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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
There used to be a really tacky wood-effect body kit you could get with that car.

My mother once had a Chevette that came with fake wood decals. It was not only extremely ugly, but was also horribly engineered.

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I still think this is very hideous. It will never be a future classic.



I also find numerous Japanese cars quite ugly.

As usual, we're in complete agreement. Rolls-Royce's obstinate retention of that graceless square chrome radiator cowl completely precludes the possibility of achieving a tasteful design. Add the square, recessed headlights that look like they belong on another car and the round running lights (?) that look like yet another afterthought, not to mention the perfunctory bumper and, well, the result speaks for itself. When I first saw this, I thought someone had done a very good Photoshop spoof of a Rolls.

The past two nights, I've seen the ugliest Japanese car ever in the form of a taxi that is a hideously misconceived imitation of a vintage Rolls/Jaguar style design, complete with a cheezy, low-rent Flying Lady wannabe hood ornament. It reminds me of those vile Rolls-Royce hoods made for Volkswagen beetles years ago, but worse. The overall effect is that of an ailing bloodhound.
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
My mother once had a Chevette that came with fake wood decals. It was not only extremely ugly, but was also horribly engineered. As usual, we're in complete agreement. Rolls-Royce's obstinate retention of that graceless square chrome radiator cowl completely precludes the possibility of achieving a tasteful design. Add the square, recessed headlights that look like they belong on another car and the round running lights (?) that look like yet another afterthought, not to mention the perfunctory bumper and, well, the result speaks for itself. When I first saw this, I thought someone had done a very good Photoshop spoof of a Rolls. The past two nights, I've seen the ugliest Japanese car ever in the form of a taxi that is a hideously misconceived imitation of a vintage Rolls/Jaguar style design, complete with a cheezy, low-rent Flying Lady wannabe hood ornament. It reminds me of those vile Rolls-Royce hoods made for Volkswagen beetles years ago, but worse. The overall effect is that of an ailing bloodhound.
The Rolls Royce is like the bastard of the family. Was that an actual production vehicle or one of those dastardly modifications that are somewhat rare but still out there? I happen to think some of the post-war Stutz cars are not pretty at all:
post #18 of 32
The AMC Matador, a masterpeice of mis -proportion!

Its animal counterpart: the tadpole
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
The Rolls Royce is like the bastard of the family.

The one about whom everyone is too discreet to mention the inconvenient truth.

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Was that an actual production vehicle or one of those dastardly modifications that are somewhat rare but still out there?

It looked like a production car to me, though it had the air of one of those hideous modifications. Neither are terribly rare in Japan.

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I happen to think some of the post-war Stutz cars are not pretty at all:


The one time I actually saw one of those Stutz abortions in a showroom, I also saw a similarly vile waste of resources that I believe was called the Packard Blackhawk. That one in particular caused me an acute aesthetic malaise from which I did not soon recover.
post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
The AMC Matador, a masterpeice of mis -proportion!

Its animal counterpart: the tadpole

Good lord, if that's not a blast from the past! I'd forgotten about that one. As I recall, it was roughly contemporaneous with the glorious DeTomasso Pantera marketed by Ford. I only saw two or three Panteras in the flesh, but I seem to remember that Matadors were plentiful. Further proof that you can never underestimate the tastes of the American consumer.
post #21 of 32
I can't help but cringe everytime I see this car on the road. Kia just borrowed bits and pieces from other cars to form this auto Frankenstein.
post #22 of 32
I dunno, I think thats about the least offensive of Kia's designs. Probably because they "borrowed" most of the visual cues from better cars.
post #23 of 32
I hate the Oldsmobile Alero. The taillights are especially offensive. Awkward, ungainly, mostly pointless. Honda Element. But wait... even smaller, but with the same crappy design! Scion XB The Subaru Baja and Chevy Avalance both suck serious balls too, as with any other car that subscribes to the "tacky moulded plastic spackled on the side of the vehicle" look. Ugh
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
I can't help but cringe everytime I see this car on the road. Kia just borrowed bits and pieces from other cars to form this auto Frankenstein.




It looks like a Mercedes and a Lincoln crashed and this is what limped away from the scene of the accident.
post #25 of 32
no discussion of vehicular fugliness is complete without mention of the Ford Ka



post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Daimler SP 250 "Dart". Supposedly an exceedingly good sports car, but the looks...
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post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
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It looks like a very scowling Austin Bugeye Sprite crossed with the odd Mercedes-Benz Heckflosse on a Triumph chassis.
post #28 of 32
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Was it designed by a committee?
post #29 of 32
Love the new phantom, I think it's a brilliant interpretation of a modern rolls.
post #30 of 32
Damn! i knew somebody would call out my car!
It grows on you, but heres where I think Honda got their inspiration...
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