Code 130R -> Nomad

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    Code 130R -> Nomad

    Hi All,

    After having seen the Code 130R, something didn't sit quite right with me. This little 3-box car seemed to have a greenhouse that was just too upright. After examining the design a little further, I concluded that the body of this concept wasn't meant to be a coupe at all, instead, it was destined to be a Shooting Brake. As somebody mentioned in the NAIAS thread, this would make a fantastic successor to the Nomad. Enter a modern-day Nomad. I won't lie, I have a love affair with low-slung impractical hatch-type vehicles and wagons, so this little guy would be right up my alley. I'd probably prefer something a little more powerful than the 150 ponies (My MINI was rated 163) so I'd wish for the Turbo 2.0 Ecotec.

    Below are the before and after shots (courtesy Autoblog.com) I'm not the greatest at Photoshop, so the extent of the changes are just the stretching of the roof and enlarged headlights. Minimal changes, but ones that I feel make all the difference. I hope you like them!

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    Much better than te original. And yes something with more power is always better. GM best be listening to this.

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    That does really look a lot better, and it would be much more useful, too.

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    Best chop I've seen on GMi. This car is growing on me.

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    Re: Code 130R -> Nomad

    Love it! At the price GM was quoting of around 20k, I'd be really interested in this. It would be a practical daily driver, a fun weekend car and even up to the occasional autocross. Plus it would be a logical bridge to Chevy's more expensive performance cars -- the Camaro and Corvette. Call it the Panther (the Camaro's original proposed name) or the Nova, and set me up with one in white with red interior and some kind of sunroof with the 1.4T (or the2.0T) and a six speed stick and I'd be a happy guy!

    That said, I'm not the youth market GM is aiming for (I'm in my mid 40s). Sounds like they will go with what works for that demographic, which makes sense.

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    Now that looks like something I would consider driving. Good job.

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    I would buy this!
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    Great job Chaseabryant! Thanks so much. Hopefully GM sees this!

    I would buy this in a heartbeat if it turned out to be a good handling RWD car with 6 sp manual. Very serious! Exactly what I've been holding out for.

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    A guy at work was commenting on this today. Said the one at NAIAS looked incomplete, half done, malproportioned.

    The photoshop in this thread fixes all of that, IMO. HUGE improvement.

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    Much much better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Much better than te original. And yes something with more power is always better. GM best be listening to this.
    Totally agree. It would also make the car more usable than having tiny useless rear seats just because.

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    dang nice, i like those headlights......
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    A nice improvement to the original. It still has other flaws but making it a "nomad" is an improvement. And yes the suggested 150 HP four banger is pathetically inadequate GM!!!!
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    Re: Code 130R -> Nomad

    Thanks everybody!

    If I had more skill with Photoshop, I would have made a few more tweaks; I find that the fog light area is a little dull and generic, I would have loved to change their shape, perhaps adding a little more dimension to the bottom of the fascia a-la the 140S, or shaping similar to that of the BMW CS concept.

    On the rear, the "diffuser" needs do be scrapped and re-designed; I do, however, like the hexagonal cues in the tail lights.

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    Very cool, though personally I would like to see the coupe AND Nomad versions... and also a convertible. Any one of those would be fairly small volume, so it only makes sense to add multiple variants to build up the volume a bit.
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