I don't like pop-up headlights (don't shoot)

we all must have one popular car feature we can't stand... Right?

3y ago


Last week I made a catastrophic error. In a car based conversation with some friends I accidentally let slip that I don't much care for pop-up headlights. Cue the following reaction:

I realised at an early age that I was the only car enthusiast on the planet that didn't like them and passed through my teenage years and most of my early twenties without spilling the dirty little secret.

Well now the secret is out, so I best lay it all out on the table. They just look utterly ridiculous and ruin the sleek lines of 10's of glorious sports & supercars.

F40, Daytona, Countach, Testarossa, 928, 308, TR7, RX7, MR2 and MX-5. Upon raising their lights all of these cars go from looking like bad ass, beautiful beasts to gormless, brain damaged fish. Don't get me wrong, I would jump at the opportunity to drive/ own all of these cars. I just wouldn't drive them at night.

The rare Porsche 928 Turbo.

The rare Porsche 928 Turbo.

I am now going home to stock up on ammo and chicken soup so I can fend off the impending army of MX-5 fan boys that are on their way to murder me... On second thoughts there's a speed bump at the end of my road so I guess I'll be fine.

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Comments (62)

  • I thought very carefully about your dislike of pop-up headlights, and what sociological mishap may have caused it, and decided, eventually, that it's because you're a nob.

      3 years ago
  • I don't like headlamp wipers.

      3 years ago
  • I DON'T CARE MUCH FOR THE FERRARI F40. Finally able to get that off my chest! Thank you providing this safe environment to get these secrets out in the open.

      3 years ago
  • The 928 being capital offender of that bunch.

      3 years ago
  • Brain damaged fish? Have some imagination. I think of cars like people. The front is the face. When they put the lights up it makes the car look like it has eyes. Its funny. If you could control one at a time and have it wink I'm sure you'd be all for it.

      2 years ago