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    Do modern cars look like capybaras?

    Some Toyotas do. New legislation passed to make cars safer for pedestrians now require an amount of crush space between the hood (bonnet) and engine. Also, small cars now seem to be built to accomodate drivers over eight feet tall, leading to grotesquely distended rooflines. Scion TC's and Toyota Corollas are especially capybara-esque here in America, and I'm wondering if the trend is continuing elsewhere.
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    I see what you mean (I think ). A lot of the most recent Japanese and European econo-boxes have more than a hint of the capybara about them. The new Renault Clio is a good example...


    Also the new Mitsubishi Colt has something of an oversize rodent look about it...
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    Awesome thread guys

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    It really is quite striking in some models, especially the Corolla.
    And then there's the uppity Neon SRT-4, which looks like a new-age capybara.
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    Crazy

    I'm gunna dig up my own...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandQuail
    Do modern cars look like capybaras?

    hahahahahahahaha


    you're so right!

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    Actually, I don't find a similarity, but that's just me.

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    Also Guineapigs and hamsters
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandQuail
    Also, small cars now seem to be built to accomodate drivers over eight feet tall, leading to grotesquely distended rooflines.
    i especially agree with this. If i buy a new car, i'm gonna ask the dealer to lower the roof by like 5 inches.
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    Lower it and put a widebody kit on it, that should remedy the problem. But yeah, lots of new cars are vomit inducing.
    i was waiting on a moment, but the moment never came. all the billion other moments, were just slipping all away. i must have been tripping, we're just slipping all away. just ego tripping.

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    capybaras are the coolest rodents ever

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    capybaras simbolize economy and efficiency , but they look nerdy
    Dont u love 4x4 ??

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    Actually, the styling (if that is an appropriate word for it) of present day Toyotas reminds me more of Wombats than Capybaras:




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    Whatever happened to LandQuail anyway?

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    someone bring him back!
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