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  • 15-08-2020 12:06pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    I believe some cars are bound to be classics, the second they come off the production line they have a status.

    I dont think we need a thread about what is a classic and wheteher something can or cant be a classic. Its about what YOU think is an INSTANT classic and your reasoning for it.

    So, I'll start the ball rolling with 2 I think were instant classics ....

    Honda NSX and the original Lexus LS 400

    The NSX showed the world you could build a super car that was reliable. It put the sh*ts up ferrari and Lamborghini I imagine.

    LS400 - Showed the world Japan could build world class Luxury motors

    so what are yours ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 222 ✭✭ RICARDO1982


    I agree with your two cars mentioned , I will go with the Mazda MX5 and VW Golf GTI MK5, They will still look good in 20 yrs!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Mclaren f1 for me was the ultimate instant classic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭ Arthur Daley


    Guilia Quadrifoglio


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭ Still waters


    Saab 900


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    I agree with your two cars mentioned , I will go with the Mazda MX5 and VW Golf GTI MK5, They will still look good in 20 yrs!


    considering I was sitting looking out at my MX5 as I wrote the post, its amazing it didnt spring to mind !


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭ Andrewf20


    Alot of modern cars I struggle to warm to but the hard top MX5 mark 4 is a real looker and I reckon it will age well. Its a breath of fresh air to have an uncomplicated, na petrol & lightweight sports car still being made in 2020.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭ Turbulent Bill


    Weird and French tends to be a good combination - the Citroën C6.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    Probably a bit obvious, but I'd say the original Focus RS.
    VW Corrado too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭ Arthur Daley


    Weird and French tends to be a good combination - the Citroën C6.

    And Renault Avantime


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,316 ✭✭✭ nthclare


    The VW Polo 1993 and before, it was my first car.

    3 doors, 4 gear's and nippy.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    And Renault Avantime

    Have one put away.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    I agree with your two cars mentioned , I will go with the Mazda MX5 and VW Golf GTI MK5, They will still look good in 20 yrs!

    The Mk1 GTI must fall into this category? Think it was seen as a game changer at the time. What about the Mini too?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Have one put away.

    so would I if I had somewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,526 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    I agree with your two cars mentioned , I will go with the Mazda MX5 and VW Golf GTI MK5, They will still look good in 20 yrs!
    LIGHTNING wrote: »
    Id say the original Audi TT would be another one.


    Tfft - that's me sorted so :D

    Ode To The Motorist

    “And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, generates funds to the exchequer. You don't want to acknowledge that as truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at the Green Party, you want me on that road, you need me on that road. We use words like freedom, enjoyment, sport and community. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent instilling those values in our families and loved ones. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the tax revenue and the very freedom to spend it that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a bus pass and get the ********* ********* off the road” 



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Audi RS4 B7 .....


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Mazda RX8. Alfa Brera.

    Two that will always look good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,067 ✭✭✭ RocketRaccoon


    Definitely a Mazda RX8


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,162 ✭✭✭ ZENER


    3rd Gen Honda Prelude :)

    Ken


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ Yarisbob


    Volvo 850 T5R in Yellow
    Mondeo ST24
    Audi S3
    SAAB 95 HOT Aero
    Ford Transit MS-RT (my next for sure)

    No garage is ever big enough !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,663 ✭✭✭ selectamatic


    Honda civic fd2 type R

    Prices have never really came down and it was crowned the last true type R by most shortly into it's production run.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,662 Duke of Url


    I would like to think the following

    Honda S2000
    Jaguar XK8/XKR
    Mazda MX5
    Fiat 500 Abarth
    Audi TT
    Ford Focus RS
    Alfa Romeo 4C
    Alfa Romeo Brera


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    Any Alfa Romeo.imo...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Any Alfa Romeo.imo...

    Except the arna


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,526 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Except the arna

    No, especially the Arna !

    Imagine going to a AR meet - you'll have the rarest car there !!

    Ode To The Motorist

    “And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, generates funds to the exchequer. You don't want to acknowledge that as truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at the Green Party, you want me on that road, you need me on that road. We use words like freedom, enjoyment, sport and community. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent instilling those values in our families and loved ones. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the tax revenue and the very freedom to spend it that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a bus pass and get the ********* ********* off the road” 



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    galwaytt wrote: »
    No, especially the Arna !

    Imagine going to a AR meet - you'll have the rarest car there !!

    Just because something is rare doesn't make it special. Beauty is however in the eye of the beholder and if one was at a meet I would go see it for its oddity value but I'd still prefer the sud ti.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Just because something is rare doesn't make it special.

    True, but something thats clearly a complete catastrophe from inception is almost the epitome of an instant classic.

    born of stupidity and a total flop = instant classic imo ( This is not the only qualifying qualities of an instant classic clearly )

    How about a Nissan GT-R ?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 692 ✭✭✭ unhappys10


    Audi RS4 b5
    Audi RS2


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