Best looking iteration of long-running car models

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by JLv3.0 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:54 pm

Sundayjumper wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:51 pm
JLv3.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:05 pm
This is up for sale locally, 20k or so:
Nice. Get it bought.
OK. I'm sure I don't have any better use for 20k than a four sports saloon that's slower and older than the one currently parked outside. :lol:

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by GG. » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:56 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Sundayjumper wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:51 pm
JLv3.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:05 pm
This is up for sale locally, 20k or so:
Nice. Get it bought.
OK. I'm sure I don't have any better use for 20k than a four sports saloon that's slower and older than the one currently parked outside. :lol:
Excellent. That's that then :D
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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by integrale_evo » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:00 pm

For standard 3 series saloons I think the facelift e90 is probably my favourite looking.

Standard e30 four doors on skinny wheels look pretty rubbish, despite it being very easy to make them look great. Similarly e36s on 15in wheels and standard bumpers look pretty crap, although for some reason the compact manages to get away with it.

The e46 is in an awkward place, too new to be Retro, too old to look modern, I dislike the downward droop pre-facelift indicators and dislike the curvy facelift front end. Overall I prefer a lot of the details and basic shapes of the e36.

The original e90 was slightly odd looking with its bangled moustache grille, but the general proportions are pretty good and it manages that modern BMW thing of decent wheels and sport bumpers somehow making the arches look wider too. The facelift tidied up the details but unfortunately added rubbish electric power steering.

E91 probably my favourite 3er estate too.
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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by Sundayjumper » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:54 pm
OK. I'm sure I don't have any better use for 20k than a four sports saloon that's slower and older than the one currently parked outside. :lol:
But that's not the point of this thread ! If you want to start another thread titled "Fastest newest iteration of long-running car models" then go for it :lol:

And if we ignored everything that's slow and old, this forum would be pretty empty...

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by JLv3.0 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:04 pm

Sundayjumper wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm
JLv3.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:54 pm
OK. I'm sure I don't have any better use for 20k than a four sports saloon that's slower and older than the one currently parked outside. :lol:
But that's not the point of this thread ! If you want to start another thread titled "Fastest newest iteration of long-running car models" then go for it :lol:

And if we ignored everything that's slow and old, this forum would be pretty empty...
I can't fault the logic. Bugger - could have used that 20k, but needs must.

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by dinny_g » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:09 pm

Sell the boat - it’s new and fast!! No place for that here :lol:
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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by JLv3.0 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:17 pm

Boat's the oldest thing I've got :lol:

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by drcarlos » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:19 pm

EG Honda Civic, remember that Pininfarina had design input, has aged really well in my opinion.

Classic Impreza facelift model

Mondeo from 2005ish era (ST models looked really purposeful)

Fiesta MK1, XR2 and Supersport were spot on, never bettered for me

Astra Mk1 GTE and SR, stocky, chunky and square

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by nuttinnew » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:29 pm

Jobbo wrote:
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As for the Golf, I think the pre-facelift mk7 is my favourite. It was as if VW took essence of every Golf before it and melded it into the perfect Golf. It looks taut, not flabby like the mk2, mk3 and mk6 did, and I think it'll age really well.

Maybe, it's too wide for me though.

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by jamcg » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:09 pm

I think the jag xf has got progressively worse starting with concept and ending up with “is that an xf or xe? I can’t tell!”

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by dinny_g » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:15 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:17 pm
Boat's the oldest thing I've got :lol:
:lol:
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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by Nathan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:39 pm

Mazda 6 Mk2 suddenly looks very modern to me despite being a 12 year old design now.

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by duncs500 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:29 pm

W204 C63
E46 M3
F90 M5
B7 RS4
C7 RS6
997
Mk5 Golf GTI
718 Boxster
987 Cayman

I'm not interested enough in non-performance models to know or have an opinion. :)

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by Mito Man » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:09 pm

Nathan wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:39 pm
Mazda 6 Mk2 suddenly looks very modern to me despite being a 12 year old design now.
Just seen a 19 plate Fabia which made me look twice because the design looks 12 years old already!
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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by integrale_evo » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:31 pm

Mitsi evo - can never quite decide between the 5 or 6. I prefer the higher more adjustable rear wing of the 6, but think I prefer the big dinnerplate size spotlights of the 5, although the flare of the outer edges of the front bumper is a bit weird on the 5 from some angles.
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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by duncs500 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:15 pm

I always liked the Evo VII for some reason.

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by Foz » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:19 pm

I would love a 6 RS

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by duncs500 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:26 pm

Back in the day evo (Dickie IIRC) did an article on the VII RS Sprint where I think he really liked it. Would actually like to read it again, where's Mike when you need him? :D

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by IanF » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:24 am

Cheers,

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Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

Post by Explosive Newt » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:27 am

jamcg wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:09 pm
I think the jag xf has got progressively worse starting with concept and ending up with “is that an xf or xe? I can’t tell!”
Oddly enough I have now developed a thing for S-types. There is an S-type R that parks just by my office and it looks and sounds tremendous.

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