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AOL Autos: Mondial 8 "Five Worst Car Designs of All Time"

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  1. sammyb

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    #1 sammyb, Dec 19, 2009
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    REALLY???? I mean, c'mon, the Mondial 8 isn't even the worst looking FERRARI, how can it be on this list. I suppose it's because the f*$(tards who write this excuse for automotive journalism have never attended a concours or own more than a NADA guide for car books!

    To which I ask of the clownshoes who contributed to this disaster of a car article: "How is it that all of the worst car designs in history are all cars most people have heard of and are in the last 35 years?" What -- a Sabra or Shamrock too freaking esoteric for your meager knowledgebase concerning the subject about which you're writing?

    Look, I'm not the world's biggest fan of the Mondial 8, and I've spent a lot of time around one. That being said, while it's not the best looking, at least it's not an ugly car (especially in coupe form, which was pictured in the article)...plus they drive much better than their acceleration tests would have one believe.

     
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  3. Darolls

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    I have to agree.........
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    with AOL Autos! ;)
     
  4. FF8929

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    To rank the Mondial 8, in the same class as the Aztek, is asinine.
     
  5. JoeZaff

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    #4 JoeZaff, Dec 20, 2009
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    Thanks to AOL, we get to relive this discussion every three months. Seriously, with all due respect to the OP (who I am sure was unaware of the prior threads), this has been discussed to death, and every time it comes back up. we give more credibility to it.

    Nobody, and I mean nobody who is not trying to sell papers or get web attention, would ever put the Mondial, or any other Ferrari as one of the worst cars ever made. Its just silly.

    There are SOOOOOO many bad cars out there that an honest article would have been boring as hell!
     
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  7. Isobel

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    Yep. Mention 'Ferrari' to gain an audience. Wanna bet how many people remember or have heard of a Matador? Same old.
     
  8. sammyb

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    Apologies for not realizing it was a repost of the original feature. I never go on AOL's site, but I just got a new computer and it was assigned as my home page. On the plus side, this laptop is a screamer compared to the ten-year-old desktop it replaced. I happen to like classic cars, but I think using classic computers was a bad call for the last few years ;).
     
  9. Wade

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    LOL
     
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    #9 jgoodman, Dec 20, 2009
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  12. anunakki

    anunakki Five Time F1 World Champ
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    The Mondial is hideous...its worse the the Aztek. i cant even put into words how ugly it is.






















    Just kidding...I love Mondials :D
     
  13. FF8929

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    That was close! I was about to launch a missle.
     
  14. davebdave

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    Forget the Mondial 8, the Mondial t is the worst car ever. Every three years you have to pull the engine out. I don't think even the Yugo or the Hyundai Excel were that bad. :)

    dave
     
  15. Robz328

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    Hey, I like the Hyundai Excel...I'm launchin' a missile (it's made out of a Yugo, with spare parts from a K-car)!!!



    BTW, I like the Mondial a lot...especially the coupe version. I actually made a serious offer on one before I bought my 328, only the seller didn't want to complete a transaction on ebay so I could obtain the financing.

    You can take your wife and kid in the Mondial. Now I have to leave one at home.
     
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    LOL on this one
    I pair the fair weather days driver 82 Mondial 8 with a Jeep Compass for a light duty cheap transportation rain vehicle--both seem to do well for their respective purposes.
     
  17. TheMayor

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    The only reason they pick on the Mondial is they think nobody knows the 400 (the other often bashed Ferrari) to get the proper shock value.

    The reason they do this is to get attention and sound smug: (wow! A ferrari was actually judged awful!). It's the car version of picking on the rich guy.

    It's ridiculous. There is no way the Mondial should be anywhere in this discussion.

    I would suggest to the author they put a Mondial next to a Nissan GT-R and tell me -- which is prettier. End of story (and his credibility as a critic).
     
  18. tommott77

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    Right on the money. Shock value all the way.

    Also, re: the GT-R, I remember the first time I saw one on the road. It pulled up next to me while I was in my Dodge Ram 2500. The GT-R made my truck feel small.
     
  19. jgoodman

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    Sooooo, which one? I bet its the wife! lol :)
     

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