A recent trip took me to Dubai and back to Tokyo. A few take aways: Toyota is killing it in the taxi and fleet market, and there are plenty of JNCs out there. With internet auction sites, private listing sites and forums; are you willing to go beyond your local area for your next JNC? Where do you draw the line?
How far will you go for your next JNC?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What is the worst modern design trend?“
If we learned one thing this week, is that people love to vent about design! What was really great is that they didn’t all fall on deaf ears — we had a special visitor who was responsible for one of the most talked about concepts in the past decade jump in and read your comments, so you should all feel good about that. There can be only one winner of course, and this week it was speedie who made us chuckle the most.
Design standards for pedestrian safety and overall crash protection has produced a small box in which automotive designers can work their art. Because of this automakers are trying everything to add distinctiveness to a design that is basically the same for a given vehicle class across all manufacturers. A case in point is the new Honda Civic, especially the the Si, which has so many design elements in the rear that is it is actually painful to look at. The one item I dislike the most that is showing up on more “sporty” models, is the use of fake rear under body exhaust openings in the rear bumper. The new Civic Si sets a new standard here. Did the designers really think that four square feet of fake honeycomb outlets would appeal to younger drivers? My 25 year old just giggles every time he sees one. Please stop the madness!
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