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The next Pontiac Aztec?

I remember the first time I saw an Aztec. All I could do was laugh at how ridiculous it looked and made the owner look. This week, I had that experience all over again. Ladies and gentlemen, the Lexus NX



If you haven't seen one of these things in person, you don't know what you're missing,
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I find the front end esthetics of Lexus and Acura to be hideous over the past few years.
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Maybe it's because it looks like this guy?
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When I first saw an Aztek, I thought it was a custom joke.
Can't believe it is a factory design.
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Ugliest front ends in the business. All Lexus' look like they are wearing beards on the front grill

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I find the front end esthetics of Lexus and Acura to be hideous over the past few years.
Would agree with that, with lexus being the worst.
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I test drove one for the girlfriend... She went with the Audi Q3. I kinda liked the Infiniti QX30 (much better transmission in the Dual Clutch Sequential programming than the shared platform Mercedes GLA)

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I saw one of those in the parking lot at work yesterday and did a double-take it was so ugly. It looks like an icebreaker bow.
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An ugly grill that is supposed to be covered by a front plate.

In states or provinces without a front plate it is definitely hideous. Audis have the same issue.
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you should look at the new Prius. It's uglier than the lexus.
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you should look at the new Prius. It's uglier than the lexus.
Hmm, now there's a contest where there is no winner.

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Both Toyotas make the Pontiac look like a pleasant design... Kind of.

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Hmm, now there's a contest where there is no winner.

Jesus Christ!
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Jesus Christ!
They look worse in person. Just too busy, with needless lines and creases that don't go with anything else. I really do not like the current direction of mainstream automotive design.
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They look worse in person. Just too busy, with needless lines and creases that don't go with anything else.
I agree, the tail looks as if it's inspired by another great automotive milestone:
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No argument, the Prius has turned into a TRAINWRECK.....

but these (From the Chicago Auto show Media Preview yesterday) take my breath away:





for more BIG grills from the Auto show preview -- ML1 Media - Feature Sample-Chicago Auto Show 2017

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More and more cars of more makes have adopted/adapted some variation of the type of grill on the Lexus. Heck, even the Evora to some extent.

I think it's a design affectation that will go out of style relatively quickly, and have the same kind of dated look as slats on a rear windshield, hideaway headlights, etc.

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