Remember these? When was the last time you saw one?
So I'm having this dream I saw a Turbo Z, but I know it must be a dream because how often do you see these anymore?
Suggested By: PeteRR, Photo Credit: Nissan
Road & Track/Car & Driver's very own Robert Sorokanich wonders what the hell happened to the OG Taurus:
"They made a brozillion of them, you saw them in every cul-de-sac and subdivision in America for 10 years, then they all just disappeared. You'll still see its competitors from time to time—even in rust-central Pennsylvania where I'm from, a 25-year-old Chevy Lumina or Buick Park Avenue can still be heard 3800-burbling along any given road, day or night. But the last time I saw a soapbar Taurus was in Robocop."
How does something so ubiquitous just disappear?
Suggested By: Robert Sorokanich, Photo Credit: Ford
You definitely see 9000s from time to time, but consider the fact that they were made for 14 years. For something with that long of a production run, you think they'd maybe be around a bit more often.
Suggested By: Labcoatguy, Photo Credit: Saab
The Legend was one of the greatest cars to wear an Acura badge. It was handsome, luxurious, and affordable; exactly what an Acura should be.
They helped establish Acura as brand, but you don't see many around, especially compared to their Lexus competitors.
Suggested By: burglar can't heart click anything, Photo Credit: Acura
The 505 did reasonably well in America for a French car. Even still, seeing one now is a bit of an event. I guess that's what happens when a dealer/parts network vanishes.
Suggested By: Buzz Killington, Photo Credit: Peugeot
The Corrado is one of the greatest modern VWs, praised for its great handling, VR6 and supercharged G60 engines, and handsome styling. I can't even remember the last time I've seen one, or its older brother, the Scirocco.
Blame the snap-oversteer? Joking aside, look at your local classifieds and try to find a decent one for sale. There aren't any.
Suggested By: SidewaysOnDirt, Photo Credit: Toyota
I think we can all agree that the world is a little bit darker with a lack of targa/hatchback/wagon/convertible Nissans on the roads.
Suggested By: supperhappyfuntime, Photo Credit: Nissan
Considering this is what you could call the first crossover, you'd think more of them would have survived, but clearly not.
I've seen only one on the road and I could hardly believe it.
Suggested By: toomuchcommuting, Photo Credit: AMC
The only CRXs you'll see are either total beaters, or tuned to within an inch of their lives. Shame, considering this car represents everything a Honda can and should be.
I'd buy a clean CR-X Si in a heartbeat, if they existed.
Suggested By: Chairman Kaga, Photo Credit: Honda
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