Lemon! 60 Heroic Failures of Motoring

By: Tony Davis

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When an owner stood by his Triumph Stag, it was usually because he couldn't get the door open.' 'The Niki demonstrated every handling vice known to suspension engineers, plus some invented especially for this car.' 'If you needed a sudden burst of acceleration in the Goggomobil Dart, it was best to jump out and run.' It's true that cars are getting better and better. But sometimes, despite the designer's best intentions, instead of a peach we get a lemon. And while car enthusiasts (WHEELS magazine has a circulation of about 65,000 copies) will argue endlessly about what are the best cars, they'll argue even more ferociously about what are the WORST. LEMON! is a catalogue of 60 courageous disasters, from the 1958 Ford Edsel (by the 1960s 'edsel' was used in the US as a byword for failure, and the 23rd edition of the Webster Dictionary made it official) to the much-loved travesty, the P76 (when people took P76s in for warranty work they carried lists of the things that didn't need fixing). Bad design, appalling execution, ridiculous pretensions, ludicrous names- this detailed and hilarious look at automotive atrocities from the 1950s to the 1990s is a motoring Hall of Shame. Great photographs from car manufacturers' 'NEVER AGAIN!' Photo Archives will make this book impossible to resist. There are also plenty of top ten lists (top ten worst designs; top ten worst for handling etc) for those who suffer from list mania. The perfect Father's Day gift, LEMON! will also make a great stocking filler at Christmas. From Alfa to Zeta, from the tiny to the gargantuan and from the endearingly incompetent to the bombastically stupid, LEMON! will leave you not only laughing, but wondering how so many car makers got away with so much for so long. 163 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Motor Vehicles; Australia; Automobiles & Vehicles; ISBN: 1863254943. ISBN/EAN: 9781863254946. Inventory No: 250654. Paperback

Title: Lemon! 60 Heroic Failures of Motoring

Author Name: Tony Davis

Categories: Motor Vehicles,

Publisher: Sydney, Bantam: 2004

ISBN Number: 1863254943

ISBN Number 13: 9781863254946

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 250654

Keywords: BZDB43 Motor Vehicles; Australia; Automobiles & Vehicles; Lemon 60 Heroic Failures of Motoring Tony Davis Paperback,