Go find the following Mopar unicorns and I'll REALLY be impressed.
- 2002 Dodge Stratus R/T sedan with a manual
- 2002 Chrysler Sebring GTC convertible with a manual
AFAIK these are some of the last cars sold with that old-school 80s style "stepped" shifter boot.
In terms of Non-Mopars, the Pontiac G6 with a manual is a rare-bird as well...
I didn't know such a Stratus existed. My first bought-used-from-a-dealer car after graduation was a grocery-spec 1999 Stratus. Really fun car for being nothing special.
I could totally get into a unicorn of that... preferably in the purple colour mine was.
Talking unicorns, probably the only Lincoln LS in this country has a few days left in an online auction. I never knew Lincoln produced that car in RHD, and I still can’t find the total numbers. Regardless, they evidently did build a few for the Japanese market and this one made it to Australia. V8, 60,000km and seems to have been extremely well looked after.
So of course I’ve been researching the model, including Sajeev’s 2006 TTAC’s review. Straight line performance seems pretty horrible for a V8, I don’t care for automatics, and buying it would mean selling my LS1/T56-swapped E39. Still, where am I ever going to find another like it?
Wow, if that was in America I'd buy it. That's one heckuva Unicorn, and you can probably make it feel a lot faster with an aftermarket tune. I am sure its like most Fords where torque management kills a lot of the fun.
At AU$10,500 (less than US$8k), I think someone got a bargain. I was tempted, but the confusion on both Jag and Lincoln forums regarding the interchangeability of S-Type parts made it too big of a risk for the payoff.
Fantastic assessment. The steel wheels were first to go, the first thing on my modifications list. Well, a theoretical list, as I decided I don't need another car and shouldn't buy this. 😞
Sadly I passed on this car, even though I still want it. Like, badly. But I have too many cars and too many projects...something had to give and the 6-speed Fusion did just that.