excites me deeply, and while I think the 4C is promising, I'm not holding out for a full US return. We've been hearing about it too damn long.

But if it does happen, I'll be first in line.

Suggested By: Labcoatguy, Photo Credit: Alfa Romeo


5.) There's Gonna Be A New Ford Bronco

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Bronco nostalgia is at an all time high with prices for vintage examples skyrocketing, but that unfortunately doesn't mean Ford will make a new one. Let's just hope that all these crazy new GT/Mustang GT350R rumors come true.

Suggested By: sumfoo1, Photo Credit: Ford (2004 Bronco Concept Pictured)


4.) Saab Will Make A Comeback

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The world is a little less bright without the quirky, but eminently lovable Saab, and while everyone would like Saab to make a comeback, it just doesn't seem in the cards.

It's unfortunately turning into a bit of a maybe they will, maybe they won't situation.

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Suggested By: Kate's Dirty Sister, Photo Credit: Saab


3.) Mazda Brings Back Rotary, Makes RX-7 Successor

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Rumors about the return of the rotary and a successor for the RX-7 have been around forever, but it's simply not happening.

Mazda is a small, independent carmaker that, despite recent success, doesn't have the cash to gamble on an expensive sports car with a rotary. Besides, making a rotary engine doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense when you've got great, reliable Skyactiv engines.

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Suggested By: The Devil Drives A Rotary, Photo Credit: Mazda


2.) Carmakers Are In Bed With Big Oil, Won't Sell Ultra Fuel Efficient Cars

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This absurd conspiracy theory — brought to you by the sort of person who believes in chemtrails, or still thinks the President wasn't born in America — never seems to die. Most recently it targeted Volkswagen with its ultra-efficent XL-1 and as always, it's utter bullshit.

Just ignore it next time your crazy uncle forwards you an email propagating this nonsense.

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Suggested By: themanwithsauce, Photo Credit: Volkswagen


1.) Flying Cars Are Coming

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Yep! Just another two years (it's always two years) and we'll all have flying cars! This is a thing that totally will happen.

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Suggested By: Miss Mercedes - smart Guru, Photo Credit: Moller

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