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DOTS: C8 Impressions and a Japanese Nugget!

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Okay, so the press photos were perhaps more flattering than I suspected. This is one oddly proportioned car, even for a mid engined one.

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I’m disappointed. It is just too busy and so bulky looking. Lots of vents are to be expected, but these are b i g vents. That side air duct could swallow a whale. My impressions are that this car needs to lay off the ‘roids. It looks too bulked up for its own good.

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And I thought the Camaro looked hard to see out of.

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That haunch just isn’t particularly pretty, especially compared to other mid engined cars. I dunno it just shows that they’ve never tried this before.

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One of the biggest letdowns was how hard it was to see into the engine bay through the clear glass cover. I’m 6 feet dead and standing on the curb I could just barely see it. I could just see some plastic covers and a hint of a red engine block. Nothing else.

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Interior was more impressive. The passenger is strangely cut off from the controls but it does live up to the hype. The touchscreen looks like more of an afterthought in person however.

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Now onto a shockingly clean automatic Toyota Cressida. The blue velour interior was breathtakingly perfect. I didn’t know these were sold in the states actually but it turns out they were.

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I can’t remember the last time I saw one of these. Where has this one been hiding? It seems like a shame to bring it out on such a hot day. Close to 100 degrees at times and the sun was so high overhead I was sweating the entire drive with the aircon on full.

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A long boi. And by long I mean l o n g.

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What is this monstrosity? F150 single cab stepside is uncommon enough but this one has a debadged Lincoln Navigator front end with a truly awful hood scoop. How could anyone think that hood scoop would look good?

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