Strangest Car you've owned...

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  1. elf69 macrumors 65816

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    I'll start with a Microcar MC1.

    It is plastic bodied with a alloy safety cell.
    505cc engine.
    Vari-o-matic automatic transmission

    In some parts of world can drive with no license.

    Here in uk can be driven on a B1 motorcycle license just like the 3 wheel reliant (which these cars replaced)

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    This is not my car but same model/colour.
    My number plate also started HX04.

    This is long wheelbase 4 seater, they did a shorter 2 seat version.
    See shape of door...

    Oh and bench seat up front in the MC1 the MC2 had 2 front seats.

    Here for size:

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  2. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    We don't have strange cars in 'Murica...mostly. The first car I brought myself is the only car that might make the list of strange cars: an '87 Yugo GV. Strangers laughed at me, neighbors cursed me, women avoided me, kids threw eggs at me. Even car thieves and vandals held it such contempt they wouldn't sully they hands defacing or stealing it.o_O How do I know? EVERY other car in the parking lot was spray painted, had wheels stolen, window broken. My Yugo was untouched.:eek:

    Despite all the hate Americans have for the Yugo, I liked it.:oops:

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  4. elf69 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I love the yugo!
    My dad had one.

    see car thread but wanted to find odd/strange cars as I love odd cars.

    Car thread is everyday normal cars.
     
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    In 1972 I had a VW Bug with a 1947 Chevy grill!
     
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    Agreed. Most of this banter is prime for the car thread. But I'll play

    I have only owned 2 cars - a WJ Grand Cherokee and an E60 5-Series- neither of which are particularly quirky.

    Speaking in terms of growing up, within my family unit, my mom had a Land Rover Discovery for a couple years in the mid 90's. That was an oddball. She had a Saab in the early 90's- great if you love torx head bolts. My dad had an MG A for a while which was neat ride. Then sold it for a Series III + Triumph GT6, also quirky. Hard to say.
     
  9. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    A friend of mine owned one and it was always breaking down.
     
  10. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    I used to drive past a house on Mount Tamalpais with a Karmann Ghia parked out front. Not that strange but I loved the bumper sticker that was on it. It said, "My Karma just ran over your dogma. "
     
  11. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    To answer the OP - strangest car that I have ever owned - a 1972 Citroen GS.
    Might not qualify as strange, but I think every Citroen has had strangeness as a built-in quality...
    Smoothest riding car I have owned, and a great car for just cruising. With the hydro-pneumatic suspension, you can manually give it lots of ground clearance, while in motion, great for the occasional detour off of paved roads.
    Not a lot of power from the engine, but the good aerodynamics compensated for that when at speed.
     
  12. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    I agree. But were talking about something that's a bit of trompe l'oeil. Unlike a Prisus that needs rammed off the road.
     
  13. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Your friend was the unlucky 99%; I was one of the lucky 1%. My Yugo didn't break down until 10,000 miles. I ran over a nail and blew out a tire. The insurance company said it was total loss.:p
    My Yugo was a top of the line model. It include a bus schedule:D, a tow package (in the fronto_O) and an air bag (When you sense in impeding accident, start pumping really fast:oops:).
     

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