The Worst Trends in Modern Cars and Trucks

Rev up your engines, today I’m gonna talk about some of the worst trends in modern car design, and as far as I’m concerned the worst one are those massive giant grills that all the manufacturers seem to be copying each other and putting on, like the Lexus grills, now yes beauty is in the eye of the beholder but those massive grilles are just absurd, because in many of them a large portion of that grille does nothing, it’s actually just covering up part of the frame of the vehicle it’s not that air is going through the whole thing and cooling the car down, now as a counterpoint to that, hey I had a 2013 Shelby gt500, it didn’t even have a grill it just had a giant gaping hole because it needed a hole that big to suck enough air in, so that it could go 200 miles an hour and cool the car down without it overeating, not that anybody really needs a car that can go 200 miles an hour, but at least that’s form following function not just some absurd ridiculous looking massive grill, now they’re all coming out with it, when I was a young mechanic the Americans had the Fin Wars, they kept making the fins bigger and bigger and bigger, and they served no purpose either it wasn’t like those things were going 240 miles an hour it didn’t make them that much more aerodynamic, they just liked the look at these giant fins coming out of the back of them, the next bad trend is turning everything into an SUV, Hey there are now Porsche SUVs, Lamborghini SUVs, even Bentley SUVs, because mark my words, not just a stylish thing, but they’re big vehicles they’re high up in the air, almost all of them get pretty poor gas mileage, in the future when the price of gas goes up, these things are not going to be as popular, and many of them come in all-wheel-drive, fine if you live in a snowy area or something but in normal driving in places like here in Texas, you get worse gas mileage as all-wheel drive, it cost more money to fix, it costs more money to build, you have to buy all four new tires when you need a tire, because if some tires are off size from the others, that will ruin the all-wheel drive system and cost you thousands to fix, which a lot of people don’t really understand until it happens to them, now another trend that I think is bad is the trend towards removal of not only full-size spares in a car, this Lexus still has a full-size spare, to the use of those mini spares, this matrix only has one of those little donut spares inside here, to some modern cars that have no spare tires at all and even have an air pump or the run flat tires and you can drive on when they run out of air, really run flat tires they cost a fortune if you get a flat on that cost a fortune to fix, and because of their inherent design of being strong, they actually get worse gas mileage, because they have more friction in them driving down the road, and at least that’s a trend that seems to already be going away, they seem to be giving up with these run-flat tires, I mean you have a problem where your tires shredded, even the run flat tires can get shredded, you’re gonna be stranded in the middle of nowhere, there’s nothing better than a real spare tire that you can put on and go your merry way, now the next trend I’d like to see go away is the use of those ultra low-profile tires, now this lexus has normal tires and they serve a very good purpose big sidewalls they absorb bumps so they ride smoother, they can go through potholes without getting serious damage and they protect the rim, these aren’t cheap rims, if you go to these real low-profile tires, some of those cars ride like wagons, you feel every bump, if you live in a city like me with pothole roads, or in a country road with pothole roads for that matter, they will eat the rims up I’ve seen guys just destroy the tire and the rims on just a medium sized pot hole, yeah you can zoom around in them and corner real fast and stuff but for a normal driving car they’re kind of stupid I’ve had many BMW customers that cursed the day they got one with these low-profile tires, they kept having to buy tire after tire after tire, their super expensive tires and a lot of times they end up the rims too, that’s money wasted that you never need to spend if you just have normal tires that work perfectly fine, now the next thing that I find stupid and a ridiculous trend is the installation of fake vents on a car, for example the Buick envision has fake air scoops on hood, they don’t do anything they’re fake they’re just stuck on there, they don’t suck air or anything it’s just kind of ridiculous, and along the same vein the fake exhaust tips coming out of a car, even Mercedes getting into it, they put these space-age looking things come out of the back but there’s just regular round pipes going into them, they don’t serve any purpose at all, they’re just fake to look like they’re doing something they aren’t, now the next bad trend as far as I’m concerned is those bejeweled headlights so that at night your car looks like a spider with all those eyes on it, they look weird enough but personally I find them very annoying when people are coming at you on the other side of the highway if it’s just a little divided highway with not much room between, they kind of blind you with all those lights coming out at you they make you want to wear your sunglasses at night, hey I already do that, and the last trend, one that I really can’t stand is the use of plastics for these headlight assemblies, that’s one thing I had to replace on this Lexus cuz the old ones just got all foggy and cracked, but this is a trend that I know they’re not gonna go away from, because it’s cheaper to make plastic, and you can make it any shape you want to fit any design, but really plastic, clear plastic the headlight you know what’s gonna fog up over time rocks are gonna hit it, it’s not such a hot idea, now if you watch some of my videos I show you ways that you can protect these plastic headlights so they lasts as long as possible, but hey when I was young they were glass headlights you never had to think about anything and if they did crack those glass headlights in those days cost like 5 bucks versus many of hundreds of dollars for the OEM ones and when you go aftermarket a lot of times the aftermarket ones, they’re so poorly made they crack too really fast, so now you know some of the worst trends in modern cars, now let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope they don’t come up with a whole bunch of new ones in the future, so if you never want to miss another one of my new car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell!

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Trends that Need to Die in 2019

– 2018 has been a year, so much has happened, so many weird fashion trends have come and gone, and come back again. And with the new year coming right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of those fashion trends and figure out which ones need to die in 2019. Obviously, these are just my opinions. Fashion is super subjective so what I think is terrible, someone else might love and it would be totally their style. I’m sure I wear things all the time that you guys are like side-eyeing me for, like these little baby buns that I do on the top of my head, people are always like what are you wearing? But like that’s my style, I like it, not everyone has to get it. So if you like any of these trends, don’t let my opinions stop you from rocking them. Fashion is all about what makes you feel confident and beautiful and empowered. So just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean no one is allowed to wear it. These are just my opinions on trends that I think should die.

(laughs) Okay, so I’ve divided 10 fashion trends from 2018 into three categories and the first category we’re gonna start out with is the worst, the trends that I just don’t get at all and I would be more than happy to see completely die out next year. First, the whole designer dad shoe trends. I’m talking the Balenciagas, the Louis Vuitton Archlights, all of those kind of like really, really expensive high-end shoes that look like the kind of thing that my dad would buy at Costco. First of all, just my opinion, they’re ugly. (laughs) And I’m sure that there are people out there who really genuinely love these shoes, but I feel like a lot of people are just buying them because they’re expensive, because they’re designer, because they’re desirable. I mean, if you actually like this trend, like if you’re actually into it, just go to Costco and get a pair of like authentic dad shoes for 15 bucks. All right, so next up is the whole biker shorts thing.

I feel like this kind of originated with like the Kylie Jenners, the Cardi Bs, and then was adopted by all of the Instagram baddies of the world. And the thing for me is like I see these all over Instagram like so often but I never see people wearing this in public, like do people actually wear biker shorts or do they just wear them for Instagram photoshoots? Like I have never seen someone like in biker shorts just like walking down the aisles at Trader Joe’s like no, that doesn’t happen.

Also, like Camel Toe Central, let’s be real. And for me personally, I just don’t feel confident in this look. I had to wear it for my Halloween costumes video, when I get a Kylie Jenner costume, and I just felt really self-conscious. They really highlight my thighs, which I have like really thick thighs compared to the rest of my buddy. And I definitely think the whole biker shorts thing is a huge trend and is not timeless at all. Like this is definitely gonna be one of those things that we look back at in 20 years, like 80’s shoulder pads or parachute pants, and our kids are gonna look at that and be like, Mom, why, like what were you wearing, what’s with the biker shorts? Like I just think this trend is bound to die eventually and personally, I’m hoping for sooner rather than later. All right, number three, the whole sweatshirts as dresses with thigh-high boots look. I feel like this kind of originated with like Ariana Grande, you know, like that paparazzi photo of her in a long sweatshirt looking at Lollipop.

And then it was kind of like adopted by all of the fashion bloggers and YouTubers and Instagramers and just became like a really big thing that I think a lot of people really do wear. And honestly, I love the idea of this. Like I’m down to wear an oversize sweatshirt and leggings for a PJ day anytime, but as a dress like for a night out with thigh-highs, I just, I personally don’t get it. Also, it’s just not the most flattering look for anyone with a bigger chest because it’s just kind of like hangs off and becomes a shapeless tent bag looking thing. Next up, the clear clothes trend. So I’m talking jelly shoes, I’m talking clear pants, jackets, backpacks, the crazy, expensive Celine handbags that would just look like a clear plastic shopping bag.

As someone who lives in California in a very warm climate, I look at this trend and I’m like wouldn’t you get so hot and sweaty, like it’s basically like wearing a little plastic sauna. And with like the bags and the backpacks, like people can see everything inside of it, like they can see how messy things are and also like what if you have like tampons in there or like pepper spray? Like maybe you don’t want people to see the entire contents of your handbag.

And, again, with some of the other things on this list, I feel like this is a very right now trend, it’s not timeless, it’s gonna be another thing that we look back on and laugh at. Number five, the little tiny glasses that people wear on the edge of their nose. I actually have an example of what I’m talking about. I got these for that Kylie Jenner costume. Like they wear them like this, like on the edge of their nose, like hello. Am I a snooty librarian looking my nose down at you ’cause you put the book in the wrong place? That’s what this reads to me.

Like, this is where you wear sunglasses. This is functional. I’m blocking the sun. This is just a face accessory with no function. Another thing that I just personally don’t get, but, you know, hey, maybe it works for someone else, but I would be happy to see this die. The next category of 2018 trends is things that I’m kind of like eh about. Trends that I don’t really personally get, but I don’t mind them, like I don’t think they’re that bad and a lot of people really dislike them. So the first one is wearing a jacket around your arms. And I’m not talking about like an off-the-shoulder jacket that’s built like that. So taking a denim jacket, this is how I would wear a jacket and wearing it like this, like around the bottom of your arms, and I like this look for pictures. Like I feel like it’s kind of cute and effortless, and looks like you’re just putting your jacket on, but like this is a look that people, especially influencers, are actually wearing and not just for pictures, like actually wearing a jacket like this all day.

When I was at VidCon, I saw so many YouTubers wearing jackets like this at parties, at meet and greets, at events, I’m like doesn’t that get uncomfortable, that’s not how you wear a jacket. This is how you wear a jacket. Maybe I should make a jacket-wearing tutorial because obviously all the kids these days are not doing it right. The next trend that I’m kind of on the fence about is splice clothing, so like when you take two different looks or fabrics or textures and put them together in one item of clothing. So I actually really like this look with denim when you’re taking two different washes of denim in a jacket or jeans or a skirt. It’s unique and it might not be something that I personally would immediately reach for when I’m shopping but I get the trend and I think it’s pretty cute.

And maybe it’ll grow on me a little bit more but I feel like with flannels, which is a style I’ve been seeing a lot with splice clothing, it just looks off a little bit. It kind of looks like I took my favorite flannel and it got cut in half, and my grandma was like, oh, I’ll fix that up for you, but then she can’t find the right fabric match, and then it just ended up looking like this. And the next one is industrial belts. So the first time that I wore one of these was for my James Charles’ March review and I was actually pleasantly surprised by it. I think before I filmed that video, this would have been in the first category, but I really felt pretty good in the way it looked on my body, especially when it’s paired with that sweatshirt trend.

I think it makes it way more flattering. I’m a big fan of anything with definition at the waste and this definitely helps give that with more oversize looks. Also, I really like that industrial belts are meant to have a ton of extra slack because it means it can fit people of all sizes with just one item. It’s naturally size inclusive without actually having to make a different skew for plus sizes and it’s probably the only thing in that like Instagram baddie realm that actually flatters my figure. I mean, I felt pretty cute and pretty confident in the James Charles’ hoodie and industrial belt so even though it’s not my style, I definitely get it.

Okay, so the last two trends are trends that I really love but I see a lot of people hating on. So I really hope these trends do not die in 2019. Despite what a lot of people might say, I’m a big fan of these trends. First up, fanny packs. I am an OG fanny pack fan. I can think back to being like six years old at Disneyland with my little JanSport fanny pack. Got my lip gloss in there, got my little toys in there, got my five dollars for a souvenir. I love fanny packs. You’re hands-free, it’s convenient, and I just love that these are somehow in style again. Also, it’s totally become like a trendy designer item to wear on a night out with like a nicer outfit, which is so awesome, because, girls, I feel like when we go out, we have to decide between either bringing like a full on purse and probably leaving it in the Uber or dropping it at the bar, or getting it stolen, or just putting your phone and your credit card and id in your bra, which is definitely not ideal.

So having all of my essentials literally strap to my body so I can dance the night away hands-free, without a worry is amazing. Uh, best trend! Please do not die. But here’s the thing. Why are people trying to make them more bougie by calling them like saddle bags or side bags? It is a fanny pack. Stop trying to make it cooler or less nerdy than it is. It is a fanny pack. Even if it’s Gucci, it’s still a fanny pack. Trend number 10, athleisure. And I know that athleisure is not an exclusive to 2018 trend. It was big in the 80s, it came back, and then left again, and then now it’s back again. But oh my gosh, please athleisure, never leave again.

Stay in style for the rest of my life. And I know the big critic with athleisure is like why are you wearing yoga pants and Adidas, did you just come from the gym? Like, no, but it’s damn well comfier than what I would have to wear if I wasn’t wearing yoga pants. Uh, like the fact that Kendell Jenner can literally wear sweatpants and be like praised for high fashion makes my life. Please don’t ever let this trend die. I wanna wear my Adidas superstar and my Lululemon leggings for the rest of my life. Let me know down in the comments what are your opinions on these trends. Like I said, fashion is super subjective so I would love to hear you guys chime in with your thoughts. Also, in 2019, I am jumping right back in with three days a week uploads so you can get new videos on this channel every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

And over on my blog channel, I post new blogs like three or four days a week so check those out. Link in the description. Thanks so much for watching and I will see you guys next year. Bye! (upbeat music) .

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