Why I don't find the K-01 Ugly

Discussion in 'Pentax K-01 Forum' started by wrangler, May 30, 2013.

  1. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
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    Dennis Ulrich
    I posted a picture of my 1966 Land Rover in another post, and from the comments, It came to me that I was attracted to he "Brick" because I like things square.
     

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  2. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    It's hip to be square.
     
  3. muzee

    muzee SC Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2013
    The only comments I've actually had of my Storm Trooper relate to how well built and sturdy it feels. Someone even said it looks "professional" ... not a word about being ugly.
    I guess the eartly reviewers never actually held one :)
     
  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    :laugh1:
     
  5. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
  6. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Old Land Rovers and the Honda Element are most excellent. And I've never thought the K-01 is ugly. John, how many times have you actually hosed out that vehicle? :smile:
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I think Mr. Flores is pretty well out of his Element here. :rofl:
     
  8. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    The hose-out-ability of the Element is a bit of an urban myth. I've mopped it out once or twice, but no hose. My old Jeep Wrangler, on the other hand, had drain plugs. I got bogged down in a mudhole up to my door knobs once and had to be winched out. Once on dry land, I pulled the drain plug and the gallon or four of water that had entered the cabin drained right out.
     
  9. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Dennis Ulrich
    I've owned both the Land Rover and a Wrangler. The Wrangler is pretty water tight, the Land Rover drains well.
     
  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    All true. But, given maintenance and operating costs for the Land Rover and Wrangler (as well as the fact that I really don't do a lot of serious off-roading anymore), I really wish Honda still made the Element. I didn't need it when it was in production. Today, I could go for one. I kind of like the Kia Soul but it's really not the same kind of vehicle.
     
  11. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I like the hood ornement.
     
  12. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
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    Dennis Ulrich
    There is no ornamentation on that car, it's all about function. It's an 88" wheel base car that can haul seven people. The only place for a spare tire is on the "Bonnet".
     
  13. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Sadly, the title of this thread is a better tagline than anything Pentax marketing came up with.
     
  14. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Dennis Ulrich
    Now THAT's funny!!