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It’s hard to nail down something as subjective as beauty and attractiveness, so we all have our own opinions of what makes a car striking to look at or gives it a timeless design.

Last week, I asked you guys for what you thought made a car beautiful. Specific design elements? That one feature that just goes bam? Or do you like something with the whole package?

Let’s see.

Restraint (Teh Penguin of Doom)

Just because you can go wild doesn’t mean you should.

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Functionality (bassplayrr82)

Hood vents that don’t go anywhere? Get outta here with that BS.

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Hourglass (Kaneda Jones)

A great shape.

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Proportion (BruceS85)

It’s all a balancing act.

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Purpose (Rosin)

Unexpected but OK!

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Lightness & Sleekness (ExtraSpeciale)

Extra tough when you consider today’s safety standards.

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Backstory (Yes, I work at AutoZone. No, it sucks.)

Overall backstory? Or do personal backstories count, too?

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Wheels (Yes I drive a 240... Sort of)

People tend to notice when you have ugly shoes.

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Aggro Does Not Always Mean Good (skeffles)

But what about being sporty!!

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Imperfection (BTDUBS)

Things don’t always need to line up right.

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Two Or Three Lines (Foxxwoof)

I would try this if I could draw.

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Risks (Kaiser Khan)

Will people like it? Who cares!

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Color (Corinthian Leatherface)

Bonus points if brown works on it.

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C-Pillars (Wild Weasel)

Very important.

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Unified Theme (Drakkon now with two half pumps of caramel)

No fussiness, please.

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Daring (marshknute)

Only time will tell.