Nissan IDx, Kia GT4 Stinger Make Things Interesting

Kia GT4 Stinger concept

Kia GT4 Stinger concept

I remember the old era well. I remember when things were different, a time when the concept of having fun while driving was reserved for people with super-expensive cars or for mechanically inclined tuners who liked to turn econoboxes into home-built racers.

The idea of an inexpensive, well-engineered, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe was nothing more than a fantasy in the minds of people who remembered the Toyota Supra and Datsun 240Z.

Subaru and Toyota teamed up in recent years to grace this planet with the kind of car so many of us dreamed about: the BRZ and FR-S.

The cars have been an enormous success, which means just one thing:

There will be imitators.

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Ask Teens to Design a Nissan, They’ll Design a Charger

Nissan IDx Concept

I don’t understand the teenage mind. Oh sure, I had one once, but even that one did things I don’t understand as an adult.

Understanding how teens think about cars is paramount to the future of auto manufacturers. Everything from how cars are designed to the features they’ll include to how they are sold could change with the maturation of today’s teenagers.

Here’s the kicker, though: Teens are fickle, and what they like now as young people could change 180 degrees by the time they are car-buying adults.

That’s why it’s a bad idea to let 15-year-olds design cars, because the result will look something like this.

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