car design

Is your car boring?

Don't blame the design engineers! They're just one of several groups that play a role in car design and production. Join Scott and Ben as they discuss some surprising (and not-so-surprising) reasons why a lot of cars are simply ... well, boring.

Automotive Easter Eggs

Have you ever noticed the Italian speaking spider under your fuel door or the shark in your glovebox? Those are two real-life examples of hidden, often whimsical, details that automotive designers have included in production cars.

Do you ignore the way certain (or all) cars look?

Today I have another question for you. This one is inspired by a brief (yet eye-opening) conversation I had last evening with a co-worker here in the HowStuffWorks.com office. I'll protect his identity -- you know, in the unlikely event there happens to be any backlash.