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Move over Honda Accord Crossover and Pontiac Aztek, this is uglier...the 2011 Nissan Juke coming Summer 2010... the size of a Suzuki SX4 :?:?
 

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::rant::

High belt lines: the fins of the 0s and 'teens. If this trend continues, cars will have no side windows at all.

Also note now how they just throw away head and shoulder room. To the list of useless things (altitude above you, runway behind you), add space outside the passenger compartment.

Which house would you rather live in?





And yet that's exactly what they do with cars. :?
 

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I don't know. I think I like it!
 

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I think it's hideous. I've disliked this design school ever since they started it with the Murano, but this is waaaaaay over the top. Ick.

For a few moments I wasn't able to resolve the "face", but I got it: a spider. With multiple eyes everywhere. Just add a couple more to the roofline and you're there. :twisted:
 

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High belt lines: the fins of the 0s and 'teens. If this trend continues, cars will have no side windows at all.
Yeah, alway thought it was funny how gang-land style slowly makes it into main-stream auto design. the high belt-line look originated when it was L.A. Gangsta, to lower your seat to the floor, so there was less head/shoulder target above the door to shoot at as you drove around the 'hood' (doors were filled with cement to make them bullet-proof - and lowering the seat made it easy to duck out of danger). As they did that, to customize their rides, they would also chop the top, giving that first high shoulder look. Same place "low-rider" came from. Their cars originally just rode low, 'cause of the half-ton of cement they poured in the doors to bullet proof them. The "look" caught on and became a custom-car style/look.
 

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The Isuzu Vehicross suffers from the same "pinhead" styling.


(The owner of this one should put a trailer tire on top of his roof-mounted spare,
and a cereal bowl on top of that, to complete the look.)


You can see how even the more conventionally styled Dodge Magnum pisses away space, compared to the Element:




I think Nissan was going for a "muscular" look for the Juke. Oh, they got it all right.

 

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... the high belt-line look originated when it was L.A. Gangsta, to lower your seat to the floor, so there was less head/shoulder target above the door to shoot at as you drove around the 'hood' (doors were filled with cement to make them bullet-proof - and lowering the seat made it easy to duck out of danger). ... The "look" caught on and became a custom-car style/look.
Interesting. Just like the jacked-up-rear-springs look of the '60s was equated with performance cars. That "style" originated from moonshiners who jacked-up the rears so the trunk full of moonshine wouldn't "drag butt" and tip-off the cops they had a load. That the 'shiners also heavily tweaked their rides to out-run the cops also contributed to the genre.
 

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Yeech! The front end sorta reminds me of an Aztec. Wonder what kind of drugs are in the Nissan "styling" departments these days. They need to try something happier:razz:
 

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Even after all these comments, I think I still like it. But I also in no way shape or form think it competes against the E. I also liked the Vehicross when it came out too, so, maybe that's not saying much. ;-)
 

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I think they misspelled it - should be an "o" instead of a "u".... :lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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Yes it would sell better if it was called the Nissan Puke !:razz:
 

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There's no sales pitch like a marketeer's sales pitch to blind you to the obvious. Makes me think of the Mazda logo from 15 years ago. It was officially called "the eternal flame", the Miata wags called it "the toilet seat", but I think the crowning blow was when someone finally pointed out the uncanny resemblance to female genitalia. :shock:

My fave still is "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux!" They actually used that in real commercials.
 
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