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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Hah!! I was looking for that hideosity...
It sure is!
It’s on the list.
And it was a terrible car. A Chevy Cavalier with power everything.
But as bad as it was... I don’t think it was all that ugly.
Hey, the Element is not ugly if you want a functional beast for hauling stuff. The problem is that its weight and poor aerodynamics means poor fuel economy. Otherwise I would buy one.
In the mid 70’s a friend of mine had a Gremlin, black on black. We put a highly modified AMC 401 in it, a Super T10 tranny and a narrowed Ford 9” rear end with 4.11, equipped with a Detroit locker. Short wheelbase resulting in great weight transfer made for the finest stop light drag racer ever. And talk about a sleeper, all the Camaro and Mustang folks never, ever told their buddys a Gremlin kicked their butts and then mopped the floor with what was left of them!!!! The thing was just awesome off the line.
My Gremlin was tough little car. I was hard on it. Layed it on its side in a ditch trying to see how fast I could drive in reverse. Turns out....not that fast. Old farmer pulled us out and it drove away just fine.
Yeah, I wondered about that too.
The Germans used to tell a joke:
Do you know how to triple the value of a Trabie?
Fill up the gas tank!
You don’t have to go back 50 years to find ugly.
There’s plenty of ugly for sale today (or not long ago):
Mercedes R Class
Subaru Tribeca (previous verson)
Mazda 3 (current version)
Scion x-box (current version)
VW New Beetle
They were fun to drive. I had to learn to double clutch before I could learn to drive. This car was what my dad bought for my mom as part of the divorce settlement. I got it from her with a dead battery.
Looks like a Nazi staff car
Jeez, how could I forget the Smart Car or the Toyauto FJ cruiser?
It’s a Pontiac Aztek. It’s the SUV version of the Toyota Pious, more ugly and angular, only not a hybrid.
My best friend in highschool had a family with a volkswagon bug, a pacer and a gremlin in the driveway. Would that be a trifecta?
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