Some people choose their cars based on performance – high speeds, durability, safety, environmental impact, or hauling capacity. I have never cared much about any of these things. Personally, when my foolish parents dragged me to countless auto dealerships to check out their new cars, I was most interested in the little pamphlets that told which models came in which colors. I knew that color was more important than make – they didn’t seem to realize.
The only real other qualifier I had (have?) about cars was what kind of face they had. You know – the headlights make eyes, the mouth and nose made by the bumper or grill or the holes between them. I knew I didn’t want a car with a big fat pig nose stretching across most of its face. Hence, most trucks were out for me. I also didn’t want a car with a big bumper lip, or one that looked like it had its front teeth knocked out. Who wants a car with bad teeth? Sadly, this whole ‘face’ thing left most cars out of my list.
Who remains? The bug, old or new. True, it does have too-big eyes and a sort of bumper lip, but the overall character of the car makes it seem clownish in a lovable way, rather than simply ugly. Really, other than that, nothing comes to mind. So, until the time when teh car manufacturers give me what I want, I guess I’ll just have to go with something healthy and wholesome like this (thanks, Luke Hallam)