Last post on Jul 14, 2007 at 11:34 AM
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#97 of 103 Re: Do spoilers spoil your looks? [john_324]
Jul 01, 2007 (6:30 pm)
Odd that some of the better looking ones are on the vehicles that will least need them, the Honda Hybrids. Most others probably fail at their designated task, with no actual aero design work behind them, only styling.
#98 of 103 Throughout this thread......................
Jul 11, 2007 (4:12 am)
the discussion has focused on appearance, the spoiler as decoration, rather than function. I would argue that if a spoiler is needed for added downforce or to clean up turbulence (and few are in an on-road context), then the design was not very good in the first place. If a spoiler is not needed for those purposes then it is pointless and only adds drag and mass and may obstruct visibility to no useful purpose.
#99 of 103 What is the deal with VW?
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 11, 2007 (7:55 am)
Stopped by the lot... Almost every new Jetta has a "factory" added spoiler..
Talk about ruining a nice German car..
#100 of 103 Re: What is the deal with VW? [kyfdx]
Jul 12, 2007 (6:31 am)
Saw a last gen. 540i with a Pep Boys spoiler - ouch! Then two TLs with what must have been dealer add ons, ouch again. Talk about two car models that look better without a spoiler...at least I saw a Mustang GT without one, really looked good.
#101 of 103 Re: What is the deal with VW? [texases]
Jul 13, 2007 (8:24 pm)
Factory added spoilers are not functional. They are not designed to create any down force. The spoiler on my Accord sedan does nothing except make the car look a little more "sporty" IMO.
Some people will say sedans should never have a spoiler on them. But if a Mustang has a spoiler on it, that's completely acceptable, and considered normal. My niece has a Mustang convertible with a V6 engine. My V6 Accord can run circles around that car. I consider my Accord more sporty (as far as performance) than her Mustang. Yet a spoiler on my car is wrong. I don't get it. I think it looks better with the spoiler.
#102 of 103 Mercury Montego/Sable
Jul 14, 2007 (5:09 am)
I spied sitting side by side in a partking lot, two Mercury Montegos. Both had spoilers and fake convertible tops. It was quite an odd site because that is two more Montegos than I see on the average day.
With their glop tops and gold packages, these things never had a prayer of being sporty, so why the spoilers?
Jul 14, 2007 (11:34 am)
I really like the job Mitsubishi did with my 2008 Lancer GTS' spoiler. Not only is it shaped attractively it also does not create the nuisance that some have complained it does on the net regarding rear sight view.
Yesterday while driving on I-10 I looked backed objectively several times to see if my view was blocked seriously. Nope-not-notta.
I like the '08 Lancer GTS spoiler design and the sedan is benefited by it IMHO.