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Old 07-05-2015, 01:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Care to explain why you think so? (Leaving out the color of the paint, of course.)

Can you honestly say it's uglier than this: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...2f&oe=5630E2A6 (Nissan Juke). this http://www.fiatusa.com/assets/images...rt-184x130.png (Fiat 500), this https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...t_20100508.jpg (Mini Clubman), or this https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...8_Scion_xB.jpg (Scion xB), to name just a few off the top of my head.
I like em all!

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Old 07-05-2015, 01:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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What are some vehicles you like jamesqf?
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The workmanship, from what I can tell from the pictures, looks fine; it's the design and concept that haven't been thought through. For instance, look at the rear end: the trunk has a nice curve in it, and so does the original bumper cover, but this person has chosen to make a flat bar straight across which doesn't fit the design language of the rest of the car. Same with the wings. The headlights were sized for a much smaller car and are out of proportion. There's too much overhang in the front, the wheel arches are misshapen, there are redundant hood scoops, and it has a very pronounced beak or proboscis.



Lastly, the $75,000 appraisal is a joke, unless it was done by a blind guy.

Those other vehicles you posted at least have a cohesive, coherent design language; this looks like it was cobbled together in someone's backyard--which it was. That also explains why, a month after posting the ad, the car hasn't sold, despite the "Lambo door hinges" and "Cadilac [sic] tail lights."

Edited to add: I'm not trying to belittle the guy who made this in any way; he obviously wanted the car this way and I hope it makes him happy (or not--maybe there's a reason he's trying to sell it?). I simply found it amusing that someone would go to as much or more trouble as we Ecomodders do to alter the look of a car with no thought given to its functionality; rather than hideousness with a purpose, like most of us have, he ended up with hideousness for its own sake. As an artist myself, if that was his artistic goal--I can respect that.
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Care to explain why you think so? (Leaving out the color of the paint, of course.)

Can you honestly say it's uglier than this: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...2f&oe=5630E2A6 (Nissan Juke). this http://www.fiatusa.com/assets/images...rt-184x130.png (Fiat 500), this https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...t_20100508.jpg (Mini Clubman), or this https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...8_Scion_xB.jpg (Scion xB), to name just a few off the top of my head.
if you wouldn't have linked the Juke, i would have. i think that is the ugliest and most odd looking vehicle on the road. i can spot 'em a mile away and my hackles are raised when one passes me by. don't know why.
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if you wouldn't have linked the Juke, i would have. i think that is the ugliest and most odd looking vehicle on the road. i can spot 'em a mile away and my hackles are raised when one passes me by. don't know why.
I personally like the juke as a whole (amazing shape!), but the front needs a complete redesign!
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Those other vehicles you posted at least have a cohesive, coherent design language;
So coherently ugly is good? Not IMHO. Understand that I'm not claiming this to be a thing of beauty, but it is no worse than the average. By 'beak', I assume you mean the large black grille? Well, that's found on many cars these days. The headlights are apparently functional, and why should they be made larger than necessary to do the job. I agree the rear end is not great, particularly the wing/spoiler, but again. lots of other cars have them.

The front end has a nice downwards slope, unlike the '06 Mustang it was made from, which basically looks like a wall with lights. It also looks less massive ahead of the wheels, unlike the Mustang.
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So speaking of ugly grilles, here's the 2016 Scion IA, 31mpg city, and 41mpg hwy!
http://media.caranddriver.com/images...s-original.jpg
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That front end didn't work in 1961 and it doesn't work today, especially aerodynamically.


http://www.carstyling.ru/en/car/1961_chrysler_turboflite/images/1765/

The problem with the headlamps is they are about 8 inches too far forward. It looks goggle-eyed. The Mustang-decklid-in-a-pickup-bed look—I don't care for.

Hypermiler1995 -- The frowny-face grille opening is popular nowadays. That example just looks tacked on.
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That front end didn't work in 1961 and it doesn't work today, especially aerodynamically.


http://www.carstyling.ru/en/car/1961_chrysler_turboflite/images/1765/

Hypermiler1995 -- The frowny-face grille opening is popular nowadays. That example just looks tacked on.
If they hadn't put that grille on the '61 it would've been great, the back view is stunning!

And the frowny-face grilles are uglier than a cow with feathers, give me a '95 camaro front fascia thank you!
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Care to explain why you think so? (Leaving out the color of the paint, of course.)

Can you honestly say it's uglier than this: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...2f&oe=5630E2A6 (Nissan Juke). this http://www.fiatusa.com/assets/images...rt-184x130.png (Fiat 500), this https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...t_20100508.jpg (Mini Clubman), or this https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...8_Scion_xB.jpg (Scion xB), to name just a few off the top of my head.
Surely the Italians, with their style and flair would never make something that ugly?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Multipla

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