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Top 10 Design Winners and Losers

bigo08bigo08 Posts: 102
edited September 2014 in Honda
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??


  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,994
    #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. ;)

  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,994
    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

  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,458
    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 Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,357
    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.
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    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:

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • boaz47boaz47 Posts: 2,751
    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?

    Yaris Hatch.

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,312
    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 Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,357
    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.
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,994

    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

  • texasestexases Posts: 8,829
    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 Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,357
    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....
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
  • gagricegagrice Pahrump, NevadaPosts: 31,432
    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 Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,994
    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. ;)

  • gagricegagrice Pahrump, NevadaPosts: 31,432
    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.
    The view as I am typing. Wish you were all here. Stuck here for 2 weeks.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,994

    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 ;)

  • gagricegagrice Pahrump, NevadaPosts: 31,432
    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: 19,788
    Not to my eyes. it's a perfect example of form following function, which is far more beautiful than swoopy eye candy styling.

  • 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 Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    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.
  • gagricegagrice Pahrump, NevadaPosts: 31,432
    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.
  • 1racefan1racefan Posts: 932
    Ugliest (random order)

    1)Toyota Camry - looks like a pig from the front

    2)New Nissan Sentra - previous model looked so much better

    3)Nissan Maxima - Nissan seems to have missed with this design

    4)Honda Element - I love the vehicle, but agree it is ugly (even though the color selection can make a big difference with this vehicle)

    5)Honda Ridgeline - I think it is the bed line that screws up the truck.

    6)Chevy Monte Carlo - I hear Chevy is killing this one - THANK YOU

    7)Chevy Aveo - just ugly

    8)Kia Sportage - Looks decent until you get to the rear wheel well, and then with it being straight, instead of curved, it just doesn't fit.

    9)Kia Rondo - looks too top heavy

    10)Dodge Durango - again, just an overall design miss

    To be fair, here are my 10 favorite designs, in no particular order:
    Lexus IS, New Mistubishi Lancer, New Nissan Altima, New Mitsubishi Outlander, Chevy Tahoe, Honda CR-V, Infiniti G35, Chevy Corvette, Toyota Tacoma, Mazda Miata (in my opinion, no one has done an afforddable roadster better)
  • jkr2106jkr2106 Posts: 235
    1. Scion xB
    2. Honda Element
    3. Pontiac Aztec
    4. Chevy Aveo
    5. Dodge Durango/Chrysler Aspen
    6. Dodge Avenger
    7. Mitsubishi Raider
    8. Pontiac Torrent
    9. Subaru Impreza
    10. Honda Fit
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,994
    The Aztek, hasn't been in production for a few years.

  • jkr2106jkr2106 Posts: 235
    Yea I know, but a design that bad deserves to be highlighted.
  • bprendersonbprenderson Posts: 99

    Your spelling, syntax and grammar are horrrible. You're embarrassing the rest of the Texans on thus thread! Shape up! :mad:

  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    when you guys are listing the Chevy Aveo, do you mean the Chevy Aveo hatchback or the new Chevy Aveo sedan? I don't think either are ugly, the hatchback is "unique" though.

    Different isn't definitely ugly all the time, is it?

    I would put on my list every Subaru ever made except the Justy(it's cute, what's wrong with a cute car)and the Legacy Turbo sedans, late model. Those two are decent efforts, the rest are by definition homely and etch-a-specials.

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,357
    1racefan got it right on this one - the color can make a huge difference on this vehicle. So can the cladding they toss on most of them. Without all the plastic outside it becomes downright, er, tolerable... Now if you give it that horrid yellow paint job they offer and throw on the black plastic you have something truly unattractive.
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,994
    I don't post on these forums to be professional....It's for fun not a grammar, spelling, syntax, proof read and most of my miss spellings are typo's. FYI- English, wasn't my strong subject. However as far as being embarrassed as a Texan, goes ???? I'm not a native (Thank-God) and as far as my education I received in Michigan, compared to your average Texan. That's laughable !!!! :D Question: Where does Texas, rank in educaton ???? That's what I thought !!!!! ;)

  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    actually, the entire U.S. could use a lot higher scores overall. We don't seem to be able to reach the upper echelon in our studies as compared to South Korea, for instance(the best in the world at their studies and scores).

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,994
    Well that's because they put money into education.

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