If your Ford had a Matthew McConaughey, it would be a Lincoln

Cold take

Automotive designers that don’t design their cars to look good with front plates - something mandated in most of the world, with the exception of less than half of the US - are bad at their job.

I’ll give a partial pass to European designers that designed the car for standard European license plates, but it looks bucktoothed with a US one - I’m thinking of the mid 2000s Audi waterfall grille here, which had a crossbar perfectly sized for European license plates. But, it’s still not good, just understandable.


But if you didn’t consider front plates at all? GTFAC.

(And yes, I stole that image from another Oppo post. I wanted something that looked absolutely awful with a front plate, and the first result was the post that came from.)

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