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Mr_Asa MegaDork
6/12/24 12:00 a.m.

So, today was a recuperation day after 4 days at Disney with the family in Florida heat.  Absolutely brutal.  Heat was a 10/10, do not recommend that aspect.  Kids were mostly great, some minor melt downs which is to be expected. 

As we lounged on the couch we BS'd about what she might want.  Turns out the "80s" part isnt necessarily strict.  So we wandered through and i got some feedback.

An '80 Spitfire was "too sporty" for her to love, but she liked it.

SN95 Mustang 'verts made the cut.

VW Rabbits were near the top of the heap.

F-Bodies were meh

Sadly she loved most every LeBaron and Cutlass I showed her.  No accounting for taste.

Absolutely loved a '13 Fiat 500.

'89 325i got approval

'95 Geo Tracker on stock tires worked, but the lifted knobby ones didn't. 

Loved the NB Miatae I showed her.

Was intrigued by the '91 Merc Capri

Thought the BMW Z3 on the board was too sporty (although her mama liked it.)

Audi TT was liked, but not loved 

Found a couple 60s Bonnevilles that she loved

70s MG was cute, but kinda eh.

Tk8398 HalfDork
6/12/24 2:56 a.m.
californiamilleghia said:

If parts  and ease of service were the same I would rather see her in a BMW cabrio than a Rabbit cabrio , just more metal around her.

And I loved my Rabbit Cabrio the summer I drove it :)

Rabbit has a roll bar which depending on the type of accident might be an advantage too though.

P3PPY GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/12/24 7:01 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Funny how that works. My wife will occasionally express interest in a certain car or car style and I'll go nuts with it planning out getting one and then I'll show her a couple examples and it's "meh" and it turns out what she liked was the deck lid spoiler or just the color or whatever. 

Good luck with the ..purchase!

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/12/24 8:01 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

she loved most every LeBaron.. I showed her.  No accounting for taste.


BlindPirate Reader
6/12/24 11:28 a.m.

Out of all those cars on the list, I think the Miata would be the least trouble, both with the car and with teenage driving. I would be scared to put any of my kids in a Mustang, yours might be ok.

Tk8398 HalfDork
6/12/24 12:59 p.m.
QuasiMofo (John Brown) said:
Mr_Asa said:

she loved most every LeBaron.. I showed her.  No accounting for taste.


Probably very few left at this point, but a Turbo II GTC would actually be kinda cool.

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