What the hell happened here, Honda? I thought the chrome unibrow looked great on the Civic and even OK on the Clarity, but what is this monstrosity? The unibrow is so flat and horizontal, it totally destroys the lines of the car. And that gaping black hole makes it look like a piece of the fascia fell off. It looks like a derp-faced Dodge Charger.
It’s a real shame, because from some angles, the new Accord looks positively gorgeous:
Looks like I’m gonna have to photoshop the shit out of this when I get a chance
I have to agree with you on this, that unibar doesn’t translate at all well. The Accord was always squarer, but the reason that the arrangement worked on the Civic as it did (I vastly prefer the black bar over the chrome) is because it was well tapered and had some kind of, well, to sound a bit wanky, dynamic flow. This doesn’t. It’s like we can’t decide what the defining feature is here and there’s a massive gaping hole underneath the badge. It does explain why the Hyundai and Audi grilles are the way they are though:
The Accord’s face reminds me of this guy I saw in ENT clinic, who had undergone extensive resection of his palate, maxilla, most of his nasal sinuses, mandible, and tongue to try to remove a particularly invasive nasopharyngeal cancer. He had to go around wearing a handkerchief taped to some very large glasses, because when he took them off you could see directly down his windpipe. Yeah, it’s a bit like that.
The Corolla E120 hatchback called from 2001, it wants its facelift back.
Well, I know that the prius was also supposed to out distance the other cars not just cause of speed but also drivability and economy, but the Hellcats would of disabled that car well before it could even get very far (just wait till the car gets at a road block or is on the highway).
Another reason for the Chargers and Challengers is because if you use a prius for a road block vehicle or spike wire, the crooks will punch through the prius with relative ease (depending on the car) whereas the Charger and Challenger will be immovable compared to the Prius.
the Charger is, well, boring to look at. it’s like a plastic-y, V8 Mitsubishi Carisma. it elicits not emotion, positive or negative, when looking at it. just plain indifference. and that, my sweet yet simple compatriot , is the biggest automotive styling sin one can commit.