Skip to comments.Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years (according to BusinessWeek)
Posted on 11/03/2009 9:01:16 AM PST by DemforBush
Considering how many new cars are rolled out every year, it's no surprise that a few might be just plain homely. There's a chance that certain styles might become fashionable with a dash of retro hip. (Well, maybe not from the 1970s.) But for the most part, the following 50 cars will never be anything but design duds...
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I graduated in 1981. One of my friends family owned this car. They were all about 5’ 5”, 200+ pounds. We called it the Weeble Mobile.
I remember both the Pinto and Chevette being introduced and man were they ugly looking.
what is that? i looks like a tennis shoe from the 90s...
yes--the car with the chopped-off ass... i think Rosie O'Donnell owned one...
Ferrari made the Enzo look dreadful, and now the new 458 is going to come close.
The 360 and 430 are some of Ferrari’s best work in decades.
The writer is full of crap. Most of the cars are, at worst, ordinary. Many are downright cute. One or two are actually beautiful. (The ENZO is an ugly car?)
Just about any car from France is ugly.
There’s no time machine. No Mr. Fusion. No flux capacitor.
What a bunch of BS, some of the coolest cars on the planet here!
I agree with most of his picks, but the Bricklin, Volvo 240, Delorean, Plymouth Prowler, VW New Beetle, and the PT Cruiser in my humble opinion should never have made the list. The Pinto in it’s day wasn’t a bad looking car either.
While we're on the subject, I think that John Lithgow would have been a hoot as "Doc". He was the original choice for the part.
almost every new vehicle is butt ugly these days- gone are the days of stylish cool looking vehicles- GTO, Road-Runners, AC Cobra, Galaxy 500, Thunderbirds etc- they all had awesome styling- now practically every new car all looks like other brands- Aerodynamics really killed the stylisness of the oldies but goodies
My dad used to work on 2 of those delorians- got to ‘road test’ them after workign on them quite often :)
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
The DeLorean made the list of the top 50 ugly cars? This is perhaps one of the sweetest autos in the last ... well ... 50 years!!!
I totally agree with you. Even after all these years, it still looks fantastic to me.
It's got a distinctive appearance and I wouldn't call it ugly - but I did once have the misfortune of driving one. What a disappointment.
This is the one I was looking for - I KNEW it would be on this list!!! LOL
[[Heh. I had a girlfriend who traded in her Gremlin for an AMC Pacer. I think that qualifies as an exacta.]]
Lol- that’s like trading in a WartHog for a Hairless Cat lol
Wasn’t that designed by the Italian genius Giugiaro? If not, it shows the influence of his work.
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