This is The Opposite Locker where we try and sort out the cool from the square. This is a discussion system detailing how cool a car is, not how fast, fun, or frivolous it may be, but how well it looks in the cat's pajamas. But, you may be asking, what makes a car cool, anyways?

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Asterisked* cars are moved more than slightly from the original vote by use of veto power, and double asterisked** cars are vehicles moved back under a challenge.

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Frigid

  • Chrysler 300*
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Toyota GT 86
  • Porsche Cayman
  • McLaren π
  • Porsche 918
  • Maserati GranTurismo
  • Aston Martin DB9
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • SRT Viper
  • Lamborghini Aventador

Cool

  • Ford Focus
  • Chevrolet Corvette (C7)
  • Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Ford Mustang
  • Porsche 911
  • Tesla Model S
  • Maserati Quattroporte
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • Ferrari FF
  • Audi R8
  • Ford Fusion
  • Kia Optima
  • Mazda 6
  • Alfa Romeo 4C
  • Cadillac XTS
  • Fiat 500
  • Audi A7
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Audi A8
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Lotus Evora
  • Alfa Romeo MiTo
  • Mazda 3 - As Chteelers will tell you, "A stylish and well-built car that drives better than it should, and doesn't try to be anything that it's not. It doesn't shout at you with hipster millennial style (Soul, Cube, Scions), or try to be a sports car (Veloster, Juke, CR-V), or bore you to tears (Corolla, Civic)." Cool.

Uncool

  • Nissan GT-R
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Porsche Boxster*
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Ferrari 458 Italia
  • Lamborghini Gallardo
  • Ferrari LaFerrari
  • Nissan 370Z
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Maserati Ghibli
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Aston Martin Vanquish*
  • Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Honda Accord
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Lexus LF-A*
  • Buick Regal*
  • Volkswagen Golf*
  • Chevolet Silverado
  • Dodge Ram
  • Audi A5*
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Mercedes-Benz GLK
  • BMW 7 Series
  • Mercedes-Benz S Class
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA
  • Cadillac Escalade

Square

  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Porsche Panamera
  • McLaren MP4-12C*
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Toyota Prius
  • Nissan Altima
  • Chrysler 200
  • Dodge Avenger
  • Volkswagen Passat
  • Lexus IS
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Ford F-150
  • BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

New Kid On The Block

For an eco-car who's main goal is reducing fuel consumption and operating costs, the Volkswagen XL1 sure does cost a pretty penny. The 261 MPG down-to-earth spaceship is actually targeted at those sorts of people that buy Lexus hybrids and only care about image rather than saving money in the emerging face of rising fuel costs, yet this XL1 may be better for the ever present cloud of 'road relevance' that continuously hangs over the performance appendages of automotive companies than the current strain of hybrid hypercars.

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So, is this car too advanced, too technical to charge the slot of 'coolness' that these sorts of cars will eventually try to fill, or is the fact that the XL1 is achieving never before seen fuel consumption figures in a car that not only looks relatively normal, but also has the interior capacity and technology to compete with the current crop enough to say, "hey, get out of my way!"?

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Volkswagen XL1

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