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When will the madness of the big grill end

Can we go any larger? Designers must finally run out of ideas to make the front of a car look good. again Just look at the changes over the years...Yikes


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One of the greatest front ends ever built, IMHO

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The worst IMHO: The2019 Toyota Avalon

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I prefer the tapered front of my SLK R171. This flat front end and huge grill is not attractive and just a fly catcher to me.
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Someone should make an aftermarket grill for Lexuses. Then I'd at least consider one.
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A big grille you want ?
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To me, it depends more on the shape of the grill and what the rest of the front end looks like than simply the size of the grill. To me, the bigger issue is headlights and their enclosures, most today vary from simply unattractive to downright hideous.
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Not a fan of most new car designs, and SUV's, I say, stands for severely ugly vehicles

So here is a small grille, with headlights attached, seemingly all at random

Has to be the ugliest, in my opinion
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I don't know, that blue Lexus is pretty hot.
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Grille or no grille
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