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Old 7th November 2013, 10:07   #1756
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A lovely Laura CR DSG from the house of Pete's that I found in office parking courtesy fellow BHPian ashique. I really liked the cladding on the running board. It was running Apollo Aspire 245/40 R18 tyres on Borbet wheels. I really didn't know Apollo make such big tyres.

Very tastefully done car.

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The car looked amazing in person, the photos aren't doing it much justice.
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The Elantra has made the forum's before if I recall correctly.
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Old 7th November 2013, 12:35   #1758
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Dear @Venky, @Ironhawk, @speedkills, @devilwearsprada and @parrys truly DC has this knack of rolling out Love it or Hate it sort of modifications. Seeing this Elantra as rightly said by Hawk too much lipstick. But lets give DC a sigh of relief as alot has always been written on this automotive designer.

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Please keep those awkard looking cars out of this page, this Elantra especially looks sick. We always have another thread to have the pictures of these wacko jobs!
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& we're back in business

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That is a great looking Green Honda. Here is another Honda from Cochin.
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That is a great looking Green Honda. Here is another Honda from Cochin.
except for the handbrake lever, gearshift knob and the alloys (could have done better) i just love this City! clean, no nonsense mods.

my kinda car
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That is a great looking Green Honda. Here is another Honda from Cochin.
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except for the handbrake lever, gearshift knob and the alloys (could have done better) i just love this City! clean, no nonsense mods. my kinda car
Yeah, the Pink Gearshift knob and the handbrake lever looks like custom made for a lady.
Doesn't blend with the interiors either.

Alloys look decent to me.
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except for the handbrake lever, gearshift knob and the alloys (could have done better) i just love this City! clean, no nonsense mods.

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Yeah, the Pink Gearshift knob and the handbrake lever looks like custom made for a lady.
Doesn't blend with the interiors either.

Alloys look decent to me.
I felt the headrest shape too is looking totally out of place with the overall upholstery theme. They look like square doughnuts on top of those beautifully done seats, pardon the crude analogy. I liked the outside of the car though, even the alloys!

P.S - a basic question - of what practical use is a headrest with a BIG hole in the centre??

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P.S - a basic question - of what practical use is a headrest with a BIG hole in the centre??
IIRC, Opel Astra first came with Headrest with a Hole.
Defeats the purpose of a headrest though.
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Defeats the purpose of a headrest though.
The head-rests/restraints aren't primarily for resting the heads but to avoid the whiplash injuries to the passengers in the event of a collision by limiting the sudden movement of the head rearwards.

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P.S - a basic question - of what practical use is a headrest with a BIG hole in the centre??
Gannu_1 has explained why it is still an effective safety device.

As for the hole - it probably helps rear passengers have a better view of the road ahead (to avoid the claustrophobic and left-out feeling you get when you sit on the rear bench of a car with massive front headrests).

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The head-rests/restraints aren't primarily for resting the heads but to avoid the whiplash injuries to the passengers in the event of a collision by limiting the sudden movement of the head rearwards.
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Gannu_1 has explained why it is still an effective safety device.

As for the hole - it probably helps rear passengers have a better view of the road ahead (to avoid the claustrophobic and left-out feeling you get when you sit on the rear bench of a car with massive front headrests).
That was informative, thanks both of you for clearing a misconception! I used to think of headrest designs only from a cosmetic angle until now.

P.S - Looks-wise, I still feel conventional headrests would look better on that particular City's interiors .

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P.S - Looks-wise, I still feel conventional headrests would look better on that particular City's interiors .
I think the Vtec came stock with those headrests if I'm not mistaken. Even the Astra at that time had similar ones.
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I think the Vtec came stock with those headrests if I'm not mistaken. Even the Astra at that time had similar ones.
Yeah you're right. Just checked some pictures on the web, the Old honda City did come with a hole in the headrest(s) . But that had a Greyish brown fabric design and was more squarish, looked okay. In this particular car, the headrest probably has more extra padding, giving it the roundish, doughnut headrest shape. Maybe that's why I'm feeling its awkward. Never mind!
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