Originally Posted by bobperry
Not sure I follow you.
I certainly agree that the XKE of old is a far prettier car than todays typical suppository shaped vehicle. But I drive a Subaru Outback so I should probably shut up about cars.
I was talking about the esthetics of hull/body design.
From a functionality point of view of the wide range of vehicles I have owned, the best vehicle I ever owned was '85 VW Vanagon (with a hopped up engine and suspension), though it was comfortable, handled and performed great and did everything I wanted of it plus some, it had the grace of a shoe box.
In everything I personally have an appreciation for an effective combination of form and function. Giving up alot of beauty and grace to be able to do something a little faster at much more cost just doesn't sit well for me...but that is my own personal preference.