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Old 06-17-2010, 09:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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...Of course, in my opinion, the idea of "sedan" is inferior to a streamlined body. People put up with sedans' higher fuel consumption for the sake of conformity and vanity. We need more cars shaped like the Citroen SM, Datsun B210, CRX, Prius, and the Honda Crosstour.

I guess sedans are easy enough to swallow, and streamlined bodies are repulsive enough, that sedans remain the norm in America.
I want four doors.

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Old 06-17-2010, 04:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I want four doors.
If the public would swallow it, they would build a streamlined four door. Two examples are the Prius, and this SUV/tallwagon (also available in Acura):



It's a shame that designs like this, plus rear wheel skirts, low grilles, and long tails, aren't the norm.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If the public would swallow it, they would build a streamlined four door. Two examples are the Prius, and this SUV/tallwagon (also available in Acura):



It's a shame that designs like this, plus rear wheel skirts, low grilles, and long tails, aren't the norm.
I don't know. I think the BMW 5-series GT is the exemplar of this sort of vehicle, and it's heavy and sucks fuel. I'd much rather have a wagon or a regular sedan.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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...the Cube, et.al., all remind me of being "wheeled bricks."
Every time I see one on the road, all I can think of is that it looks like "a melting ice cube on wheels".

IMHO, all Nissans are ugly. But this one really pushes ugliness to a new level.
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It's a shame that designs like this, plus rear wheel skirts, low grilles, and long tails, aren't the norm.
I agree, they have been watered down. Original CX



XM - still a slight skirt at the back


New C6 no skirt at all.


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Don't forget the CX's ancestor, the SM:

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I like that SM if the front window started about 3in earlier and had a nice 6v turbo I would be all over that.
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SM is sex on wheels. V6 Maserati engine. Lurrvely.

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