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New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: Jp!
Date: March 03, 2007 08:31AM
Reminds me of the new Altima Coupe. I hope it DOES make it here as a Saturn.

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And, that would be a great front end to the next Accord Coupe, since the shape of the bumper and how it goes up around the grill and down on the bottom almost looks like the Honda H logo/insignia.





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and 2008 Honda Accord Coupe Concept





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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: ArtP
Date: March 03, 2007 09:50AM
Saw that Honda Accord Coupe Concept at the Detroit Auto Show.





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Pretty sweet up close.
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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: wurm
Date: March 03, 2007 09:51AM
Old Opel car (Opel GT) - gorgeous

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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: Jp!
Date: March 03, 2007 10:10AM
yeah, my sister had one..i crashed it through a fence when I was like 12. I used to hop rides when no one was looking. smiling smiley
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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: 5percentTHD
Date: March 03, 2007 10:43AM
KMart Corvette!
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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: March 03, 2007 10:47AM
Geez. How many different cuts does that car need? It looks like a random pile of scoops and slots. Oh, and let's surround a few of them with chrome trim. Fugly.

It looks like the result of a committee design where everyone got to add something... and they were all pissed off at each other.

"Oh Oh! There's still a place over HERE where we can add a hole."

It's a design direction that is the automotive equivalent of clown shoes. Implants for Automobiles.

The fact that it looks like an Accord... that's an indictment. Not because Accords are specifically ugly... Where's the originality? Where is the sense that shape and proportion should carry the design, not gizmos?

I think auto designers are just running out of ideas.





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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: March 03, 2007 11:06AM
My very first car was a '67 Opel Kadette that my parents bought from a neighbor when
my oldest sister was in college and I eventually inherited when I was 16

It had a mighty 1.1L engine and a 4 speed and I spent more time looking for parts
than driving it I think. It finally died when the drive shaft broke and there wasn't
a junk yard in all of North America that had one.

I have to go drink heavily now to get the memory out of my head



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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: March 03, 2007 11:13AM
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5percentTHD
KMart Corvette!

Heh! Good one! We used to call them "poor mans' corvette".



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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: Rain
Date: March 03, 2007 11:21AM
looks expensive to fix..



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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: blooz
Date: March 03, 2007 11:57AM
Too bad laf, I had a '69 or '70 Opel Kadett Station wagon and it was great (bought new with my father's help). Held all my stuff, took my wife and I across country twice. Had to have a ring job once but that's because I was careless about oil changes. Sold it at 100k to a kid who was amazed it still had a working, and very good, AM-FM radio.



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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: March 03, 2007 12:08PM
Had a '73 Opel Manta and loved it dearly. Quality German engineering on a budget, vastly supeior to the piece o'crap Mazda RX3 that I later endured.
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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: March 03, 2007 02:08PM
Looks like a Z

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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 03, 2007 02:27PM
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wurm
Old Opel car (Opel GT) - gorgeous


there is a guy in the Buick Gran Sport club with a Buick 455 in one of these. Since it was sold through Buick dealerships, we let him race at the nationals.

I have always loved the look of them. very nimble cars if a turbo buick 6 is in one too.
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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: swampy
Date: March 03, 2007 03:08PM
I had an Opel Cadet back in the 70's and just loved it! Great car. Easy maintenance, good gas mileage and stylish. Mine was orange with black pin striping. Fond memories.



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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: Rain
Date: March 03, 2007 03:18PM
didnt they have manual flip headlights?



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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: SteveO
Date: March 03, 2007 03:20PM
That new Opel is nice looking. I'll agree, it is a bit overscooped, though.

Childhood/h.s. buddy of mine had a bright orange '74 Opel GT similar to the one above. It was kind of a fun car; the retractable headlights were manually operated. I always got a kick out of that.
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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: kj
Date: March 03, 2007 04:50PM
Doesn't opel have some good performing diesel engines too?

As far as the looks of the cars, I think by the time a car is made crash-worthy and aerodynamic, it's going to look similar to everything else. Not to mention platform sharing, that must restrict the shape of cars to some extent. Also, I'm having a hard time getting used to the tall front-ends on new cars. It just looks odd to me. kj.
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Re: New Opel car - gorgeous.
Posted by: billb
Date: March 04, 2007 09:04PM
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sscutchen

Lots of funny observations.

Same first impression here, too. :-)
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