Blip: They Know What Sells Cars

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Photo: Skoda

I like that this Skoda 105L brochure includes this picture, not just because I’m a lifeling taillight fetishist and it’s a lovely canned ham/tombstone/shoe-shaped taillight, but that Skoda is going out of their way to show all the three sections illuminated, a sort of bold brag saying, hey, when you buy one of our cars, you get six working bulbs at the rear. Pretty sweet deal.

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With LED technology being the modern standard, I’d really like to see amber turn signals make a comeback. It could be done while keeping the mostly red default taillight look.

Obligatory “_________ drivers don’t use them”