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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:51 PM

 

But you are just banning "the way it looks"

Just as a thought experiment inspired by a comment in another thread, I'd like to get a sense of what people think about form, function and psychology.

This is a 1973 Dodge Dart:



This is also a 1973 Dodge Dart:



They are the SAME car, with just some differences in styling and and a few parts. Each is capable of exceeding the speed limit or causing general carnage.

If I give you ten million teenagers, and I ask you to give 5 million of them the first car, and 5 million of them the other car, at let them drive around for a year, then at the end of that year, would you expect:


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Reply But you are just banning "the way it looks" (Original post)
jberryhill Jan 2013 OP
ellisonz Jan 2013 #1
jberryhill Jan 2013 #2
ellisonz Jan 2013 #4
MineralMan Jan 2013 #3
datasuspect Jan 2013 #5
jberryhill Jan 2013 #6
Tikki Jan 2013 #7

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:54 PM

1. This is perhaps the greatest post ever delivered on this topic.

Bravo, Sir! Bravo!

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:55 PM

2. It's the entire reason cars come with different option packages

 


To appeal to and inspire predispositions among user groups with different ideas of what a car is for.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:58 PM

4. Only criminals will have cars with nice option packages when cars with nice option packages...

...are illegal.

A society with cars with nice option packages is a polite society.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:57 PM

3. I would not give either car to a teenager.

They are worth too much these days, somewhat hard to get parts for, and get lousy gas mileage. They are classics. I like Chevy Cavaliers as cars to give teenagers. They hate them. They're slow. They have air bags. Any car that teenagers do not like, is slow, and has air bags is preferable to some 70's era muscle car.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:59 PM

5. not to mention

 

the dashboards can decapitate you.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:06 PM

6. Pedantic isn't a river in Egypt at all

 


Shall we do 2010 Honda civics? Or do you just not want to address the point about design and psychology?

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:06 PM

7. Jewelry...

for your home...fits nicely in most driveways...polishes up nicely...

Expensive (to drive) and fun to show off when visitors come by.


Tikki

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