I would never buy a vehicle based on looks alone, for me it's almost completely irrelevant. The only caveat to that would be something like the current CTR or STI with the big ironing board on the back, it's over the top and attracts unwanted attention, so it takes them off my buying list right then and there, that and I loathe sedans. Subaru needs to bring the hatch, back. But I'd never buy anything on looks alone. As a driver, #1 is how it drives. How it accelerates, corners, and stops. How is the chassis feel? It's the power hydraulic or is it EPS, do I get feedback on what the tires are doing through the wheel. How stiff is the chassis, how good is the suspension tuned? So many things that push looks further and further down the list. When you drive a car, it's from the cockpit. It's not a video game where you are in 3rd person view. And to me what it looks like, well strangers are going to be seeing it and strangers don't pay my bills. The last thing I care about in the entire world is what strangers or neighbors think of my vehicles, they don't pay for them.I disagree with those who say that looks are not an influencing factor in buying a car or truck. How many of us would love to own a sexy sports car like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or even a Corvette - based on looks alone? I can't imagine that the comfort or practicality of any of them come close to a standard sedan, and how many of us are going to take them to a track to experience the exhilaration of their power? But damn, do they look good!
Then there is driving it. I do go to the track a few times a year, on 4 wheels and 2. When I'm not doing that, which is most of the time, I'm out hitting my local twisty roads on the weekend. So I would say if you buy a Ferrari, Lambo, or Vette to drive to work, hit the Starbucks or sack meal drive thru, park it at the mall, I'd say one it's your money. But why? Totally defeats the purpose of buying the thing in the first place if you don't have some roads where you can use the power, the brakes, the handling, or some kind of road course to do the same, or both. This is no different than the guy who goes out and buys a F250 diesel then uses it as a commuter to get to his office job. Uses the bed once a year and doesn't tow anything. I don't get that because I'm not in the image life. I think image life is a joke but do realize most people it's their way of life.