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Top 10 Design Winners and Losers

bigo08bigo08 Posts: 102
What are the top 10 ugliest cars you can think that are in production right now??

Here are my picks. From ugly to ugliest

10.Dodge Nitro
09.Dodge Ram
08.Nissan Altima
07.Nissan Armada
06.Toyota Camry
05.Toyota Tundra
04.Honda CR-V
03.Scion xB and Honda Element (tie for 3rd place ugly)
02.Toyota Prius
01.Scion xA

*Honorable mentions:
Acura MDX and RDX
Lincoln Navigator
Toyota Highlander(both current and new gen)
GM's Minivan triplets.

What are your guys top 10 ugliest cars??
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Comments

  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    #1. Dodge Sprinter
    #2. Scion xB
    #3. Subaru Impreza
    #4. Subaru Tribeca
    #5. Dodge Magnum
    #6. Honda Fit
    #7. Honda Element
    #8. Toyota Land Cruiser
    #9. Toyota FJ Cruiser
    #10 Lincoln Navigator

    I don't think I missed any I hope. ;)

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Can I add the 2008 xB and xD and 2010 Porsche Panamera which would follow 3,4, 7 on the list.

    My god Scion has to by far and away be the ugliest builder of automobiles in history. The Aztec, looks like Angelina Jolie, in comparison. :D However nothing on this earth has been built quite as ugly as the Dodge Sprinter. That thing is so damn ugly, it depreciates every home in the neighborhood. ROTFFLMAO !!!! :D

    Rocky
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Whats wrong with the sprinter? It is a commercial van built purely for function. Have you ever driven one? They are great and might be the best light to medium duty commercial van around.

    The Ford Transit might be better but you can't buy those in the states.
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,327
    They have figured out that they laid a styling egg with the Impreza and Tribeca and now have a redesign. We'll see if that's enough to bring them around.

    No argument on the Nitro. That is pretty awful. Actually, after having nice looking vehicles for quite a while Chrysler seems to have been bitten with the ugly bug.

    I'd disagree with a lot of the suggestions but, yeah, the Scions generally put the "ugh" in ugly.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    sedan is by far the best looking Subie I've seen yet.

    The WRX may race nicely but is it ever ugly. I throw most all of the Subaru stable in with the Pontiac Aztek for ugliest honors.

    Those make the AMC Gremlin look mighty sporty!

    Subaru and I don't even come close to seeing eye-to-eye body design-wise. Eeek. :surprise:

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • boaz47boaz47 Posts: 2,744
    There isn’t a 2007 xB so the 2006s are just seriously ugly. I will also agree the xA isn’t pleasing to look at either. Subaru’s decision to make the Tribeca and Impreza look like bottom-feeding suckerfish has to place them in the same boat. I am not too impressed with the Dodge Nitro looks wise. The Prius looks a lot like a loafer someone put wheels on and the Yaris hatch is nothing to write home about. Honda should be ashamed of themselves for making the Element and the Ridgline may be a nice try but it isn’t any more attractive than a Element without a back end. Hummer has the H-2 and H-3 that are ugly for no other reason other than a family resemblance to the H-1. Ugly without a reason.

    In Order?

    xB
    Element
    H-2
    H-3
    xA
    Tribeca
    Impreza
    Ridgline
    Prius
    Yaris Hatch.

    IMO
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    1)Lincoln Town Car
    2)Buick Rendevous
    3)Chevy Avalanche
    4)Cadillac Escalade/EXT
    5)Audi Q7
    6)BMW 5-Series
    7)Saturn Ion
    8)Nissan Maxima
    9)Jeep Commander
    10)BMW Z4 Coupe

    Dishonorable mention: Jeep Compass, Subie Tribeca, Yota Yaris 4-dr., Subaru Impreza, (old and new), Porsche Cayenne.

    Wow, an Audi, two Bimmers and a Porsche make the ugly list, what is the world coming to? I especially can't wrap my head around the concept of an ugly Audi. :cry:

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fezofezo Posts: 9,327
    That is a tough concept!

    The Tribeca follows an old line of ugly - that center grill. That's tough to pull of - ask Ford about the Edsel.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    british,

    You must have beer goggles on if you can't see how ugly that beast is. :blush: I'm not questioning it's fuction but man it sure is a eye sore. I know I wouldn't want my company's name on the side of one. Customer's would turn you away at there door. :P

    Rocky
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,510
    At least they got rid of it. How's this, in no paarticular order-
    Porsche Cayenne and Panamera
    Hummer H2
    Current Tribeca
    BMW Z3 and 5
    Lincoln Town Car
    Honda CR-V and Element
    Toyota Camry
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,327
    I'm only hesitant to put the current Camry and CR-V, I'm not particularly crazy about either design and in both cases prefer the look of the vehicles they replaced - I just don't think they are top ten material.

    Top twenty is another story....
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,847
    The Sprinter is very EU in design. It is solely built for function. I kind of liked the one I had. I would buy another one before I would buy any of the current vans or mini vans.
    None of them get an honest 25 miles to the gallon with an equal payload. I think the rest of your list are quite ugly.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    gagrice, The Sprinter, I'm sorry might do it's job well but man I think many would agree it's gotta be the ugliest duckling of production vehicles. ;)

    Rocky
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,847
    Aloha Rocky,
    Too bad that GM does not build a vehicle that is as practical. They would not be in the pickle they are in now. If GM built a PU with the Sprinter engine and transmission, I would already own one. It is better than anything they offer for practical transportation. Not beauty just functional. I think all the vehicles on your list and many more are as ugly with no functional value to them.
    PS
    The view as I am typing. Wish you were all here. Stuck here for 2 weeks.
    image
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    gagrice,

    Where's my invite ? :P You lucky dog !!! :shades:

    Take some pics and e-mail me some as I know their are some nice auto's in Hawaii ;)

    Rocky
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,847
    The cars on this side of the Big Island are not that great. Mostly rusted out Corolla's & Subaru's. Mid size and full size crew cabs make up a big share of the newer vehicles. Chrysler dominates the rental fleet. I had to reserve my Trailblazer from Alamo 3 months in advance. Even then they took an hour getting it to me at the airport.

    Nothing uglier than a rusted out car and there are a bunch of them here. This place (Pahoa) is kind of a throw back to the 60s. Lots of hippy type folks living here. Lots of fruit stands and farmers markets. Big bunch of the sweetest fresh bananas for a buck. Papayas are 7 for a dollar. I get real healthy eating here. This is the tomato season and they are about 30 cents a pound picked ripe. We are going to have capellini with fresh basil, zuchinni and tomatoes tonight for supper.

    I am going to try and test drive the new diesel Grand Cherokee today.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    Not to my eyes. it's a perfect example of form following function, which is far more beautiful than swoopy eye candy styling.

    Bob
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    in no particular order...

    pontiac aztek
    honda element
    honda ridgeline
    dodge caliber
    dodge durango
    buick rendezvous
    chevy montecarlo
    chevy malibu maxx
    subaru tribeca
    toyota prius

    my two cents at least...

    -thene :)
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,403
    I think you guys should use "UGLY" carefully...I mean just because a car is a bit homely doesn't make it ugly. UGLY should mean you actually jump away from it, or that it makes babies cry, or *nothing* can be added to it, or taken off of it, to help it. It's hopelessly ugly.

    And some of the cars on your list CERTAINLY qualify.

    But not all---a few of them are just kind of harmlessly homely. That's not the same as FULL HIGH UGLY.

    My standard for UGLY is that the car is a design *mess*. It's not homely like a VW bug, but *chaotic*...every line, lump and bump collides with each other.

    True UGLY makes no sense.

    MODERATOR

  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,847
    When you say ugly, do most of the 2007 Toyota vehicles come to mind? The convoluted design did not look good on the Lexus ES and it does not look good on the Camry. Maybe ugly is too strong. How about not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Being a fan of the Art Nouveau period, I find little pleasing in todays automobiles. There are exceptions. You do not see them at most car dealers. I do think the MB S series and the LS460 are fairly nice looking. The BMW 850 was nice.
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