A Horse With No Name

Cars that you once HATED, and now like...

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BMW Z4-don't like it as much as the Z3, but it is growing on me.

Chrysler 300-picking my daughter up from her high school, I saw one black on blavk with 22" wheels and a tint, tastefully done...looked kind of badass...I could rock that in an alternative universe...and yeah it had a Hemi.

Charger-I know a lot of people here don't like them, and the rear roof line makes the back seat hard to use...but done up in the Chryco heritage colors, with a Hemi and an after market exhaust....hmmm

Genesis coupe-Selling well around here, as we said before should give the Japanese a run for the $

The new Sonata-Neighbore traded his Porsche Cayene (the Porsche SUV, or whatever it's called) in on one...and actually likes it better than the Porsche. Go figure...guys other car is a seven series BMW and he just brags on the Hyundai of all things.

Ford Flex-kind of growing on me.

Ford Fusion-getting my attention because Ford is doing such a fantastic, great job with fit and finish lately.

What have you all started liking that you used to hate...?

Chris

Starting to like the 370Z more also, and starting to grow a little respect for the G35 and G37...

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My taste does not change from week to week ........ my dislike for something may wane a bit but does not do a 180.

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A new car that is a break from the past, if properly hidden before introduction day, can be a shock to the nervous system. With time, the shock wears off, and the design becomes familiar and right.

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I can't think of a single example.

Once formed, my opinion of a car tends to remain the same.

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-GMC Terrain in the looks dept- it looks better in person

Otherwise no...

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Dodge Charger. Hated it... despised it. Nowadays, its actually attractive compared to the rest of Chrysler's stable.

Thats like being the prettiest girl in the burn ward.

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Dodge Charger. Hated it... despised it. Nowadays, its actually attractive compared to the rest of Chrysler's stable.

Still hate it, but I love the Challenger.

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I strongly disliked the various Bangle BMW designs when they debuted. But, years later, I do like the Bangle 5 series, esp. in M5 form. There has been a gorgeous red one parked down the street off and on the last couple of days..

As far as the Chrysler LXes, I've always preferred the 300C styling over the Charger. I just don't like the overall shape of the Charger, but I'm sure if I drove a Hemi one I'd like it.

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the MPV(aka. minivan) in general used to think they were Ms. Soccermom mobile, but now my Burb is considered one.

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Really?

I still see bangled design as the ruin of BMW (and other cars).

I still don't like the Bangle 7 or Z4, but the 5 for some reason has really grown on me the last couple years, esp. the in some of the details--the headlights, taillights, wheel choices. I've briefly driven a few (a friend traded an '00 540i on an '07 535xi wagon last year, a 530 and 540 at a Cadillac ride-and-drive event a couple years ago).

And I like the Bangle-era 3 series overall, the coupe and coupe-convertible moreso than the sedan.

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See I can handle the Z4 but not the 5...

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Well, the 7 was the worst by far (that redesign was a true crime). The 5 suffered a bit less, and the 3 the least of all, but all would have been better had Bangle chosen another industry to victimize with his "design sense".

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See I can handle the Z4 but not the 5...

I like the 2nd gen Z4 that's out now way more than the Bangle one..I didn't mind the front or side sculpturing of the Bangle Z4, but I find the decklid dreadful...

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I was thinking second gen Z4...

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Great minds think alike!

1st thing I thought was BMW (Chris Bengle) 7-series & Z4 roadster.

That happens quite often with European, esp. German cars. The 1st Gen. Ford Focus with it's triangular theme was a car I DESPISED initially but it grew on me within a few months & now in hind sight it has aged quite well.

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Of all the Bangle cars the only ones I can tolerate the sight of are the:

1-Series

3-Series

Z4

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Great minds think alike!

1st thing I thought was BMW (Chris Bengle) 7-series & Z4 roadster.

That happens quite often with European, esp. German cars. The 1st Gen. Ford Focus with it's triangular theme was a car I DESPISED initially but it grew on me within a few months & now in hind sight it has aged quite well.

German cars are something you either "get" or you don't...

Thankfully, lots of people here at C and G "Get" them...

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Honda Element At first I thought it was ridiculous, then the styling and utility grew on me, then I drove one and was put off by the awkward driving position. So I hated it, then I loved it, then grew disenchanted.

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I still don't like the Bangle 7, esp. from the rear. I like the styling of the previous gen 7 and 5 much more. I still don't care for the 6 series, esp. the rear. My favorite era of BMW styling is from around 2002 or so, right before Bangleization.

As far as the thread, as a kid I didn't care for AMCs of the day (like the hideous Pacer and Gremlin, and later Alliance and Encore), but later I grew to really like the Eagles, they were ahead of their time as far as the CUV world goes (kind of went where cars like the Subaru Outback, Audi Allroad, Volvo XC70 would go many years earlier).

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The Ford Flex I thought it was hideous at first then one day I just liked it and thought to myself that at least they are trying to do a full sized wagon :2cents:

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