Top 10 Ugliest Automobiles

Looking for Ugliest Automobiles! Cars are amazing machines. Sometimes, however, creativity can go a bit awry and you end up with what can only be described as ugly. Here we countdown the most hideous, unattractive, stupid and just plain daft cars ever conceived. Some even made it into production and are even cult classics now!

Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus Source: The third reincarnation of the fourth oldest car that is currently still sold by Ford, was ridiculous. It looks like they ran out of metal at the front and back, so they curved it in to save money. It had been a best seller prior to this.

Fiat Multiplia

Fiat Multiplia Source. A child could draw a prettier car, blindfolded and full of E-Numbers. The blobby design, the weird fold, the double headlights... Between 1998 and 2010 these things were actually manufactured. And sold. It is a practical car, but it’s just so gruesome.

Citroen Ami

Škoda Roomster Source. Resembling something that was made from bits of other cars, the Ami was actually massively popular in its time (1961-1978), shifting 1.8m units. The cantilevered roof is bizarre as well as unsightly. The car looks odd from every angle, with a miniature front end and tiny headlights.

Škoda Roomster

Škoda Roomster1 Source. The front windows are a completely different height to the rear windows. Basically, it looks like a Frankenstein cut and shut car-van hybrid. Despite all this, Jeremy Clarkson actually named this as a car he liked, proving that there really is no accounting for taste. Still selling after 6 years, at around £15,000.

Nissan S Cargo

Nissan S Cargo Source. Disproportionate wheels and inexplicable portholes in the back, this looks like it was designed by cartoonist Gary Larson of ‘Far Side’ fame. Nicknamed the “Escargot”, for obvious reasons, this was produced from 1989-1992 and has been used as an advertising vehicle for McDonald’s and KFC. Only 12,000 were ever produced. You can pick one up now for about £2,500.

Plymouth Prowler

Plymouth Prowler Source. This retro looking aluminium ‘hot-rod’ beastie was produced in 1997 and again (why?) 1999-2002. Time magazine named this as one of the 50 worst cars of all time, calling it “a flaccid little jerk of a car that threatened much but delivered little”. Overall, 11,700 were made and sold for around $40,000 (£24,000).

Bond Bug

Bond Bug Source. Firstly, it’s nothing to do with James Bond. Secondly, it looks like a mouse! Faster than it’s cousin the Robin Reliant, it was manufactured between 1970 and 1974 and cost a whopping £629. Begrudging kudos is deserved, however, as the designer did oversee the design of Luke Skywalker’s Land Speeder and this car was the basis of it.

Aston Martin Lagonda

Corbin Sparrow (aka Myers Motors NmG) Source. The car that should have been named, “Aston Martin Longerrrr”, looks like it’s been run over by a steamroller. Only 645 of these elongated beasts were made from 1976 to 1990, thank god. It was too ahead of its time, with the first on-board computers – which barely worked. Ridiculously expensive for a saloon, it cost more than a Bentley. Nowadays they go for about £20,000.

Corbin Sparrow (aka Myers Motors NmG)

Corbin Sparrow (aka Myers Motors NmG)1 Source. This battery-powered, single passenger, three wheeler car looks like something out of Austin Powers – in fact, several were used for the film series. Not a 60s vintage, they made from 1999 to 2003 and then again from 2005. Only 285 of the two models were made –the ‘jelly bean’ and the ‘pizza butt’ so called for its use by Domino’s drivers. Original list price was $29,995 (£18,570)

Fiat Aquila

Fiat Aquila Source. The image speaks for itself. This concept car will probably never go into production, but it serves as a warning that just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Obviously we’ve not included every ugly car, and stuck mainly to production models. Any glaring omissions? Thanks to Alton Towers writer George for sharing this top 10 list with us. What do you think are the ugliest concept cars? [smartads]

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