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Bad styling details

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Rotty, 31 May 2006.

  1. Rotty

    Don

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    Not ugly cars but small styling details that you hate or leave you asking why


    those tringular exhausts on the new Civic - stupid

    the standard wheels on the latest Golf GTi - awful

    the grill on the 5 door A3 - spoils a good looking car

    sill extension on Civic type R - looks like an afterthought

    thats just for starters :D
     
  2. Rotty

    Don

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    rear side window on X3 , wtf , had the designer not seen the rest of the car

    stepped roof on the discovery :rolleyes:
     
  3. Mic

    Mobster

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    Love that :cool:
     
  4. g0th2000

    Gangster

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    It's worse than you might think :p

    Integra Type-R: Mock carbon fibre detailing - naff!

    Prelude 1.8EX: Fake stitching in the plastic trim - shocking :eek:
     
  5. D4VE

    Sgarrista

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    The Ford Focus :D
     
  6. OllyM

    Soldato

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    I totally agree with you.

    They look great! :p
     
  7. Zip

    Capodecina

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    Automatics :p
    Dont know if you can call them a styling design or not. Well u do lose a pedal :p

    And the corsa. All of it :D
     
  8. merlin

    Capodecina

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    Those hinge things on the back of the cabriolet Mini for the boot.

    On the RX8 - front wheel arches are offensive and do not belong on the car.

    Sun roofs. Any car - any design - dont care - they all look stupid.
     
  9. Mic

    Mobster

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    I stand corrected....eww
    The hinges?
    One of the few original mini styling bits iv noticed. I like them.
     
  10. Mr_Sukebe

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    - The nose on the front of the new Audi's and Subarus
    - The nova style wheel arches on the new S class
    - Fake aluminium trim in any car. Classic examples being the boundless plastic in new minis and the hideous imitation alu either side of the transmission tunnel in the RX8
    - Fake wood in any car
    - Plastic steering wheels. After all, it's the only thing that you continually touch (or should be touching) whilst driving in a car. I really do think that decent leather steering wheels should be in EVERY car, even if it is an SUV
    - The centre console in the new Jag XK. Stunning car in every other respect, but has a centre console from a Daewoo in it, doesn't match at all
     
  11. JRS

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    The 'nostril' grilles on the Karmann Ghia after the redesign for the '60 model year. While the later grilles weren't ugly, the grilles on the 'low-light' front end that the car had from '55 to '59 looked much better.
     
  12. Alu_ATC

    Wise Guy

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    Following on from this, the half-moon vents, rear tailgate, front indicators and rear tail lights from VW's T2a Early Bay being replaced after '72 (had only been around between 68 - 71) to boxy rear vents, mis-shaped tail gate, indicator at the top next to the grill and large rectangular tail lights. :(

    Standard Decals on VW Golfs - such as on the Mk3, the 'Dragon' logo and red line along the car if you bought a certain model in a certain colour.

    BMW's styling in general, can't think of many cars worse looking than the 6, Z4, X3 and X5, but aside from this the shark fin aeriel. Just looks ridiculous when stuck on a 3-series compact.
     
  13. Sp00n

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    The Porsche Cayenne's entire looks, what a damn shame.
     
  14. pinkaardvark

    Soldato

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    hinges on back of mini cabriolet looks so much like they were manufactured by armitage shanks :) But I do like the triangle exhausts on the civic and I think it goes with the spaceship style headlights.
     
  15. penski

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    Chris Bangle.

    *n
     
  16. DreXeL

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    Interior wood trim.

    The sticky-out squared-off roof of the Megane.

    Interior wood trim.

    Interior wood trim.
     
  17. eidolon

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    350Z door handles.

    What were they thinking????
     
  18. Siliconslave

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    the arse on most renaults they seem to continually seem to be trying to make cool via advertising.

    convertable conversions to superminis - i've yet to see one that acutally looks vaugly good, the 206cc proberbly being the best and the mirca being the spawn of devil

    oh and pretty much everything attached to the tyres of a chrysler...
     
  19. merlin

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    Are you talking about the inside or outside?

    Anyway my mate just got one, I had a sit in it and the interior handle is silver paint on plastic - but the silver had flaked off to expose a transparent plastic handle.

    Euuuw :( See through plastic. I mean wtf. Are they built in France? :/
     
  20. Rotty

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    you ain't wrong there :mad: