Many cult classic films bombed initially, with low ratings from critics and paltry box office sales. It was years after they had been released that the public began to recognize their true brilliance. Those that love a cult classic film usually really love it, dropping quotes from it in everyday life, re-watching it hundreds of times and pushing their friends to watch it with them.
Just like films, there are a few cars which could be considered ‘cult classics’. They are usually vehicles which may not have been particularly successful in sales or engineering marvels but due to their uniqueness have developed an extremely dedicated following and sometimes weirdly obsessive subculture. Motor Trend’s Generation Gap YouTube show recently compared two General Motors cult classics, the Chevrolet Corvair and Pontiac Fiero.
The Fiero was actually rather popular in 1986 when it was released and even though many may not be a fan of the little mid-engine sportscar today, the followers of it are usually pretty die-hard. The same can be said for the Corvair, but Generation Gap thinks in regards to collectability, the Corvair will ultimately be more valuable in the future. The Fiero is more affordable and easier to own, but does that make it the better cult classic car? Check out the episode below to find out Motor Trend’s opinion.