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Old 01-18-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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Copy cats

Is it just me or does anyone else get bothered by car companies that copy other cars. I think Hyundai, or how ever you spell that, is the worst. They have a car that looks just like the Accord and some little thing that I swear is a Benz every time I see it. The latest is the new Chrysler 300. Though it is a cool looking car, they blatantly copies the Audi cool led headlight thing. I am a big anti-Chrysler person and think if you can't come up with your own ideas, you need to hire some new design guys or stop making cars.

Just my oppinion. Take it or leave it.

PS. The 5th gen Camaro is one of a kinda and the awesomest car known to man.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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Seconded...ed...

I dislike seeing the KIA's and Hyundai's that look blatantly like other car manufacturer's models, and then they tout their cars as being superior luxury vehicles or whatever.

Examples:

Hyundai Accent = a bad version of an old Chevy Aveo, or Ford Fiesta
Hyundai Elantra = a cross between a Honda Civic/Accord and a Mazda 3
Hyundai Sonata = a goofy looking Toyota Camry (a car that's already kinda goofy looking)
Hyundai Azera = a goofy looking Toyota Avalon (another car that's already kind of goofy looking)
Hyundai Tuscon = Mazda CX-9?
Hyundai Santa Fe = Toyota Rav-4?
Hyundai Veracruz = Bloated Subaru Outback or Tribeca?
Hyundai Genesis = cheap-o Mercedes (pick one)
Hyundai Equus = another Mercedes knock-off, but with Audi LED accents... (not to mention the car model title is unpronouncable to normal people)

I won't even get started on KIA... Any car manufacturer who's brand name is the abbreviation for "Killed In Action" is not to be trusted...
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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HA HA this is funny... but I'd have to disagree with part of what you said.

Hyundai Accent = a bad version of an old Chevy Aveo, or Ford Fiesta

if anything they ripped off the Hyundai it has been around much longer and had the ... err style??? before them

as far as KIA goes... what do you expect from Ford yeah I said it... they are basically a Ford subsidiary.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:49 PM   #4
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Seconded...ed...

I dislike seeing the KIA's and Hyundai's that look blatantly like other car manufacturer's models, and then they tout their cars as being superior luxury vehicles or whatever.

Examples:

Hyundai Accent = a bad version of an old Chevy Aveo, or Ford Fiesta
Hyundai Elantra = a cross between a Honda Civic/Accord and a Mazda 3
Hyundai Sonata = a goofy looking Toyota Camry (a car that's already kinda goofy looking)
Hyundai Azera = a goofy looking Toyota Avalon (another car that's already kind of goofy looking)
Hyundai Tuscon = Mazda CX-9?
Hyundai Santa Fe = Toyota Rav-4?
Hyundai Veracruz = Bloated Subaru Outback or Tribeca?
Hyundai Genesis = cheap-o Mercedes (pick one)
Hyundai Equus = another Mercedes knock-off, but with Audi LED accents... (not to mention the car model title is unpronouncable to normal people)

I won't even get started on KIA... Any car manufacturer who's brand name is the abbreviation for "Killed In Action" is not to be trusted...
As I do agree with you on some of these, most of these I cannot see any resemblance of between the two. I mean, all crossovers are going to look like crossovers. Same with cars and SUVs right? The only real resemblance i'm seeing in some of these are the shape of the vehicles themselves.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:19 PM   #5
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As I do agree with you on some of these, most of these I cannot see any resemblance of between the two. I mean, all crossovers are going to look like crossovers. Same with cars and SUVs right? The only real resemblance i'm seeing in some of these are the shape of the vehicles themselves.
Yea, but a Camaro doesn't look like a Mustang in any way and a Dodge Ram doesn't look like an F150. We are just saying, be original!
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:45 PM   #6
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Yea, but a Camaro doesn't look like a Mustang in any way and a Dodge Ram doesn't look like an F150. We are just saying, be original!
With the amount of 'Mistaken Camaro for Mustang' Threads on here, I'd say they look pretty similar

But in all seriousness, I see your point. I guess some car brands are running out of ideas
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Yeah, I was just quickly surfing between different manufacturer websites to grab a car that looked similar in bodylines and other features.

I don't think they look exactly alike, but you can tell they take a lot of styling from other car manufacturers and then try to pull some slogan out of their rear-end about being "the best" out there.

But, they are what they are, the asian knock-offs for a fraction of the cost. They are excellent at reverse engineering
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I sure hope those mofo's don't come up with a ricer knock-off of our Camaro!
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HA HA this is funny... but I'd have to disagree with part of what you said.

Hyundai Accent = a bad version of an old Chevy Aveo, or Ford Fiesta

if anything they ripped off the Hyundai it has been around much longer and had the ... err style??? before them

as far as KIA goes... what do you expect from Ford yeah I said it... they are basically a Ford subsidiary.
Ford doesn't own Kia...Kia and Hyundai are the same company.

Sonata is a cross between the CLS-class Mercedes and a melting bar of soap.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:55 PM   #10
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The Koreans have nothing on the Chinese when it comes to copying cars
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I don't like the new 300. I liked the old style better. I wouldn't buy either though.
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The Koreans have nothing on the Chinese when it comes to copying cars
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Sonata is a cross between the CLS-class Mercedes and a melting bar of soap.
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[QUOTE=FenwickHockey65;2743809]Ford doesn't own Kia...Kia and Hyundai are the same company.
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I didn't mean to imply Ford owned KIA, but they did fund them and introduce them to the American market by having them build quite a few of their 4 cylinder cars in the early 90's
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Ummm How about every honda made is almost exactly a copy of the BMW of 2 or 3 years earlier?? Honda is the worst at copying other designs IMO.
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Ummm How about every honda made is almost exactly a copy of the BMW of 2 or 3 years earlier?? Honda is the worst at copying other designs IMO.
I don't see anything of BMW's design language in Honda or Acura.
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I don't see anything of BMW's design language in Honda or Acura.
Agreed. However, Honda has a very real design problem on their hands...consumers are saying that their number one reason for not purchasing any of Honda's new launch products is the horrific exterior styling, especially with the Acura division.
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Agreed. However, Honda has a very real design problem on their hands...consumers are saying that their number one reason for not purchasing any of Honda's new launch products is the horrific exterior styling, especially with the Acura division.
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The fuller sized 98-01 Subaru Forester was copied by everyone, we got our 01 in 03 and by 05 everyone had a SUV that looked just like it.
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Oh and that Dodge commercial this Xmas with the cars buring out around a tree, the first time I caught it mid way and was like cool a Camaro. Then realized it was a challanger, was a dark shot
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