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    Anything built buy Fiat in the 1980s.




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    There does have to be something inherently "off " about a true shitbox. In my opinion, this "light utility vehicle" is pretty worthless as a truck - you'd have been better off with a wagon. Still room for those smaller dump run articles, a few garbage pails or 50 lb. of dog chow and a more comfy ride and passenger space to boot. To me a truck is not really useful unless the cargo space can hold both heavy and long objects.

    Ultimately it is a personal opinion. Some vehicles however are ROARING SHIT BOXES in the eyes of most.

    Candidates anyone?

    Beth

    quote:Originally posted by steve barker

    A shitbox is a car that was never any good to begin with. A car with some kind of inherent design flaw, or a serious lapse of engineering judgement. Either mechanical (Ford Pinto, early Corvairs, early VW vans, etc.) or aesthetic (Ford Pinto, early Corvairs, Pontiac Aztek, etc.).

    The Chevy LUV isn't a true shitbox. It was a good little truck, made by Isuzu. I guesss some of them had problems with blowing head gaskets, but I never found out if that was a design flaw or just poor maintenance.
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    There does have to be something inherently "off " about a true shitbox. In my opinion, this "light utility vehicle" is pretty worthless as a truck - you'd have been better off with a wagon. Still room for those smaller dump run articles, a few garbage pails or 50 lb. of dog chow and a more comfy ride and passenger space to boot. To me a truck is not really useful unless the cargo space can hold both heavy and long objects.

    Ultimately it is a personal opinion. Some vehicles however are ROARING SHIT BOXES in the eyes of most.

    Candidates anyone?

    Beth

    quote:Originally posted by steve barker

    A shitbox is a car that was never any good to begin with. A car with some kind of inherent design flaw, or a serious lapse of engineering judgement. Either mechanical (Ford Pinto, early Corvairs, early VW vans, etc.) or aesthetic (Ford Pinto, early Corvairs, Pontiac Aztek, etc.).

    The Chevy LUV isn't a true shitbox. It was a good little truck, made by Isuzu. I guesss some of them had problems with blowing head gaskets, but I never found out if that was a design flaw or just poor maintenance.
    Dreamqueen
    USCRA #305

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    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    Anything built buy Fiat in the 1980s.
    Or Yugo

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    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    Anything built buy Fiat in the 1980s.
    Or Yugo

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    quote:Originally posted by JackC

    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    Anything built buy Fiat in the 1980s.
    Or Yugo
    Same thing. I rolled a Yugo over forwards once. Fun day.




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    quote:Originally posted by JackC

    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    Anything built buy Fiat in the 1980s.
    Or Yugo
    Same thing. I rolled a Yugo over forwards once. Fun day.




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    Works for me!
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    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    quote:Originally posted by JackC

    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    Anything built buy Fiat in the 1980s.
    Or Yugo
    Same thing. I rolled a Yugo over forwards once. Fun day.
    Dreamqueen
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    Works for me!
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    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    quote:Originally posted by JackC

    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    Anything built buy Fiat in the 1980s.
    Or Yugo
    Same thing. I rolled a Yugo over forwards once. Fun day.
    Dreamqueen
    USCRA #305

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    i love the idea of the daily shit box car thread!
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