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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:24 AM

Thanks to forum member Matt Bacon for this one.

 

Remember, don't post any hints or answers here. PM me with specific year, make and model.

 

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The answer: 2004 Mitsuoka Nouera



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:39 AM

a styling exercise from the School For The Blind?



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:04 AM

Looks like a spider with all those eyes up front!!  :lol: 



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:07 PM

Wow.  A modern version of the "Anycar".



#5 Harry P.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:11 AM

Looks like this one was a little too hard... only six of you got it right! The car is a 2004 Mitsuoka Nouera.

 

 

http://www.tradecarv...d_at_2.0/26805/

 

Who got it right:

 

wisdonm

Chris R

W-409

Badluck 13

MikeMc

sjordan2



#6 mikemodeler

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

Looks like it is built off of the Nissan Sentra platform. Ugly front end, but then what would you expect from the company that brought you the Juke?



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:54 PM

l had no ldea where to even start on this one Harry...



#8 Harry P.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:25 AM

l had no ldea where to even start on this one Harry...

 

My rule of thumb... if it's really ugly, start looking for Japanese cars!  :lol:



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

It's built on the Honda Accord platform (from Wikipedia: "The Nouera was the first non-keicar made by Mitsuoka that was not based on a Nissan model. At this time Nissan's main competitor with the Accord (the Primera) had unusually futuristic styling; a Mitsuoka version of the contemporary Primera may have been too difficult to style harmoniously.")

The only way I found it was to look for copycat cars (it looks like a rip-off of a Jaguar S-Type), which led to a Jalopnik page showing other styling plagiarism, which led to Mitsuoka, which has ripped off a multitude of British designs.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:58 AM

...which led to Mitsuoka, which has ripped off a multitude of British designs.

 

And very badly at that.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:39 AM

...you know what? The way I found it in the first place was a Google Image search for "Chrysler 300 steering wheel", which I think probably went to that same Jalopnik blog page. Of course, in the image search results page, you have no idea why it's been returned so, I hit "visit page" because I was curious about how something so NOT what I'd searched for could appear in the results...

 

And as soon as I saw it, I thought of Harry... and the rest of you guys!

 

bestest,

M.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

it even looks like they tried tossing in a little bit of Edsel at the last minute, hoping the soup would turn out better.

 

 

 

 

well; it didn't work. it simply looks like what it is, a cheap Chinese knockoff of a substandard design cribbed from styling cues found "unique" by present-day would-be geniuses trying to be Harry Lyons.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:58 AM

it even looks like they tried tossing in a little bit of Edsel at the last minute, hoping the soup would turn out better.

 

 

 

 

well; it didn't work. it simply looks like what it is, a cheap Chinese knockoff of a substandard design cribbed from styling cues found "unique" by present-day would-be geniuses trying to be Harry Lyons.

 

 

A cheap Chinese knock-off done by a Japanese company?