Nice Price Or Crack Pipe Is this used car a good deal? You decide! You can probably count the number of small, FWD, 5-speed, 7-passenger station wagon models sold in the U.S. on one hand. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Renault Medallion will even get you started. That’s as long as its price isn’t its finish. After an alarming streak this week of interesting, but ultimately unfavorably priced candidates, we finally had a winner with yesterday’s 1988 Dodge Colt wagon. It too was quirky as hell, but at just $700, few could say no to those quirks. In the end, that funky little wagon hauled home a respectable 70 percent Nice Price win for its troubles. You know what? That Colt’s main attributes—1988 model, cheap price, wagon body, super rare and decent condition—worked out so well, I think we’ll try them on another, even odder model. One could excuse the Renault 21 from suffering from a crisis of identity. It was after all a car that offered two very different drivetrain layouts in its mainstream models. Add to that confusion a name change to Medallion for the U.S. market, where, during its incredibly short 3-year model run, it was sold under two separate corporate parents and two different brands. It’s a shame the Medallion faced such struggles here in the U.S. because it was a damn good car—winning numerous accolades and enjoying a 9-year model run outside the States. Here however, the car was tainted by its relationship to… [Read full story]
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