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Caradoc
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Scottsdale, Arizona, US


This is what happens when you fart in a Smart Car.

http://media.lolwall.co/c/2012/10/the-lol-lots-of-laughs-coming-your-way-this-is-what-happens_249720-700x.jpeg
Jan 11 13 10:40 am  Link  Quote 
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StromePhoto II
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, US


Merlinpix wrote:

Oh yeah, that's a chick magnet for sure!

I didn't know Dr. Seuss also designed automobiles.

Jan 11 13 10:41 am  Link  Quote 
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Russian Katarina
Posts: 1,413
London, England, United Kingdom


Some of these cars look like fat bugs, which reminds me of the time travel flick "Freejack":

http://www.imcdb.org/i329026.jpg

Oddly, this movie from 1992 plays in 2009 - I'm glad our cars don't look like that.
Jan 11 13 10:58 am  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
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Portland, Oregon, US


-Nicole- wrote:

Yes.

And El Caminos

http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/08/12/00/22/1968_chevrolet_el_camino-pic-51285.jpeg

Gasp    yikes


How DARE you!!!  yikes

Jan 11 13 11:01 am  Link  Quote 
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DOUGLASFOTOS
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Los Angeles, California, US


Raoul Isidro Images wrote:
Mitsubishi L200
http://cars-database.com/data_images/models/mitsubishi-l200/mitsubishi-l200-02.jpg
(just look at how weird the rear door shapes are...)

Ssangyong Korando
http://imganuncios.mitula.net/2004_ssangyong_korando_car_in_chullora_96635352684834737.jpg
(the cross-eyed 4WD)

Mercedes Benz Cardboard Cutout
http://www.carsguide.com.au/images/uploads/mercedes-benz-g-wagen-w.jpg
It really is made of cardboard...

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IT is one of MB best sellers..Since 1979....and they aint going to stop selling them.

Jan 11 13 11:09 am  Link  Quote 
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Brian Diaz
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Danbury, Connecticut, US


intense_puppy wrote:
http://www.classicandperformancecar.com/front_website/octane_interact/modelpicture.php?id=3696

For those that never watch Top Gear - this baby is famous for being more aerodynamic driving backwards than it was forwards smile

Busted.
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythb … ce-car.htm

Jan 11 13 11:10 am  Link  Quote 
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SayCheeZ!
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


1939 Crosley on display at the CES/PMA show today

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/481379_10151188927392536_1504238533_n.jpg
Jan 11 13 03:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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ACPhotography
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Plainview, New York, US


-Nicole- wrote:
Yes.

And El Caminos

http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/08/12/00/22/1968_chevrolet_el_camino-pic-51285.jpeg

DougBPhoto wrote:
Gasp    yikes


How DARE you!!!  yikes

And she chose to pick on 68 which happens to be my favorite year for the new body style....

Jan 11 13 03:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Evan Hiltunen
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Oh Crappers!

I don't think anyone has mentioned the Prius.
Jan 11 13 04:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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MS Foto
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Manchester, New Hampshire, US


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

Griswald Family Truckster lol

Jan 11 13 04:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Photography
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


MS Foto wrote:

Griswald Family Truckster lol

OMG I can see that........ So true

Jan 12 13 09:04 am  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
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Orlando, Florida, US


My mother has a habit of choosing to own the ugliest cars that America has to offer.

The last three vehicles she's owned have been:

A Ford Taurus Wagon (the one with the huge rounded back)
A Pontiac Aztek (red)
A Scion xB (lime green)

I'm not sure what is wrong in her brain.

I just hope it's not hereditary.
(Is the Hyundai Veloster an ugly car?)
Jan 12 13 09:14 am  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 16,102
New York, New York, US


SayCheeZ!  wrote:
BLASPHEMY!


https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/965_44492017535_2711_n.jpg

Every time I see a Smart Car I think to myself, "What a stupid-looking car."

Maybe the designers watched this How-to before they went into production;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjyZdqg1sEo

Jan 12 13 09:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Robb Mann
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DougBPhoto wrote:
http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300_size/image-108/%5Btitle-raw%5D/Pontiac%20Aztek_0.jpg

Pontiac Aztek

The first model year Aztek was even worse:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--u6PGxsKyDI/TqaqsbfCZnI/AAAAAAAAAjs/H2Oufa_cN8E/s1600/343_2001-PONTIAC-AZTEK-2WD-721067.jpg

My only guess is that it was named after an Aztec pyramid.

Jan 12 13 09:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
Posts: 36,547
Boston, Massachusetts, US


El Caminos are ugly, but damn...they're so totally awesome!
Jan 12 13 09:42 am  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
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Jules NYC wrote:

Every time I see a Smart Car I think to myself, "What a stupid-looking car."

Maybe the designers watched this How-to before they went into production;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjyZdqg1sEo

If Smart cars got 80mpg like they do in Europe, they'd make a hell of a lot more sense.

But America has stricter emission rules and we're mortally afraid of diesel for some reason here.

Jan 12 13 09:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Zap Industries
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STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


Is there a sister thread called Best looking cars of all time? If yes, the 1938 Phantom Corsair is certainly up there.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qsMSxwPsbtU/R1Pdr-D85OI/AAAAAAAAAA8/7HI5fZlh1kg/s1600-R/corsair.jpg
Jan 12 13 11:21 am  Link  Quote 
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MN Photography
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Chicago, Illinois, US


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

I forgot these things existed. 

When I was in high school, I worked at an AMC dealership.  I had to do the showroom prep for them.  In addition to ugly, they were also really poorly made.  It was like they had one coat of paint.  I had to be especially careful washing them because you couldn't buff scratches out of the paint.  It was also difficult to get the protective plastic off the seats without pulling the upholstery stitching apart.  I think the plastic was better than the upholstery anyway.

Jan 12 13 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Paul Richard Wossidlo
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


No one has mentioned the Honda Element yet.  The excessively large and squared-off plastic panels make it look like it was made out of Legos:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg/280px-2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg

And the SmartCar is actually shorter than my tandem bicycle, and has fewer cylinders...
Jan 12 13 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Stay Puftt
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Bilisht, Devoll, Albania


Paul Richard Wossidlo wrote:
No one has mentioned the Honda Element yet.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg/280px-2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg

My niece once referred to the Element as a "f-ing milk truck." lol.

Jan 12 13 11:59 am  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
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Lodi, California, US


Paul Richard Wossidlo wrote:
No one has mentioned the Honda Element yet.  The excessively large and squared-off plastic panels make it look like it was made out of Legos:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg/280px-2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg

I've got an Element in that same color scheme.

It's not ugly... it's just misunderstood.

Jan 12 13 12:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paul Richard Wossidlo
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


Paul Richard Wossidlo wrote:
No one has mentioned the Honda Element yet.  The excessively large and squared-off plastic panels make it look like it was made out of Legos:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg/280px-2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg

Orca Bay Images wrote:
I've got an Element in that same color scheme.

It's not ugly... it's just misunderstood.

I noticed that earlier model Elements are like this, and later models did away with the square gray panels.  Even Honda eventually realized it was ugly.

Jan 12 13 01:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Robb Mann
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Paul Richard Wossidlo wrote:
No one has mentioned the Honda Element yet.  The excessively large and squared-off plastic panels make it look like it was made out of Legos:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg/280px-2003-2006_Honda_Element_--_08-28-2011.jpg

And the SmartCar is actually shorter than my tandem bicycle, and has fewer cylinders...

James May of Top Gear likes the Element. He declared it to be the ratest of things - a cool Honda!

Jan 12 13 03:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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IrisSwope
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Dallas, Texas, US


Alec Dealty wrote:
Some fantastically ugly cars here. Of the ones I have driven, my niece's Nissan Juke gets my vote. WTF with the lights on top of the hood?? You can see them while you are driving, lol.

It would also be a strong competitor in the worst car names category.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FoXyvaPSnVk/TNge0WCqt4I/AAAAAAADixA/XV5c51WvCH4/s800/Nissan-Juke-Cobra-0.jpg

I love the Nissan Juke. When my sister first saw it she said "What is that beautiful little adventure?!"   We now call it the Beautiful Little Adventure.

I also love the Smart Car, and the Fiat 500 aka the "little silly".

Jan 12 13 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Art Silva
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Santa Barbara, California, US


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!

hey mannn, something like this? lol
http://i2.listal.com/image/999573/500full.jpg
http://i2.listal.com/image/999576/600full-cheech-and-chong's-up-in-smoke-screenshot.jpg

Jan 12 13 11:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Bunny Bombshell
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Huntington, West Virginia, US


Shocked no one has mentioned this

http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/10/Reliant-Robin-1e.jpg

I about died laughing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8
Jan 12 13 11:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tina Marie Desaro
Posts: 605
Los Angeles, California, US


A lot of the cars listed are not ugly at all. I pick any cube style kind of car as worst of all.
Jan 12 13 11:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
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New York, New York, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
If Smart cars got 80mpg like they do in Europe, they'd make a hell of a lot more sense.

But America has stricter emission rules and we're mortally afraid of diesel for some reason here.

A car must be beautiful.

I have an ongoing love affair with cars.
I am an excellent driver; honestly I think I'm a latent gearhead.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sjbK9qSU-20

Jan 13 13 09:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, US


SayCheeZ!  wrote:
1939 Crosley on display at the CES/PMA show today

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/481379_10151188927392536_1504238533_n.jpg

By any chance made by the folks who gave us Crosley refrigerators?  Because it certainly looks like a car-refrigerator hybrid.

Jan 13 13 10:02 am  Link  Quote 
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SayCheeZ!
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


MN camera wrote:
By any chance made by the folks who gave us Crosley refrigerators?  Because it certainly looks like a car-refrigerator hybrid.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/1949_Crosley_Hotshot_%26_Appliance_Display.jpg/800px-1949_Crosley_Hotshot_%26_Appliance_Display.jpg


Yep!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powel_Crosley_Jr.

Powel Crosley, Jr. (September 18, 1886 – March 28, 1961) was an American inventor, industrialist, and entrepreneur. He and his brother Lewis were responsible for many "firsts" in consumer products and broadcasting. He was the builder of the Crosley automobiles. He was the owner of the Cincinnati Reds major league baseball team for many years. Crosley Field, a stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, was renamed for him. The street-level main entrance to Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati is named Crosley Terrace in his honor.

The original photo that I took was at the Crosley Radio booth at CES.  They specialize in making radios and other audio devices that look vintage.  I don't know if it's actually the original company that made radios and appliances, or a company that is using the brand long after the original company ceased.

Jan 13 13 10:25 am  Link  Quote 
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SayCheeZ!
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Tina Marie Desaro wrote:
A lot of the cars listed are not ugly at all. I pick any cube style kind of car as worst of all.

Toad L.E. agree!

Jan 13 13 10:30 am  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 16,102
New York, New York, US


But I'm on the outside
And I'm looking in
I can see through you
See your true colors
'Cause inside you're ugly
You're ugly like me
and I can see through you
See to the real you


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RSo0_vmcT4Q
Jan 13 13 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
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James S
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Spokane Valley, Washington, 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 have to agree.

Jan 13 13 02:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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James S
Posts: 831
Spokane Valley, Washington, US


The Honda Fuyajo is pretty damn ugly.
Jan 13 13 03:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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udor
Posts: 22,158
New York, New York, US


AdelaideJohn1967 wrote:
It makes me think of a Citroen 2cv.......

http://encarsglobe.com/data_images/models/citro%C3%ABn-2cv/citro%C3%ABn-2cv-13.jpg

DougBPhoto wrote:
Didn't James Bond drive one of those Citroen's?  Can't be THAT ugly if it was a Bond car!!

"Die Ente" (the duck) was a favorite car (next to VW Bug - Der Kaefer) of students and ecologically as well as artistically conscious people, especially in the 80's.

My friend had one... was fun to drive.

Because of the target group in Germany, this car wasn't called and automobile, but a life-style! smile

Jan 13 13 03:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 16,102
New York, New York, US


Funny thing, cars are not people :-)
... but I'm glad I know what everyone drives now.

My cars have always been sports cars.
Currently I'm driving a four-seater and it is very foreign to me.

I like two-seaters so I don't have to deal with extra people in my car.
Jan 13 13 03:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
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Lodi, California, US


Caradoc wrote:
http://media.lolwall.co/c/2012/10/the-lol-lots-of-laughs-coming-your-way-this-is-what-happens_249720-700x.jpeg

Disturbingly high center-of-gravity. If you hit a curb while parking, you might end up rolling a ways.

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