While putting six wheels on your car may look cool in very rare circumstances, it’s actually a very bad idea. What ends up happening most often is that your car will turn into what could only be described as a vehicular insect, while losing a lot of its power due to added friction with the ground and it will suffer from some very bad steering due to having a messed up rotation. The middle tires are completely useless and non-functional, so why would you install something that doesn’t improve, and even causes harm to your driving experience on a machine designed meticulously to provide the maximum energy for the least amount of effort possible?
This is a really terrible fad, and thankfully not many people are even aware of it. Next time you’re walking down the street and see a six-wheeled car, don’t be mad at it because it’s not the car’s fault. Be mad at the owner who would experiment with a car like that, because no vehicle deserves that kind of treatment, not even an old Fiat Punto.
Big Cars With Tiny Wheels
The American ethos has always been "more, bigger and cheaper" and this has worked fairly well. Everything about the American economy is larger than life, from large dishes in restaurants, to large clothes in stores, up to larger-than-life vehicles in the form of super SUVs and pickup trucks that challenge anyone's sense of what proper size should be. It’s perfectly fine to want bigger wheels, up to a limit, but the abomination we’re about to describe is a completely different beast.
One trend that has recently begun, which acts as a sort of a counterculture movement to the need for everything to be bigger, is having tiny wheels on very big cars - like the car in the picture above. This trend is an absolute disaster on multiple levels. First, it's one of the most ridiculous things anyone can do to their cars, let alone ugly. And second, it's extremely unsafe and will likely cause you to end up in a car wreck. Please… just… don't do this.
Fake Engine Growl
The rise of electric cars is a wonderful trend that will surely help accelerate technological improvements in the auto market while reducing negative impacts on the environment. Another benefit of electric cars is that they have much more efficient use of energy which leads to faster acceleration and more horsepower.
One unfortunate fad that accompanied the rise of electric vehicles is the demand for fake engine sounds in the interior of the car. We understand why you might want to have external engine sounds since electric cars are completely silent and this could lead to a higher rate of pedestrian collisions. Drivers, on the other hand, don't need engine sounds to know that they're driving. These engine sounds, which emanate from the stereo systems, are absolutely pointless and only serve to make the driver feel cooler while driving. BMW was one of the first to embrace these horrendous features, starting with their BMW I8. The option has since begun to appear in various other car companies such as Ford and Audi.
Completely Fake Cars
One of the absolute worst vehicle trends that is arguably worse than all the aforementioned trends combined, is turning your existing car into a completely different car by covering the external build with that of a much better and more expensive one. This is perhaps the weirdest and most confusing trend of them all, as anyone with even the most basic level of intelligence can immediately understand that your 2012 Honda Civic is not a Bugatti Veyron.
While this idea of making a cheap car look like one that costs millions of dollars is certainly funny in theory and could even provide for a wonderfully hilarious YouTube video, it's hard for us to even comprehend the idea that there are everyday people out there driving around in these kinds of cars on a daily basis as-if this was totally normal behavior. FYI, it's not.
While plastering a celebrity's face all over your car sounds funny in theory, in practice, it is one of the ugliest trends that currently exist in the auto industry. There is a much lighter version of this trend, where someone would stick a decal of their favorite celebrity or character in one of the back windows to appear as if that person is actually sitting there.
This might be regarded as a nice and funny joke, assuming nobody actually sits in the back and is therefore not able to see out the window. If you love an actor or character so much that you feel the need to have posters of them, simply go to your room and hang one in there. Yes, one. Nobody on the road is interested in your favorite characters, so it's better to leave that bit of trivia for your family and friends.