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Old 01-30-2019, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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The Audi is okay, but that Honda and Alfa are butt-ugly.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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They look nice in person.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:51 PM
 
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The only thing i would miss is the 06 and up C6's as i had a 06 and now have a 2013.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:18 PM
 
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This was the best looking car of that era, and it included all audio options you mentioned including CD player




Those Accords were nice looking, but do I see a headunit without RDS? Really, that's pretty disappointing. I won't buy a car without RDS.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:59 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Does anyone else think cars from 2015- onwards are styled way too aggressively and very muscular looking?
I don't like the bloated look of a lot of modern cars. They look "big" and aggressive for no reason. The Cadillac CTS is a primary example. The 2008-2013 models were sleek and chiseled, and their design still looks modern today. The 2014-present models look awkward and bloated. The BMW 3-series is another good example. The 2006-2011 BMW 3 Series is another fine looking design. The 2012-present models look too aggressive. Pickup trucks and SUVs are another area where they seem to add this big, bold, "muscular" look for no reason. Often looks cheesy and will look very outdated in 10 years.

The Accord has always looked good, the 2013 model shown in the earlier post was a definite improvement of the 2008-2012 model (I used to have a 2008 and now have a 2011). I remember my first ride in a 2013 Accord, it was a silver V6 Touring. I ran back into my dorm grinning from ear to ear and telling everyone how mind-numbingly happy I was. It will be 6 years on April 8th and I still remember it like it was 6 minutes ago.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:36 AM
 
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Oh yeah, the disappearance of other classes due to the SUV craze is another think I dislike. Now they make hatches look bloated here so they can look more like an SUV. I miss the last era of the mini MPV - 2006 to 2014. Those last-gen MPVs were actually quite attractive at least here in Europe (except for the 500L).

That said early 1990s cars have aged better than the late 90s and early 2000s ones. The Mk3 Golf while old looks better now than the Mk4 imo with its no creases jelly mould look. The first gen Citroen C3 was fugly while the 2nd from 2009 was better looking. The current 3rd gen is pathetic. Generally I prefer early 80s, early 90s but late 00s cars. With the 2010s I also like the earlier years more.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (lovely hills but no ocean...)
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Considering in pop culture 2013 feels like long time ago and 2008 is like eons away? The reason is cities in Europe are banning all kinds of cars. I don't want to ever buy a post-2014 model year car as I find new cars really disgustingly ugly. But it's like late 2000s and early 2010s cars are underrated. I think 2008-2014 was a high era not only in pop music but also the peak of car styling and design.
High point in pop music? Ha. Let's say 1964-1974 instead. I can give a million examples. Beatles, Led Zep, Stones, Beach Boys, on and on and on.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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Funny... I would say pop music peaked in the 80's. lol
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:46 AM
 
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Funny... I would say pop music peaked in the 80's. lol
You must be kidding.


I see two periods in recent times when pop music was of high quality. Roughly, from about 1930 to 1945, and again from 1964 to about '74.


Pretty much dreck before, after, and between those periods.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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We own a 2003 Chevy Astro van and a 2009 Honda Civic (My sons car) and a 2011 Honda Accord. All three are still heavily represented in my area. The Chevy Astro was the last great mini van. It ended production in 2005. It is body on frame and still used by families, working people, and even customizers. Looks awesome both lowered or turned into a 4X4 raised truck. The 4.3 liter engine is hard to kill and when you do kill it you can drop a 350 or if you want to go all out, a 383 Stroker engine right into the engine compartment. I don't miss it, I own it.

Then again I am more a fan of older cars and cars built in the 2000's are not my idea of older. 1973 or older is where my heart is.

Cars that I would love to own:

1932 Ford 3 window coupe with a rumble seat. Although I would take any version of the 32 ford.

1949 Mercury Lead sled.

1949 to 1952 Chevy pickup truck

1955 - 1957 Chevy pickup truck

1950's til 1967 VW Beetle

1965 or similar VW Van

1964 Cadillac Coupe De'Ville

1971 Chevy Malibu

1971 - 72 Honda N600

1971 Olds Cutless (I owned one in the mid to late 1980's. First car for me.

Any year Porsche 911S Targa air cooled

1965 MGB although any MGB would be good, I prefer non rubber bumper version.

1960's to 1979 Triumph Spitfire

1985 Lotus Esprit

Ferrari models
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