Yes, a 215 is generally no worse than a 225 when put on the same stock wheel. But, when you put a 215 on say a 10" wide wheel, thats some pretty serious stretch, not to mention incredibly unsafe. Sure, performance mods will work fine on stretched tires, staggered wheels on FWD cars, and bags, but enjoy that understeer bro.
If you want to wrap your BBS with rubber bands be my guest, but there is no way you can make a valid argument that idiotic stretched tires work just as well.
-19"+ Wheels on small cars need to die. I want my 13" and 14" wheels back.
-17"+ Wheels on trucks need to die. My old trucks towed/stopped just fine with smaller diameter brakes (Geez a set of tires on a newer truck will set you back a grand or more now for cheap crap aka: Goodyear's)
-The CVT Transmission
-Lack of Manual transmission options (2012 F350 Super Crew Diesel does not have a MT option, neither do a lot of cars it seems)
-Hydraulic Clutch's (These are even making their way into the Class 8 Vehicle market now....)
-Retro Muscle car design (the Mustang, Camero, and Charger look like crap compared to the old ones)
-Pulsing Turn signals (Like on the New style mustangs)
BMW's gear selectors, when mounted on the console. The design makes sense if they're column shift, but if it's not going to save space on the console, why bother?
"Cut and paste" styling that doesn't translate. I FINALLY figured out that what Ford tried to do with the Fiesta sedan rear end was to make it look like a small Taurus. An OK idea at a boardroom meeting, but the end product looks...well, you be the judge.
Last edited by Lifelong Obsession; 04-22-2012 at 06:05 PM.
I assume they all gave up working with the IIHS to reduce repair costs looking at these new headlights that protrude out enough to guarantee they will get busted in even the smallest corner impact.
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Car Colors. Most cars have an exciting color selection of
White, Silver, Grey, Dark Grey, Dark Blue, Black
Blue may not even be included. Why cant we have brighter colors, design cars to look good with pastels and such. This is probably why I loved cars from the 50s,60s and 70s. There was so many vibrant colors.
Larger Wheels also suck. The price of rubber is expensive, and forcing me to get an 19+inch wheel is more than I can afford pal.
High Belt lines suck. They cause windows to become smaller, Wheels to become larger, and make cars seem fatter.
Last but not least, Headlight designs. In my opinion, cars from this era won't age as well as others from before. A simpler headlight design helps a car age, just look at a lot of cars from the bubble headlight time (Mercedes, I'm looking at you). They aged pretty badly. Now look at the 3rd gen TL, the headlights are a simple horizontal design, nothing fancy. The car looks amazing to this day.
I know the design of the car has a lot to do with it, but cars that follow headlight trends tend to age terribly because once a new headlight design comes out, the old one immediately looks bad.
Notice the dashboards on these cars? They are all the same!
Surely a company could come up with some good looking two tone designs. Even many of the colors are bland and subdued. One break from this has been the Copper that has been somewhat popular lately. I haven't figured out whether I like the color or not yet or if I just like seeing a different color now and then.
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