Hooniverse Asks: What’s the Best Example of a Car Once Touted for its Performance That’s Pretty Mediocre by Today’s Standards?
I own a 1971 Datsun 240Z, a car that was once known for, if not stunning, then at lest above par performance. As it sits in its stock form it does alright, but to be honest, I’m pretty sure a rental fleet Hyundai Elantra would mop up the canvas with it.
Now, as I noted, the Z was intended to be a car with modest performance aspirations, that however, wasn’t the case with some cars. What we want to talk about today is cars that have fallen the farthest from their performance promise. What car do you think made claims that today just seem totally lame?