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Seven cars that should have never left the design studio.

The second generation Taurus, launched a decade later, looked like a bloated seal. It was longer and wider, but had no more real room inside. Worse, Ford's design team had fallen in love with the company badge: the oval motif infected everything from the shape of the headlights up front to the center stack inside. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, Ford sprung the wagon version on us. Now, a wagon is essentially a two-box vehicle. And that means it's very difficult to make soft, ovoid shapes work within the overall form. Way too difficult for Ford's designers, as it turned out.

Seven cars that should have never left the design studio.
xcel, Dec 31, 2006
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