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One guy should be a billionaire. The one who invented these round dashboard vents. You know, the ones that close flat.
A nice design, but it is now in almost every new car.
Even the ones that have an otherwise pretty square looking interior, like the Zephyr.
I guess you could play, and try to see what are all these cars. But that would be a waste of time, wouldn’t it?
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Glad somebody else noticed this!
I guess it’s inevitable though, just like the rectangular ones we’ve had for the past 20-30 years-and to the the Subaru Impreza’s round vents didn’t catch on! (take a look at the latest version’s first makeover (MY 2003-2005) and you’ll see what I mean)
they’re reall useful, but, I’m not as wowed by them as you seem to be. I really like the idea of the VW Phaetons moving wooden cover, and the “Bulls eye” vents on Rolls. I know, I know, those cost about a bajillion times more than these cars, but, they wow me.
I’m not wowed by them at all.They’re OK.
I wish designers could come with different ideas for different cars…
I like the vents that Saabs (and the CTS?!?!) have. The sorta waffle-looking openings. Very practicle and a really unique look, and therefore, not really fit for all applications
Fiat/Alfa Romeo have been using these vents for ages. Maybe they never patented them or the rights expired, so everyone is free to use them. They remind me of old Fiat interiors, but I guess Ferraris used the Fiat parts bin too.
I have them in my Matrix, and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. My Mini has stylish, cute vents that I hate. Substance wins over style.
Those vents are a Ford thing. You will notice Ford uses them in everything from Mazdas to Lincolns. I wouldn’t be surprised if they showed up in Aston Martins as well