Emergency facelifts: 10 cars that got dramatic midcycle redesigns

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Emergency facelifts: 10 cars that got dramatic midcycle redesigns

2006 Subaru Impreza
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2006 Subaru Impreza

“So that B9 Tribeca we have coming out is going to be a huge hit. Let’s make the Impreza look like it!”

Nope, terrible idea. This “Hawk Eye” look, which is an insult to both the bird of prey and Alan Alda, just doesn’t match the rest of the car at all. At least it was more interesting than the Blobeye, but this poor car just couldn’t catch a break. 

2006 Jeep Compass
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2006 Jeep Compass

Once again proving that rule about Dodge Caliber-related vehicles (see Sebring) …

The Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot were basically the same vehicle, but in focus groups, women overwhelmingly gravitated to the Compass design whereas men preferred the Patriot. The solution: Sell both! Not womankind’s finest hour. 

Published at Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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