The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 December 2006

Wow, I coulda had a V8

What bugs me most about this creepy little motor vehicle is not so much that its owner feels compelled to claim all these affiliations in a venue — the American road — where no one really gives a crap, but that the vehicle itself was obviously chosen for maximum inutility: it's a Honda Insight, fercrissake, a penalty box for two, barely capable of getting out of its own way, easily overloaded with a week's worth of groceries (that tofu is dense, man), and worst of all, painted in a color seen only one other place in nature: the inside of a child's diaper. (And if your baby is producing stuff like this, you'd better have the pediatrician on speed-dial.) Honda lost zillions on every one of these they sold; mercifully, they didn't sell many.

(Via miriam's ideas.)

Posted at 10:56 AM to Driver's Seat


The only thing uglier on four wheels might be a Pontiac Aztek.

Posted by: John Salmon at 6:04 PM on 19 December 2006

And you'll notice that they've been sent packing by the manufacturer, too.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:10 PM on 19 December 2006

Maybe they can "mate" the Aztek and the Insight...no, that's too horrible to contemplate.

I always wondered if the Aztek was deliberately grotesque, that nothing could've been that ugly as an accident...as if GM wanted to absolutely corner the market on repulsive SUV's.

Posted by: John Salmon at 9:10 PM on 19 December 2006

It was admittedly hideous, but at the time, I thought it was a hopeful sign: there's no way this thing could have gotten past a focus group.

The Aztek's Buick brother (Rendezvous) is still around; it's ungainly but not hideous.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:32 PM on 19 December 2006