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the 169?

Post by alfa east » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:40 am

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Supposedly on the basis of the Chrysler 300. LINK

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Re: the 169?

Post by wilco » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:32 pm

looks a bit like a VW passat.. and thats not a good thing imo

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Re: the 169?

Post by alfa east » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:53 pm

Well, this is the VW 2012:
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of which they say: "Volkswagen Designers Replaced by Accountants at CAD Terminals. Which is only a slight exaggeration, because you can bet the bean counters were in on the process throughout. The new Passat, which just debuted in Detroit, looks like a Chevy Malibu." (not to mention a Camry)
I admit this 169 styling exercise (if that's what they are going to call it) is not such a classic beauty like the 164 but comparing it to the Passat is maybe a bit harsh.

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Re: the 169?

Post by alfa east » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:08 pm

Just read there are some differences between the USA en EU version of the Passat, but still, both are quite boring compared with the 169 exercise:
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Re: the 169?

Post by wilco » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:59 pm

well. that was the first thing that came to mind when i saw the picture.. hey, a new passat lol.. sorry for that :P
from the windshield till the back is exacttly the same shape imo

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