The front fenders of cars seem to be magnets for decoration. From fake vents, real vents, badges, and the like, manufacturers seem intent on making their front fenders as fancy as possible by venting the engine, venting the brakes, telling you what car it is, or just making it uglier. Today we look at some of the best and worst examples of what I will call front fender garnishes.

On the last 9-5, the small fake vent at the bottom of the fender was actually rather striking as it created a distinctive and rather elegant body line down the side of the car.
On the last 9-5, the small fake vent at the bottom of the fender was actually rather striking as it created a distinctive and rather elegant body line down the side of the car.
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On the other hand, the Saturn Ion was an appalling example of what not to do with a side fender garnish. The minuscule badge creates a stupid looking swoop that ends awkwardly in the middle of the rear door. Not good.
On the other hand, the Saturn Ion was an appalling example of what not to do with a side fender garnish. The minuscule badge creates a stupid looking swoop that ends awkwardly in the middle of the rear door. Not good.

So what do you think Oppo?

What are the best/worst/most front fender garnishes in the automotive world?

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