A recent study of 1,600 cars found that in many cases the paint, rubber, and other cosmetic elements of the vehicles looked “ugly”.
In addition, many of the cars looked like they were designed to look like cars made by an automotive engineering firm, which were not intended for ordinary use.
According to the study, “A majority of cars appeared to have poor quality detailing, which made it difficult to tell which model was the real thing”.
The researchers found that more than half of the models in the study had a number of defects, such as missing front or rear bumper, cracked windshield, or missing paint.
The study found that the paint on cars could have a negative effect on their appearance, but the most noticeable impact was the lack of colour.
“It’s easy to think that a car that has bad paint looks bad, but if the paint looks as bad as it looks, that can make a big difference to the look of the car,” said lead author Dr David Miller.
Dr Miller said that “the car is often seen as something of an investment, but in reality the cars are not designed to be used for daily commuting or for everyday driving, but rather to be sold as a toy.”
“There are also cars out there that look good on the outside but are just not very practical for everyday use.”
The authors concluded that if you were to look at all the vehicles on offer, the “bad paint” factor was the most prevalent problem.
The research is published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface (JRSI).
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