Iceman - I was being sarcastic about the Encore. My Suzuki Aerio is the "clown car". I only called the Encore the same as I love the small size & tall height as it replicates the easy in/out of my Aerio sedan. (the Encore is 10" shorter than my little Aerio but it looks so much bigger!) I agree the Encore is sleek-looking but some reviewer websites have mocked it (but no "clown" references)!Strange...never heard anyone describe an Encore as a clown car..or clown type car. Seems a little too sleek for that from my perspective….