quote:Can I be the first to suggest that you are a pinko for not worshiping the Mustang? The K cars weren't crap relative to cars of the time. And they saved the company (and spawned the minivan).
Originally posted by Steve S: Lee Iacoccas cars were crap.
quote:The name is fitting. Aztec Montezuma was an Aztec who lived in what is now Mexico One of it's nick names is "Montezuma's Revenge". Montezuma's revenge is one of many names for "the sh*ts". The Aztec was built in Mexico. I can only conclude that someone at GM had sense of humor.
Originally posted by kingrob: The best description I heard of the ***tek was "Man, it looks like an 89 Lemans h*mping a Sunfire!"
quote:So, how did you like your Ford Tempo? Yeah, I thought K cars were crap too, but so was everything else then. I remember liking the styling and layout of the Renault Fuego Turbo. Ended up with a Fiesta, which wasn't too bad.
Originally posted by kenw: Tosh, I would beg to differ. Having been a part of the car buying public at the time, AND having comparison shopped at the time as well, AND actually comparing these things new to other offerings of the same timeframe, my opinion of the K-cars was at the time and still is much in line with Steve's.
quote:I had an orange one as rental car shortly after they started selling them in the US. It was a fun car, definitely not your typical dead feeling US econobox of that era. It felt like it wanted to play instead of like it was being overworked keeping up with traffic. I was amazed at how much torque steer they could get out of small engine.
Originally posted by Tosh: I thought the Fiesta was quite easy to stay on top of. I'm not opening up any more if you're teasing me about it. I already took enough punishment for having an orange car.
quote:I helped Design the Pontiac Aztec
Originally posted by OMCWankel: How about torque bump on the K car? I had a standard, and the engine moved around on it's soft engine mounts (to smooth out the 4 banger, I suppose) so much, it would actually bump the tranny out of gear on down shifts. I was awfully glad I went for the 6 month trial lease, as they got that car back. It warms my heart that there is something on this forum that we all can agree on - how bu** ugly the Aztec is
quote:'80s Pontiac Lemans was a Daewoo but alot of the componants were made by Opel. the quality wasn't bad though. The Ford Fiesta is a old ford product. the Ford FESTIVA was a world car. Mazda Design and Engineering, Kia built with few Kia COmponants and ford sold it. Aspire too.
Originally posted by Willy_G: Weren't the Fiestiva, Fiesta, and Aspire all Kia's products??? I heard that the '80's FWD Pontiac LeMans was a Kia with a Pontiac engine. Is this true???