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    Thread: Which new automotive trend needs to die?

    1. Member Bias_Ply's Avatar
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      04-23-2012 12:06 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by L33t A2 View Post
      wheel arches that have a 2-3" flat border around the opening

      Seriously, I think a shorter list would be cars that DON'T have this styling feature currently.
      The good news: I gave up on being one of the cool kids!

    2. 04-23-2012 12:10 AM #102
      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.
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      04-23-2012 12:17 AM #103
      lower it.

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      04-23-2012 12:27 AM #104
      Sheesh where do I start?
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

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      04-23-2012 12:28 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      Sheesh where do I start?
      From the beginning.
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      04-23-2012 01:32 PM #106
      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.

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      04-23-2012 01:53 PM #107
      Something that bothers me - each new generation of car gets bigger than the previous gen. Why not just keep it the same size?

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      04-23-2012 01:55 PM #108
      Can they please do away w/these large 4dr/cuv/coupe things??



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      04-23-2012 03:37 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      No MANual option
      No MANual option on all but the bare-bones base model
      Bare-bones models with manuals are hard to come by; depending on the marque.

      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)

      More plz

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      04-23-2012 03:51 PM #110
      I dislike center mounted instrument clusters, but seems that the trend is fading

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      04-23-2012 03:57 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by sticky euro View Post
      stance
      /thread. Nothing annoys me more than nutswingers who attempt to justify form over function. imad.

      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.

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      04-23-2012 04:25 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      AFTERMARKET HID DROP IN KITS.
      x2 This should be illegal…..period. I have been blinded many times by d-bags that drop this crap in to their halogen housings without any concern for how bright they are or what direction they are pointing in.

      Also, fart-can / potato-gun exhausts in any application, but more so with smaller displacement engines.

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      04-23-2012 04:50 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by Lchop1.8T View Post
      x2 This should be illegal…..period.
      It is illegal.

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      04-23-2012 05:15 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by sticky euro View Post
      Fair enough, and obviously to each his own. But if you were to bag even a GTI, a "hot-hatch" which is meant to be sporty and fun to drive, why would you ruin it by running bags, and stretched tires? Not to mention show rats who run big turbo...and bags. It just doesn't make sense, why not just buy a golf?
      lol, have you ridden in a car with bags... ever?

      my air suspension handles and rides better than the OEM suspension that came on the car, and the coilovers i had on there for 2 years.

      Bilsteins > OEM.

      the whole "no function" thing is also bull, im pretty sure adding 2 inches of ground clearance over the stock suspension when i air up is perfectly functional... extra clearance on drit/gravel roads, potholes, bumps, road hazards... etc.
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      04-23-2012 05:31 PM #115
      led DRL's
      x2
      ...that shut off when you turn on the indicator, as mentioned earlier. Probably just the bandwagon thing that gets me, as I like them at first on Audis...then Mercs, now Korean cars.
      Last edited by JCMaler; 04-23-2012 at 06:33 PM.

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      04-23-2012 05:32 PM #116
      The only one i really hate is big rims (wheels for American).
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      04-23-2012 06:29 PM #117
      ventiports, pepboys or factory, found anywhere other than on a (old) Buick.


    18. 04-23-2012 06:33 PM #118
      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.

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      04-23-2012 06:34 PM #119
      Chrome/clear taillights.

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      04-23-2012 06:34 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by x_GTI_x View Post
      lol, have you ridden in a car with bags... ever?

      my air suspension handles and rides better than the OEM suspension that came on the car, and the coilovers i had on there for 2 years.

      Bilsteins > OEM.

      the whole "no function" thing is also bull, im pretty sure adding 2 inches of ground clearance over the stock suspension when i air up is perfectly functional... extra clearance on drit/gravel roads, potholes, bumps, road hazards... etc.
      I have and it literally felt like I was driving in a moonbounce. It was stiff and soft at the same time and was plainly awkward. I also never argued that OEM suspension is the best either, I was saying that scenesters who argue that bags, stretched tires, and overdone camber are the same as quality coils and proper fitting tires are laughable.

      'Stance' still needs to die.

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      04-23-2012 07:56 PM #121
      Ding Ding Ding... We have a winner!


      Quote Originally Posted by L33t A2 View Post



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


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      04-23-2012 08:07 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by -DWM- View Post
      Protruding lights:



      Big picture so it bugs the crap out of you, too.
      I hate this
      Quote Originally Posted by phryxis View Post
      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

    23. 04-23-2012 08:22 PM #123
      i think we should go back to horses.

      Cars in general sucks!
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      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Keep in mind the noise you hear in an S2000 is the ENGINE, and not the exhaust note that VR6 people jizz over. I'd rather have a nice sounding engine than a nice sounding exhaust.

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      04-24-2012 08:23 AM #124
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      hater..I don't like walking, and horses smell BAD!
      Someday I will post something stupid here, but not yet.

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      04-24-2012 08:28 AM #125
      Those nasty Nissan Cube / Kia Soul / Scion XB things

      UGLY!

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