GTP Cool Wall: 1975-1979 Chrysler Cordoba

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by GranTurNismo, Oct 23, 2019.

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1975-1979 Chrysler Cordoba

Poll closed Nov 2, 2019.
  1. Sub-Zero

    7.1%
  2. Cool

    21.4%
  3. Meh

    14.3%
  4. Uncool

    23.8%
  5. Seriously Uncool

    33.3%
  1. GranTurNismo

    GranTurNismo Premium

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    1975-1979 Chrysler Cordoba nominated by @Adamgp

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    Body Style:
    2-door coupe
    Engine: 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8, 6.6L V8
    Power: 135-235hp
    Torque: 245-320 lb-ft
    Weight: 1715-1945kg
    Transmission: 3-speed automatic
    Drivetrain: front-engine, rear-wheel drive
     
  2. mustafur

    mustafur

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    70's Boat.

    Seriously uncool.
     
  3. GranTurNismo

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    Uncool as of right now, 45 years after the Cordoba came out, but this car was seriously, seriously uncool new. This was the height of the "personal luxury coupe" era of American automotive history; 2-door cars that were far too large, had engines far too large as well, were clumsy, badly-engineered, slow, terrible on gas, bought by uncool old people, dated, light years away from anything foreign, and really not luxurious at all. Get this: the Cordoba, when it first came out, was marketed as Chrysler's "compact car", despite being 216 inches long, nearly four feet longer than what we consider "compact" today. I don't even think there's a single full-size car today that's anywhere close to 216 inches in length. Furthermore, it was marketed as having "authentic Corinthian leather" as one of its "luxury features", despite there being no such thing as Corinthian leather, and it actuality it was the same cheap garbage offered in every other Chrysler car of the era. If that isn't uncool, then I don't know what is.

    But it's 2019 now, not 1975. As dreadful as this car may be, it's too radically different than anything on the road today to not be fascinating. Cars like these were truly the epitome of "they're so bad they're good".
     
  4. YoshiMaster2

    YoshiMaster2

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    This was not a good decade for American cars.

    SU.
     
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  5. LivingWithGames

    LivingWithGames

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    I have a guilty pleasure for 70's boat maerican cars, but knowing their uncoolness, balances out as a meh for me. Hardly seen these though, Jeez.
     
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  6. All Your Base

    All Your Base

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  7. 05XR8

    05XR8

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    Sub Zero. oh, wait! :sly:
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    Nah, seriously, Sub Zero. Chrysler's Monte Carlo fighter(had more of a glass jaw than anything). Still, that "rich Corinthian leather" tag line, will always stick.
     
  8. ZGBox

    ZGBox

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    That's a great piece of americana on four wheels and I want one in BROWN
    Seriously uncool
     
  9. TheCracker

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    Depending on year, spec and colour the right one would sum up that decade perfectly and as such would be a low cool, especially in a country where they weren't sold.
     
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  10. TenEightyOne

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    70's cop show wallowing-slowly-along-an-alleyway cool.

    Seems like you're right :)
     
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  11. Snikle

    Snikle

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    A car more famous for its marketing campaign rather than being actually good at anything. Plus it's not too pretty. (Those circular lights are bad) It's a '70s Cadillac Catera. Meh
     
  12. GranTurNismo

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    The Chrysler that zigs!
     
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  13. Centroid

    Centroid

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    I was going to vote SU but Ricardo Montalbán elevates it slightly.
     
  14. Adamgp

    Adamgp

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    Someone brought a rather nice one of these to the local weekly cruise night, had the T-tops and the Hi-Po 400. Gave me the idea for the nomination.

    Sub Zero, to honor all the Corinthians that were sacrificed to make these.
     
  15. CLowndes888

    CLowndes888

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    Nope. This car isn't attractive, or important, or revered by car enthusiasts. It sits next to the PT Cruiser as one of the worst products to come from the Chrysler family. You can say the same thing about the K-bodies, but they at least rescued the brand from disaster. Uncool.