Off-Topic Cars with Ugly Dashboards

Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by Chunkylover53, Monday 24th Mar, 2014.

  1. Chunkylover53 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I remember last year when I was looking for a car that I would skip a certain model purely due to the dashboard. Personally I think the dash of a car has to look good otherwise what's the point. Every time you drive it you'll just see a drab useless piece of plastic that makes you depressed. Anyway let me start with the Citroen C1/Toyota Aygo.

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    It's just a glowing orange mess with the odd smattering of red lit translucent plastic.

    Have you guys come across any ugly dashboards?
     
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  2. TheDarkKnight Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Every single Mazda.....if you have a fetish for near-constant vomiting and like cheap plastics and poor layouts, then these rubbish cars are right up your street!

    Mazda = FAIL.
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Vauxhalls, especially Vectras/Astrsa

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  4. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    That Citroen one is a shocker. Looks like they tried to cover up how bad it is with some colour to try and claim "youth appeal." :Epic Fail:

    Of the cars I've seen recently, the current crop of Subarus may be great machines, but IMHO the poor design and quality of the dashboards is shocking!
     
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  5. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Fiat Multipla.

    Makes me feel seasick looking at it lol
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  6. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    ^^Fantastic! Looks like the design committee had a long, boozy lunch, and then designed this straight afterwards. :beer
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    This could save the NHS some money.
    Instead of using Ipecacuanha to induce vomiting, just show them that picture.
    Also, I have to say, the outside of that thing is just as vile.
     
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  8. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Grow up.
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    He is entitled to his opinion fella don't bite!:Niceone: But Mazda plastics are suspect lets face it.
     
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  10. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    But we aren't. I remember when many weren't happy about Honda dealers and it was shut down pronto.

    He is immature and bad karma, which I don't have time for.
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  12. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Get the thread back on topic, Arctic we'll chat through this by PM :Smile:
     
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  13. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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  14. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    ^^ As a MINI owner (and something of a fanatic) I tend to agree.

    It's deliberate retro - almost a pastiche - and certainly form over function. Still love my MINI though...10 years owned (from new) this year and going nowhere! :OTT:

    Quality is strong though (on my 2004 Cooper at least, think it declined with the last version) and it IS very popular...nobody mention estate agents, either!
     
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  15. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    My two older brothers had minis I always remember the push button on the floor to start the engine... How old would that be. I used to have a 1275GT in Denim Metallic Blue, Wolf Race Alloys, twin Webbers which gave it a great acceleration and I loved it to bits I like the new mini but the cockpit just doesn't do it for me. Just looked at the link I've posted and the Fiat 500 Abarth looks much better.
     
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  16. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    Totally agree. Floor start would have been 1959 - (about) 1963/4 I think.

    Had a few Minis and a couple of MINIs - 1974 Clubman, 1982 HL, 1987 Mayfair, 2001 MINI One (the dealer demo so I avoided the waiting list) and my current 2004 Cooper which I went to the factory to see being built. My brother had a 1275GT back in the day with Dunlop Denovo tyres (remember those?!) - but it was written off (I kid you not) after hitting a badger!

    Great cars, nice to be able to have one as a weekend toy, wouldn't be without it. Pity now owned by BMW, but at least manufacture is still in UK so providing jobs.
     
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  17. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I sold mine to a friend when I got married as I needed a bigger motor and bought an Alfasud 1.5Ti green cloverleaf. He went out one night had a few ales went off the road at speed and put it on its roof. Write off!!!!! I was gutted I looked after that car like a baby.... Maybe I just chose the wrong people to sell my cars to cause the guy I sold the Alfa to got a puncture put the spare on but didn't tighten the wheel nuts?? Off came the wheel and the car hit a lamp post Write Off.... Strange but true
     
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  18. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Yes the Mazda 6 dash is horrible but the first Mazda 3 is solid and well designed, mine was rattle free unlike my Accord which has 3 rattles which I'm currently trying to find. Vauxhalls all have awful dash layout/plastic.

    Toyota dashboards always remind me of an Alba stereo.
     
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  19. Chunkylover53 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    :Rolf: so true


    I really like the new mini dashboards, it's really pushing the envelope but its a good thing.
     
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  20. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    How about this for a dash then , any thoughts on what it is?
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