Babies, come back!

History is littered with automotive greats, those that current models try to live up to but fail. Legendary marques like Mustang and Corvet...

History is littered with automotive greats, those that current models try to live up to but fail. Legendary marques like Mustang and Corvette have never left, and others like Acura NSX and Continental are making a return, but many cars leave us long before they should. Here are those that should come back to us:

Ford Ranger 

The midsize pickup segment is enjoying recent success. Look at the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. The Ford Ranger enjoyed 30 years of success until it was discontinued in 2012. Ford’s iconic pickup is actually making a comeback, but not in North America and Canada, as it is competition for the F-150. For those who want a tough, no-nonsense, rugged and capable hauler, they will welcome the Ranger back with open arms.

Mazda RX-7 

Many classic cars took some time before it won the love of petrol heads. The third generation Mazda RX-7 was one of them, and was pulled from the North America market in 1995. But it went on to become one of the most coveted sports car of the nineties. Its successor, the RX-8, has its share of problems, so it's time to bring back the RX-7. 

A Full-Size Ford Performance Car 

The Chevrolet SS has a 415hp Corvette engine but sleeper car looks. It is proof that muscle cars can have more than two doors. The SS didn’t sell well, but Ford now has a new full-size platform for the Lincoln Continental and the new Shelby GT350’s 5.2 liter V8, which makes us think “What if…”

Cadillac CTS-V Wagon 

Mercedes may have the best wagon, but the Cadillac CTS-V wagon was quite something. It was the first official wagon by Cadillac. The new CTS-V sedan is coming out later this year, so why can’t Cadillac just make the car a bit longer.

Honda S2000 

Debuting in 2000, the S2000 had a 240hp 2.0-liter inline-four, and it got better with the 2.2-litre VTEC power plant in 2004. This segment is dominated by the Mazda Miata, but competition just makes things more exciting.

Saab 

We thought Saab would be making a comeback when it was bought by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), owned by Hong Kong-based National Modern Energy Holdings, but then NEVS ran into financial trouble. So, Saab remains on life support. If it ever manages to spew out even just one model, millions of car enthusiasts would rejoice.

Nissan Pulsar NX

The Pulsar NX was a party trick in the form of a car. Its roof and hatchback were removable, and the SportBak version (above) was a funny-looking station wagon. It was quirky yet practical, two descriptions that seldom appear in the same car.

Cadillac Supercar

The Cadillac Cien never made it to production, but with its macho-ness and mid-mounted V12, it seems like a good idea. With the Ford GT getting ready to hit the streets and racetracks, maybe it is time for GM to develop its own mid-engine sports car to take on its closest rival. 

images: cheatsheet.com

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