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New Cars that make you say WTF?

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Pick a few new cars that just make you say...what on earth were they thinking?

Here are my pics.

VW Routan-who thought VW buyers would want a rebadged Chryco minivan? Apparently VW has an 18 month + supply of them.

Nissan Cube-not even going there

BMW X6-Cpying the Aztec?

Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix-bigger, uglier, heavier, less fun to drive than the previous model and less fuel efficient also.

The Routan is by far the worst, imho.

Chris

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I love the X6 but I'm not in the majority on this.

Honda Ridgeline is still a steaming pie of elephant turd to me.

Honda Element " " " " " " "

Nissan Cube

Entire Scion lineup, esp. the new xB

New Corolla: talk about stagnant styling. Only the Mercury G.Mq.

has changed LESS in styling in the past decade.

VW Routan, esp. with its "German Engineering" ads makes me HATE VolksWagen.

Chrysler Sebring sedan: epic_FAIL in the styling dept.

the ENTIRE Acura lineup, esp. the TL. That Buggs Bunny Teeth "grille plug" is disgusting.

Honda Pilot. Not horrific from the rear but the nose is more nerdy than Steve Urkel

Kia Rondo: this is called birth-control on wheels.

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I third the Cube. I see it being another quirky styling fad that will be old news by mid 2010 and selling under 2000/mo.

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I third the Cube. I see it being another quirky styling fad that will be old news by mid 2010 and selling under 2000/mo.

Never underestimate this market's love if FUGLY turd-buckets.

I thought the Element, Scion xA & Ridgeline would flop. :huh:

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Let see...

Venza, could they build a wagon any uglier?

Cube, sorry I kind of liked the first one, but the new one is flat out ugly!

Element, so ugly only a mother could love it, although the SC verison is much better looking.

Prius, could they make it any more like an easter egg?

2009 Pilot, why did they ruin the second generation.

2009 Corolla, I actually didn't mind the 2003-2008 model but they ruined another car. (Not that I am suprised they have been doing that lately, lets see Tundra, Highlander, Camry and now the Corolla.)

That would be about it, as for the Routan I like it actually much nice looking than the Dodge and Chrysler counter part.

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2009 Corolla, I actually didn't mind the 2003-2008 model but they ruined another car. (Not that I am suprised they have been doing that lately, lets see Tundra, Highlander, Camry and now the Corolla.)

Wait, are you saying you can actually tell the difference between the '08 & '09? :P:rolleyes:

The 2003-08 was restyled in the guise of the old Echo.... narrow-wheelbase with a tall

& very unattractive greenhouse, being a fan of the mid 1960s GM "lower-longer-wider"

school of thought that looks sexy as hell & lowers center of gravity I despise those

stupid piles of garbage. Those Corollas are gross. They're awkward, too tall & bland as

hell with very poor proportions, the automotive equivalent of A-cup breasts on a girl

with NO personality. ALL the wrong $h! combined into one bad package of _FAIL.

---- EDIT:

Blackviper just posted another great case in point of

a modern GM with NO soul or common decency. :toiletpaper:

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G3/Aveo

G5

xB and xD (but the name is hilarious). I actually like the tC

Chrysler Sebring, especially the convertible

G6 especially convertible

The BMW 5 series hatch $h!brick thing

BMW X6

BMW 1 Series (overpriced, not pretty and cheap inside)

All of Acura's lineup besides the MDX (it's grown on me)

Toyota Corolla. The last was boring but at least it wasn't ugly

The new Lexus hybrid that looks like a Corolla

Nissan Cube (I like the last gen, this gen is a major step backwards)

Ford Focus. Good for Ford that it's selling well, but it's still ugly

Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe

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>>"VW Routan-who thought VW buyers would want a rebadged Chryco minivan? Apparently VW has an 18 month + supply of them."<<

Unless things have improved greatly, it was a 27-month supply based on current sales about 1 month ago.

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Acura's entire lineup.

Honda's non-cars

Scion's entire lineup.

Nissan Sentra & Cube.

BMW's X3/X5/X6

Prius

H250 & 2010 RX

Sebring

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Pick a few new cars that just make you say...what on earth were they thinking?

Here are my pics.

VW Routan-who thought VW buyers would want a rebadged Chryco minivan? Apparently VW has an 18 month + supply of them.

Nissan Cube-not even going there

BMW X6-Cpying the Aztec?

Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix-bigger, uglier, heavier, less fun to drive than the previous model and less fuel efficient also.

The Routan is by far the worst, imho.

Chris

gotta chime in here.

the Routan is the most appealing van on the market. VW should not be selling the 3.8, but its the best looking and the 4.0 6 speed drives very well. Yes, i have driven one. I notice the used broker in town has already gotten a few used ones (prob company vehicles). You are right, this vehicle is not of VW character. But this is the Dodge Caravan that should have the Dodge badge on it. In lux trim its the best interior of all vans.

Cube is crap. No exception to that statement.

X6 is terrible and I don't care how 'well it drives'. No BMW defender can justify a 3 ton autobahn ready aztek made in US.

Vibe. I agree. I drove a Vibe 2.4/man about 2 weeks ago, and while its a perfectly functional and highly useful car, it has no business being a Pontiac and evaluated amongst itself its very synthetic and mind numbing.

The Routan is a good product that simply needs a new badge. The others you mention are actually bad products. There is no way to fix the Cube, the X6 is just an inherent 'wtf'? and the Vibe lacks passion of any kind although if let loose some engineers and tuners on it you might be able get something somewhat entertaining out of it. The Vibe's styling is not altogether bad, even if the interior makes you want to stick a knife in your side.

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I love the X6 but I'm not in the majority on this.

Honda Ridgeline is still a steaming pie of elephant turd to me.

Honda Element " " " " " " "

Nissan Cube

Entire Scion lineup, esp. the new xB

New Corolla: talk about stagnant styling. Only the Mercury G.Mq.

has changed LESS in styling in the past decade.

VW Routan, esp. with its "German Engineering" ads makes me HATE VolksWagen.

Chrysler Sebring sedan: epic_FAIL in the styling dept.

the ENTIRE Acura lineup, esp. the TL. That Buggs Bunny Teeth "grille plug" is disgusting.

Honda Pilot. Not horrific from the rear but the nose is more nerdy than Steve Urkel

Kia Rondo: this is called birth-control on wheels.

you did pick some very good ones there. kia rondo has to be top dorkwagon available for sale anywhere. People still seem to buy those hondas even though they have atrocious styling. The Chevy Traverse is so much better in so many ways than the Pilot, except it lacks an "H" on the grille.

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i am disliking and WTFing the proliferation of German and Asian luxury crossovers.

q5,q7,glk, mlk,volvos,audis, etc. yada.......

1 series bmw to me is very wtf? it would be a different story if it were significantly lighter than the 3 series. but they share a lot of parts i hear. and their weight is close on some models.

compass and patriot are noble ideas but seriously deserve a wtf these days. the liberty really should be the bottom end Jeep. All it needs for that is one additional powertrain that actually gets good mileage.

Hyundai Azera and Kia Amanti are big time wtf....

g3 and g5 obviously......

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Slap a Chrysler and Town and Country badge on the Routan and call it a day

yeah, dodge or chrysler should be selling it.

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While I agree with almost 100% of the above, I do have to add the Dodge Caliber. After driving one for a week in Nashville, a few weeks ago, I have to wonder who would buy such junk. The handling is terrible, gas mileage is terrible, and the interior is about as cheap as they get.

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Slap a Chrysler and Town and Country badge on the Routan and call it a day

Absolutely, given that the VW version fixed a lot of the inherent issues with the Dodge/Chrysler originals, from interior to suspension tuning. As is, it should be the base of where the true Chrysler versions even start at.

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Shame on Volkswagen for advertising this badge-engineered travesty next to the fun, iconic VW Bus of old.
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I think the Nitro looks good, but it is completely pointless with the Liberty being in the same showroom.

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>>"VW Routan-who thought VW buyers would want a rebadged Chryco minivan? Apparently VW has an 18 month + supply of them."<<

Unless things have improved greatly, it was a 27-month supply based on current sales about 1 month ago.

Thank you for the info and good. I like VW, but when people do stupid things they should suffer.

Someone at VW needs to be taken out and shot.

Chris

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...and I would agree with the Caliber.

I wonder how many SRT-4 Calibers they ended up selling....I seriously wonder if they even sold over a few hundred of them.

A real damn shame because Chryco's previous turbo four bangers were at least fast and cool in their own way...the SRT-4 Caliber is fast but....ughhh.

Chris

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Chrysler should get the Routan's interior and suspension, then VW should make their own Microbus. Now both parties would benefit, or at least have better minivans.

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