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Old 08-14-2012, 10:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Seems like a lot of people are calling some of the cars ugly because their functionality (or lack thereof)... That's one thing that doesn't compute for me... seems like a car can be good looking without having any functional benefits while a car with excellent functional benefits can be quite ugly looking...
i agree!

when i was talking about the crossover SUVs in my post though i meant that they are ugly AND lack functionality (at least for the typical people that use them), having a car like that and only using it for taking the kids to school and getting coffee in town is bad enough, but then they look ugly too!

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
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...ahhh, but, remember, "...BEAUTY is in the eyes of the BEER-holder...", hence, if a car looks "ugly" to you, it probably means you need some more beers.
True. Not saying it for people here, but I know some people who gained the ability to buy a new car, and just bought something without thought. Those people get hostile...if you like your car, usually you can brush off others views.


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One car that really turns my stomach is the new Camaro.
I had a '69 Camaro, and this new one looks like it was inspired by my old car, but had a committee each throw in something to the cars design.
The car is a design flop I'm my opinion.
The new Challenger on the other hand is almost perfect if it wasn't for the stretched door height .
The new Mustang ? .....that is a beautiful car.
i think the stock Mustang is decent, to good looking. The front end..is a bit bland, while the Camaros front looks much better. But aftermarket I think it is a different story. I love my front end.

The Challenger kills me. Although the design looks good, it is like being next to a 40-50s Caddy! A two door that is just massive. And how does one make a car like that but not offer a standard? It's clear the market it is aimed for. Although I am totally disappointed by quality, interior, and reliability by chrysler, the Viper, Durango 1998-2002, 67 to 69 Charger, Chief Cherokee, SRT Magnums, SRT Chargers, and SRT Rams are still decent to me.

I notice with the Camaro and Challenger, there is zero visibility. It's like a submarine.

I like the Aztec! But only after I got in one, and found how fantastic they are utility wise. I dislike the new KIAs. Wanna be gangsters are flooding the streets with kias on rims, and I wonder how the transition from Escalade/Rover occurred. Also how they advertise them for cheap, but when you read the fine print, a decent Sorento costs 40k+. Solely on looks, I'd have to say the Ridgeline by Honda. A half exhuast attempt at a truck.

+1 on the 90s S10s 1 inch from the ground, with a bumper sticker saying "no fat chicks, will scrape." Clearly they have grown up from hanging out at the mall all day, as they can't make it over speed bumps.

And clearly they all have enough money for custom insurance, and secondary vehicles for winter. Especially since a samd bag or two will make them scrape.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:59 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I have a few with pet names: Nissan Joke, Nissan Morono, Dodge Cram, Dodge Magnumb...

Not stock but most of the time when someone drops a new stepside box behind a classic pickup cab I think the result sux.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:55 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Ok, for me its pickups, minivans and SUVs. Moreoften than notn these types of vehicles are driven by people for whom driving is very much an unmastered skill....and they think they own the road. Granted, not all are like that, but those 3 classes of vehicle cause more trouble for me as a motorcyclist than any other.
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Not knocking the Geo, but as was previously mentioned by others; why does this, and even more obvious in some other FACTORY cars; to my eye have the rearend up as if its a grasshopper or something! Bad for CD, and handling I would think!
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First time I saw a Prius I thought "that is as ugly as an Aztek."

On the other hand I find the 1st gen insights to be very good looking

any box or cube Honda element, Nissan bleh.

Then there is the Smart (shart) car oops just threw up in my mouth a bit.
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Not stock but most of the time when someone drops a new stepside box behind a classic pickup cab I think the result sux.
To my eye, stepsides look hilariously bad to begin with, no matter the year - like a compact truck bed stuck behind a fullsize cab & some flares to make up the difference..
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Hasn't anyone mentioned Subaru Baja?



Hopefully I'll offend someone, like all the other posts.

Part of me wants to like the Aztek - but what amazes me is that Pontiac could look so much like a Prius wannabe and still be infinitely uglier and not have gas mileage worth a darn.

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