A few weeks back, I ran a piece on the “Uncoolest Cars of All Time”. While feedback was generally positive (which means I got fewer death threats than usual), several readers pointed out that the list was entirely generated from the perspective of an American driver and writer. Who dislikes hatchbacks. And forgot the Gremlin, Aztec, Pacer, Scion Xb, or whatever car you personally deem uncool.
Guilty as charged, though I actually like hatchbacks and didn’t forget the cars you mentioned. I’ve driven all kinds of cars in a lot of different countries, but that’s not the same thing as being a local and understanding why, for example, a Citroen DS should make the list while a Ciroen BX should not. Why a Lancia Stratos is cool but a Lancia Delta is just a rebadged Fiat.
So here’s your chance: I’m working on a list of the ten coolest cars of all time: tell me five cars your country (or hell, your continent) has produced and why thet’re cool. If I agree, they’ll make the list; if I don’t, you can flame me when the list is published for ignoring your suggestion. A few words about each would be good, too, so I don’t have to try and figure out what the hell a Mosley-Nagant-Drophead-Shooting-Brake with a steam injected Otto cycle foursquare motor is.