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#75 of 124 Re: The best and worst of the brands [texases]
Jul 09, 2007 (11:58 am)
"Porsche - the Cayenne never clicked, while the Cayman is outstanding."
Yeah...the Cayenne is for people who want a SUV, but also want to be able to tell their (non-enthusiast) friends they own a Porsche.
But the Cayman is beautifully executed IMO. I just take issue with the name...why couldn't it have been something like "Monaco" or something else reflecting Porsche's racing history?
#76 of 124 Re: The best and worst of the brands [john_324]
Jul 09, 2007 (12:13 pm)
You know what would have been an outstanding name for the Cayman and kept the theme between the Cayenne and Carrera?
#77 of 124 Re: The best and worst of the brands [john_324]
Jul 09, 2007 (12:24 pm)
Monaco makes me think of a huge 1970s Dodge coupe that Andre would drive.
Chicane is good, but can too easily be made into 'Chicken'
#78 of 124 Re: the ugliest [jd10013]
Jul 09, 2007 (2:50 pm)
The only thing missing from this car is the water and the Beta fish inside
#79 of 124 Re: The best and worst of the brands [john_324]
Jul 10, 2007 (3:17 am)
Porsche was never much of a factor in F1 racing so "Monaco" would not be a good name. The Cayman should have been named simply the 987. There was nothing wrong with
Porsche's numeric names , why did they change?!
I agree that the Cayman is great looking. My dream car is the Boxster which I prefer to the Cayman because the top goes down but the Cayman is the looker of the two.
#80 of 124 Re: So is there... [john_324]
Jul 29, 2007 (12:22 pm)
"I've yet to meet anyone who speaks of them with praise."
I like his designs, of which concepts are being integrated into a number of vehicles. That's the sincerest form of flattery.
#81 of 124 Top 10 bad styling ideas
Aug 23, 2007 (7:19 pm)
Instead of cars (how many times can we talk about Pacers and Azteks), how about ideas better not hatched? Here are some of mine:
> 4-door coupes (just make it a 2 door, why don't you?)
> Bangle anything (yes he's being copied, doesn't make it good)
> Those tuner tailights showing up on Hondas, Mazdas, Fords, etc.
> Black wheels
> SUVs (recent past, that is)
> Vinyl/padded roofs
> Opera windows (Ford even had something called the 'Twindow')
> Fake hood scoops
#82 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [texases]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 23, 2007 (7:46 pm)
If you like vinyl roofs and fake hood scoops, you're gonna love this.
DECANO fake moonroof
#83 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [texases]
Aug 24, 2007 (3:27 pm)
One of the few things IMO that detracts from "the getting better looking all the time" Ford line-up is the insistence on those horrible taillights. They have the effect of making black a terrible color choice, since they stand out so much on a black car...
I'll add, generally, modern gauge design. What's wrong with simple, functional gauges you can read at speed? Instead, there are tons of odd fonts, weird lighting, printed speeds the car will never reach cluttering the dial, Lexus' dumb "chronograph" design where all the gauges were clustered within the speedo, etc.
#84 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [john_324]
Aug 24, 2007 (5:20 pm)
Yeah, fake import tuner taillights are really tiresome now, soon they will date a design to the same extent of tailfins.
I LOATHE goofy fonts on gauges, I like my last-of-the-old-school AMG with its classic gauges.