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'05 best looking 9-5 IMHO
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Posted by KevinM [Email] (more from KevinM) on Sat, 12 Jul 2008 15:32:32 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Motortrend calls the 9-5 one of 10 ugliest cars today, Wasabi, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 11:53:23
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After the '05 edition the designers seemed to go for the faux aggressive look, and the cars seemed to take on a "bolt-on" design look. My dealer has a nice '05 9-5 aero that's calling me, and I prolly woulda bought if only it had a manual shift. If I wait much longer, the '05s will be too old for cpo, I'm afraid. The interior stopped looking Saaby after the '04 - '05 models, too, IMHO. They really begain showing evidence of bean counting.

That said, I don't entirely agree with MT, because there are a lot of butt ugly cars competing for the Worst 10 sweepstakes. I think car design generally has gone past raw function, past a blend of form and function, on to a golden age and is now arriving at decadence. It's as if high school seniors are designing them during study hall. They're often kinda cartoony.

Even the new MB sedan has that ridiculous grinning fish look. Wussup wid dat?

There's a car show every Friday evening in the summer near me -- everything from customs to hot rods to restorations to advanced entropy. Last night, there were some 55-56-57 Chevy hardtops in the mix, very nicely restored, and they seemed more visually appealing to me than their modern counterparts. And at the time, these were your basic family sedans.





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