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View Poll Results: Edsel
Sub Zero 6 7.50%
Cool 19 23.75%
Uncool 21 26.25%
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Edsel

This car division from the Ford Motor Company could be used as the illustration and poster child for words such as "Failure" and "Oddity".

They were sold with different configurations for both body and engines, so I'll provide you with this Edsel link from Carfolio.com if you want to learn more about their specs.

This brand only lasted 3 years. Not really surprising at all.
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Re: Edsel

Looks quite cool in a yank tank way, but I cannot say it is cool overall.
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BTW, it was produced just in 1958 and 1959 for the 1958 - 1960 models.
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IIRC that's the car where they listened to the marketing men and put everything on it that was asked for...

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The front end is just
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what the f**ks that? 'orrible
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American Graffiti featured an Edsel. So did When Harry Met Sally. 2 good films. The Simpsons have featured in too. It features in the Worst Cars Of All Time list and is highly collectable. These things all go together to make a cool car. And i have seen one up close in a Tesco's car park in Cambridge. It took up four spaces and looked totally out of place amongst the Mondeo's and Vectra's. But it looked cool nonetheless and attracted a lot of attention.

Those reasons alone are not enough to make it cool, however. They go a long way, but it doesn't quite make it. What makes this car cool is the fact that it looks like the chicken that was fired from Charlie Sheen's bow in Hot Shots Part Deux just before meeting its target. Now it's cool.

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Minging.
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Sorry, one for the dustbin! Very uncool!
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I'd say it just makes cool. In person, they are huge and so, so, so, odd looking. That makes them cool
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The shape of the grille and the "whiskers" remind me a bit of a 147...



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One of the worse cars ever made - awful

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"Chemical Guys" advertising - middle right image.

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Well, at least this brand has infused some variety into the Cool Wall.

Though I admit I can't make up my mind about what I feel about it. It's both seriously uncool and sub zero at the same time.
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Re: Edsel

Maybe cool in some parts of the U.S, but driving that over here you'd look a tw*t. Seriously uncool car
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A cool car .................................................. ...to be buried in
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Actaully quite a brave failure in many ways for its time.

But its seriously uncool.
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Maybe cool in some parts of the U.S, but driving that over here you'd look a tw*t. Seriously uncool car
Not even in the States...
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it kinda reminds me of an old 60s cadillac. which means its trying to be something it could never be. and copies are never cool
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A throwback to one of the coolest eras of all time, and given that most people in Europe wouldn't have a clue what the hell it is, it's cool
 
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Pants!
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ANT YOU BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES. THIS CAR WAS MENTIONED TO OUR CLASS AT THE UNIVERSITY (BACK IN THE 70´s) AS AN EXAMPLE OF A PERFECT PRODUCT THAT ENDED IN THE TRASH BIN DUE TO ITS LOOKS. IT WAS NAMED AFTER EDSEL FORD AND WAS PRACTICALLY A TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION PLATFORM FOR ITS ERA. YET NO ONE LIKED IT, IT NEVER SOLD WELL AND WAS DISCONTINUED AFTER THREE YEARS.
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So seriously uncool it almost flips to sub zero
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Re: Edsel

Had to vote Cool, as if I had 'Jay Leno auto collection' (sorry, I don't know a UK equivalent) I would have one in my garage.
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