April Fool's Day Roundup: The Best Car Stuff Out There
Because, let's face it, all you want for April Fool's Day is for Chrysler to tap into the myriad of brands it has under its trademark portfolio that will never see the light of day again. Although automakers have tons of "pranks" they pull every year, all you yearn for is an SRT AMC AMX redux. Hell, why not go for an SRT Lebaron? SRT Imperial. SRT Gremlin. SRT AMC Eagle SX/4. Even through some of us would get some semblance of satisfaction from acknowledging that an automaker could create a what's-old-is-new-again fake press release to get our attention, most automakers aren't that creative. Or they think that enthusiasts will buy into the brand so much that they'll forget it's just a made-up humor holiday. Therefore, many of them created half-baked April Fool's press releases that really fail to captivate more than a moment of attention. As one who enjoys April Fool's Day, we think most automakers ought to step it up. Below are some of the better releases from various automakers this year. Enjoy.Before the Yaris, the RAV4, and the subcompact crossover expected to come from Toyota in the next generation, there was the Toyota Tercel. Slotting below the Corolla, the Tercel was boxy, slow, ugly, and utterly indestructible. It gained a cult following for the fact that it came with all-wheel drive long before it was the "in" thing to do, and the car could be napalmed, dropped, flooded, and anything else you could think of doing, and it'd still run. Toyota has thoughtfully decided to "bring it back," at least for the holiday. With hideous lime green wheels. Like anything Japanese from the 1980s, the only thing that the Toyota Tercel couldn't survive was rust.
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