Lights! (Interesting and Awful please)

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Lights! (Interesting and Awful please)

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With identikit car design de rigueur the only unleashing of creativity appears to be in the design and appearance of lighting. Yes, and there are probably many which fall into the category...awful.

My encounter today with a Toyota Prius seemed to reach the ultimate of the current crop of rear lighting with this.....

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But its all a matter of taste whether you class this as interesting or awful :-D

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Always liked these Maserati ones:



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And my C5 estate ones :)
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I have to say that Toyota one you posted Neil is ridiculous in the extreme - it does NOTHING for the car, would be IMO a dangerous distraction following behind it - yet alone when the brake or fogs are lit too.

I think the 'designer' had a few beverlies too many and made a one flick with his paintbrush too many.

God awful looks and a non more deserving Room 101 entry if ever there was one.

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Prius ticks the 'Awful' box for me Neil. Not so fond of the Maserati lights Steve, but if it was a woman those proportions could be interesting. The C5 is neat, reminds me a bit of the 90's Punto.

Unsure of the makes & models, possibly Audi, that sport what I call 'Comedy Lights' at the rear, a strip type arrangement where the pattern is set up to appear to go outwards.

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 20:08
God awful looks ...
That applies to whole car IMO.

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Not a light, but a sticker, I think it was a Saab 9000, and they joined up both rear lights wither a sticker on the boot / tailgate! May be wrong, if I'm not, IT certainly was.

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I think there are too many one eyed monsters around at the moment, passed three with the o/s headlamp out and two with the n/s headlight out on the way home round the country lanes here yesterday.

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Always liked the Mk1 C5 Estate rearlights - like a giant pair of parentheses ( ) !

One (two?) for Jim...
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I’m sure Mick Fleetwood could do with a pair of those this winter!
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I think these rear lights take some beating:

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It's from the new Renault Talisman; shame we don't get them over here.

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^^ They look very familiar.
Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 20:22
Prius ticks the 'Awful' box for me Neil. Not so fond of the Maserati lights Steve, but if it was a woman those proportions could be interesting. The C5 is neat, reminds me a bit of the 90's Punto.

Unsure of the makes & models, possibly Audi, that sport what I call 'Comedy Lights' at the rear, a strip type arrangement where the pattern is set up to appear to go outwards.

I think Volvo swiped them from Fiat for the 850 estate and Citroen stole them from Volvo.
Liked the 850 too.

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Oh dear, havent spotted these in real life but they do exist as this link testifies....

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Regards Neil
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Seen a few of them. Not appealing.

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And surely illegal?

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white exec wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 21:51


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No that's just every saddle after a stage at Le Tour