Tag: Design

Tweet of the Day

the “check engine” light is such a racket. the car knows what condition, sensor, whatever, tripped it. modern cars have screens, that can display actual words.

but no, they light a little LED in the dashboard and make you take it in for a $150 “diagnostic”.

— Steve Randy Waldman (@interfluidity) October 19, 2020

He’s right. You could display the error code and the lookup right on your display.

Hell, you could do it on my 2004 Prius.

Toyota Brings Back Tail Fins

I have a 2004 Toyota Prius.

It’s my midlife crisis car, because I am the dullest motherf%$#er on the planet.

It’s not beautiful in the way that a Jaguar E-Type convertable is, but I rather like it’s jelly-bean like appearance:

It’s appearance is clear and unadorned and functional, which I like.

The new Priuses (Prii?) sport wonderful specifications, particularly the plug-in hybrid Prius Prime, but the styling is not to my taste.

I find it busy and distracting.

I was looking at the back, and I had this weird sense of deja vu, and then it hit me: Toyota has put tail fins on their cars.

Specifically, it’s a somewhat less ostentatious version of the tail fins from a 1959 Chevy Belair:

Please tell me that I am not the only one who sees this.