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JdeW

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#4
Nice drawing and yet another attempt for an R4 retro. I'd say just stick to the original because as any other retro car it just isn't it.
 
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#7
Ok, not a new car, but surely one that captures something of the essence of the Renault 4 (as well as the mini and 2CV) is the Nissan PAO, when they went all retro on us a while back. A sweet little car with not a computer controlled something to be seen anywhere near it. Basic motoring with some character. A rare car now as well.
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#8
I remember reading that the Nissan Pao was a tribute to a Renault 4 and I took it to be true.

But now when I look at it, I can't see any cues that are specific to the Renault 4.

It looks like a general mix of features: The profile is reminiscent of the 1st generation Honda Civic, the rear side window is 2CV-inspired and the front looks like the 1st generation, pre-facelift Toyota Starlet.

I don't think they had any one specific car in mind when they concocted it.
 
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#9
True, but I think it captured something of the ethos of the R4. But look at the tailgate, it's got a bit if Range Rover DNA too! :-)
 

laxeian

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#10
Or the back door off of a A40 Farina Countryman, but Range Rover DNA does sound more appealing!
 

Niels Svane

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#11
If they make something just a bit original like the modern Citroen C3 Aircross I would be interested. Else I'll just keep on buying the Mk2 Fiat Panda, which in my opinion is as purposefull as the R4 :D
 
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