>Nothing says TOUGH like the AMC Cricket.
>Well, you've unintentionally proved the point. The Cricket was, if I am
>not sorely mistaken, sold by Chrysler, not AMC, and it was a british
>car. Don't know who was to blame for the name.
The Cricket was a Plymoth. It came in a 4 door and was built by the Rootes
Group, which was owned by Chrysler in its final days. It was imported to
compete with the Japanese cars in the mid-70's. An interesting side note is
that since the Sunbeam Tiger was a Rootes Group car with a Ford motor, you
had Chrysler mechanics performing warantee repairs on a British car with a
We have more fun at work re-naming cars. I enclose a few for your
Ford Perspire (Aspire)
Mercury Mistake (Mystique)
Ford Exploder (Explorer)
Dodge Dinosaur (Dynasty)
I'm sure there are tons more, Have fun with the new twist on this thread.