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sc43018
02-03-2005, 07:41 PM
Have you ever been looking at an auto and thought 'why did they do that?' What car company insists on doing the most outrageous design (even with good intentions) that make you wonder, would this sell more if they changed that?

Naga Royal Guard
02-03-2005, 07:44 PM
yeah, pretty much all toyotas; some stupid thing that if corrected would make a much better, stronger design

SV
02-03-2005, 08:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah, pretty much all toyotas; some stupid thing that if corrected would make a much better, stronger design</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah, even though i'm a toyota fan (i think naga is too), i agree. alot of toyotas have some odd design features, like the camry solara. even though it's a very nice car (and simply awesome inside; i sat in one), the styling, all over, is just not to my tastes, too droopy/dumpy and jellybean-looking. also, on the new lexus GS, if they hadn't made it look so hunchbacked it would look even better than it does. i also think the porsche cayenne would've looked tons better if they gave it oval headlights (like on the 997) instead of the 996-style "broken egg" headlights it ended up getting.

Naga Royal Guard
02-03-2005, 08:59 PM
toyota uses too small wheel/tire packages, it really screws up the appearance, its probably best matched to the chassis and most cost effective<p>as for the GS, i wouldnt dispute the outside, but i DETEST the interior, it would look nice ------- in a Corolla

SV
02-03-2005, 09:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>as for the GS, i wouldnt dispute the outside, but i DETEST the interior, it would look nice ------- in a Corolla</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i like the GS's exterior too, that's just a detail that's bugged me from the beginning. as for the interior, in edmund.com's first drive pictures the interior looks wonderful, press pics don't seem to do it justice, and i'm sure it's of superb quality.<p>anyway, another thing that bugs me, not styling-wise however, is the new honda odyssey's interior. the top of the dash is completely hard plastic. it's nothing horrible, but still, a padded dash would be nice (then again, i worship soft plastic and i'm being nit-picky anyway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> )

RS
02-03-2005, 10:22 PM
A6 weighs about 500 lbs more than the 5-series, yet the interior dimensions aren't any bigger. <br>I understand that about 100-150 are due to Quattro, but where did the rest go? <br>And the 3.2L engine is actally 3.1 liters of displacement. WTF?<p>oh, and the new Bentleys looking like VWs and having FWD proportions...<br>

JBlair
02-04-2005, 11:06 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A6 weighs about 500 lbs more than the 5-series, yet the interior dimensions aren't any bigger. <br>I understand that about 100-150 are due to Quattro, but where did the rest go? <br>And the 3.2L engine is actally 3.1 liters of displacement. WTF?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Part of the weight difference is because the A6 IS bigger (3 inches in length, but shorter wheelbase due to the FWD configuration). It also has to do with the fact that the A6 doesn't use advanced composites and aluminum in the front section like the 5er does. <p>For me, the car that makes me go WTF, is the new Honda Odyssey. Its just so ill-proportioned, and interior quality is worse than GM's. <p>

sc43018
02-04-2005, 02:47 PM
I think some of GM's quality on the inside makes me wonder how the expect to sell a thing. with the interior being as plasticy as it is, i dont see who would want a pontiac or buick or olds if it wasnt a company car. and, to some extent, why toyota has the 4runner and the highlander selling in the same segment. I know they approach two different groups of people, but it just seems like a lot to build for the same price segement

Monkey
02-05-2005, 10:20 AM
I used to think that about Pontiac's cladding. Lutz at least did that for Pontiac.<br>Honda is one where I say it about their engine choices. Why do they think V6's are the largest engines? The Element would be more useful with a 6. The Ridgeline with an 8.<br>What was Nissan thinking with the non-openable sunroofs? (Maybe they used an Olds Vista Cruiser as a basis!!!)

sc43018
02-05-2005, 12:47 PM
acura too... what the RL or MDX would be like with a V8...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by sc43018 at 12:45 PM 2/5/2005</i>