Posts in category "Lifestyle - Transportation - Automotive - Design Trends"

"Drive...He Said" Nice Posterior - 2011 Ford Mustang GT tail blinkers

"Drive...He Said" Nice Posterior - 2011 Ford Mustang GT tail blinkers
Tail turn-lamps aka blinkers on cars and light trucks. Talk about function over form. Boring. Rarely do they receive the amount of attention from designers as do front head-lamp assemblies. It makes little sense because, when you think about it, drivers spend more time in traffic ogling the derrieres of vehicles than their visages. And... Read more »

Car Styling Trends - Side View Mirrors Big as Law School Case Books

Car Styling Trends -  Side View Mirrors Big as Law School Case Books
In her ChicagoNow blog “Drive, She Said” Jill Ciminillo recently raved about side-view mirrors in the 2011 Mazda6, which feature flashing images to warn of adjacent vehicles located in driver’s “blind spots”. http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/drive-she-said/2010/12/todays-rave-mazda6-blind-spot-monitoring.html. In the quest to reduce this “Bermuda Triangle”, which surrounds all moving cars, Nissan’s luxury division, Infiniti, has gone one step beyond... Read more »

Goodbye, Hello - from 2011 Volkswagen Jetta to the 2011 Scion TC

Goodbye, Hello - from 2011 Volkswagen Jetta to the 2011 Scion TC
Thanks to a couple of recent snowfalls here in Chicago, an otherwise refined and perfectly driveable 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL lamentably wore out it’s welcome at “Drive…He Said”. The front drive, compact family sedan, which is plenty roomy and can handle a whole lotta’ luggage, was strangely equipped with dedicated summer Michelin tires. Despite traction... Read more »
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2011 Infiniti QX56 - Vehicular Voyeurism

2011 Infiniti QX56 - Vehicular Voyeurism
When we last spoke of the 2011 Infiniti QX56 we harped on its enormity. http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/drive-he-said/2010/12/new-years-resolution—put-the-infiniti-qx56-on-a-diet.html We have this hunch, though, that being gargantuan is one big draw of SUVs to many consumers. With a driver’s seat perched up 36″, as in ONE YARD off the terra firma, in the QX56 you can’t help but feel... Read more »