Nothing looks cooler than super “low profile” tires that resemble the wheel of a child’s play car. Not to mention the bump factor of driving a car like that. The traction from the metal-to-rubber ratio is not quite right and rather uncomfortable.
The whole experience must be immensely unpleasant. Why this is considered a funky addition, we will never understand.
The Wind-Up Key
Cute for some, perhaps, ridiculous for everybody else that is subject to seeing this thing on the road. This wind-up key accessory is pretty tacky. If you're the kind of person to have a wind-up key attached to your car, you're probably the kind of person who connects a vroominator to the speaker as well.
In fact, if you are that kind of person, just for kicks and a few laughs, as you're cruising down the street, wind up the key and then blast that vroom. See what happens.
This is worse than actually jazzing up your exhaust pipe to make it sound like you have a more powerful car. This little device aptly called the 'Vroominator' does exactly that. The machine simply plugs into the car's cigarette lighter, connects to the sound system, and voila, your car can instantly sound like a V8 engine. That booming vroom sound requires no tweaks.
You may as well just play a race car on loop on YouTube and connect it to a megaphone on your roof. This is a great way of letting the world know that you neither have an impressive car nor the mechanical know-how to improve it. If that's what you're happy with, then Vroominator is for you.
A real engineering marvel when it comes to roofs. Not. This silly addition is confusing to the eye, as well as the brain, in that it can't really decide what kind of roof it is. Are you trying to fool us into thinking you're a convertible? It doesn't quite matter what kind of car it's on. Whether it be an Aston Martin or a Nissan Murano, the design screams "trying too hard."
It may supposedly create a light and airy feeling from the inside. Unfortunately, the majority of people get to experience your roof from the outside, so whatever feeling you get inside, it makes little difference to how it looks.
Turning a design flaw into a trend is seriously cringe-worthy. We don't mean to get overly fussy here, but if you're going to try "re-invent" the wheel, you better make it good. Adding an asymmetrical pattern to the wheel spokes just does not make for an innovative design. Nobody really wants to see wheels facing opposite directions on either side of the car.
People love funky wheels but this doesn't really cut it. This is just an example of automakers taking quirky designs too far. In fact, it just evokes facepalming and head-scratching.