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|23rd October 2008, 23:38||#1|
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BEST & WORST Car Rear light design
Today while driving i observed carefully the rear lights of a NHC and i realized how unimaginative the design is.
I thought, why not get everyone's opinion about rear lights of the current cars in india.
I'm not talking about old fiats and ambys which ofcourse are plain jane designs.
I think in cars currently available in the india, the new honda city (for its price) has the least interesting rear light design.
And the bmw rear lights are the best!
|24th October 2008, 00:59||#3|
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Agree with you on the ANHC, it feels like an interruption of the design from the front, doesn't flow into it, infact looks out of place like an afterthought or the result of a design by committee, and is awkward to look at. Additionally the rather abrupt upwards curve of the back window - see in the third pic - ruins the profile and flow of the car somewhat imho.
I like the Civic tail lights, a very balanced, refined and composed look. BMW have the best tail lights I feel, take a look at the tail lights of a 'small' bmw, all their cars look so well balanced design wise. There is a flow, a solidity, a wholeness about them.
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|24th October 2008, 01:58||#5|
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8th accord's tail lights have been inspired by current BMW 5's tail lights.
current city's by bmw E90's tail lights.
here is a photo of civic's tailights:
|24th October 2008, 02:13||#7|
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Worst taillights in all practicality = Premier Padmini. Most protruding part of them all, biggest offenders - Autorickshaws & 3 wheeler cargo movers.
then worst mebbe, trucks, buses, cars in practical purposes are great. I talk about driving in and around Bombay & Calcutta.
other than practicality vanity wise.
1) Mercedes series of cars
3) the exotics Bentley, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini.
Worst in functionality
|24th October 2008, 04:18||#9|
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My votes go to
Best Tail lights - BMW3/5/Indigo
Worst Tail lights- Baleno
|24th October 2008, 07:36||#10|
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Worst - Maruti Esteem
Best - Toyota Camry present gen
Worst - Any ferrari
Best - Audi A8
|24th October 2008, 07:58||#11|
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even though the fiesta's tail lights look good , they're hardly functional. a thin red strip - and they're hard to see from afar. I think they are a good contender for the worst category
|24th October 2008, 08:57||#14|
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The best amongst A2 segment cars i would rate for Santro Xing, very bright (some disadvanatge as well) and can be seen from far. This is quite useful specially when its raining or during fog.
|24th October 2008, 09:06||#15|
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Best rear lights : Jetta and Civic
Simply horrendous and unimaginative : Baleno and Safari(The size of them on safari is like a glowing mosquito at elephants rear).
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