Hubcaps...Really?

By Sean J.

There's not a thing that's good, green, or attractive about hubcaps. I can't tell you how much I want to scream every time I see a new Fusion S or Explorer Base Model with the ugliest of hubcaps on it. No attempt is ever made by the design team to make them visually appealing (if that's even possible) and when one flies off onto the edge of the highway it just adds to the junk piled up there...and then the car looks even more terrible than before. Hubcaps are a Honda/Toyota/Mazda/Nissan afterthought. Ford should not have followed suit, especially on its nicer vehicles such as Fusion and Explorer (sorry Fiesta & Focus).
Please...get rid of these nasty looking things from your base-line trim models. It's embarrasing and environmentally unconscionable.