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What styling cues jumped the shark?

GrossePointe GrossePointe
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 06/08
Posted: 06/15/08
10:16 AM

I say:

1) aluminum trim;
2) carbon fiber trim (I mean, c'mon);
3) shiny wheels and bling in general;
4) the latest to hit my list: hood vents.

The Saturn Sky has almost every one of these features. Bleecchh.  

bigtime bigtime
New User | Posts: 29 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 06/15/08
04:38 PM

And yet the saturn sky looks fantastic. Funny how that works.

Some others:

- vents in front of the (front) door, whatever there called. i.e. ford focus, saturn vue, etc.

- clear lens - tail lamps.  

ilovebimmers ilovebimmers
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 06/08
Posted: 06/24/08
10:09 AM

-Body side cladding a la Pontiac

-Fender vents, enough already Ford  

limeyj limeyj
New User | Posts: 8 | Joined: 08/08
Posted: 08/27/08
08:24 PM

1) Angular slab-sided bodywork, ala Pontiak Aztek.
2) The "refrigerator on wheels" look, ala Scion XB, Nissan Cube, etc.
3) 20" shiny wheels on old '80s domestic sedans.  

cpr74 cpr74
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 05/06
Posted: 08/31/08
12:45 PM

1. Over sized wheel wells/ buldging fenders. Looks cool on sport coups and SUV's but kind of stupid on sedans like Camry.

2. Tiny, useless quarter windows. (Murano, the new Matrix, FJ Cruiser)

3. "Chrome" band across the top of grill. Honda/Saturn Subaru/Chrysler almost identical  

monoblocks monoblocks
User | Posts: 73 | Joined: 06/08
Posted: 09/01/08
02:11 PM

LED highlights Audis bling around with and now Porsches have been infected with.

Spinners on anything.  Ooo

Body kits on family sedans. Really bad in the aftermarket, even worse as oem.

Fart tubes. Is that glorified coffee can supposed to be an afterburner?

Bangle butt. Why so many others felt compelled to copy that BMW trunk lit is a mystery.  

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