From: Paul Furman on 24 May 2010 14:27
> The original Ford "Festiva" was marketed in the US and bombed.
Those are fun little tin cans. A friend had one for a while that was
given to him by another friend <g>. Pretty roomy inside actually.
From: Paul Heslop on 31 May 2010 12:43
John Turco wrote:
> Paul Heslop wrote:
> > Rich wrote:
> > >
> > > On May 21, 7:24 pm, Grimly Curmudgeon <grimly4REM...(a)REMOVEgmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
> > > > drugs began to take hold. I remember Paul Heslop
> > > > <paul.hes...(a)blueyonder.co.uk> saying something like:
> > > >
> > > > >it's for Japan only, which means they believe that Japanese people
> > > > >will buy anything :O)
> > > >
> > > > The Japanese market is full of stuff like that. Blinged-up gear that has
> > > > a short life, then is yesterday's fashion accessory. If Pentax see a
> > > > profitable way of shifting their cameras in their home market, best of
> > > > luck to them.
> > >
> > > Their taste is like their taste in cars. Undergunned, with cheezy,
> > > non-functional wings and scoops, covered with stickers that mean
> > > nothing, etc.
> > Top Gear basically said the japanese can only design cars based on
> > ones which already exist, otherwise they come up with some ugly thing
> > which looks like a committee produced it. I don't know how that stands
> > nowadays but it always struck me when i was younger that their cars
> > were cheaper versions of something already out there.
> I agree that the Japanese automobile manufacturers have cranked out
> their fair share of boring aesthetic designs.
> Nonetheless, French cars regularly win the Grand Prix of Putridity,
> in my opinion. For sheer ugliness, they're hard to beat.
they seem to be trying at Renault, but otherwise yeah, maybe that old
Citroen/maserati was my previous favourite.
Paul (we break easy)
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