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    Thread: Which new automotive trend needs to die?

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      04-22-2012 08:57 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by DUTCHMANia View Post
      foglights/drivinglights that come on when turning... has NO USE whatsoever other then people thinking your brand new car already has a light out.
      do you mean lights that turn off on the side where the signal is flashing? I find this feature useful during the day where you can easily see the signal rather than it blending in with the day-time running lamp.
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      04-22-2012 09:02 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      Corporate xerox machine styling across an entire product line.
      Spaceship cockpit wannabe interiors. Toyota and Honda, I'm looking directly at you. They're just plain silly, and a total mess. Sure, the ergos might be alright, but when the interior design makes you wonder where the button for retracting landing gear or turning on the thrusters is, something is very wrong.
      Completely agree. I hate to see a car design ruined because they had to graft on a corporate front end to it (Genesis Coupe, Lexus GS just to name a few).

      I also hate the rising belt lines making visibility border-line unsafe (Camaro, etc).

      Huge wheel arches with 24" wheels and tires which cost 600 per wheel is also ridiculous.

      Unfortunately people will not be motivated to buy new models unless they look significantly different than their current car (making the current one seem "old"), therefore these new polarizing styling trends continue... its all marketing.
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      04-22-2012 09:03 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by sticky euro View Post

      Good for the idiot that owns this Z. I hate stretched/poked/stance garbage.
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      04-22-2012 09:12 PM #79
      Crap like this:





      Granted, they aren't that new anymore.
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      04-22-2012 09:21 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by kingrukus View Post
      do you mean lights that turn off on the side where the signal is flashing? I find this feature useful during the day where you can easily see the signal rather than it blending in with the day-time running lamp.
      No, he's talking about cornering lights. I've seen this mainly on late model Mercedes vehicles where a single foglight will illuminate when turning - then turn back off. It helps put light in the direction you're cornering in.

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      04-22-2012 09:24 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      hit a curb drifting
      Drifting in a residential neighborhood crash or not = DIW.. No, doing it like a douche-bag.
      If it was in a competition on a closed track- **** happens when pushing a car on a track. So it is would Doing It Right.
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    7. 04-22-2012 09:24 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post

      Granted, they aren't that new anymore.
      But they didn't come that way. "New automotive trends that need to die" to me means new cars that come from the factory with annoying shiz.

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      04-22-2012 09:29 PM #83
      The pinched front grilles coming from the Asian manufacturers. Needs to stop. Now.






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      04-22-2012 09:29 PM #84
      Truck nuts and exhaust stacks on every diesel pickup.

      Manufacturers still using and bringing back the use of DRUM brakes.

      Also not a fan of push-button start.

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      04-22-2012 09:40 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      No, he's talking about cornering lights. I've seen this mainly on late model Mercedes vehicles where a single foglight will illuminate when turning - then turn back off. It helps put light in the direction you're cornering in.
      Ah, I had no idea about those.
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      04-22-2012 09:52 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubdave View Post
      The pinched front grilles coming from the Asian manufacturers. Needs to stop. Now.
      Right, because Audi OWNS the ugly huge front grill design.

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    12. 04-22-2012 10:09 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by bringtheshred View Post
      Also not a fan of push-button start.
      My wife loves hers. She tells me that she can stick her key in the bottom of her purse and never have to dig it out.

      I imagine you'll grow to love them also when man purses become more common.

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      04-22-2012 10:19 PM #88
      Didn't read whole thread but I hate:

      1) Angry Front ends
      2) Angry Rear ends


      ...it was bad enough when cars slowly started looking angry (agressive?) from the front but then the asses started being pissed off too....that is when you know you've taken it too far.
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      04-22-2012 10:39 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by bringtheshred View Post
      Manufacturers still using and bringing back the use of DRUM brakes.
      Oh yeah. That seriously bugs me. Drum brakes have NO PLACE on any car in 2012. Unfortunately it does seem to be a trend.

      Maybe one day we'll see front drums come back too. Oh wait. We already have.



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      04-22-2012 10:51 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
      My wife loves hers. She tells me that she can stick her key in the bottom of her purse and never have to dig it out.
      I imagine you'll grow to love them also when man purses become more common.
      Better break out the fanny pack!

      Quote Originally Posted by johnny_p View Post
      Oh yeah. That seriously bugs me. Drum brakes have NO PLACE on any car in 2012. Unfortunately it does seem to be a trend.

      Maybe one day we'll see front drums come back too. Oh wait. We already have.

      [IMG] Stupid ta-ta thing [IMG]

      http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotor...ifications.htm
      Yeah that's ridiculous, but it'll never come to the US like that. Front drum brakes were banned here.

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      04-22-2012 10:58 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      No, he's talking about cornering lights. I've seen this mainly on late model Mercedes vehicles where a single foglight will illuminate when turning - then turn back off. It helps put light in the direction you're cornering in.
      Yep, our new Tiguan does the same thing.

      When a turn signal is on and the car is going less than 20MPH, the foglight on the side of the car with the turn signal on will illuminate (if the fogs aren't already on).

      Also, even without the turn signal on, when turning the steering wheel at low speed — enough to actually be turning — the fog light turns on in the direction of the turn.

      It actually works very well as a cornering light, and was a pleasant surprise when driving the car in a parking lot the first night at we had the car.
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      04-22-2012 11:05 PM #92
      High belt lines.
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      04-22-2012 11:22 PM #93
      Painting your car with this crap:

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      04-22-2012 11:26 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      So it is would Doing It Right.
      What?
      Someday I will post something stupid here, but not yet.

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      04-22-2012 11:27 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by VW2SRT2VT View Post
      Painting your car with this crap:

      works great for older vehicles with faded unpainted plastic bumper covers.

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      04-22-2012 11:32 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      works great for older vehicles with faded unpainted plastic bumper covers.
      +1

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      04-22-2012 11:32 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by bringtheshred View Post
      Also not a fan of push-button start.
      i loved it on the new dodge durango i rented in FL, never had to take the keys out of my pocket used a button on the door handle to lock and unlock it and just hit the push button start and go never had to even mess with the key the entire time i had it, and was also really impressed with it as well
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      04-22-2012 11:35 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      works great for older vehicles with faded unpainted plastic bumper covers.
      Too bad the only thing around here I see it used on is body panels and rims.
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      04-22-2012 11:37 PM #99
      hood and fenders that blend into the windshield and a-pillar



      wheel arches that have a 2-3" flat border around the opening

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      04-22-2012 11:54 PM #100
      I wasn't interested in the stance debate, I was talking OEM, we all know that's a can of worms, a trend, and nothing that can be controlled. Anyone can modify any car however, its just part of the hobby.

      I don't like most LEDs, but the b8 A4 looks good with them, but every time you signal they go off and you get one dinky blinker; it looks stupid with one strip on and the other headlight with one yellow flicker. They are LEDs, how about make one half flash amber and act as a turn signal along with being DRLs? Seems like common sense...

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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.
      I actually read an article about this within the last few years, the gist is that cars were more colorful "back in the day" because things, in general, were better. Our country was in better shape, people were more prosperous, many people had seen the ****storm of war and wanted better, all of which were expressed through brighter, vibrant colors. Today's palette reflects the mood of the country in general, and all those mentioned are pretty bland and/or depressing. No one is overtly happy, the general attitude is of getting by, and no one wants to stand out.
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