I'm no fan of Marinas but i still take no joy in them being trashed. When they were first launched they were good cars, but as they got long in the tooth they became outdated and aquired their poor reputation.
No, they were shit then and now.
In the same period, for similar money, you could buy an Escort, or a Viva, or a BMW 2002, even a Dolomite if you want to stay BL. They were good cars for their time.
A Maestro is ok with a turbo on, the rest of them were crap too.
Christ yeah... A dolomite sprint or 2002 bathtub Beemer !! Now they were fun cars Very Happy Like you say, even the Maestro Turbo had something going for it !! Retro now anyways!!
As for Mk1 Escorts well !!! Say no more. My first project car and probably my favourites!!
hmmm, you guys don't get it do you. I repeat I am no fan of Marinas and yes there were better cars available at the time. We all like the Escorts or Vivas or whatever else, but why is it our personal mission to destroy other cars that in "our opinion" were "shit". Some people obviously liked them and still do. Why do people blindly follow others opinions? Cars from the 80's and older are becoming rarer all the time, why destroy them needlessly? There are many who would have loved to have those cars.
In short why do we take pleasure from others sorrows?