• Aug 23, 2007

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There was a Seinfeld episode once that explained the problem with bathroom sprays. Jerry's issue was that the spray didn't get rid of the offending odor, it just tried to cover it up with an even more offensive odor, and it didn't even really do that, so now you had two terrible smells that had combined to form one truly awful stench.

That explains the quandary with cars like the one you see above. Take one Daewoo Cielo -- alias Nexia, alias Asuna, alias Racer, alias Maepsy -- which was a small hatch based on the Opel Kadett. Then add one stupendously malproportioned after-school-project bodykit that's meant to be an Alfa Romeo Brera. Voila. You have the opposite of a Reese's Cup: two unpleasant flavors that taste even worse together. We give it's maker an A for effort. And the wheels aren't terrible. As for execution, well, the grade we give for that is going to require some summer school courses...

[Source: Carscoop]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      This was discussed over on Carscoop and I'm pretty sure it's not based on the Cielo. The wheelbase is too short and the doors are different, particularly the door handles. I'm at a complete loss as to what the real donor is though; all I can pick is the taillights are from a 2002 Sonata.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should hire this Indian to do this project, since he already has experiences with Peugeot.........LOL

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQf9dn0pDk
      • 7 Years Ago
      From the background of the pics its suggests the car comes from some third world country... Eliminating any prejudices, one must appreciate the lack of resources, material and equipment the creator of this project might have encountered..

      Having said this... one really admires the effort. One word as for criticism maybe for the grille and headlights, which could have been more realistic.. But again one must appreciate that the guy worked with what he had at hand...

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        • 7 Years Ago
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      • 7 Years Ago
      Not my cup-o-tea personally but wow. Whoever did this is clearly pretty talented. I have a great deal of respect for anybody who takes the time, effort, and creative juices to conjure up somthing like this.
      Plus I have a feeling that most of the people that are going to bash this thing are the Altezza style taillight aftermarket spoiler crowd anyway.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like one of those armoured cars from a late '80s nintendo game. at least it's painted. driving your whip around with an unpainted body kit is weak.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Strange....but I actually like it in some sick kind of way. Looks better than it did stock, but not as good as the Alfa. Good workmanship too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess people have money to burn and don't forget the time it took to assemble the "creation".......I just don't understand??????
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yep at least he got out and tried. I like it. Who knows what Chip Foose hacked on before he got to where he is now.

      it took Thomas Edison more than 1000 tries before he got the light bulb correct.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dear God, my eyes!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cant blame me for trying.

      Hatin' on my whip.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think this car was made in Pakistan or India judging by the background and considering Daewoo has a significant presence in those markets.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I take it back, not that bad once I looked it over real good, you chose a good car to emulate, and I like the boxy style
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