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A New 2002?


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Latest issue of Car and Drive does a little "cars we'd like to see" blurb in their annual 10 best article, mostly suggesting using existing platforms with a different mix of parts for some enticing packaging.  The last entry is in my opinion, the best.  The suggest putting a sedan body on the existing Scion FR-S Subaru BR-Z platform, making a good handling, lightweight, reasonably quick affordable rear wheel drive sedan "like the old BMW 2002" (I am using quotes, but don't have it in front of me right now, that might not be exactly what they say, but they do reference a modern 2002 like car).


That is the best idea for a new car I have heard in a long time.  The BMW 1 series is too heavy, loaded with bells and whistles, and expensive (in my humble opinion) to be a true 2002 successor.  Maybe the Japanese could do like they did with the Miata/MG/Triumph thing with a new Toyoburu/2002?  Well under 3000 pounds, small but practical package, spunky 4 cylinder power, not a drag racer but enough oomph to be highly entertaining, under $30,000, RWD, light fun and quick, emphasis on driver's car instead of .   I don't generally buy new cars, but a package like that would sure tempt me....

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