DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7773 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
Ok, I will give you a more detailed critique as to why I think the Thesis is (as we Americans call Butt-Ugly).
Looking at the photos of the car I see a bunch of disjointed elements. The strong protruding front cowl/grill is trying to imitate a Jaguar... but it really sticks out too far. The headlamps give it a bugish appearence, without the charm that Beattles have. The two front design elements, the grill and headlamps, make it look like it has a long snout and buggy eyes... not too flattering. The side profile reminds me a bit of the Daewoo Leganza... again not too flattering to have your styling compared to a Daewoo. The rear end reminds me of the new Altima, with the short decklid and high rear sill with the small rear bumper. Not that the Altima is an unattractive car, you'd just expect more in a luxury car. I see some elements of a Bently in the rear taillamps, but it seems to be merely copied, not original.
As for my definition of good looking luxury, I saw a Peugot 607 on TV and it certainly stands out in terms of European luxury cars... a tad bit conservative and probably wouldn't appeal to American markets but overall attractive. Personally I find the S-Class to be very well styled. Well proportioned, slightly conservative and understated. Everything the Thesis is not. The Italians have not really made a good looking sedan in ages, or ever really. Coupes and roadsters yes, but not sedans.
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Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1186 times:
Theres beauty in its ugliness thats the best thing about it like that other ugly Italian beauty the Neapolitan Mastiff dog, personally I think the car is much better than the Merceds S class and the ugly new BMW 7 series, both of which are like a dime a dozen in the world, as are the Rolls Royce, Jaguar and Lexus every Tom, Dick and Harry wants one of those. Now this car is something else, I'll take the dog as well, http://www.cauchi.com.au/nepolitan.htm....... some day I wish
QNH1013 From Belgium, joined May 2001, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
I liked the Kappa much more! We had a Kappa for 4 years but then my dad bought a 525tds, and to be honest, I liked the Kappa even more then the BMW. I don't really like the Thesis, the Kappa had more class...