Automotive Fads That We Never Want To See Hit The Streets Again

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but there are some automotive trends that may be completely inexcusable. What might start as a “good idea” can quickly turn into a terrible mistake, and is the stuff of nightmares.

Customizing your car is a great way to add your own personality to it and make it unique. When these fads end in a ride that makes people wince and run away in horror, there might be a problem. Here are some terrible trends that we’d stop before they happened if we only had a time machine.

Bro Trucks

A “Bro Truck” is, in essence, a fake off-roader. The genre is defined by big trucks with big lifts, polished wheels and an underside that will never see anything like mud or dust.

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Photo by Jodi Lai/Autoguide
Photo by Jodi Lai/Autoguide

These trucks are all about form, not about function, and can be easily spotted in the wild by looking for impeccable detailing and four-gallons of tire shine on each wheel. In the world of Bro Trucks, bigger is better, and cartoonishly tall with little to no actual usability is best.