IMO, the "hating on autotrends that you feel needs to die and if anyone does it to their car you would want it to be burnt" trend needs to die. Honestly, if you just realize that everyone doesn't have the same taste as you and it's their decision with their car as long as it's not hurting anyone, then the world would be a better place...just turn the other cheek, maybe when you look across the street you'll see something you'll consider eye-candy next time.
-your friendly, neighborhood em-kay four kid
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I agree with anyone who is not feeling the colors of todays cars. Back in the day , if a car was black, gray or silver - it was bada$$. Now, its just boring.
The O.E. design teams need to work harder on making cars beautiful again -a "safe" color isn't good enough with todays paint technology. It is a simple marketing concept- great looking cars sell better.
Someday I will post something stupid here, but not yet.
Dealer lots aren't stocked with them; you'd have to order one, which akin to teeth-pulling without anesthetic.
Another thing that needs to die are upswept rear windows, especially with another lousy trend: low roof lines.
(Malibu is worse than it looks)
Form over function has been what custom cars have been about since the 1940s. It's not a new fad (just has a new bit of slang to describe it) and is not going away anytime soon.
For my contribution, the "fad" I hate the most is intolerance on message boards to other people's automotive hobby choices. It's become hip to be as insulting as possible about every tiny thing you don't like. It's made the entire hobby a dismal and antagonistic thing to be involved in. So I'm returning the favor. You want to be insulting, you're gonna be insulted in return.
I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.
Also, fart-can / potato-gun exhausts in any application, but more so with smaller displacement engines.
Starter buttons are for LeMans style starts where you can jump in the car with the hand on the shifter and use your other hand to start the car with the button.
Starter buttons on center consols or the same side of the key are dumb, pointless, and need to go away.
Also TPS, ABS on subcompacts (don't need it), traction control on weaker cars (don't need it) and the 10 side curtain airbags that do nothing but go off most the time and make the car a complete write off on airbags alone.
Things that need to come back: ashtrays/lighters.
'Stance' still needs to die.