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Discussion in 'Creative Arts' started by jm2, Oct 19, 2012.

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  1. jm2

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    I believe Kia/Hyundai are currently the leaders in design. They’ve got it goin’ on.
     
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    Targa-top.
     
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    Also the rear fender crease and the c pillar kink and the trim. At least to me
     
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    Several cars had that ‘look’. AMC Javelin, Firebirds, Camaros, etc.
     
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    Today's history saga: How Ford snatched Defeat from the jaws of Victory in the first SUV war.

    Cliff's Notes Summary:

    Car and Driver’s prediction had come true; the 2002 Escalade really was the cornerstone of the revival of the brand, which in the coming years saw more exciting models like the CTS-V, ATS, and CT5-V join the lineup.

    Conversely, you could argue that the second-gen Navigator, introduced for 2003, was the opposite. It preceded the general neglect that the Lincoln brand still suffers from.
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    As the first-mover in the segment, the battle was Lincoln’s to lose. The original 1998 Navigator was a supremely nice rig that was generally well-reviewed by the magazines of the day. Motor Trend was particularly effusive in its praise: “This Lincoln goes almost anywhere the biggest, ugliest, member of the current crop of beastly off-roaders goes with impressive levels of mechanical refinement and interior comfort, yet it still looks smart parked in front of The Ritz.” What really set the Navigator apart was the fact that unlike the 1999 Escalade with its uninspired badge engineering, the Navigator looked the part. Although it was based on the Ford Expedition, the only body panels that it shared with that vehicle were the roof and doors.

    Uncharacteristically, GM learned from its mistakes quickly, and the now iconic, Ed Welburn-supervised design of the second-generation Escalade was an instant classic. Car and Driver in its initial test said that the Escalade went from worst to first in one fell swoop. But even more importantly, the magazine made this particularly prescient observation: “Someday, when—and if—Cadillac has successfully completed its renaissance, we may look back on this vehicle as the beginning of the comeback, the vehicle that marked the restoration of America’s one-time standard for the world to the first rank of prestigious transportation providers. Wow, huh?”

    Wow, indeed. In response, the refreshed 2003 Navigator was pretty meh. Car and Driver noted that even owners of the original Navigator would be hard-pressed to recognize this as a new model. That, sports fans, is a serious foul for a new vehicle in a hotly competitive segment. So was giving up about 50 hp to the 6.0-liter Escalade, and even though acceleration isn’t the point of an SUV, taking almost 2 seconds longer than the Caddy to get to 60 was also hard to ignore. An incalculable number of style points went to the Cadillac as well.

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    I briefly owned a Cadillac Escalade 6.0 V8. I started questioning my choices when I went to a dealership and before letting me test drive it they sat me down and played me a video that started with:

    "You have arrived. You're now in a certain tax bracket and you want everyone to know it."

    o_O And this was an official Cadillac promotional video! Maybe I should have questioned my choices a little bit harder at that point and saved myself an awful lot of headache.

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    you could put any nose badge on it and it would be accepted. those designs have no brand dna in them.
     
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    The most powerful BMW V8 ever in an era of electricity!
     
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    My comment is that Mazda has nothing to worry about. Toyota Design should be hanging their head in shame. It may even be a good platform underneath but they lost it with that clothing.
     
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    Mega Ugh. What's up with the guppy nose?
     
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    bottom feeder:rolleyes:
     
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    There are elements of it that are nice, but the face needs a little help. :oops:

    The headlights make me think of a MINI Coupé.

    All the best,
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    Kind of a good weird - doesn't really look like a Mister 2, though - maybe if there's a "Cars" sequel in the works - pitch it as a character and name it that?
     
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