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Someone needs to get a life. Anyone notice how much the new Civic looks like the 3 series? What goes around comes around. Notice no one copies the VW Golf though, wonder why?

Originally posted by QuikVR6:
Check it out - Lexus stole the Civic's body!! Now I've seen it all.

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Oddly enough one of your IS300.net counterparts has taken the time to point out how much the Ford Focus actually resembles the VW GTI. Also you should note that cool whip antennea on your IS is pretty much robbed from veedub's. As well as Mercury's Cougar...and the Focus.. hmmm.
 

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Originally posted by ckolsen:
Someone needs to get a life. Anyone notice how much the new Civic looks like the 3 series? What goes around comes around. Notice no one copies the VW Golf though, wonder why?

The rear end of the current 3-series coupe is a rip-off of the '96-'00 civic coupe. I personally think the new civic's back end looks just like the mitsubishi mirage.
 

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Hah! One of the ugliest cars on the road (Focus) has stolen from the VW. I stand corrected!
As for the whip antenna, I have no idea what you mean, but please don't explain, I'm really not interested.

Originally posted by QuikVR6:
Oddly enough one of your IS300.net counterparts has taken the time to point out how much the Ford Focus actually resembles the VW GTI. Also you should note that cool whip antennea on your IS is pretty much robbed from veedub's. As well as Mercury's Cougar...and the Focus.. hmmm.
 

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Funny so ugly ..yet is one of the hottest selling compacts this nation has seen.

And since I know you are interested, the whip antennea on the IS300 roof is a rip off of years of just one of the many design characteristics VW has.
 

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Originally posted by ckolsen:
Hah! One of the ugliest cars on the road (Focus) has stolen from the VW. I stand corrected!
As for the whip antenna, I have no idea what you mean, but please don't explain, I'm really not interested.

You took the words right out of my mouth!!!!

Also, notice the new Passat taillights?????
 

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Car manufacturers will generally copy any good designs.....The antenna for example, is indeed a good design and looks nice, therefore being copied and used on different cars is not a surprise.


Ford Focus???? They copied VW and look how it turned out!!!! Did an excellent job of patching it........ Could've been a nicer looking car......

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While I enjoy bashing VR6, jokes aside I think the new and previous Golf look nice, especially the new interior. The Passat is at least better than Accord/Camry/Maxima, and while the Jetta is not great, it looks better than most compact sedans. VWs have character, as do BMWs, even Saabs & Volvos. I love Hondas, but they aren't much to look at (except NSX - Integra is ok, i bought one). Toyotas all suck except the IS300. Nissan hasn't made a nice looking car since the 300ZX, same for Mazda (since who knows what?). The Americans are hopeless.

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Car manufacturers will generally copy any good designs.....except for Ford.

It's too bad the ugly Focus copied VW.....otherwise it would be a nicer looking car......
 

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Originally posted by QuikVR6:
Funny so ugly ..yet is one of the hottest selling compacts this nation has seen.

And since I know you are interested, the whip antennea on the IS300 roof is a rip off of years of just one of the many design characteristics VW has.
The Focus is a nice car, however, I wouldn't call it "one of the hottest selling compacts this nation has seen". Ford has sold 220,000 Focuses thru Sept of this year. Ford used to sell 300,000 Escorts annually and so it looks like the Escort was actually more popular.
 

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Originally posted by ckolsen:
While I enjoy bashing VR6, jokes aside I think the new and previous Golf look nice, especially the new interior. The Passat is at least better than Accord/Camry/Maxima, and while the Jetta is not great, it looks better than most compact sedans. VWs have character, as do BMWs, even Saabs & Volvos. I love Hondas, but they aren't much to look at (except NSX - Integra is ok, i bought one). Toyotas all suck except the IS300. Nissan hasn't made a nice looking car since the 300ZX, same for Mazda (since who knows what?). The Americans are hopeless.


I concur totally......It was just my contribution to bash VR6.
 

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Originally posted by QuikVR6:
Also you should note that cool whip antennea on your IS is pretty much robbed from veedub's. As well as Mercury's Cougar...and the Focus.. hmmm.
Gee, my brother's M Coupe has a little whip antenna just like mine. So BMW's ripping off too, huh?



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Originally posted by ckolsen:
Nissan hasn't made a nice looking car since the 300ZX, same for Mazda (since who knows what?).
Since the Miata! Jeesh!




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QuikVR6 is a dummy. The antenna he refers to is standard issue in Europe. Almost every car in Europe has the center mounted antenna. All this talk about whose copying who is getting tired. It's been happening and will happen as long as cars exist.

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Originally posted by viggen:
Ford has sold 220,000 Focuses thru Sept of this year. Ford used to sell 300,000 Escorts annually and so it looks like the Escort was actually more popular.

Viggen,
The only year Ford topped the 300,000 mark in sales on the Escort was 1994. I wouldn't call that annualy.
 

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Originally posted by ckolsen:
The Passat is at least better than Accord/Camry/Maxima..... Nissan hasn't made a nice looking car since the 300ZX.......

Passat better than a 00/01 Maxima, Nissan not making nice looking cars since the 300, u were just kidding right


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