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Modern Car Styling :(

Discussion in 'off topic' started by andyoz, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    I've come to the conclusion that it's mostley terrible. Designers need to learn when to put the pencil down.

    I see loads of bits sticking out that appear to have origins in aero...aero on an SUV!!!

    Modern grilles ATM...BMW, Audi, Lexus...everyone has gone mad. Fake air inlets with solid plastic behind them.

    Post your worse offenders below and examples of the good stuff which are few and fare between IMO.

    I'll start

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  2. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That's nasty. The modern MX5 manages to look good, I prefer it to all the previous models and the Fiat version is especially good with the 2 bonnet bulges as a nod to the original 124 Twin Cam design.
  3. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Yes, I agree about the MX5.
    Mazda in general seem to be one of the better Japanese design houses ATM
  4. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    F-Type does alot of things right styling wise - my only issue is they are just so bloody big in the flesh.

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  5. bob

    bob pfm Member

    The 2015 version of the Mercedes CLS in both 4 and 5 door is a modern classic, the newer replacement is a backwards step style wise with the smooth body without creases and the squinting headlights IMO.
    I'd post pics but I don't have a hosting website.
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  6. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/


    Thread end
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  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That's the Ssang Yong Gopping, isn't it? Truly a Fiat Multipla for the 21st century.
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  8. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    ^^^That is double ugly

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  9. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

    I like the Subaru BRZ styling, it has balance.

  10. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis <((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>¸.

    hoy! my car is in that list. i luvvitt....revisionist!

    eeee - you've removed the pic!
  11. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    The guy who designed it was obsessed with super-yacht design at the time, and tried to incorporate cues from those to a budget people carrier. Someone at Ssanyong must have liked it to sign it off I suppose.
  12. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    The BRz and GT86 are great looking, as is the F type.
  13. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    I think they look great in the flesh, they have proper presence. Two of my friends have them so I’ve had the opportunity to drive one too... I want one!
  14. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Agree, drove a GT86 and loved the whole vibe of it. Great proportions.
  15. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Yes, If I could squeeze a bit off all the dimensions but that's just me and I'm into smaller chuckable feeling things.
  16. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    yes....I did as I think it could create a fight!
    Do you want to repost a picture?
  17. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

    For me some of the worst offenders are the big 'sporty*' SUV's**. For some reason the designers seem determined to try and make these big 4x4 vehicles look like sports cars...and it simply doesn't work!

    * Don't be daft.
    ** Of course they're utterly ridiculous pointless vehicles anyway but that's a topic for another day.
  18. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Many buyers have 3 kids or less and would be better off with a sleek Estate.

    Everyones making SUV's now...even lamborghini.
    Many SUV's cost a bomb and I assume the PCP finance boom is part of this trend?

    I just feel the industry needs a bit of reset.
    2 tonne SUV's with 400hp+ are not that uncommon now.
    Turbo engines that sneak in under the emission limits whereas most here will know what happens with a turbo when you gun it. It's a con only one step removed from VW's effort. It's meant the slow demise of naturally aspirated engines and that's a shame.

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  19. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Honda is bland, Lexus is bland apart from the grill which is hideous
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  20. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Ferrari haven't totally lost their heads yet - at least regards the simple front end design where the aero is actually there for a purpose.

    Side grille is a bit too busy though IMO - again "put the pencil down" lads

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