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#85 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [fintail]
Aug 24, 2007 (6:01 pm)
I saw two CLK 500s with the full AMG body kit and AMG badges today.
#86 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [fintail]
Aug 24, 2007 (6:17 pm)
Two more things-
> Exaggerated, overstyled headlights (lots of previous gen Toyotas starting with the last Celica, previous ES300, Q45, previous Accord, BMW 5 series
> Gunslit windows
#87 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [british_rover]
Aug 24, 2007 (6:57 pm)
Now AMG is as much a marketing tool as anything. I do not agree with this strategy, but I guess money talks.
I remember back in the day when seeing an AMG car was something special, and virtually all models had USA sales of under 1000 units per year. This was only 5-6 years ago!
#88 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [texases]
Aug 24, 2007 (6:59 pm)
The headlights of the previous Camry/Solara/Lexus ES are ridiculous. I compare them to a woman who has had a few too many facelifts.
I didn't like the high sills on the Audi A6 I rented a couple weeks ago. This doesn't appear as bad as some, but I found it impossible to be really comfortable with my arm on the windowsill as I drive - which is a position I like.
#89 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [fintail]
Aug 25, 2007 (5:42 am)
They did discontinue the R63 that has to make you happy. I think they are on the verge of discontinuing the G55 as well.
#90 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [british_rover]
Aug 25, 2007 (11:13 am)
Yeah, I don't care for either of those. If I was to have a G-wagen it would be a 2 door diesel Euro model.
I just don't like how common they are now. I think W211 E55 production outnumber W210s by something like 6:1.
#91 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [fintail]
Aug 25, 2007 (11:29 am)
Sometimes I think I would like one of those older E55s but then I always think I can get a Super V8 Jaguar for about the same money.
The Jag is almost as fast, has better styling IMO and is a lot less common.
#92 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [british_rover]
Aug 25, 2007 (3:30 pm)
I saw one of those for sale around here not long ago. How many did they make? Those came out like in 04, right? I think they still cost a bit more than a W210 E55.
#93 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [fintail]
Aug 25, 2007 (6:58 pm)
There were Super V8s in 2003 but that was the older steel chassis X308. You could probably get one of those in the mid 20s or so and maybe a little less for a higher mileage one or a non-standard color. The X350 bodystyle is the one to get as that is the all aluminum chassis. It weights hundreds of lbs less then the X308 but is much a much larger car.
There are only four Super V8s listed for sale on cars.com in the whole country. One of them is a 2003 and the rest are new body style Jags. The new body style ones are a lot more then a W210 but they are still deprecating rapidly while the W210s are starting to level off some. Looks like a 2005 Super V8 can be had in the mid 40,000 range.
#94 of 124 Re: Top 10 bad styling ideas [british_rover]
Aug 26, 2007 (8:26 am)
Yeah, if I wanted one I would want a new bodystyle, that old one was really bland in my eyes. Mid 40s is too rich for my blood anyway.
A nice enough early W210 E55 can be had for 20K, the nicest late ones shouldn't hit 30K unless they are somehow special. I paid 28 for my 27K mile 2002 model last year. A decent 2003+ W211 E55 will still cost you 45K+, but I see this as a different car - different engine. The styling is very similar, I like some aspects of both cars - I prefer the older dashboard for one.