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Unsuccessful facelifts


GeordieInExile

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And I don't mean Donnatella Versace!

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I always thought this one ruined the look of the front of the MK1 Mégane. The grille placement in the bonnet just doesn't look right. The original looks far more distinctive and cohesive to me. 

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Wrong section roulette?

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God damn it. 

Can a mod move this... I need a facelift on where this thread is located. 

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6 minutes ago, GeordieInExile said:

God damn it. 

Can a mod move this... I need a facelift on where this thread is located. 

Done! 

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5 minutes ago, Carl1981 said:

Ford Mondeo always looked better in MK1 to me. They ruined it with the facelift for the mk2.

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I don’t dislike the mk2 tbh, but yes, the mk1 looked nice but the mk2 not as nice!

Mind you the US Contour was by far the best looker imho. So maybe I’m not the best judge😄

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Citroen Saxo too…

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I always wanted a mk1 when they were current, when I could finally afford a newer car they were onto the mk2, so I bought a 106 instead.

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2 minutes ago, Carl1981 said:

Citroen Saxo too…

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I always wanted a mk1 when they were current, when I could finally afford a newer car they were on the mk2, so I bought a 106 instead.

The 106 facelift is a good 'un!

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Not a facelift but when the Clio’s rear number plate moved from the hatch into the bumper 😩

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Just now, Tenmil Socket said:

Not a facelift but when the Clio’s rear number plate moved from the hatch into the bumper 😩

'Campus' models that went on sale after the next gen one got released.

Agree, looked awful, especially as the crease was still in the boot lid that showed where the plate used to sit under! 😂

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Mk2 Punto.

Pre facelift; pretty little car.

Post facelift: WTF

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Rover 25/45

I actually think they did an okay with the facelift at the front, but the rear always looked a bit strange to me

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I think the issue often is that a car design that really is intended to be daring at the time of launch sometimes needs to be dialed back as its just going a little too far (or too soon) for the general public. I'm usually the person who appreciates distinction, even if most people would not agree that the vehicle is pretty.

So funnily enough for me the facelift of the first Infiniti Q45 (which I happen to own) has significantly toned down the uniqueness of what was the grille-less prefacelift:

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Another example, the rear fender skirts on the '91/92 Caprice that gave it a bit of a lowrider look, and the much more conventional full wheel arch cutouts on the '93-'96 (in which the wheel wasn't even properly centered within).

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A move to more "conventional" is not always the right one.

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29 minutes ago, grogee said:

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Age has softened the impact but at the time I thought they'd ruined it

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They did a bad job with the Coupe as well imo

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Mid 90's Fiat Multipla - a unique looking & quirky design (if a bit 'marmite')

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Facelifted into a bland, forgettable box on wheels........

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51 minutes ago, Supernaut said:

Mk2 Punto.

Pre facelift; pretty little car.

Post facelift: WTF

This is the winner for me. Take a top selling pretty supermini and absolutely fucking ruin it.  A proper own goal.  

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2 minutes ago, D.E said:

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That's a great example, you can even see where they had to bung in an extra bit of rear wing to plug the holes

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Hammering a new design language over the old one.

Without changing any of the major pressings, obvs. Rarely are they completely cohesive.

 

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MGB

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Rubber bumper facelift I actually like (and understand why they did it)

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The one I'm not keen on

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