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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: 39 cars that changed the world  Reply with quote

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/39-cars-changed-world

I'm surprised the Nissan Qashqai isn't in there. Surely the one responsible for the thousands of crossovers we now see on the roads.

Also can't they round it up to a nice 40?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

39 is more edgy.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ran out of ideas with the Arial Nomad. Changed the world? Never heard of it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ Philistine!  I'd love one (if I had the time and opportunity to use it properly).
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have thought that the Scenic would be on there and also the McLaren F1.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would have thought that the Scenic would be on there and also the McLaren F1.


Yeah. And Bugatti Veyron too.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 39 cars that changed the world Reply with quote

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http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/39-cars-changed-world

I'm surprised the Nissan Qashqai isn't in there. Surely the one responsible for the thousands of crossovers we now see on the roads.

Also can't they round it up to a nice 40?


Are we to be thankful for crossovers?  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 39 cars that changed the world Reply with quote

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BeN wrote:
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/39-cars-changed-world

I'm surprised the Nissan Qashqai isn't in there. Surely the one responsible for the thousands of crossovers we now see on the roads.

Also can't they round it up to a nice 40?


Are we to be thankful for crossovers?  


It doesn't say change the world for the better...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The selection criteria is a bit loose on that list. I don't think the Land Rover changed the world as the Jeep had already done it. Similarly the Range Rover didn't change the world, as they point out Jeep got there with the Wagoneer too. Maybe they mean changed Great Britain?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't agree with a few :-
Audi R8 - how? The NSX already paved the way for useable supercars.
Rolls Royce Phantom - again they had already done it themselves
Porsche 918 - ?
Ferrari F40 - nice car, I'd like one but it didn't change the world.
BMW I3 - what did it change?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
The selection criteria is a bit loose on that list. I don't think the Land Rover changed the world as the Jeep had already done it. Similarly the Range Rover didn't change the world, as they point out Jeep got there with the Wagoneer too. Maybe they mean changed Great Britain?


Hmm... I think you can argue that the Land Rover's proliferation in so many different incarnations in all corners of the World certainly changed it, moreso than the Jeep.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Michael wrote:
The selection criteria is a bit loose on that list. I don't think the Land Rover changed the world as the Jeep had already done it. Similarly the Range Rover didn't change the world, as they point out Jeep got there with the Wagoneer too. Maybe they mean changed Great Britain?


Hmm... I think you can argue that the Land Rover's proliferation in so many different incarnations in all corners of the World certainly changed it, moreso than the Jeep.


Getting there first isn't the same as changing the world, e.g. Ipod, Iphone, in fact most things I.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take the point on the Land Rover but I stand by the Range Rover.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also no mention of the Toyota Hilux, arguably the pickup that drives many parts of the world (at least the less developed parts).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also no mention of the Toyota Hilux, arguably the pickup that drives many parts of the world (at least the less developed parts).


Yes but only because the Landie did it first.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hilux does it without breaking down.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a bad list. I'd quibble about the R8 (Audi doing an NSX) and having both the Jeep and the Land Rover.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Suzuki Vitara can claim to be the first of the Qashqai type SUVs -and be a success.The RAV4 did a good job also before the Qashqai.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Vitara was a proper old school 4x4 with ladder chassis and low range gearbox which is about as far removed from a Quashqai as you can get!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tali wrote:
I think the Suzuki Vitara can claim to be the first of the Qashqai type SUVs -and be a success.The RAV4 did a good job also before the Qashqai.


I think the Vitara/RAV4 makes the case for starting the compact SUV trend, and they had their place. But the Qashqai was a greater signal that crossovers were gonna replace traditional hatchbacks and saloons. It did replace the Almera in the line-up after all.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that it replaced the Almera is worthy enough of inclusion in itself.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They even wrote a whole article about it:

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...an-qashqai-became-king-crossovers

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