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    Re: Opel Manta

    I think you need to shorten the wheelbase and the door along with it.

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    Re: Opel Manta

    It looks Astra-based, but please post your donor image.

    If the wheelbase is unchanged from the donor image (assuming the donor image is an Astra), I can qualify it. If it's longer, you need to shorten it.

    EDIT: Found the donor image...it's qualified.
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    Re: Opel Manta

    Pretty nice. I wouldn't mind seeing something like that for Buick if we wind up seeing a Buick-ized Astra variant.

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    Re: Opel Manta

    you should give it some old ascona cues

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    Re: Opel Manta

    Nice job, but I am getting too much of a, pardon the pun, G6 koup vibe. Both generations of Mantas had distinctive notchbacks after their respective formal/fastback rear windscreens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravada View Post
    Nice job, but I am getting too much of a, pardon the pun, G6 koup vibe. Both generations of Mantas had distinctive notchbacks after their respective formal/fastback rear windscreens.
    The G6 look probably came about when I didn't lengthen the hood/bonnet. Really, it should've been called the Astra Coupe, because comparing my chop to the Manta (either generation), there's very few similarities.

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    Re: Opel Manta

    It's a convincing Astra Coupe, but I wouldn't move the B-pillar so far back - it seems impossible with the Delta structure. Plus I would see if you can use the VW CC trick to actually increase rear headroom and eliminate the G6 effect.

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    Re: Opel Manta

    The Eos has a big ass. I don't think that would look good.

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    I like it. It would make a nice addition to the Astra/Verano line for Opel/Buick.

    Is it a notchback with a trunk or a 3-door hatchback with a coupe profile? It's kind of hard to tell. Either way, it would be a cool ride.

    Good job!

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    Re: Opel Manta

    Like the aero-proportions

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    Re: Opel Manta

    Quote Originally Posted by cire_1wb View Post
    I like it. It would make a nice addition to the Astra/Verano line for Opel/Buick.

    Is it a notchback with a trunk or a 3-door hatchback with a coupe profile? It's kind of hard to tell. Either way, it would be a cool ride.

    Good job!
    Hatchback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACcartoons View Post
    Hatchback.
    Even better. Although I'm not a big Toyota or Scion fan, the Scion tC formula of a 3-door liftback coupe is the perfect way to execute a small coupe. You still get the racy look of a coupe profile with the added utility provided by a hatchback. What you have submitted is far more attractive than Scion's effort though. I hope something similar to this eventually arrives in Opel's lineup. It's sharp.

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