I feel as though I must redeem myself after the crap show that was my post the other day. Tonight will hopefully be much more positive.
Good cars come and go. Some leave an impact that lasts for decades while others are forgotten only to be recognized by former owners and people old enough to remember "when these cars were relevant." Driving a car that is rare or forgotten can be very good fun. You can get much of the recognition that a high end exotic could pull at a fraction of the price.
One of the great unknown is the latest incarnation of the Pontiac GTO. The GTO was really just a rebadged Holden Monaro with not much else changed, but why would you change it? it was already a very good car. In the US, the GTO with either a 5.7 liter LS1 V8 or a 6 liter LS2 in the later cars. The GTO was a conservatively designed sleeper, reasonably cheap to buy, cheap to maintain, endlessly tunable, and a hoons paradise from behind the wheel.
Despite being a good car on an already proven chassis, the Pontiac GTO did not sell very well in America. It was discontinued in 2006 and Pontiac as a whole fell by the wayside just 4 years later.
What are your favorite cars that don't get the recognition that they deserve? Let me know in the comments below