Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: uk unfortuneately
Well im no real big fan of the Holdon Morono , although I dont think is a bad car, but who the fek are the yanks to criticize on the styling front or indeed many automotive aspects.
For years it seemed that yank car designers drew their inspiration not from matchbox cars but the actual match boxes themselves, with their straight square shapes, and ancient style of dashboard and interior design which looks like it was converted from an early model f100 ute.. hardly inspiring stuff..
What else about yank cars?? hmm pogo stick suspension that endows the cars with a smooth ride, means that the car is still bouncing on its suspension next time you go to drive it.
The idea of a monocoque chassis seems to be a relatively new idea for many american car designers, who all seemed to love the seperate chassis setup for many years..
Think american style, think slabs of imitation "wood look" vynal on the side of a slab sideded three tonne tank, four square front headlights, an enormous "trunk" which contributes to space inefficiency in interior space terms, but don't worry, they'll drop in a gas guzzeling 8.0 litre motor to haul this abomination along at near hyundai elantra levels of performance..
Of course there are exceptions, but relatively few untill recently.
People in glass houses shouldnt throw stones..
The morono might look like a sucked caramel but that's a lot better than cars that look like they were styled around offcuts from a building site.