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Iconic Cars

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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 76,795 Mod ✭✭✭✭New Home


    No reference to DM intended. It's just an old Fiat 500 - my favourite!




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭gameoverdude


    edit: cracking song.



  • Registered Users Posts: 835 ✭✭✭mazdamiatamx5


    I think he means there's scene featuring a similar car in one of their videos?



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,743 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid


    The Audi Quattro was revolutionary for its four wheel drive back in the early 1980s, and of course made famous for its rally car wins - and later in its leading role in 2000s crime drama Ashes To Ashes. 😁


    Philip Glenister AKA Gene Hunt modeling the very Quattro that was the real star of the show.




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,857 ✭✭✭dball



    &


    nice



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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,021 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    The Renault Clio. Who can forget this below,

    It has given us the Awesome V6 and brilliant Clio Williams and 172 as well as the 182 all brilliant but then the 1.2 Clio was a brilliant little car too.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,446 ✭✭✭✭MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    The mulitpla is definitely iconic. People will still want to see one decades from now because of it's funky design. Iconic is the word, not cool or fast etc.



  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭artanevilla


    Citroen DS. Most beautiful car of all time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,604 ✭✭✭aero2k


    Iconic indeed! Equally iconic was Michelle Mouton, who helped make the car famous. The documentary Queen of Speed tells her story - it's on youtube and well worth a watch. Apparently it wasn't the easiest car to drive.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭W123-80's


    BMW E30




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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,608 ✭✭✭Montage of Feck


    I think I have a thing for 80's cars, sleek understated design never goes out of style.

    🙈🙉🙊



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,753 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    LOL

    Trail blazing certainly not, but blazing, oh yes, the Opel Zippo was notorious for going up in flames, including that car park that burnt down in Cork.

    Three recalls later they still couldn't fix it.

    The Multipla was so ugly it devalued your house if your neighbour bought one.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,753 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    Not a Fiat. Isetta. Built by a number of Italian manufacturers and then licensed to... BMW!

    Edit: there were 3 and 4 wheel versions

    Post edited by Hotblack Desiato on

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭gameoverdude




  • Registered Users Posts: 16,021 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    Opel Corsa.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,431 ✭✭✭✭kneemos


    They had character back in the day. Safety regulations has ensured they all look similarly bland these days.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,988 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    Seems iconic is also determined by the era you were born into. Most of the iconic cars to me would be 80s/90s. While I get the whole super/hyper car thing, I never considered them iconic because they were unattainable. Iconic to me would be something most people could see them in a version of. So, to me, the main iconic cars are:

    6th gen Mitsubishi Galant VR-4

    The precursor to the amazing Lancer Evo series, and a car I will someday hopefully own. Getting very rare. Immortal shape. I had an 8th gen Galant, and pined for the VR-4 version but finances didn't allow me. I will have a collection of Galants if I win the lotto. And a Starion.

    The Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

    While not the first Skyline or GT-R, it was the first for me and opened my eyes to the rest in the family, specifically the 3rd and 4th gen, sexy yokes. And of course the R33 and R34 were a teenage boys wet dream during those early Fast and Furious days.

    Was gonna do a Civic one too, but shur no one needs reminding of that icon. Regardless of if you liked them or not, they are considered an icon within the driving community as far as I'm aware, and even going for stupid money, especially in the 'Mericas.



  • Registered Users Posts: 679 ✭✭✭Whatwicklow


    Golf gti

    Typr r hondas

    Twincam toyotas

    Skylines

    Any evo

    Impreza's

    M3/M5

    Propper amg mercs



    All iconic cars with fantastic legacies and I am sure I am missing plenty.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,364 ✭✭✭fergiesfolly


    I've never heard a MK3 Escort described as either sleek or understated.

    Didn't live up to either of it's predecessors and was eventually replaced by the Focus.

    So, it was so bad it killed the name.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,449 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    my vote for this honour goes to the ferrari 250 GTO. though it's not as iconic as the DS.




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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,431 ✭✭✭✭kneemos


    VW Beetle. They even remade it it was so iconic.



  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭Core6


    What about the Mercedes SL models?

    All of them are iconic but in particular the early ones.





  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,449 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    i would suggest that one useful way of defining 'iconic' could be cars which non-car people would recognise and like.

    but by that measure, the two you posted are anything but iconic.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭brokenbad


    Ford Capri - a timeless classic



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,918 ✭✭✭✭PopePalpatine


    Feck, someone beat me to the Skyline. It's an icon for anyone who grew up playing GT or Need For Speed.

    I'd like to mention the 240Z for being probably the first Japanese import to break the "econobox" stereotype they had.


    "The Golf is a boring box on wheels...now the RAV4, that's an icon!" I suppose it was a harbinger of things to come.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,608 ✭✭✭Montage of Feck


    The XR3i in black with red trim looks the **** and the escort went on for another three generations so hardly killed it. But to me it's a car that epitomises the 80's aesthetic.

    🙈🙉🙊



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,325 ✭✭✭Man Vs ManUre


    The Homer.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,949 ✭✭✭circadian


    Hyperbole. Did he promote the cars? Sure. The engineers and designers are the ones that actually developed the technology, not Musk.



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,753 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    Nissan is the reason EVs became mainstream, not a niche manufacturer of vastly overpriced tat like Tesla.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,319 ✭✭✭Francis McM


    The original Ford Fiesta, everyone had one back in the day. Or the original mini, (much smaller than recent ones) : instantly recognisable and paved the way for small cars.



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