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  • Does anybody remember these?

    I do remember the Vector. :)

    http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/auto...past-25-years/

    PS: I hope SA remembers too since he just joined my club. ;) :D
    Hugh
    MELODY US Distributor
    www.angelcityaudio.com

    A man is only as good as his words.

  • #2
    Yes actually.
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.

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    • #3
      yep sure do

      I dont agree with the crossfire on the list at least not the srt version, way cool/fun car to drive.

      dont even get me started about the blackwood though.:tanks alot:
      Kevin
      Motor City Custom Audio
      Your Onix and MELODY Dealer for MI,IN,IL,MO,IA,MN,WI and Canada
      Bringing you Chopped/Cut/Modified Subwoofer Kits and even Flames if you want

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      • #4
        Where's the cheap Chevy that GM threw a Caddie badge on and called a Cimarron?

        What a POS that was.
        There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
        -Cliff Clavin

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        • #5
          I'd add the Merkur line to the list. I had a Merkur Scorpio for a couple of years and loved it when it ran.

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          • #6
            I remember several of those. A friend of the family invested in Vector in the 80's, boy was that a touchy subject over the years. Also , a childhood friend had a mom who drove a Citation, boy that thing had issues.

            A car that surprissed me for no being there was the original Hyundai Excel. My mom purchased one in 1986(7?) when it first came out as a new car. Within a matter of months the driver power window fell off the tracks, into the door and shattered. Hyundai didn't have replacement parts for three months so they did the good old plastic bag and tape trick. Shortly after that a problem crept up in the ignition, the car would turn ON fine but wouldn't turn off when you removed the key, we had to pop the hood and disconnect the battery for it to stop running. That was the motor, not an accessories, you could literally put the car back into drive and tool around town without the key being in and the ignition set to "Off". It eventually blew a head gasket and my mom was able to get Hyundai to take it back as the car was only 6-7 months old. Some other memories, the passenger seat reclining mechanism broke so if you tried to sit in that seat it would just flop back and snap forward, the radio never worked, the passenger door handle fell off and the parking brake wasn't actually installed to the brakes, he handle was there but that was it. Funny to see how well they are doing in quality these days considering where they came from.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hugh
              PS: I hope SA remembers too since he just joined my club. ;) :D
              I have a few years to go before I join your club GMH.... :poke:
              "Let the floating wall float" - m-fine

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              • #8
                Right on.

                Originally posted by etcarroll
                Where's the cheap Chevy that GM threw a Caddie badge on and called a Cimarron?

                What a POS that was.
                Hugh
                MELODY US Distributor
                www.angelcityaudio.com

                A man is only as good as his words.

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                • #9
                  Unfortunately (or fortunately as far as I'm concerned), I got no money then to be able to afford the Vector. :)

                  Regarding the Excel, you're right again Nick.
                  Originally posted by SnowmaNick
                  I remember several of those. A friend of the family invested in Vector in the 80's, boy was that a touchy subject over the years. Also , a childhood friend had a mom who drove a Citation, boy that thing had issues.

                  A car that surprissed me for no being there was the original Hyundai Excel. My mom purchased one in 1986(7?) when it first came out as a new car. Within a matter of months the driver power window fell off the tracks, into the door and shattered. Hyundai didn't have replacement parts for three months so they did the good old plastic bag and tape trick. Shortly after that a problem crept up in the ignition, the car would turn ON fine but wouldn't turn off when you removed the key, we had to pop the hood and disconnect the battery for it to stop running. That was the motor, not an accessories, you could literally put the car back into drive and tool around town without the key being in and the ignition set to "Off". It eventually blew a head gasket and my mom was able to get Hyundai to take it back as the car was only 6-7 months old. Some other memories, the passenger seat reclining mechanism broke so if you tried to sit in that seat it would just flop back and snap forward, the radio never worked, the passenger door handle fell off and the parking brake wasn't actually installed to the brakes, he handle was there but that was it. Funny to see how well they are doing in quality these days considering where they came from.
                  Hugh
                  MELODY US Distributor
                  www.angelcityaudio.com

                  A man is only as good as his words.

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                  • #10
                    SA,

                    You're one year closer to be knighted. ;)

                    When that time comes, I will welcome you with open arms. :)

                    Just don't ask for hugs & kisses. :D

                    Humbly! :kissass:
                    Originally posted by arthurs
                    I have a few years to go before I join your club GMH.... :poke:
                    Hugh
                    MELODY US Distributor
                    www.angelcityaudio.com

                    A man is only as good as his words.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hugh
                      SA,

                      You're one year closer to be knighted. ;)

                      When that time comes, I will welcome you with open arms. :)

                      Just don't ask for hugs & kisses. :D

                      Humbly! :kissass:
                      you know you want a hug....:biglaugh:
                      "Let the floating wall float" - m-fine

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                      • #12
                        Wow, this post sent me off on a tangent! Inevitably, it led to me checking out the Vector website to see their new "Hypercar" which looks like a terrific waste of money in the making.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SnowmaNick
                          A car that surprissed me for no being there was the original Hyundai Excel. My mom purchased one in 1986(7?) when it first came out as a new car.
                          Oh hell! I hadn't forgotten, but hadn't remembered :D

                          Early in our marriage my wife and I were 'given' one for the price of $350. During some brake/starter work I placed a floor jack under one of the uni-body 'frame' members - It folded. Seriously.

                          Likely I didn't use a 'jack point', but I can remember the drivers side wheel getting about six inches off the pad and then just dropping - 10lb sledge fixed the bulge under the drivers seat :D

                          We didn't drive the car for long, and in the end I really tried to kill the motor rallying on gravel roads. Couldn't do it :)
                          dragged down by the the stone

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