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Styling trends you hate

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Here are a few of mine

-clear tails, especially the ones that use a ton of chrome inside as a styling feature.

- overlong headlights that go halfway to the A pillar (or more than halfway)

- All the "blingy" chrome in headlight housings

- Front fender cutlines on the A pillar

- large spoilers

- stickers

- "eyebrow" turn signals (above the headlights)

- "Bangle Butt" on anything

- Rear mini-doors on a coupe

- the godawful slabs of chrome on the bumper corners of the Silverado HDs

- center mount exhaust

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Side vents on front fenders on almost anything today. Leave the ventiports to Buick and a select few other makes. Most clear tails suck, especially on the new Sable among others. I agree with you Camino on the headlight thing. Case in point, the new Accord has huge headlights. I'd also like to see more a return to the Cady's tailights of yore, being slim and vertical instead of "fat" I love the new DTS's lights in the current refresh, a nice example of modern retro.

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The wonton use of spoilers. Performance-oriented models make sense, but a bleeding Dodge Caravan doesn't need one!

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Some clear taillights make me mad...

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Bulbous headlamp clusters.

Radio antennas from Nikko R/C cars. It doesn't look 'sporty'; it looks like you broke your regular antenna and bought this at PepBoys. Either stick on a mast or integrate into the glass.

Obnoxious fender repeaters.

Bulbous hoods to meet EUROCAP pedestrian regs. Not only is the mandate hillarious ignorant and stupid, but the cars that meet it are looking similar.

Enormous rear license plate cutouts designed to accomodate both American and incorrectly-sized foreign plates.

Huge asses that make 17" and 18" wheels look undersized (see M3/45, Passat, Avalon)

Whatever this color is...

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...it needs to DIE.

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Off-centered stripes

Off-centered hood bulges

Stereotype hybrids (that Prius, Insight, etc. look)

I'll help Sixty8 out:

Non-RWD proportions

Non-hardtops

:P

Edited by NOS2006
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the strange urge the seems to exist in every segment to produce a wagon variant of every single vehicle ever... why all the decklid hate?

retro done wrong... aka lazy... tracing a 1970s car and making it a bit smoother doesnt count for a whole new design...

the recent trend of trying to make every car look 'sporty'/'angry' sometimes it works (charger/lancer) sometimes hilarity ensues (camry)

Edited by 04monteintimidator
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I hate frogginess...

Pouty grilles

Droopy Headlights

Slab Sides

Extremely wide look on a average height car

Six side windows

Green

Protruding fender flares

Wheels pushed to the extreme outside.

See Mini Cooper, Camry, Altima, or Taurus 500. Especially Altima... UGLY. no alibi.

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My list:

Sedans with that "Impala" six window design. The Taurus has it too. Put rear quarter windows on the rear doors again

Sedans without the quarter windows period.

Sedans or Cars or Trucks with on head light on each side of the grille instead of two for a quad headlight design. The biggest offenders Cadillac DTS and GMC Yukon. It makes the cars look bug eyed and economy car cheap.

No one putting the power seat controls on the door panels where they belong. It makes no sense to spend good money to stick your hand on the side of the seat. GM has become the biggest offender a long with others. The only cars with them on the doors or Lincoln Town Car, Grand Marquis, Crown Victoria, Mercedes Benz.

Cheap fabrics for base models that look and feel like the jacket you wear in bad weather

The fact every car maker thinks their midsized car needs to look like or act like a Camry or Accord. The Malibu and Aura and Fusion get away from that.

Awkward styling proportions or angles that do not look right they try to ask as body or black trim( see new Chrysler Sebring coupe and sedan and convertible)

The fact everyone puts a spoiler on the trunk, has bucket seats and floor shifters and analog gauges and think their car is special or different. Not every wants or needs these gimmicks. I welcome the new BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S Class and Jaguar because even though they have bucket seats, they put the shifter in a different for or place. Even if it is odd.

The fact every car maker sees the need to get a wider trunk opening buy using triangular tail lamps.

Too many cars with stacked headlights. This is not 1965...

Too many cars old and new with venti-ports. Leave this to Buick please.

Circular headlights in a plastic housing surround.

The excessive use of black trim on interiors and gray plastics.

de-contenting of vehicles.

three spoke steering wheels. I hate them with a passion. Not everyone is speed racer and I prefer the 4 spoke designs.

No original wheels anymore. There is more than a 5 spoke 5 lug nut wheel.

Buicks and Cadillacs and midlevel or luxury cars cars that have no stand up hood ornaments. The hoods look bare and cheap.

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This pretty much sums it all up right here:[/img]

Good night shirt tail! What on earth is that?

Er, or don't I want to know?

*shudders*

This trend has been around a while, but the lack of color in interiors ... usually just black, grey or neutral (tan) these days ....

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Boy racer spoilers, Altezza taillamps, huge wing spoilers, fart cans, off set striping, headlamp covers

Elderly car styling that, thankfully, GM is getting away from.

Digital instrument clusters are annoying and distracting to people with ADD, thankfully those are gone too.

Those stupid rear fenders skirts that cover part of the back wheels.

Window lines that dip down and then up like on older cars.

Huge wheel gaps (I'm talkin about you HD Silverado /Sierra and Colorado/Canyon)

Bangled everything (well, except for the 5 series)

Bulbous styling with weak character lines (Toyota)

Hyundaish styling (new Honda Accord)

Taillamps that don't wrap into the trunk (Again, new Accord)

Anything with a massive amount of different shapes in one design (Aztec)

Edited by K.C.
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Digital instrument clusters are annoying and distracting to people with ADD, thankfully those are gone too.

Those stupid rear fenders skirts that cover part of the back wheels.

I will have to respectfully disagree with you there. You are entitled to your opinions too. There are no cars with fender skirts anymore, but my car has them. I prefer digital instrumentation to analog because analog is so boring to look at, and if I wanted needles and dials I can look at a watch or clock. The digital is not distracting to me at all. Quick easy glance and reading. I hate analog so much you have no idea... They are not gone though. You can get them in Lincoln Town Car, Grand Marquis, Crown Victoria, DTS and Holden Caprice/Statesman and Commodore. They might be in Pontiac G8 too. I am not sure.

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If the G8 has them, then I hope I can turn them off in mine. They bother me because I see the numbers moving and it messes with my ADHD.

I guess its the same for people who prefer digital watches to regular clocks. I prefer regular clocks.

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If the G8 has them, then I hope I can turn them off in mine. They bother me because I see the numbers moving and it messes with my ADHD.

I guess its the same for people who prefer digital watches to regular clocks. I prefer regular clocks.

If the GTO is any guide, the display will be redundant and switchable.

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Thats good news. I know that they were on my former partner's DTS. I hated those things, very distracting for me.

Thanks for the info bud.

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Good idea for a thread:

Smallish greenhouses (i.e, how the 04 + GP went vs. 97-03)...just not safe

Hefty C-pillars...again, just not safe

Bulbous, rounded lines (yes, that includes the Enclave)

Rear headrests on small cars that already are hard to see out of (just lived in a G6 for a week)

Aggressively bolstered bucket seats

Gray, tan and black interiors only, if that

Seat fabrics that are NOT soft to the touch

Blingy chrome tips on exhaust that stare you in the face

18" and 19" wheels and skinny tires

Engine deco shrouds that cover the ENTIRE engine bay

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We need 4 cylinder Corvettes, more chrome and dimmer headlights... right now.
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If you don't like the breeze, just put on some panty hose.
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