Design choices that bug you more than they should

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  • Boba Fatt
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    Driving in to work I saw this (or similar) on the motorway – I know they’re trying to evoke the previous discovery with the square number plate, but jeebus who thought this was a good design choice?

    mikewsmith
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    You should see the convertible! Looks like all it’s missing is a fascist dictator on the back seat.

    Also who buys a 4×4 in white

    Also who buys a 4×4 in white

    The Pope?

    jobless
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    This one in particular irks me. mainly because there are strict instructions from LR to the dealers on how to fit the plates so it doesn’t look (as) shit. There are 3 things wrong with this:

    1. The dealers will not, and clearly do not, read those instructions.

    2. The need for the instructions for fitting the plate in the first place means that something is very wrong

    3. The new owner, having shelled out #50-odd grand on a new car now has one that annoys everyone behind and also themselves every time they go to the supermarket.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    jobless – have you got a pick of a less shit one or is the top pic as good as it gets?

    P-Jay
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    Vertical shocks on MTBs, ideally shocks should be mounted horizontally to the downtube, top tube is reluctantly acceptable.

    fasthaggis
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    The indicator lights on some vehicles that are too close or are built in to the brake/rear light clusters.
    Can’t remember what brands ,I may have been too dazzled to notice .

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Ugh.  That Disco makes my teeth itch.

    Jakester
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    That Discovery really does annoy me every time I see one, but not so much as the overall design from about the b-pillar backwards:

    It’s just so bulky and badly-resolved, and the car itself is absolutely massive. It looks a bit like the upper half of a cabin cruiser sunk in a shallow lake.

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    In a similar vein the old land rover freelander had the brake lights right at the bottom of the bumper so they were really low and difficult to notice. Bloody stupid.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Anything that is meant to be disassembled by the end user but which is then difficult to do without a) breaking off hidden retaining tabs b) drawing blood c) specialist tools.  ie. replacing bulbs on many modern car headlights.

    Boba Fatt
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    This seems to be the way the dealers are meant to affix the number plate

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    Still nope.

    mikewsmith
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    Is that to remove the eu flag? Don’t think that helps much

    PrinceJohn
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    1. The dealers will not, and clearly do not, read those instructions.

    2. The need for the instructions for fitting the plate in the first place means that something is very wrong

    So is that number plate up there fitted wrong?

    It is horrific looking it’s like a BMW X6 or Audi Q3 that goes someway to proving money can’t buy you taste.

    eddiebaby
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    Blue passports.

    PrinceJohn
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    This seems to be the way the dealers are meant to affix the number plate

    I see what you’ve done there. Nice.

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    Nissan Juke

    /end of thread 😉

    Murray
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    Luckily it can be fixed for only €809

    Land Rover has a proud recent history of this sort of bollocks. The Evoque looked like a proper Range Rover which had had a skip dropped on it.

    But that number plate definitely makes my OCD itch. Strangely, haven’t seen many of them about, so I wonder if it makes Land Rover customers feel odd as well.

    Murray
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    There are quite a few round here. They don’t look too bad in the flesh except from the back. Black seems to be the best colour.

    TheBrick
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    Toasters that don’t take “standard” size sliced bread. I know in Germany many sliced bread is smaller but this is not Germany!

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    Vertical shocks on MTBs, ideally shocks should be mounted horizontally to the downtube, top tube is reluctantly acceptable.

    Entirely the wrong way round, you beast!

    Every right person knows shocks should be vertical. Thank God I’ve corrected you, and now you can be let out in pubic with correct thoughts.

    Someone, somewhere signed this design off

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    Toasters that don’t take “standard” size sliced bread.

    Yes and stupid women that buy them

    At least when Ford did this to the Granada they were (possibly) trying to divert people into Jaguars – the bran they had just bought

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    CountZero
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    Land Rover has a proud recent history of this sort of bollocks. The Evoque looked like a proper Range Rover which had had a skip dropped on it.

    I’m pretty sure that the current design language for Range Rover/Landrover is down to current crash safety legislation, higher ‘shoulders’ to the bodywork coupled with a lower roofline and less glass, to offer greater passenger protection. I prefer the previous version of the Disco, proportion-wise, but I’m growing to like the latest style. Same with the Evoke, and having driven one, I understand why people like them. Ordinary cars are a bit like it, the Citroen DS3 has a rear passenger compartment that means anyone sat in the back can only see as far rearward as their shoulder, through a narrow slit of a window. Cosy, though.

    whitestone
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    @nickc – nope! He’s right. Vertical shocks are the first sign of fugliness.

    munkyboy
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    Indicators that draw a line with leds rather than flash. They annoy me as much as a Nissan juke and that asymmetric number plate put together

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    higher ‘shoulders’ to the bodywork coupled with a lower roofline and less glass

    I think the lower roof line is for fuel efficiency, so they can get their fleet average numbers down.

    Flaperon
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    Nothing to add here but I’m quite relieved that it’s not just me that this really irritates.

    It looks even worse from the side, too much rear overhang and looks like a shed has been built on the back-just fugly.

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    Also who buys a 4×4 in white

    My my sister in law. Evoque. Nearly white interior too.

    Another brother in law constantly winds her up by referring to it as her vajazzle…

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    I normally am quite partial to a bit of cheeky asymmetry, but that Land Rover irks me greatly too.

    Some more asymmetry recently, though inexplicably, I actually quite like this obviously pig ugly car.

    I like that red car. Looks like Aardman animation designed it.

    Do they swap the rear pillar to the other side for RHD cars??

    @nickc – nope! He’s right. Vertical shocks are the first sign of fugliness.

    Er, no.

    Bob, that is RHD, it’s Japanese!

    donald
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    And yet…

    phwoarr

    paulwf
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    The Red Nissan cube in that picture is LHD.  It is the other way round on a RHD

    andyl
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    In a similar vein the old land rover freelander had the brake lights right at the bottom of the bumper so they were really low and difficult to notice. Bloody stupid.

    I never understood that. It’s the same on lots of Japanese 4x4s like Shoguns. Despite having a set of lights in the normal place (just below the bottom of the rear window at either side) both the brake lights and indicators are in the bumper. I always assumed it was some sort of regulation height or something.

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