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Russian Katarina
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London, England, United Kingdom


My vote goes to the Fiat Multipla.

http://www.rtl2.de/images/trailer/1_grip_design_fiatmultipla.png

http://www.alufelgen.oponeo.de/img/temp/fiat_multipla_i_1_6_16v__1999_ROL.JPG

It looks like a sitting duck, stuck in a life buoy.
Jan 10 13 05:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Justin
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Fort Collins, Colorado, US


I'd go with the VW Thing, the Gremlin, and the Pacer.  The Thing was ugly outside and in. You get in, put your feet forward, and there's a quarter inch of sheet metal between you and the air outside. I believe VW must've been quite mad when they decided on this one.

OP car is uglier in the pic, but it's not a car I've seen on the street, so I can't personally vouch.

Got no great love for the Scion that looks like a rolling mini-fridge, either.
Jan 10 13 05:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,243
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


the nissan cube
Jan 10 13 05:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Michael Bots
Posts: 5,688
Kingston, Ontario, Canada


AMC Pacer   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/1975_AMC_Pacer_base_model_frontleftside.jpg/280px-1975_AMC_Pacer_base_model_frontleftside.jpg  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/AMC_Pacer_1975-1978.jpg/320px-AMC_Pacer_1975-1978.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e0/AMC_Pacer_1975_French_advertisement.jpg/220px-AMC_Pacer_1975_French_advertisement.jpg 

Note - the distracting advertising
Jan 10 13 05:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,960
Portland, Oregon, US


http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-108/%5Btitle-raw%5D/Pontiac%20Aztek_0.jpg

Pontiac Aztek
Jan 10 13 05:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Russian Katarina
Posts: 1,413
London, England, United Kingdom


DougBPhoto wrote:
http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-108/%5Btitle-raw%5D/Pontiac%20Aztek_0.jpg

Pontiac Aztek

It's like they didn't know if they wanted to design an SUV, a Van or a Limousine...so they just merged all three concepts into one.

Jan 10 13 05:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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London Fog
Posts: 6,770
London, England, United Kingdom


Russian Katarina wrote:
My vote goes to the Fiat Multipla.

http://www.rtl2.de/images/trailer/1_grip_design_fiatmultipla.png

http://www.alufelgen.oponeo.de/img/temp/fiat_multipla_i_1_6_16v__1999_ROL.JPG

It looks like a sitting duck, stuck in a life buoy.

This would get my vote. What in the hell were they thinking?

Jan 10 13 05:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
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Portland, Oregon, US


Russian Katarina wrote:
It's like they didn't know if they wanted to design an SUV, a Van or a Limousine...so they just merged all three concepts into one.

If I wasn't feeling so lazy, I'd link one of the pictures showing how the back folds out to allow the owner to pitch a tent.

Wait, that does not sound right... ummm


http://encarsglobe.com/data_images/models/pontiac-aztek/pontiac-aztek-03.jpg

Jan 10 13 05:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,243
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Michael Bots wrote:
AMC Pacer   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/1975_AMC_Pacer_base_model_frontleftside.jpg/280px-1975_AMC_Pacer_base_model_frontleftside.jpg  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/AMC_Pacer_1975-1978.jpg/320px-AMC_Pacer_1975-1978.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e0/AMC_Pacer_1975_French_advertisement.jpg/220px-AMC_Pacer_1975_French_advertisement.jpg 

Note - the distracting advertising

awww its like a little shoe

Jan 10 13 05:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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Art Silva
Posts: 9,231
Santa Barbara, California, US


Laura UnBound wrote:
the nissan cube

You beat me to this... That car is hideous, it looks like it belongs in a cartoon with hip-hop rats driving it... Oh wait. tongue

Jan 10 13 05:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Russian Katarina
Posts: 1,413
London, England, United Kingdom


It's like it only has two wheels - an old Citroen:

http://m0.i.pbase.com/v3/04/463304/1/50402620.126_0667_1.jpg
Jan 10 13 05:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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London Fog
Posts: 6,770
London, England, United Kingdom


Russian Katarina wrote:
My vote goes to the Fiat Multipla

Briefly off topic, why have you retired Katarina?

Jan 10 13 05:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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scrymettet
Posts: 31,949
Quebec, Quebec, Canada


I disagree on the DS.
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Rick Dupuis Photography
Posts: 6,822
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada


Russian Katarina wrote:

It's like they didn't know if they wanted to design an SUV, a Van or a Limousine...so they just merged all three concepts into one.

I think one Friday the designers just said, "That's it, I'm going home." and some silly son of a bitch thought he was done.
I think Le Car was right up there with the ugliest cars of all time.

Jan 10 13 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,960
Portland, Oregon, US


Art Silva Photography wrote:

You beat me to this... That car is hideous, it looks like it belongs in a cartoon with hip-hop rats driving it... Oh wait. tongue

no, that's ikea...

oh, no, a Kia

Jan 10 13 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Instinct Images
Posts: 22,507
San Diego, California, US


DougBPhoto wrote:
http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-108/%5Btitle-raw%5D/Pontiac%20Aztek_0.jpg

Pontiac Aztek

Design by committee. Maybe a committee of blind people.

HIDEOUS

Jan 10 13 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Michael Bots wrote:
AMC Pacer   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/1975_AMC_Pacer_base_model_frontleftside.jpg/280px-1975_AMC_Pacer_base_model_frontleftside.jpg  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/AMC_Pacer_1975-1978.jpg/320px-AMC_Pacer_1975-1978.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e0/AMC_Pacer_1975_French_advertisement.jpg/220px-AMC_Pacer_1975_French_advertisement.jpg 

Note - the distracting advertising

I test-drove one once. While it was butt fugly, it was actually wonderful to drive. Outstanding visibility for the driver.

Jan 10 13 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Julia Francesca
Posts: 2,357
Maumee, Ohio, US


i saw one one time that looked like a cockroach. i can't remember what kind it was called but there was like 9 people crammed inside it and it was TINY.
Jan 10 13 05:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
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Lodi, California, US


Russian Katarina wrote:
My vote goes to the Fiat Multipla.

http://www.rtl2.de/images/trailer/1_grip_design_fiatmultipla.png

http://www.alufelgen.oponeo.de/img/temp/fiat_multipla_i_1_6_16v__1999_ROL.JPG

It looks like a sitting duck, stuck in a life buoy.

Yeah, that looks like it was designed not by committee, but by several committees that never talked to each other.

Jan 10 13 05:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rick Dupuis Photography
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Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada


Orca Bay Images wrote:

I test-drove one once. While it was butt fugly, it was actually wonderful to drive. Outstanding visibility for the driver.

The passenger door was bigger than the driver's door. I liked the Pacer. And while some might want to institutionalize me for it, I have to say the Gremlin X is my all time favorite car. I'd love to have one now.

Jan 10 13 05:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,861
Sun City, California, US


Well, the Ford Flex looks like it was assembled out of welded together municipal park benches.

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/images/12/2008/08/2009-Ford-Flex-Woody.jpg
Jan 10 13 05:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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London Fog
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London, England, United Kingdom


Orca Bay Images wrote:
Yeah, that looks like it was designed not by committee, but by several committees that never talked to each other.

It looks like a clamshell!

Worst part is there are millions of these hideous things on the road here!

Jan 10 13 05:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Russian Katarina
Posts: 1,413
London, England, United Kingdom


Vintagevista wrote:
Well, the Ford Flex looks like it was assembled out of welded together municipal park benches.

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/images/12/2008/08/2009-Ford-Flex-Woody.jpg

Come on, that has to be a custom paint job, not the actual factory-delivered car.

Jan 10 13 05:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vintagevista
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Sun City, California, US


Russian Katarina wrote:

Come on, that has to be a custom paint job, not the actual factory-delivered car.

you would think

http://image.motortrend.com/f/aftermarket/sounds-kinda-dirty-the-ford-flex-woody/10487393+cr1+re0+ar1/2009-ford-flex-woody-side-view.jpg

Jan 10 13 06:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Russian Katarina
Posts: 1,413
London, England, United Kingdom


Orca Bay Images wrote:

Yeah, that looks like it was designed not by committee, but by several committees that never talked to each other.

Now you know why our cars in the USSR looked like this:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3134/2894367031_66529d2d8f.jpg

This prototype looks like a golf cart:

http://media.englishrussia.com/prototype_of_the_russian_zaporozhets/31.jpg

Here they watched too much Star Trek.

Soviet car:
http://www.vjcx.com/pictures/soviet-car.jpg

Space ship:
http://spaceart.de/produkte/star_trek_galileo_ii_shuttlecraft_st083-d.jpg

People also used to "pimp" their own rides in the good ole days of the USSR:

http://englishrussia.com/images/another_car_remake/1.jpg

Monster Truck - Soviet style.

Jan 10 13 06:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


I'm retracting my previous comment about the Cube. You guys are coming up with some pretty ugly shit.
Jan 10 13 06:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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joeyk
Posts: 14,664
Seminole, Florida, US


Both already mentioned:

VW thing:

http://www.theclassicbeetle.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/vw-thing.jpg

And the Aztek...
Jan 10 13 06:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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MMR Digital
Posts: 1,686
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US


Edsel?

There was a guy in NJ who had an Edsel farm. I wish it'd still be there the day I get by with a camera.
Jan 10 13 06:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
Posts: 36,361
Boston, Massachusetts, US


My mom had a Chevy Vega. I remembered it being hella ugly when I was a little kid.

I've seen some fixed up ones, however, that were pretty sweet -- so I don't know.

Overall though, this thread is awesome.
Jan 10 13 06:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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In Balance Photography
Posts: 3,370
Boston, Massachusetts, US


DougBPhoto wrote:
http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-108/%5Btitle-raw%5D/Pontiac%20Aztek_0.jpg

Pontiac Aztek

This gets my vote

Jan 10 13 06:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Russian Katarina
Posts: 1,413
London, England, United Kingdom


Vintagevista wrote:

you would think

http://image.motortrend.com/f/aftermarket/sounds-kinda-dirty-the-ford-flex-woody/10487393+cr1+re0+ar1/2009-ford-flex-woody-side-view.jpg

All I can say is that I'd want to bridle a horse in front of it.
It looks more like a horse carriage than a car.

Jan 10 13 06:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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scrymettet
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada


Tata Nano is something to see too.
Jan 10 13 06:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


Russian Katarina wrote:
People also used to "pimp" their own rides in the good ole days of the USSR:

http://englishrussia.com/images/another_car_remake/1.jpg

Monster Truck - Soviet style.

That shit hauls rocks through the snow! Bad ass!

Jan 10 13 06:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


What about the Ford Pinto?
Jan 10 13 06:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Russian Katarina
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London, England, United Kingdom


Koryn Locke wrote:

That shit hauls rocks through the snow! Bad ass!

And as an added feature, it's a hybrid.

It runs with Vodka just as well, when you're out of gas.

Jan 10 13 06:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tim Little Photography
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Wilmington, Delaware, US


The AMC Matador. Fugly!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/7248119296_51fcf2f516_c.jpg
Jan 10 13 06:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


I fully acknowledge the ugliness of El Caminos, but they are absolutely my favorite cars of all time, and I revel in the knowledge that someday, some way, I will own an El Camino.

Complete with fuzzy dice and animal print seat covers!
Jan 10 13 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Russian Katarina
Posts: 1,413
London, England, United Kingdom


Koryn Locke wrote:
I fully acknowledge the ugliness of El Caminos, but they are absolutely my favorite cars of all time, and I revel in the knowledge that someday, some way, I will own an El Camino.

Complete with fuzzy dice and animal print seat covers!

https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/2812245441/9aeaf3f047053e846927d77c5344b590.jpeg

Jan 10 13 06:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Guss W
Posts: 10,588
Clearwater, Florida, US


DougBPhoto wrote:
http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-108/%5Btitle-raw%5D/Pontiac%20Aztek_0.jpg

Pontiac Aztek

I think the designer's prior job was designing garbage trucks.

Jan 10 13 06:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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wildhare42
Posts: 5
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Tim Little Photography wrote:
The AMC Matador. Fugly!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/7248119296_51fcf2f516_c.jpg

+ over 9000

Jan 10 13 06:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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