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‘Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years’

30th March 2011

According to Bloomberg Businessweek.

And we all know what experts they are in cars (and ugly).

I’m not sure I agree that the Volkswagen Thing is ugly’ They were targeting a particular demographic (WWII German Staff Car Nostalgia) and I suspect they succeeded – I had a classmate in law school who was a reservist in the 101st, and he loved his.

Have to agree on the Gremlin and the Pacer, though.

But anybody who would call the DeLorean ‘ugly’ is certainly a Communist.

4 Responses to “‘Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years’”

  1. RealRick Says:

    Gremlin and Pacer are just low-hanging fruit. They were practical cars at a reasonable price and fairly reliable. But they were never attractive.

    Ferrari? Not ugly at all. Escalade? Careful mentioning that around Tony Soprano. (What does gas guzzling have to do with ‘ugly’?)

    The Scion would get my vote. A box with wheels – must have taken minutes to draw that one up in CAD.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    I’m personally prejudiced against any car that looks like it ought to be in Tokyo or Marseilles rather than here.

  3. RealRick Says:

    I was shopping around for a car some years ago and the salesman said, “Hey, you wanna see something funny?” He took me out back and showed me a Yugo that had been traded in. On the outside, it was certainly ugly, but the inside was amazing! Texas heat turned the steering wheel into an oval. The dash had warped as much as 4 inches and the plastic lining the doors had slowly melted down by an inch or two. The drive train was built to early-Soviet standards. It was hard to tell what was leaking from what, as everything leaked.

  4. Cathy Sims Says:

    I always thought that the Toyota van looked like it was about to put its headlights in the middle of its undercarriage and roll up like an armadillo.