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JonIrenicus
05-31-2009, 02:54 PM
The mazda 3 is a thing of beauty.

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/2/4760/2021/24398510009_large.jpg


And now, this:


http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/19/la-2008-2010-mazda3-shows-its-smiling-face/


....


It's the kind of design that points to cross company sabotage, but the fact that such an abomination of design and taste passed any quality control settings...

I mean LOOK at that smiling face !!!!!!!! That has to be one of the goofiest looking things ever.

bjkeefe
05-31-2009, 03:20 PM
I mean LOOK at that smiling face !!!!!!!! That has to be one of the goofiest looking things ever.

I forget which car it was, but there was some car that came out a few years back which was very popular -- surprisingly so, according to tastes like yours -- and as I recall it, the explanation that most people settled upon was that its front looked like a smiling face, and that did, in fact, appeal to lots of people.

Not everyone likes a car that looks like a glowering presence, even if you and I do.