Look at any other list of ugly cars and you’ll see a host of the usual Gremlins, Pintos, Pacers and Corvairs. Not here! Oh no friends, those cars could even be classified by today’s standards as trendy and retro-cool.
So what are the 10 absolute ugliest cars America has seen since the days of the Gremlin?
Feast on these horrors of auto design:
Before this list is over, Pontiac will own 30% of the mentions. Don’t you love U.S. auto design? Go team! The homegrown Aztec looks like a lunar lander. And a poorly designed one at that.
1999-2001 Isuzu VehiCross:
I’m pretty sure something went wrong at the assembly plant, because it looks like this car missed a few steps and shipped out before it was finished.
2003-2006 Subaru Baja:
What happened? The team at Subaru must’ve taken a company retreat into the ’70s and emerged thinking a cross between a car and a pickup would be a good idea. It never was. It never will be.
2007-2008 Jeep Compass:
It looks like Benjamin Franklin: a round spectacled face and odd proportions all around.
1985-1994 Chevy Astro:
Unless you think driving a tool box is cool. Then the Astro belongs on the 10 coolest cars of all time list.
I’m reminded of an amusement park ride where you sit in the log and go over a waterfall. The PT Cruiser convertible is the log.
The snout! Look at the snout! GM didn’t just treat us to one of these piggy little things, they brought the design across 3 brands! I don’t wonder why GM is losing money. Weird.
1990-1996 Pontiac Trans Sport:
Not only does the absurdly long nose make it look like a door stop, I’ve personally known two of these vans that have spontaneously combusted. And looked BETTER after the flames were extinguished.
2006-2009 Mercedes R-Class:
What is it? A minivan? An SUV? Oh wait, I know: It’s for old folks who want Mercedes’ version of a Transport but with less chance of fire.
2002-2007 Bentley Arnage:
Yeah, I’m saying it. This Bentley is proof that even a $350,000 car can’t outrun the ugly stick.
Think I missed something? Think there’s a car on this list that shouldn’t be? Let me hear it!