Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti
The new Civic would look better if it just had less going on with the design. The basic profile is handsome, but the bumpers and grille are really fussy, and the wheels are over-designed and leave the car looking under-tired.
The trunk is also very fussy, w/ strange cutines (I presume to reduce the visual "weight" of a high trunk); I was stuck behind one in traffic yesterday, and I had a good look at the trunk. ;)
The interior is similarly jarring (weird cutlines where various materials come together).
Reminds me a bit of the Bangled BMWs -- nice shape, disturbing detailing. It's simply not, IMHO, particularly elegant.