Safety regulations, mandatory emission controls and general human laziness make it hard to have cars built the old-fashioned way. Somehow, these ten manage.


10.) Ford F-150 XL

The 2015 F-150 might be made of aluminum and all, but you can still get it in true workhorse trim with steelies, crank windows, a rubber floor and a base V6 up front. No need for chrome here.

Suggested By: JimZ, Photo Credit: Ford


9.) Chevrolet SS

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It’s a large rear-wheel drive sedan with a manual transmission and a trusty V8. It also came from Australia, and they certainly prefer the old ways when it comes to building cars.

Suggested By: I drive an Auto, Photo Credit: Chevrolet


8.) Renault MĂ©gane RS Trophy

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This is the fastest and most mechanical front-wheel drive hot hatch on the market today. It only has ESP because that’s mandatory.

Suggested By: TheStigSpanishCousin, Photo Credit: Renault


7.) Mitsubishi Mirage

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage might be America’s lightest and cheapest four-door car at the moment, but technically it is more like a 90s hatchback than anything else.

Suggested By: TheJWT, Photo Credit: Mitsubishi


6.) Mercedes G Class

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Mercedes can paint it Lambo green, give it a twin-turbo AMG engine and make it as luxurious inside as possible, but the fact remains that the G Wagen is still the same military vehicle design hand-built in Austria since the seventies.

Suggested By: Robert Sorokanich, Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz


5.) Noble M600

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Looking for a new car that works and feels pretty much like a Ferrari F40 did in 1987?

Call Noble Automotive now at +44(0)116 289 2431!

Suggested By: Vlan1, Photo Credit: Noble


4.) Datsun Go

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The Datsun Go is a relatively new car designed to be dirt cheap in developing countries. It’s particularly old school in the way it sacrifices safety in order to keep that price down.

This is not our kind of Datsun.

Suggested By: Redbulldidlo, Photo Credit: Datsun


3.) Caterham Seven

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Caterham updates the Seven’s powertrain about once every decade, but the basic recipe hasn’t changed much since the early days (of the late 1950s). Some versions of the car are only legal in the UK, for a very good reason.

Suggested By: Crossdrilled, Photo Credit: Caterham


2.) Morgan Three Wheeler

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Don’t you just love Morgan? The fact that they sell something like this in 2015 is just bonkers.

Suggested By: Insert amusing line here, Photo Credit: Morgan


1.) Land Rover Defender

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Officially, this is the Defender’s last production year, and they actually sell way more now than in the previous years before since everybody knows that Land Rover won’t be able to build such a utilitarian, purposeful aluminum bodied off-roader as this British classic.

Grab one new while you can.

Suggested By: Leon711, Photo Credit: Land Rover

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! Top Photo Credit: Morgan

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