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Old 04-12-2019, 05:21 AM
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I'll start...bunched leather on doorpanels

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Old 04-12-2019, 05:23 AM
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"Dignity."

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Wheels smaller than 18"
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Wheels smaller than 18"
Who ever thought we would see a Civic come with 20" wheels...
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Visibility, I know glass & thin a-pillars are bad for safety....but GIMME





I also miss when it wasn't a requirement for stuff to be "aggressive"

Look at a stock EG, EM1, AP1, etc., they're all super simply/cleanly styled. Then look at EVERY SINGLE NEW CAR PRODUCED TODAY and they all look like they're going to eat the cute little EG/EK/etc.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:43 AM
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It would be wrong to say I "miss" this because the design of the Studebaker Lowe Coupe pre-dates me for a couple of years.

Nevertheless, I think that this showed great hope for American design. I think it's absolutely beautiful and probably the best looking American car ever designed.

But it didn't last long. Car companies were under pressure to make changes every year, so the 1954 Coupe was uglier and had more chrome, and the 1955 car had huge extravagant chrome bumpers that destroyed the design completely.

Still...the American idea was there. This rivals the best from any Italian designer of the day.


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Old 04-12-2019, 05:46 AM
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Dignity.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:48 AM
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Love my bunched leather.

Of all things, I think I miss power antenna's the most
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:39 AM
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Visibility, I know glass & thin a-pillars are bad for safety....but GIMME
100x this. My little ED6 may be a rolling coffin, but by God I SHALL BEHOLD MY IMMINENT DEMISE.

Also please add the DA to non aggressive purdy list.

If it wasn't obvious, I generally miss that slightly boxy "we finally have escaped the 80s" look. Simple, clean, rounded lines, no unnecessary bullshit.
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:45 AM
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100x this. My little ED6 may be a rolling coffin, but by God I SHALL BEHOLD MY IMMINENT DEMISE.

Also please add the DA to non aggressive purdy list.

If it wasn't obvious, I generally miss that slightly boxy "we finally have escaped the 80s" look. Simple, clean, rounded lines, no unnecessary bullshit.
You are pure of mind & spirit.
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Small dashes
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Smaller cars in general. Everything is too big and wide.

More marques with a 6MT option. Now itís just a CVT or autotragic option.
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:04 AM
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I'll start...bunched leather on doorpanels
Does the NSX make you swoon?




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I was going to say Integra. It was ultra cool to flash to pass on the G1 Integra.
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:11 AM
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Not so sound "old" but two automotive design I wish it would come back. Fins and the wheel hump.

I don't mean fins like a 57 Caddilac. I mean (mini) fins. I think that is do-able with today's design.



And wheel hump like the 80s Continental and Town Car.

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High revving NA motors
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:14 AM
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Thats not a DESIGN trend tho.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:16 AM
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Thats not a DESIGN trend tho.
Motor design trend, counts to me
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:31 AM
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-n/a motors
-lower beltlines (moop beat me to it doe)
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