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Box Cars? Wind Me Up Before You Go-Go!

Published November 24, 2009 - 0 Comments

I don’t know what’s going on with car designers nowadays (other than the fact they’re fighting to stay alive), but I’ve noticed a few really ugly vehicles on the roads recently.  I call them box cars, although I don’t know what the real term is.  I’d say cube cars, but Nissan went and called theirs the Cube.  How original.

Look at this thing.

Nissan Cube

Where the key to wind it up?

Then there’s this little gem.

It’s somewhat less box-like than the Cube is, but only because the roof doesn’t appear to go straight across, but that might be an optical illusion.. or maybe it’s my eyes.  That reminds me, I should really get that prescription for my glasses filled out some day.

I’ve started to notice these cars mention in some of the magazines that I subscribe to.  MoneySense ran an article on how cost effective they were.  Consumer Reports had one too.  Apparently they’re not bad little vehicles, so I can’t really bash them too badly.  It’s just the look of them.  I don’t find it overly appealing.

Then again, I’ve never been a poster boy for “all things en vogue”…