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Crossover Tops'n'Flops. And some Boobs.

Ok, first part of the post is for some of the car freaks. Two cars that attracted my attention in the past few weeks. The first one, definitely in Tops class, is Škoda Yeti, neat little industrial so called SUV. Its design is telling exactly what it should for this class of cars. On the other side, BMW 5 GT, really doesn't know what its message. A mixture of coupe, hatchback, van, limousine, trailer? Definitely the Flop of the car season 2009/2010. No doubt it will sell well though. Money and Chic very often don't go together well.




And for not that tin can challenged part of my flist. French and Saunders. I am almost certains I've posted this before, but still....

I think I need new spectacles... *wink*




Comments

paterson_si
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
I don't like "SUV-wannabes" either, in fact, I don't like SUV stuff in general. But I do like Yeti design. It's reasonably clean and to the point. Because most of the time I don't know where is this SUV design going... Overly designed baroque cars like some Nissan, Toyota and Mercedes products really don't make much sense to me. Does every single tiny line really have to have some sort of a statement? Design process behind Yeti is very close to Land Rover philosophy in my book. Simple and it should mean business.
gorkabear
Jun. 18th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
I agree with the analysis you make and for that, Skoda designers got it right (compare it to the Roomster, which is 95% the same car).
I still don't like it!
paterson_si
Jun. 18th, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
UGH! :)
dan4behr
Jun. 18th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
Here in the US, there are very few small, affordable minivans or compact wagons (estates to you?)
A number of years ago, I had a SUV-wannabe, a Subaru Forester, as there simply wasn't any other affordable choices. We do have the Jetta wagon (Golf Variant to you?) in very limited quantities, likewise the Subaru Impreza. Other than that, if you want a useful car of that type, you're pretty much stuck with an Forester, CRV, RAV or Escape here in the USA. Things get much bigger, thirstier and more expensive quickly after that.
I look at some of the small Asian and European wagons and hope....
paterson_si
Jun. 18th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
They might come your way eventually.