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Old 26th October 2008, 14:46   #61
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Worst taillights:
* Baleno (looks to me like a patchwork quilt in an ugly squarish & disproportionate size)
* Scorpio - too thin and tall for the macho look that Mahindra advertises about
* Zen Classic (horrendous)
* Chevy Spark - too large and oblong in the wrong axis. Spoils the rear of the car. The old Matiz taillights were lightyears better!

Best Taillights:
* VW Jetta
* BMW 5 series
* old Merc S class
* Camry
* Sonata Embera

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Old 26th October 2008, 14:53   #62
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Indigo CS has very nice tail lamps, eventhough it is not very radical. But simple and subtle.
I also find the tail lamps of Optra (old) and Aveo UVA very elegant. They me remind of the stealth
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Old 26th October 2008, 15:08   #63
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IMHO
Best tail lights on Indian cars: Civic
Worst tail lights on Indian cars: Baleno
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Old 26th October 2008, 15:15   #64
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Best headlamps:
Civic
Audi A4
Palio Retro
New Safari

Worst headlamps:
Santro (Initial version)
Baleno
Ford Ikon
Indica
Spark / Matiz
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Best headlamps
Worst headlamps
No offence but seems you are in the wrong side of the town buddy! The whole thread talks about the rear light/tail lamp.
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Old 26th October 2008, 15:32   #66
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1957 Ford Thunderbird. Its tail lights were supposed to resemble the exhausts of jet fighters of that era, particularly the F86 Saber jet.

This is one of the most sought after collector's items today and is very expensive to buy if you can find one. It looks good coming and going. It is famous for its "porthole" window among other things.
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Old 29th October 2008, 14:21   #67
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The worst of the lot according to me are

a. Maruti Suzuki Zen - Classic
b. Maruti Suzuki - Baleno ( am a fan of the car but the tail lamps are a sore spot)
c. Maruti Suzuki - Swift Dezire
d. Hyundai Santro - First Generation
e. Tata Sumo Grande
f. Mahindra Renault - Logan
g. Honda City - First Generation

Best of the lot

a. Mitsubishi Lancer - First Generation
b. Hyundai Getz (not prime)
c. Ford Mondeo
d. Ford Fiesta (very well balanced and flowing design)
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The worst of the lot according to me are

a. Maruti Suzuki Zen - Classic - YES
b. Maruti Suzuki - Baleno ( am a fan of the car but the tail lamps are a sore spot) - I find them classy. Sometimes, boxy is elegant
c. Maruti Suzuki - Swift Dezire - Yes
d. Hyundai Santro - First Generation - Hated the whole car.
e. Tata Sumo Grande - what's so good about the headlamps too?
f. Mahindra Renault - Logan - I like them
g. Honda City - First Generation - don't even remember. Didn't they look similar to Baleno?

Best of the lot

a. Mitsubishi Lancer - First Generation - Yes
b. Hyundai Getz (not prime) - Nope
c. Ford Mondeo - Even Spark's are quite similar
d. Ford Fiesta (very well balanced and flowing design)
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My comments. Now my choice:

Best - Old accord

Worst - Has to be a mahindra Jeep (Major!)
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Old 29th October 2008, 15:50   #69
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Hi All,

I am suprised to see that Verna not been mentioned here. I think Verna's headlamp design is really good and the talilamp is somewhat ok, could have been better.

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Worst Headlamp and tail lamp design goes to the Reva.
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Old 30th October 2008, 10:22   #70
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Best Taillights - New Honda Accord
Worst Tail Lights - Willys Jeep & Reva
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best tail lights: BMW 5 series
worst tail lights: sumo and new indigo
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Old 30th October 2008, 10:30   #72
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worst tail lights- Old Hyundai Santro and NHC (not zx)
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International:
best tail lights : ferrari 355, ford mondeo (old), astons (all of them), Ford Mustangs, Eldorado, the corvetts

Indian :
Best tail lights
a) old fiats (the dukkar fiats)
b) The old maruti 800
c) The old bullet enfield tail lights
d) Ford Mondeo

Worse
a) Scorpio
b) Santro
c) new zen estiloooo

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Old 30th October 2008, 10:59   #74
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Slightly OT, but I remember the first time I heard they were coming out with a sedan version of the Swift, I laughed thinking there was NO way they could do something as ridiculous as that. I mean, if there was ever a hatch that you couldn't slap a boot on it would be the Swift, right? Right?

Wrong. I know looks are subjective, but the Dzire is one of the ugliest cars on Indian roads today, IMHO. Ironic, given the name.


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The worst designs, for whatever parts you can think of, can be seen on the DZire.
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Old 30th October 2008, 11:28   #75
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, the Spark's rear gives a Reva'ish look from a distance

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Chevy Spark - too large and oblong in the wrong axis. Spoils the rear of the car. The old Matiz taillights were lightyears better!
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