Thursday, September 10, 2015

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. 

Standard contest rules are as follows: 

1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your browser before you post in case someone else has posted since you loaded the page).  Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post -- if you reply to someone else's comment it should be in reference to his comment and not another submission.

2. 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.

4. One submission per make/model.

5. Each car must be a production model.

6. No anonymous submissions -- pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.

Ready....Set...handles! 

72 comments:

  1. 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.

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    1. Both the early as well as 2nd generation Pathfinders had these door handles. Infiniti QX4 as well.

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    2. 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!

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    3. I still left you the Xterra as unclaimed :)

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    4. 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

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    5. 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.

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/u4gg6fI.jpg?1[/img]

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  2. Rule #2? (Summer's over)

    And GM W-Body

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    1. Bite your tongue; summer is never over - in the mind.

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    2. I'm on a permanent vacation if that counts.

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    3. Autumnal Equinox---Sept 23. HTH

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  3. Alfa Romeo 156

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/lcZ43bd.jpg?1[/img]

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    1. 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:

      [img]http://www.pertti.com/gta/images/156%20gta%20red.jpg[/img]

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    2. I especially love the Sportwagon - ShhhhhWING!

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/BzSH0TC.jpg?1[/img]

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  4. Veloster (passenger side only):

    [img]http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02354/Veloster-Turbo-2_2354070b.jpg[/img]

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  5. Bloody hell. Good luck finding them on the A pillar. B or C, I meant.

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    1. Nonsense! Just gotta look hard enough:

      [img]http://www.philseed.com/images/fiat-600-d-multipla.jpg[/img]

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    2. This is a learning opportunity for you.

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  6. Fiat Coupe
    Italians went through a stage with this design

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    1. It's actually a Bangle design. He did this to FIAT before he moved to BM-Wagen.

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    2. 'did this to Fiat'.

      Yeah, that.

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    1. My thoughts exactly. A picture, because awesomeness:

      [img]http://www.v8archie.com/pip/69_lamborghini_miura_s_CC_KM_10.jpg[/img]

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    1. Not sure about the name though.... Alpha is awesome, Delta is cool, Omega... look the eff out.... ypsilon... ahh...aaa....someone's cat?

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  10. 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;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N91FjPJttMY

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  11. 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.

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    1. 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.

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    2. Nope, I didn't spell it wrong....I was definitely referring to the "Taigun".

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  12. I would say AMC & Mitsubishi sorry no model ....

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  13. Smart? Vertical orientation on the first gen cars, horizontal on the second.... discuss.

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  14. Alfa-Romeo Giulietta Sportwagon

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  15. 9th Generation Honda Civic Hatch and Tourer wagon:

    [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RIyoen99n2I/UgbIcRy4ekI/AAAAAAANtTQ/Rk0D6JYAYY4/s1600/2014-Honda-Civic-Tourer-1.jpg[/img]

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  16. 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

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    1. 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.

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    2. Or the Karmann-Ghia TC which from certain angles almost looks like a 911:

      [img]http://www.motorscloud.com/catalog/volkswagen/volkswagen-karmann-ghia-tc/volkswagen-karmann-ghia-tc-10.jpg[/img]

      [img]http://www.carbuildindex.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/716.jpg[/img]

      I've always thought of the SP2 as an early 924.

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  17. 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.

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/sAG5AQw.jpg?1[/img]

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  18. Buick Regal

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/hvZrfsR.jpg[/img]

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  19. Chevrolet Lumina Z34

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/FHohSEV.jpg?1[/img]

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  20. Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/LwJvdrM.jpg?1[/img]

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  21. Pontiac Grand Prix

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/M7ZQQ3a.jpg?1[/img]

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  22. Nissan Terrano

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/9htdcIZ.jpg?1[/img]

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  23. Holden Barina

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/Au9JHwT.jpg?1[/img]

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  24. Daewoo Matiz Creative

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/PpQJXi7.jpg?1[/img]

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  25. Chevrolet Beat

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/A6EV8Oq.jpg?2[/img]

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  26. Holden Barina Spark

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/lQgqqcz.jpg?1[/img]

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  28. Seat Leon

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/PZwKnFW.jpg?1[/img]

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    1. Or SEAT, if you're Ms. Jackson and nasty.

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    2. SEAT IF YOU PLEASE. I JUST LIKE SHOUTING. CARRY ON.

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  29. Alfa 147

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/TJg2aKP.jpg?1[/img]

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  30. Renault Zoe

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/vNPaQAT.jpg?1[/img]

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    1. Wow. That is ugly. Makes an Aztec look like an Alfa GTV.

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    2. 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?

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  31. Renault Twingo

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/xT5mByV.jpg[/img]

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