Thursday Twister: Pillar Handles
Welcome back to another episode of the Thursday Twister,
DT’s quiz feature dedicated to obscure and trivial trivia. Pay attention, and you might learn something. This week, we are going to compile a list of cars with door handles on the pillars, A or B. For example, the rear door handles on the Nissan Juke.
The Nissan Juke may be a bizarre looking little freak of a mini-SUV (although the Juke-R version has some promise) it has cool rear door handles mounted high up so that the kids who are most likely to need regular access to the back can’t open their own doors. Great job Nissan.
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You can post again, but only after someone else posts another car. (Rule 2 Abrogated for the summer.)
3. The contest will end in on Sunday, Sept 13, 2015.
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5. Each car must be a production model.
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The four-door early Pathfinders.
The Pathfinder was an odd case, it was sold in the US as a two-door, but in Mexico the equivalent was a significantly longer four-door, whcih I'd have bought.
What eventually came to the US as a four-door Pathfinder was considerably shorter than what I'd seen in Mexico, and I didn't much care for it.
Both the early as well as 2nd generation Pathfinders had these door handles. Infiniti QX4 as well.
Jesus, get out of my head….this happens all the time….saw the topic, immediately thought of the 4 door pathfinder, and then see you with the first comment—great minds think alike!
I still left you the Xterra as unclaimed 🙂
Yeah A little known fact is that those goofy vestigial back doors were a direct result of a disagreement over the price of frozen chicken in Germany
Interesting touch point in history, Hugh. I think at this point, after 50+ years, it may also have something to do with market dominance, here in the States. I'd agree that the "Chicken Tax" was the start of the whole process but it's not like VW has made any attempt to assemble the Amarok here for the past five years, for example.
Of course, that's probably going to change real soon…I hope so.
Rule #2? (Summer's over)
And GM W-Body
Bite your tongue; summer is never over – in the mind.
I'm on a permanent vacation if that counts.
Autumnal Equinox—Sept 23. HTH
Alfa Romeo 156
My favorite car listed so far.
And I picked a stripper T-Spark with hubcaps in "I guess I can live with it" silver… Here's a red one in GTA trim:
I especially love the Sportwagon – ShhhhhWING!
Veloster (passenger side only):
Bloody hell. Good luck finding them on the A pillar. B or C, I meant.
Nonsense! Just gotta look hard enough:
This is a learning opportunity for you.
Italians went through a stage with this design
It's actually a Bangle design. He did this to FIAT before he moved to BM-Wagen.
'did this to Fiat'.
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3rd Generation (FD) RX-7
Lamborghini Miura, technically.
My thoughts exactly. A picture, because awesomeness:
Not sure about the name though…. Alpha is awesome, Delta is cool, Omega… look the eff out…. ypsilon… ahh…aaa….someone's cat?
Don't forget suicide doors, folks! Can you think of any that have the handle on the inside of the pillar and not the doorjamb? For example;
VW Tiguan i know somebody spelled it wrong and just test drove a Honda HRV pretty nice little rig but gutless with the the civic1.8 and cvt.
The Taigun has, however the Tiguan doesn't. I would think the 6-speed should be the only way the HR-V could be any fun. Just like the Honda Fit it's based off of. Too bad they only come as such in 2WD form.
Nope, I didn't spell it wrong….I was definitely referring to the "Taigun".
I would say AMC & Mitsubishi sorry no model ….
Smart? Vertical orientation on the first gen cars, horizontal on the second…. discuss.
What would you like to discuss?
Alfa-Romeo Giulietta Sportwagon
9th Generation Honda Civic Hatch and Tourer wagon:
Okay i stand corrected there is a TaiGun VW made in Brazil i use to live in South America /Montevideo Uruguay and there was plenty of stuff from Brazil that the American or world market never got.There was a Ford Falcon from Argentina that did not look like are domestic one either. Cudos…….John
There are a lot of great VW models conceived by and/or exclusive to the Brazilian market such as the Gol, SP2, and of course, the Brasília.
Or the Karmann-Ghia TC which from certain angles almost looks like a 911:
I've always thought of the SP2 as an early 924.
Das Brazilian Auto ?
Don't slow down now, folks! The Suzuki Jimny is an interesting one because the handle was primarily on the pillar but also on the door.
Chevrolet Lumina Z34
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Pontiac Grand Prix
Daewoo Matiz Creative
Holden Barina Spark
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Or SEAT, if you're Ms. Jackson and nasty.
SEAT IF YOU PLEASE. I JUST LIKE SHOUTING. CARRY ON.
Wow. That is ugly. Makes an Aztec look like an Alfa GTV.
Ain't it though?
Zoe Renault wishes they'd LEAF it alone. Did you see what I did there? Why are you making that noise? Do you need medical attention? Annie, Annie are you okay?