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Old 09-23-2009, 12:27 PM
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Chevrolet Citation 1980-1985

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Old 09-23-2009, 07:06 PM
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That was the car that marked the stinking low tide of the American automotive industry. Ugly, impractical, inefficient and handled like an ox-cart.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:42 PM
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That was the car that marked the stinking low tide of the American automotive industry. Ugly, impractical, inefficient and handled like an ox-cart.
Isn't that all american cars?

But yes. This is pretty ugly.. How was it impractical?
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:20 PM
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It lacked both the passenger and storage space you'd expect in a car that size. Fuel mileage wasn't up to snuff either. Shoddy materials, poor workmanship -- it seemed like the carmakers simply expected Americans to continue buying their cars because that's what they'd always done.

And Detroit has learned from foreign manufacturers but it took them much longer than it should have.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:02 AM
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It lacked both the passenger and storage space you'd expect in a car that size. Fuel mileage wasn't up to snuff either. Shoddy materials, poor workmanship -- it seemed like the carmakers simply expected Americans to continue buying their cars because that's what they'd always done.

And Detroit has learned from foreign manufacturers but it took them much longer than it should have.
...And I am very proud to add it to the Hide-Out!
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:20 AM
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Not to continue to flog a dead horse, or Citation; but BlackCat actually cut them some slack on the car. It was truly a serious candidate for the title of worst car ever made. All the Chevy technicians I've know hated working on them, the tended to call the car a "Situation."
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:19 AM
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Ouch. That car is a wretched vehicle. And GM wondered why they were in debt today....
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:20 AM
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That's pretty funny... "Situation". Wonder what they called the badge-engineered Cadillac based on it, the Cimarron? A See Moron?

There were thousands of Citations and Cimarrons in rental car fleets; once we got stuck with one for a week of vacation because our "reserved" car had been over sold. It was considered an upgrade over the Mustang convertible. What a POS, I didn't rent from Alamo for years because of that.

The advertising was laughable: It's got the touch? Yeah, of an STD on wheels.
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That is a very corny car ad for a magazine. I've seen similar ones in my moms life magazines except they had Tempos/Topaz's, Stanza's, Altima's and Mitsubishi's. And none of them get as bad as that. I like it how they try and give the impression that its fast if y'all know what I mean....
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Chevrolet Citation #2

The thread title could be updated with (model years) 1980-1985, not sure how to do it.
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Interesting choice to put a thread up for...just out of curiosity, why? Not trying to down it or anything, I am genuinely curious.
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This is the Hide Out, any vehicle should have a thread here. Even when people hate it.

Actually I like these obscure forgotten cars, so from time to time they will pop up here. I also raised threads for Plymouth Acclaim and I like the AMC Pacer, so you get the feeling.

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Old 10-28-2012, 02:55 PM
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Interesting choice to put a thread up for...just out of curiosity, why? Not trying to down it or anything, I am genuinely curious.
One man's garbage is another man's treasure!

Someone out there is going to like this car, maybe not you or I.

The same can be said for me- I love early model Accords. Other people? Maybe not so much.

Man of Steel- keep it up, I like it when you bring up obscure cars.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:48 AM
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Man of Steel- keep it up, I like it when you bring up obscure cars.
Glad I can fulfill the questions nobody asked

Either hate it or love it, the first picture alone got 57 views so people are at least curious.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:21 AM
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MoS, you deserve a Citation for your efforts! See what I did there?

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