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Subject: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Jock on 01/12/13 at 9:26 am

I still like the Mazda Protege5 and the first gen Ford Focus. Although they were late 90's designs, they got better in the early 00's - both of them got a facelift in 2001. Cars back then had smaller grilles and most of them didn't feature stretched headlights. Am I the only one who liked cars back then more?
http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Ford/ford_focus_rs_04.jpg

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: whistledog on 01/12/13 at 10:32 am

What's to miss?  The cars from the early 2000s don't look too different from the cars of today ???

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: belmont22 on 01/12/13 at 11:08 am

To me all cars made after 2000 have a similar look, maybe the ones from the past 5 years are a bit more extreme in that look but I think all 00s cars and even some mid/late 90s cars look pretty contemporary.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Brian06 on 01/12/13 at 11:46 am

I really don't. Today's cars look better tbh.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: belmont22 on 01/12/13 at 11:47 am

With that said, I'm sure the technology in early 00s cars was a lot less sophisticated than the cars of the early 10s.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Slim95 on 01/12/13 at 10:49 pm

Early 2000's cars looked MUCH different than today. It's a major and noticeable difference. Heck even cars from the mid-00's looked different than today. Car's today are much more boxy and big and back in the early 2000's they were slim and sleek. I miss cars from then as well, they definitely had a much more simple yet unique look while most cars look the same on the road today.

This is a car from the early 00's

http://www.1stautos.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2001-Car-Picture-BMW-740iL.jpg

This is a car from today

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cm/popularmechanics/images/WE/cars-worth-waiting-for-01-0512-lgn.jpg

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Slim95 on 01/12/13 at 10:53 pm


Am I the only one who liked cars back then more?
http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Ford/ford_focus_rs_04.jpg

Now that is one HOT and attractive car!  8)

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/13/13 at 11:11 am


Early 2000's cars looked MUCH different than today. It's a major and noticeable difference. Heck even cars from the mid-00's looked different than today. Car's today are much more boxy and big and back in the early 2000's they were slim and sleek. I miss cars from then as well, they definitely had a much more simple yet unique look while most cars look the same on the road today.

This is a car from the early 00's

http://www.1stautos.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2001-Car-Picture-BMW-740iL.jpg

This is a car from today

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cm/popularmechanics/images/WE/cars-worth-waiting-for-01-0512-lgn.jpg


Sure, it's easy to make that point when you take the best-looking car you can find from the early 2000's and compare it to the ugliest car you can find from today.

I could just as easily make that point the other way around:

This is a car from the early 2000s:

http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Pontiac/pontiac-Aztek_2004_manu-hr-01-1024.jpg


This is a car from today

http://media.caranddriver.com/images/11q4/424744/2012-bmw-640i-coupe-photo-426816-s-1280x782.jpg


Perhaps it would have been more fair to compare the two BMW's.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: belmont22 on 01/13/13 at 11:33 am

The transition to round as opposed to boxy wasn't an overnight thing, it actually started with some mid 1980s models and was more or less complete by the mid 2000s.

And of course, how modern a car is has a lot more to do with how round it is.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/13/13 at 11:37 am


Sure, it's easy to make that point when you take the best-looking car you can find from the early 2000's and compare it to the ugliest car you can find from today.


Yeah, plus, the BMW on the picture does not really represent early 00s' car design. It's actually a holdover model range from the late 90s which was discontinued already in 2001. That's the successor (built from 02-08):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a6/2006-2008_BMW_7-Series.jpg/420px-2006-2008_BMW_7-Series.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_E65/E66/E67/E68

Now, the differences are not that big anymore...

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/13/13 at 11:40 am


The transition to round as opposed to boxy wasn't an overnight thing, it actually started with some mid 1980s models and was more or less complete by the mid 2000s.

And of course, how modern a car is has a lot more to do with how round it is.


Very true. It's easy to look back fondly at older cars (in your case the 1980's, in mine the 1960's) and think they were so much better back then but they're not. We can agree or disagree on the aesthetics of modern cars but the simple truth is that today's cars are far and away the best they've ever been in terms of quality and reliability. Back in the 1960's and 70's you were lucky to get 100,000 miles out of a car before they started falling apart, while now you can expect to get almost twice that out of a car so long as you properly maintain it and don't abuse it too much.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/13 at 2:15 pm


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a6/2006-2008_BMW_7-Series.jpg/420px-2006-2008_BMW_7-Series.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_E65/E66/E67/E68

Now, the differences are not that big anymore...

Actually this car still looks pretty different and dated than the ones today. I seem to notice a difference but it's not as big of a difference from early 90's to early 00's though.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/13/13 at 3:06 pm


Actually this car still looks pretty different and dated than the ones today. I seem to notice a difference but it's not as big of a difference from early 90's to early 00's though.


That's the current successor (built since 2008):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3f/2010_BMW_750i_--_03-14-2010.jpg/420px-2010_BMW_750i_--_03-14-2010.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_F01

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/13 at 3:24 pm


That's the current successor (built since 2008):

I guess it depends on the model then.  :P

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/13/13 at 3:37 pm


I guess it depends on the model then.  :P


Of course it depends on the model. That's more or less the current version of the BMW you have posted in the first place.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/13 at 3:47 pm

Well here's a better example with the same model as Honda is my favorite brand.

Honda Civic 2001

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/2001-2003_Honda_Civic_sedan.jpg

Honda Civic 2013

http://image.motortrend.com/f/roadtests/sedans/1211_2013_honda_civic_quick_drive/41247602+w623+h388+cr1+ar0/2013-Honda-Civic-front-right-view.jpg

Now they look noticeably different

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/13/13 at 3:53 pm

I prefer the 2013. The 2001er looks pretty cheap.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: belmont22 on 01/13/13 at 4:15 pm

I don't really like the look of 21st century cars. They just seem to clash in a bad way juxtaposed against the environment. I'm sure as far as their technical capabilities though they are vastly superior to anything made prior to 2000.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/13 at 4:32 pm


I prefer the 2013. The 2001er looks pretty cheap.

I like the clean, simple look of the 2001 car.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/13/13 at 4:36 pm


I like the clean, simple look of the 2001 car.


The current one looks more high quality.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 01/13/13 at 6:52 pm


With that said, I'm sure the technology in early 00s cars was a lot less sophisticated than the cars of the early 10s.


You ain't lying! My parents got a new Toyota Corolla back in the early 00's and that thing had a freaking cassette player in it!

Just to be able to listen to a CD in the car we had to hook the player up to one of these stupid adapter things that never seemed to work right. ::)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HBTrcvPLL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/13 at 7:12 pm


You ain't lying! My parents got a new Toyota Corolla back in the early 00's and that thing had a freaking cassette player in it!

Just to be able to listen to a CD in the car we had to hook the player up to one of these stupid adapter things that never seemed to work right. ::)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HBTrcvPLL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Now even listening to a CD in a car is old fashioned and people just want an IPod/MP3 Adapter.  ;D

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/10/16 at 2:54 pm

I definitely miss the Escalade. Their so Early 2000s, its ridiculous. Haha The PT Cruisers were also nice to see every now and then.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: musicguy93 on 06/10/16 at 4:11 pm


I don't really like the look of 21st century cars. They just seem to clash in a bad way juxtaposed against the environment. I'm sure as far as their technical capabilities though they are vastly superior to anything made prior to 2000.


I'm not a huge expert on cars, but why is 2000 constantly used as a cutoff date for everything? I'm pretty sure cars in 2000 were not much different from 1999.

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: musicguy93 on 06/10/16 at 4:19 pm


Now even listening to a CD in a car is old fashioned and people just want an IPod/MP3 Adapter.  ;D


It's pretty dumb that people choose convenience over quality nowadays. Luckily my car is 20 years old (it originally belonged to my mom's friend), so I still have the option of playing CDs.  ;)

Subject: Re: I miss the cars from the early 2000's

Written By: Slim95 on 06/10/16 at 9:03 pm


Now even listening to a CD in a car is old fashioned and people just want an IPod/MP3 Adapter.  ;D

Wow I wrote this back in 2013 and now even IPod/MP3 Adapters are old fashion. People just want Bluetooth support now. I bet in 3 more years there will be something new again lol.

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