Cars bring out a huge bevy of emotions in those of us who call ourselves enthusiasts. For each vehicle we utterly fall in love with, there are probably two we completely despise. Hate, even.
Consider the Toyota Corolla. On one hand it’s a perfectly capable, reliable and acceptable mode of transporting oneself from home to campus and back. There’s certainly nothing wrong with the Corolla, but there are legions of folks out there who absolutely hate it, giving it no more consideration as a car than their refrigerators. (There’s even a Facebook page devoted to Corolla hatred.)
While I personally wouldn’t buy a Corolla, seeing one on the road doesn’t raise my ire like the vehicles listed below do. Have a look, then let us know which cars you love to hate.
I can’t help but think of the aging, overweight woman who tries to cover her unattractiveness with heaps of makeup and stacks of jewelry. Use all the bling you want, baby – you can’t cover the ugly.
Despite a killer Super Bowl ad, the Chrysler 200 is still just a cleverly marketed Sebring. There are a lot of cars from the Chrysler Group I like a lot, but the 200 isn’t there yet.
I physically shudder when a PT Cruiser pulls up next to me. I try to guess what statement the driver is trying to make, but all I can come up with is he’s using the car like sweatpants and telling the world he just doesn’t care anymore.
Some guys would love to put wheels on their tool boxes and drive them around. For them, the Astro van was created.
The car screams, “Look at my brake lights! They’re huge! Just try to look away!” Those dang brake lights are the only feature on the car I ever see. I hate them, yet cannot look away.
2WD Full-Size Pickups
Like bicycle tires on a monster truck. Seriously, why bother?
I hate it because it’s beautiful and I can’t buy one.
What car do you love to hate?