Special Sub-Topic: Discontinued Cars
|This three door hatchback manufactured by Mercury was similar to the Ford EXP. It was introduced in 1981 as a 1982 model. When originally introduced, it only had 70 horse power. Can you name this car?|
Mercury LN7. The Mercury LN7 was dicontinued in 1983 but the Ford version (EXP) was manufactured until 1988 until being replaced by the Probe. Although the Probe replaced it in the company's lineup, the Escort ZX2 can be seen as a more direct replacement to the EXP.
|This Mitsubishi was produced for the Japenese market from 1994 - 2000. These cars had little options. All were front wheel drive and were in 2 door coupe form. Convertibles were never made. This car appeared in the movie Thunderbolt with Jackie Chan.|
Mitsubishi FTO. Although options were limited with this car, it either came with a four cylinder or V6 engine. It was discontinued in 2000 when Mitsubishi decided not to modify the car or improve its side crash test ratings. The same happened for the GTO which was called the 3000GT when it was introduced in the U.S.
|This compact Chevrolet was sold from 1979 - 1985. Oringinally to be called the "Condor", it's original "X-body" siblings were the Buick Skylark, Oldsmobile Omega, and the Pontiac Phoenix. It 1980, this car was Motor Trend's "Car of the Year". Can you name this car?|
Chevrolet Citation. X-body cars like the Citation were considered a failure. Braking was a major concern. All of GM's companies dropped the X-body, except Chevrolet who released a more updated next generation car, the Corsica. The X-platform was used in 1981 as the basis for A-body cars.
|This Lincoln was sold between 1972-1976. It was built on the same platform as the more contemporary Ford Thunderbird. This car was equipped with the 460 in³ (7.5 L) Ford 385 series V8 engine, rated on introduction at 212 SAE net hp (158 kW). This drove through a C6 3-speed automatic transmission. Do you know what car this is?|
Lincoln Continental Mark IV. The Mark IV replaced the popular Continental Mark III and was replaced by the Mark V. For the 1976 model year, Lincoln introduced the Designer series to the special edition Continental Mark IV. They're were 4 designer editions to choose from. The Bill Blass Edition, the Cartier Edition, the Givenchy Edition, and the Pucci Edition.
|This Honda was manufactured from 1989-1993. A second edition of this car was introduced in 1993 and was discontinued in 1997. The first edition was identical to the Honda Accord. The second edition of this car featured a 5 cylinder engine. What is this car?|
Honda Ascot. Two motorcylces, the FT500 and the VT500FT, also carried the Honda Ascot name between 1982 and 1984. The Honda Rafaga was the sister to the second generation Ascot.
|This Dodge was produced from 1981 to 1989. In 1981, this was Motor Trend's "Car of the Year". It and its twin model, the Plymouth Reliant, were called K-Cars. Can you name this car?|
Dodge Aries. The Reliant and Aries are ranked as one of Chrysler's most successful cars. The reason these cars were called "K-Cars" was because they were based on the Chrysler K Platform.
|This Nissan model was built from 1983 until 1992. The original version of this car was sold in the US as the Datsun 510 until 1981. This car was replaced by the Altima because of criticism about this car's styling. Can you name this car?|
Nissan Stanza. The Stanza was a twin to the Auster and the Violet. Basically, the Stanza was forgotten about because of so many new cars being added to Nissan's line-up. Because of this, and the fact that it featured very bland and boring styling, it was removed in 1992.
|This car, manufactured by Subaru from 1992 - 1998, was a Kei-car. This car was available in 3 door and 5 door versions. This car was also available in the "Bistro" series, which is a variation with a retro theme, with Mini-esque front and rear-end, upholstery of a matching theme and modifications to the dashboard. Can you name this car?|
Subaru Vivio. Vivio is reference to the numbers 6 6 0 written in Greek. The reason for "660" was because the Vivio was introduced as 660 cc small k-car. In 1998, the keicar regulation changed prompting manufacturers to produce new models. The Vivio was then replaced by the Pleo, which shortly later was replaced by the R2 in 2003.
|This Buick was produced between 1985 and 1987. The name of this car was the same name used for the trim-level package on the Buick Regal in the earlier 1980s. This car was build on GM's N-Body platform. What car is this?|
Buick Somerset. The Somerset originally replaced the Skylark in 1985. It was originally called the "Somerset Regal" until 1986 when the name was changed to "Somerset". Finally, Skylark supplanted the Somerset name in 1998.
|The production of this Ford model began in 1906 and ended in 1908. It replaced the earlier Ford Model B. This car was aimed at the top end of the market and featured in inline 6 cylinder engine, giving it 40 hp. Can you name this car?|
Ford Model K. The Model K was a failure for the Ford Motor Company. This can be attributed to high price and poor quality, something that Ford was not known to do. This failure meant that Ford would not produce another 6 cylinder engine until 1941.
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