Okay so as you can see my choice is fairly obvious. In my humble opinion the Corvette Stingray is by far the most unique looking car you can currently purchase new from a dealership.
If it seems like I'm overstating the bit about it being new from a dealership that's because I don't want a bunch of asshats arguing about unique looking used cars or cars that are coming soon.
I'm talking currently on the market and available to the general public.
What got me thinking about this was Jason's post about what the average car looks like in 2014. If you think that what you see below looks like a Avenger/9-3/Model S/Camry that's because it does and that my friends is not good.
Toyoxus thinks what they're doing is unique but it's not. I mean I get it, they want their own signature fascia but what they've ended up with is a godawful mashup of Audi, Mitsubishi and the Warheads guy. Just cut your losses and go back to the drawing board guys, please.
Some of you might point to vehicles like the Nissan Juke or Scion XB as being unique but that's wrong, so very, very wrong. Those are just ugly, over styled vehicles that have spawned other ugly over styled vehicles. The Juke is responsible for what Jeep is passing off as a Cherokee and the Scion XB exists because of the Honda Element, another failed attempt at making it hip to be square.
So when you really think about it, are there any new cars that don't look like it's competitors? Have automotive designers really become so scared of rejection and content with laziness that they're simply happy to tow the line and
borrow steal from the competition in order to move units?
Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of the new Mustang, Challenger, Camaro but do we really need more retrolution™ style cars? Would these things sell were it not for their nostalgia inducing designs?
I'll tell you this much, it's getting harder and harder to say a car is unique in it's overall design, especially when you're talking about cars built for us "normal folk". Seems to me that for the most part the only unique cars being built are for those that can afford to wipe with $100s.
However that's just my opinion, what's yours?
Andrew Maness writes about cars because he has one and also has a computer. He's been known to drunkenly Tweet as @thisnicelife and upload photos to @theroadlessdriven. He also has a YouTube Channel and thinks talking about himself in the 3rd person is really weird but knows it's necessary if he wants to be taken seriously as an automotive journalist.