hurting the image of the car and hurting it's resale value are two different things =P.... I for one don't care for resale value becuase I'm driving my sonata till it doesnt start anymore, but look at how many camry's are on the road now, to the point it has become a poster-boy of the family sedan; boring and common. That's what I dont want the Sonata to end up like =(I found an endless amount of older Sonata Taxis when I looked, but this was the first new one...That's why I posted it.
As for taxis hurting the image or value of a car...I saw plenty of late model Altimas, Camries, etc. and their sales and resale value don't seem to have been effected one bit.