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TINY REAR WHEELS

May 12, 2005, 5:05pm

More car talk....

What is it about the new crop of German cars coming out, and their tiny-looking rear wheels?

The new Jetta (Corolla clone) has a rear wheel design (scroll down for the last foto) that looks positively puny.

The BMW 3 Series redesign for 2006 is almost as bad (the rear wheel actually looks smaller than the front wheel!).

Here's two promo shots to show what I mean.

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BMW 3 Series
2006 model - the rear wheel looks smaller than the front! And this picture is shot from low on the ground, which normally would make the wheels look bigger!
VW Corolla 2005.5
Check out the Corolla's puny rear wheel.... ugh.

BTW... check out the next image. This shows a Mark IV Jetta (left, similar to mine, though I have 16" wheels with a cool spoke design) vs the new Mark V (2005.5) Jetta. On the left, the outline is more boxy, less streamlined, but has a certain agressive look, and the rear wheel looks cool. On the right? Sigh... is that your emergency tire? (Photo from vwvortex.com).




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