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Old 12-27-2019, 04:43 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Even with Ruby's recent transmission issues still I'm glad I went with the Volt every time I see a Clarity.

I've seen a lot of reviews about the nicer, roomier interior, etc . . . on the Clarity versus the Volt but damn, you still have to walk toward it and get in the thing.

I'm pretty sure they planned to put wheel skirts on the rear at some point, but apparently couldn't hit the price point with the extra expense so they just left the wheel wells with the skirt bracket shape and called it a day.

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A while back in the 2013 LA Auto Show, I saw Honda unveil the next generation fuel-cell electric vehicle that was suppose to be available in 2015. The styling and the details from the concept car was suppose to influence their new design theme for the second-gen Clarity. The fuel cell-equipped Hondas and their design have been a bust. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo

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I see them all the time here, and like them pretty well.
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Part of the anti theft system.
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With a few tweaks it does not look so bad anymore... (by me & ms. Paint)



- no vertical bar on the running lights
- slightly broader grille
- slightly less wide head lights
- hood seam stretched towards A pillar
- no side vents
- round rear wheel well edge
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The looks have really grown on me, to the point I kind of like it now--the DRL look really distinctive on the road. You can't get rid of details like the rear vents and wheel arches; those are drag-reducing features.

My sister-in-law bought a Clarity and I got an up-close look this summer (I did more than just poke around the car, as I replaced the front emblem after she had a garage mishap). My only gripe with the car is it should have been a hatchback.
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The looks have really grown on me, to the point I kind of like it now--the DRL look really distinctive on the road. You can't get rid of details like the rear vents and wheel arches; those are drag-reducing features.

My sister-in-law bought a Clarity and I got an up-close look this summer (I did more than just poke around the car, as I replaced the front emblem after she had a garage mishap). My only gripe with the car is it should have been a hatchback.
As should the third generation Insight.
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The looks have really grown on me, to the point I kind of like it now--the DRL look really distinctive on the road. You can't get rid of details like the rear vents and wheel arches; those are drag-reducing features.

My sister-in-law bought a Clarity and I got an up-close look this summer (I did more than just poke around the car, as I replaced the front emblem after she had a garage mishap). My only gripe with the car is it should have been a hatchback.
To each their own - IMHO these features reduce sales more than drag.
I could get used to it, but I'd rather get used to a Model 3.

What I found when editing this picture is that if you remove one detail the others really stand out weird. With the DRLs reduced the side vents were the only disruption at that height and looked horrible.

Hatchback, you said?



I'd say yes.
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The Clarity isn't a hatchback? I always thought it was, must have been the little window on the back. Why make a car look 90% like a hatchback, but then make it a sedan? Heck, the side view of the Model 3 almost looks more like a hatchback than the Model S.
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Yeah, that really doesn't make any sense. I was surprised to find out it wasn't a hatchback, but they made a lot of questionable decisions on that thing in my opinion

I use the hatchback on the Volt all the time. I had two bikes in the back just the other day and I couldn't have done that without the hatch, I would have had to use her Explorer

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