WCOC Group 4 - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Poll Room You got it, just random polls in here

View Poll Results: What is the best looking 4 door saloon car
Maserati Quattroporte IV 7 35.00%
Volvo Amazon 0 0%
Citroen DS 7 35.00%
Lotus Carlton 3 15.00%
Peugeot 505 1 5.00%
Fiat 130 saloon 0 0%
Lagonda Rapide 2 10.00%
Saab 900 Turbo 0 0%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

 13Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
(Post Link) post #1 of 32 Old 15-03-19 Thread Starter
Status: strongstablestrongst able
AO Platinum Member
 
keithyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cambodia
County: Phnom Penh
Posts: 14,109

Member car:

CRV/Jaaag

WCOC Group 4

Vote away (ideally for the DS).
keithyboy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
 
MalcQV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Posts: 13,519

Member car:

Office Chair.

Quote:
Originally Posted by keithyboy View Post
Vote away (ideally for the DS).
Neck and neck already DS against the Maser.
MalcQV is offline  
(Post Link) post #3 of 32 Old 15-03-19 Thread Starter
Status: strongstablestrongst able
AO Platinum Member
 
keithyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cambodia
County: Phnom Penh
Posts: 14,109

Member car:

CRV/Jaaag

Pictures
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 15194919812f3a93b174c3312-940x632_1552647581036.jpg (134.7 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 1f238b05beda1ad05e6223050b73dae8_1552647587163.jpg (113.3 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 1972-fiat-130-saloon-exterior (1)_1552647594965.jpg (47.2 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg cbfc65924ff3c3946cb83117fd122448dbaf0c16_1552647605272.jpg (85.8 KB, 6 views)
keithyboy is offline  
(Post Link) post #4 of 32 Old 15-03-19 Thread Starter
Status: strongstablestrongst able
AO Platinum Member
 
keithyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cambodia
County: Phnom Penh
Posts: 14,109

Member car:

CRV/Jaaag

See below for the Mazda 6 Quattroporte picture Bazza has provided.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Lotus-Carlton-front-driving_trans_NvBQzQNjv4Bq3480UNUU8UfSxDSaY1n7MEbgHFEZVI1Pljic_pW9c90_155264.jpg (33.7 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg PEUGEOT-505-0_1552647667104.jpg (23.7 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 59dd6a615c059_54124-940x641_1552647673071.jpg (140.2 KB, 5 views)

Last edited by keithyboy; 15-03-19 at 13:14.
keithyboy is offline  
Status: Winning small victories
AO Platinum Member
 
73GTVJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Posts: 24,473
Clearly rigged as a Trump election for the DS!

I thought it would be the newer QP from around 2008 or whenever which might be a stronger candidate though I'm not sure it wins.
The rest are just cannon fodder.
73GTVJim is offline  
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
 
MalcQV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Posts: 13,519

Member car:

Office Chair.

Looking again I now think the Lagonda. Doh!
MalcQV is offline  
(Post Link) post #7 of 32 Old 15-03-19 Thread Starter
Status: strongstablestrongst able
AO Platinum Member
 
keithyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cambodia
County: Phnom Penh
Posts: 14,109

Member car:

CRV/Jaaag

From the top, the Quattroporte is nice but a bit plain (assuming it's the right one). My dad had an amazon in the 70s. It used so much oil that my uncle used to give us old oil from oil changes to top it up with. I have a fondness for Swedish cars which may stem from that but it doesn't excite me. The Carlton is awesome, I love it when car makers go a bit crackers, but it's not really a looker. The 505 is clean and neat but possibly a bit bland. I like the 130 saloon a lot but it will always be in the shadow of the coupe. The Lagonda was my wildcard to show that AML have a glorious history of producing saloons that look slightly off. As for the Saab, I love Saabs. I love the thought that goes into them, the off the wall thinking, the care, the refusal to be slaves to convention. However, whilst the 2 and 3 door versions are really quite beautiful in a quirky Uma Thurman sort of way, the 4-door just isn't.

Oh, I've missed one. The Citroen DS. Look at it. It's radical, forward thinking, bold, exciting, different. It's from 60 years ago but it looks like a spaceship. It's the winner of the space race for cars even though there wasn't one. If that isn't enough, it is the most comfortable car you will ever sit in (if you ever get the chance, do. The interior is better than the outside). If that still wasn't enough it was even a useful rally weapon. It's name even means goddess in French.

Bonnet de douche Rodders. It has to win.

Auto Express - six issues for a quid. Offer must end soon (and then immediately start up again).

Free poor quality torch/T-cut/I luv my VW Polo sew-on badge
keithyboy is offline  
Status: T-5 Days to Unicorn Paradise
AO Platinum Member
 
TheGrimJeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: France
County: Riviera
Posts: 38,319
Lot of people need to surrender their driving licences due to their aberrant eyesight wrt Chitrons.
MalcQV likes this.
TheGrimJeeper is offline  
Status: Bye Daffy Cat
AO Platinum Member
 
Keithy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Shropshire
Posts: 37,416
I keep looking at pictures in all the groups thinking "that looks so much nicer as a coupe"
steveisfrowning likes this.
Keithy is offline  
Status: Daddy bear
Global Mod Team
 
bazza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Congleton - The centre of
Posts: 44,495

Member car:

AMG C63 estate

That's not the right Quattroporte.

I think you've gone one older than the cross-eyed one, rather than one newer.

Here's the one I meant. It's quite possible it suffers from the exact same complaint as the Rapide - it looks quite similar to a coupe which looks better.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Maserati_Quattroporte_(10906099934).jpg (152.2 KB, 1 views)
MalcQV likes this.
bazza is offline  
Status: Daddy bear
Global Mod Team
 
bazza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Congleton - The centre of
Posts: 44,495

Member car:

AMG C63 estate

I can't vote on this yet. Unexpectedly, I am stuck between my own suggestion of the QP, and the Fiat 130. It just looks so right for it's era.

The DS looks like a boat.
bazza is offline  
(Post Link) post #12 of 32 Old 15-03-19 Thread Starter
Status: strongstablestrongst able
AO Platinum Member
 
keithyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cambodia
County: Phnom Penh
Posts: 14,109

Member car:

CRV/Jaaag

Quote:
Originally Posted by bazza View Post
That's not the right Quattroporte.

I think you've gone one older than the cross-eyed one, rather than one newer.

Here's the one I meant. It's quite possible it suffers from the exact same complaint as the Rapide - it looks quite similar to a coupe which looks better.
You said IV so that's what I googled. How was I supposed to know that you actually meant the one that looks like a Mazda 6?
keithyboy is offline  
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
 
MalcQV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Posts: 13,519

Member car:

Office Chair.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGrimJeeper View Post
Lot of people need to surrender their driving licences due to their aberrant eyesight wrt Chitrons.
I'm glad it is not just me. I really don't get the fascination with them. It's not just me being an old misguided **** either, because even as a kid I thought they looked ****.
I wasn't a misguided young **** before anybody says so.

Quote:
Originally Posted by keithyboy View Post
You said IV so that's what I googled. How was I supposed to know that you actually meant the one that looks like a Mazda 6?
Though I rather like it.
MalcQV is offline  
Status: Daddy bear
Global Mod Team
 
bazza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Congleton - The centre of
Posts: 44,495

Member car:

AMG C63 estate

Quote:
Originally Posted by keithyboy View Post
You said IV so that's what I googled. How was I supposed to know that you actually meant the one that looks like a Mazda 6?
Now you're just smarting because of what I said about the DS, so I'll let that go.

Did I say IV? I think I meant VI.

Although I rather like the IV too - but it is a bit plain in it's handsomeness, I'd agree.
bazza is offline  
Status: Half man Half biscuit
AO Silver Member
 
jparkin486's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Bramley
County: Hampshire - Darn Sarf!
Posts: 1,606
Garage
I've gone Lotus. Purely on the fact I can clearly remember the first time I saw and heard one. Very early 90's in Barking, dark green and snarling like a good 'un!!

The others look nice, but the Lotus has left an indelible imprint.
jparkin486 is offline  
Status: I'm not really here
Club Member
Membro Premio
 
Club Member Number: 59
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 76,928
Garage
i can;t lose
steveisfrowning is offline  
Status: She's happy to pootle
AO Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
County: Surrey
Posts: 16,672
I'm going for the Fiat 130 saloon and the Pug 505.

But... The DS. I love it for all the reasons already mentioned. It's mesmerizing to look at, captivating, other worldly. But I'm not sure it's good looking. Great looking, yes; good looking? I don't know. It should be the absolute winner here... if the question was best 'design'; but the question is about which is the best looking. And I don't think the DS is.
Scudetto is offline  
Status: Petrol head
AO Platinum Member
 
cue2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Kent
Posts: 31,415
If the Fiat 130 Berlina had been a 4door version of the coupe by Pininfarina
Attached Images
File Type: jpg EE104EA6-F7AE-4EF5-A3DF-F3F37CF28728.jpg (137.3 KB, 2 views)
73GTVJim and steveisfrowning like this.
cue2 is offline  
Status: Thinking about a Scirrocco
AO Platinum Member
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brighton.
County: Good old Sussex by the sea
Posts: 12,839

Member car:

The train :(

Lotus. No. I don't care that it has 300 bhp or whatever, it's just a V**xh*all with lipstick and a skirt.

As for the rest, I can't make my mind up, I'll come back later. Probably not the Peugeot.
Starkers is offline  
Status: New job, location new car :-)
AO Silver Member
 
AmicusPro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 3,490

Member car:

159 SW TBi

Depending on the QP, this is the group that no-one wants to watch any games... The DS is no looker (or have you all gone and bought Juke since I last looked in? I thought this was an Alfa forum, not a place for those with sight issues)...It may tick technological boxes for the era, but a smooth ride does not a good-looker make.

The wild card is the brutish VLC. For different reasons though, it's like the DS - more about the tech. I loved the idea of it at the time, but it's not dated well enough. I'll have another think... If it's the bland QP it'll be a case of least worst...
AmicusPro is offline  
Status: Thinking about a Scirrocco
AO Platinum Member
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brighton.
County: Good old Sussex by the sea
Posts: 12,839

Member car:

The train :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGrimJeeper View Post
Lot of people need to surrender their driving licences due to their aberrant eyesight wrt Chitrons.
So what have you gone for, something else French?

I voted for the Citroen in the end, even though it's the later models that I find attractive.
steveisfrowning likes this.
Starkers is offline  
Status: T-5 Days to Unicorn Paradise
AO Platinum Member
 
TheGrimJeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: France
County: Riviera
Posts: 38,319
Rap...Rap...Rapide (oh!)
TheGrimJeeper is offline  
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
 
MalcQV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Posts: 13,519

Member car:

Office Chair.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGrimJeeper View Post
Rap...Rap...Rapide (oh!)
I think that should have been my choice too. Looks like the PooTroen is going to win anyway
MalcQV is offline  
Status: T-5 Days to Unicorn Paradise
AO Platinum Member
 
TheGrimJeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: France
County: Riviera
Posts: 38,319
Pooooo!
TheGrimJeeper is offline  
Status: I'm not really here
Club Member
Membro Premio
 
Club Member Number: 59
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 76,928
Garage
just wow
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Citroen_DS_4door_sedan_1970_590_0001.jpg (43.8 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg dsdss.jpg (38.9 KB, 1 views)
steveisfrowning is offline  
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Misc Lounges > Community Discussions > Poll Room

Tags
group , wcoc




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WCOC Group 3 keithyboy Poll Room 41 17-03-19 23:28
WCOC Group 2 (the real one) keithyboy Poll Room 25 16-03-19 04:03
WCOC Group 1 keithyboy Poll Room 18 15-03-19 10:33

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome