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A new VW "Thing"

I saw this the other day. I never liked the Muranno, but this got me thinking. It actually looked pretty fun in person.



Along with the New Beetle, VW should reprise the "Thing". Make it a 4 door convertible again, 4WD, rear engine, set the stance to SUV heights, make them cheep and they'd sellout fast.

Use the same platform, slap a Porsche crest on it, up the HP and give it a more aggressive stance - again, I think it would be hot! Isn't there some new hot 4 cyl coming out?
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Isn't there some new hot 4 cyl coming out?
Saw this today..
Toyota FT-86: This is it?
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Kill it with fire and dump the ashes in a volcano.
I'm willing to help make this happen.
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Well said.
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Kill the Muranno?
Yes.

Then dump acid on it to dissolve the body so it'll never come back.

That fugly thing above looks like the illegitimate spawn of a Pontiac Aztek that humped a Saturn Sky.

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I had a car magazine a couple months ago with an article on this car, there wasn't one kind word in the article. I looked for it but must have thrown it out, never really thought one would sell.
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saw this today..
toyota ft-86: This is it?
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I thought that "thing" was pretty ugly with a hard top, cutting the roof off didn't make it any prettier...
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Yes.

Then dump acid on it to dissolve the body so it'll never come back.

That fugly thing above looks like the illegitimate spawn of a Pontiac Aztek that humped a Saturn Sky.

This.

And what about the Nissan Juke?



Is BMW's Bangle and the designers of the Aztek working for Nissan now?
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It's more hideous in person.
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That Toyota actually is something I'd drive. I hope they actually produce it and it gets sold here in the US.

They never should have discontinued the mid-engined MR2 IMHO. That was a cool Toy-Yoda. Possibly the last one they've had with any soul at all up until now.
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I saw this the other day. I never liked the Muranno, but this got me thinking. It actually looked pretty fun in person.



Along with the New Beetle, VW should reprise the "Thing". Make it a 4 door convertible again, 4WD, rear engine, set the stance to SUV heights, make them cheep and they'd sellout fast.

Use the same platform, slap a Porsche crest on it, up the HP and give it a more aggressive stance - again, I think it would be hot! Isn't there some new hot 4 cyl coming out?
Did Chris Bangle go to work for VW?
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This? Cool.



That? Not so much.
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The point was a new, open air, 4wd german thing/schwimwagen/porsche buggy would sell well - esp in so cal. IMHO of course. The stupid murrano just got me thinking about that hole in the marketplace.
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