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Old 03-12-2024, 09:25 AM   #15
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One can say they don't appreciate the exterior design, but to dismiss (over that) in favor of a Tesla seems like an overreaction. (Talking about vs Tesla, as they don't operate in the same marketplace as Rivian.)
The S is the only Tesla where I would consider the exterior design, but truth be told, I would NEVER EVER buy a car where I did not like the exterior design, I don't care how great a car it is.

We all have our starting points, and our do not cross points, and that is mine. It's the primary reason, for example, I didn't even consider a GEN2 86.
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interior or exterior is like a 90s GM?

I've seen them driving and they look really good IMO
Part of its problem is they do NOT look like 6 figure cars...not even close.

Same problem with the Mercedes EQ sedans...those things look like melted Corollas.

The Cadillac Celestiq has a similar problem. The thing is big and gives off a hugely substantial vibe...but for 300k? no thanks.
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Part of its problem is they do NOT look like 6 figure cars...not even close.

Same problem with the Mercedes EQ sedans...those things look like melted Corollas.
Yea, that pretty much describes how I feel about it as well.


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The Cadillac Celestiq has a similar problem. The thing is big and gives off a hugely substantial vibe...but for 300k? no thanks.
I little different scenario though, since the Celestiq will be hand built to the owner's specifications, explaining the price. Not that I would buy one.

I'm quite happy with my LYRIQ, which I frankly think is a better looking vehicle then either of these (including the Celestiq) even though the LYRIQ is on the large size.
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Part of its problem is they do NOT look like 6 figure cars...not even close.

Same problem with the Mercedes EQ sedans...those things look like melted Corollas.

The Cadillac Celestiq has a similar problem. The thing is big and gives off a hugely substantial vibe...but for 300k? no thanks.
I mean the lucid air pure is $70k

I sort of see what you're saying, but I don't think any 70k audi/mercedes/bmw looks significantly better than the lucid
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Exterior primarily. Looks like a 1990's Chevy Lumina LTZ to me, with as slightly modern twist to it.
Lol people see strange comparisons I guess. I know a guy that really dislikes the wagon profile because they look like "old people cars".
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I've seen several in person and while the exterior design is somewhat generic, it still gives off a premium atmosphere. It's a far cry from Teslas with paint inferior to mom and pop respray shops.

I agree with Dadhawk though, and would never buy a car where I don't like the exterior design. However I wouldn't pick, as an alternative, a vehicle that's only redeeming qualities are the drivetrain and charging network.
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I agree with Dadhawk though, and would never buy a car where I don't like the exterior design. However I wouldn't pick, as an alternative, a vehicle that's only redeeming qualities are the drivetrain and charging network.
Well, as I said, I wouldn't buy a Tesla either so there is that. I'm just saying I like the styling of the S better than the Air, but that ain't saying much.
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The shape of the Lucid Air resembles the LUmina.
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The shape of the Lucid Air resembles the LUmina.
Yea, like I said, a modernized version. I could see how you get from A to B (or in this case L to A) over a couple of generations.
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The shape of the Lucid Air resembles the LUmina.
Not seeing it. I mean they both look like sedans and they are both white in that comparison.
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Maybe if you roll the fenders on the Lumina and install 22" wheels it would be more obvious.
Lucid Air looks like a jellybean rounded 3 box design with giant wheel cutouts. And a waist contour to break up the otherwise featureless side view. Mercury Sable is probably a better comparison.
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Maybe if you roll the fenders on the Lumina and install 22" wheels it would be more obvious.
Lucid Air looks like a jellybean rounded 3 box design with giant wheel cutouts. And a waist contour to break up the otherwise featureless side view. Mercury Sable is probably a better comparison.
You just described every modern sedan. Especially if they come in white or beige, or silver, or gray.
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You just described every modern sedan. Especially if they come in white or beige, or silver, or gray.
Exactly. They're both sedans and they both have curves. That's it.
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Yea, like I said, a modernized version. I could see how you get from A to B (or in this case L to A) over a couple of generations.
I cant really see modernized Lumina either.
But it does have a fairly generic shape.

And the fascia...oh man...every electric car seems to be using that type of slit headlights flanking a thin "grille".
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