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Old 15th December 2016, 19:54   #1
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Default Video: How car design changed from being boxy to curvy

I believe Vox is a one of the best youtube channels. This is a great video highlighting how car design especially in the US shifted from boxy to curved. Personally I was never a fan of the boxy stuff.

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Old 16th December 2016, 23:04   #2
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Default Re: Video: How car design changed from being boxy to curvy

http://jalopnik.com/this-vox-video-a...ete-1790112563

On the other hand, I would prefer the coke styling of the 70s, or the boxy 80s any day to the curvy 90s styling.

Like modern styling of today, but not the 90s. ( with exceptions ofcourse )
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Like modern styling of today, but not the 90s. ( with exceptions ofcourse )
Really? I think the 90s provided some of the best looking cars, including the W140 S-Class (what a timeless beauty she is), the E39 5-Series, 4th-gen Toyota Supra, Dodge Viper, Corvette ZR1 & more. I also think the Ferrari 355 is among the best looking Ferraris ever made (hate all the new funky stuff they are doing with the 458 & gang). Within the Indian space, we saw clean & proportionate cars like the Lancer, City etc.

All of the 80s cars look terribly outdated today, but a lot of the 90s cars still turn heads.

If anyone asked me to sum up the nineties with one image, it would be this
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Default Re: Video: How car design changed from being boxy to curvy

For me it depends on what type of vehicle we are talking about.

I absolutely prefer boxy designs on SUVs and muscle cars. It's hard for me to imagine a curvy Dodge Challenger! Even the 2015 Challenger is pretty 'sharp' and not as curvy, so perhaps it hasn't changed all that much.

A 1970 Challenger vs a 2015 Challenger:

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Really? I think the 90s provided some of the best looking cars, including the W140 S-Class (what a timeless beauty she is), the E39 5-Series, 4th-gen Toyota Supra, Dodge Viper, Corvette ZR1 & more. I also think the Ferrari 355 is among the best looking Ferraris ever made (hate all the new funky stuff they are doing with the 458 & gang). Within the Indian space, we saw clean & proportionate cars like the Lancer, City etc.
You are making me feel bad, but then, I did say 'exceptions'.

It was the decade I spent my childhood, the decade that made me a petrol head, the decade that gave me my dream cars. et al.

But, have to say that many of the cars that were common on the road were less desirable and shaped like a bubble. Many car designers were taking the aerodynamic part a bit too forward, and coupled this with cab forward styling and non clear light covers. My grouse is with the cars (mostly American/Korean) in the second half of the 90s and early 2000s

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All of the 80s cars look terribly outdated today, but a lot of the 90s cars still turn heads.
I have a different take on that. The cars of the 80s can't be mistaken for anything else. They are from the 80s.

But the one in the 90s were a quantum leap forward. Maybe, many of the models can be still sold today after a headlight / bumper botox job, the same can't be told about 80s cars.
So the 90s cars, feel like older versions of modern cars, especially since their mid-life facelifts have only worsened the ageing process.


Here are some of the 90s car that I love, mainstream ones, that is.

My childhood crush. Yeah, the Beigemobile itself. Love it even today.
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SUVs
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JDMs
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And these are the cars that gives 90s styling a bad vibe

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Default Re: Video: How car design changed from being boxy to curvy

curves are simply not something I desire in car. I've always been a fan of straight lines, hence most of the cars we have now in market, simply doesn't attract me.
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