rebadged

istamaza  asked:

Do you have a personal favorite car manufacturer?

Without much hesitation I would say Lancia, though sadly its recent history has been far from illustrious (rebadging Chryslers FFS). Now only the puny Ypsilon is left but in the past Lancia was the first manufacturer to productionize 5 speed gearboxes, independent suspension, V4 and V6 engines. They’ve given us great cars like the Fulvia, the Stratos, the Delta Integrale, I even love the flawed Gamma Coupé. It is to Fiat’s shame that under their ownership the marque has withered and is now all but dead

Top 6 car guys that piss me off

1. The Stancefag

Non-competitive assbags that ruin cars on chassis level. These people have zero intrest in performance, and because they know they can’t drive worth a shit, they just stick to the bottom feeder world of art-project cars.

2. The jeep-queefer

These guys gloat about gigantic soccer-mom mobiles. The most offroading 90% of them do is a few burnouts behind the soccer field or in their dirt road driveway. That said, they’re better than the former, as they usually build their cars to be capable off road. But they’re still insufferable “Melon labia” types with their disgusting spergbeards, their synthol pumped arms with matching twig legs, and little man’s complex. Bill11b was a jeepqueefer 

3. The Never-wrencher

If you’ve ever been to a car cruise, you’ve seen the type. More money than sense, has some old ass GM professionally restored, but the concept of a battery tender is beyond him, so he can’t get it started as the battery is dead from storing it for 3 years without the slightest hint of movement. He opens the hood to look at what’s wrong, and as everyone asks him if he wants a jump, he sits there uselessly as he can’t even figure out how to hook up jumpers. The most pathetic kind of “car guy”.

4. The Richboy

This type isn’t super duper common, but we’ve all seen this type. Daddy has a shop, or a fuckton of money, so he teaches his daughter to change out tie rods and rotate tires in his heated, gigantic shop that has a fucking janitor and everything. These people are applauded as they bang rocks together, and throw money at problems till a turd is polished to a piano finish by people much more talented than them. These people are usually female.

5. The Memer

This dumbfuck has no idea what he bought. He just knows it was in back to the futrure, or mad max, or initial D, so he paid 8 grand for a rotten old 80′s hatchback. He touts his twingo or volvo 240 as some marvel of engineering because of poe’s law. This guy is more than happy to intterupt any conversation about tires to tell you about this time he watched mad max and it was awesome.

6. The Boomer

THIS CORVETTE C2 IS WORTH 500,000 DOLLARS! I SAW SO ON BARRET JACKSON!!!
*tires are dry rotted to all hell, paint is rougher than sandpaper and it pisses more oil than BP in the gulf*
BACK IN THE DAY, I HAD THIS SWEET STOCK AUTOMATIC V6 CAMARO THAT’S SOMEHOW BETTER THAN YOUR 240SX, AND I USED TO GO IN STRAIGHT LINES! YEAH! SUCK ON THAT RICER BOY!
*drives a busted to shit dodge minivan*
THESE DAMN KIDS NEED TO DRIVE AMERICAN CARS!!!
*drives a rebadged suzuki/daewoo/opel*

This poster which I made profiles the Plymouth Duster which was produced from 1970 to 1976.  The Duster was a compact muscle car with a sporty roofline and derived from the Valiant line.  It was also rebadged with a Dart front end to be sold as the Dodge Demon (and later Dart Sport).  Some special editions were offered over the years and they are also included on this chart.  Available to buy from uniquecarposters.com

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Another fun-looking ute, the Ram 700 Adventure. It’s a rebadged Fiat Strada Adventure sold in the Mexican market since 2015. It’s a crew cab, too, with hidden rear suicide doors. Again, terrible shame the chicken tax makes them impossible to sell in America.

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Matra-Simca Bagheera, 1973. Designed by Antoine Volanis and named after the panther character from The Jungle Book, Matra’s Bagheera used the transverse drivetrain from a front-drive Simca 1307 placed amidships. The car’s most unusual feature was its three abreast seating configuration with the driver on the left. It remained in production until 1980 when it was rebadged the Talbot-Matra Bagheera after Peugeot’s takeover of Simca. It was replaced by the Talbot-Matra Murena

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Audi 5000. The C2 and C3 series Audi 100s were badged as 5000s in the US because they were fitted exclusively with 5 cylinder engines (in Europe and elsewhere they used 4 and 5 cylinders). During model years 1983–1987, Audi’s U.S. sales fell after a series of recalls of Audi 5000 models associated with reported incidents of sudden unintended acceleration linked to six deaths and 700 accidents. The 5000 was rebadged as the Audi 100 and 200 in 1989 in line with European naming conventions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_100

really depressing to see what lancia is making now, they basically make a 500 rebadge, a chrysler 300c with a lancia badge, a chrysler grand voyager (town and country) with a lancia badge, and a fiat bravo with a lancia badge, no sporty models, nothing exciting, just plain shit