Top 10: These are the ten ugliest cars of all time
Created: 12/19/2022 11:24 am
By: Simon Mones
There have been many beautiful vehicles over the years.
With some models, however, one wonders if the designers slept badly.
Here are the ten ugliest cars of all time.
1 / 1010th place: Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
The first generations of the A-Class were anything but beautiful.
Since 2012, however, the compact car has been impressive.
Nevertheless, the A-Class will soon be phased out.
© Mercedes-Benz AG
2 / 109th place: Audi A2.
Of course, the A2 should not be missing in this ranking.
Here the benefit clearly took precedence over the design.
With a drag coefficient of 0.252, the compact car can easily keep up with modern electric cars.
And the Audi A2 was way ahead of its time in other respects, too.
Probably a bit too far, because in 2005 production was stopped after six years.
In the meantime, the Ingolstadt native enjoys cult status.
3 / 108th place: Chrysler PT Cruiser.
The compact car was also available as a convertible.
With its long bonnet, the PT Cruiser is visually reminiscent of the cars of the 1920s and 1930s.
In 2010, after ten years of construction and a facelift, it was over.
© UPI Photo/Imago
4 / 107th place: Ford Edsel Villager.
At the end of the 1950s, the Ford Motor Company introduced the subsidiary brand Edsel.
From 1958, this went with the Villager, among other things, to catch customers.
However, the brand and its models were not really popular at the time.
But that was much more due to the unusually high oval radiator grille, which reminded some critics of a toilet seat.
After three years it was over with Edsel and the Villager.
An expensive flop for Ford that almost caused the US auto giant to collapse.
5 / 106th place: Alfa Romeo SZ.
Not pretty, but expensive.
The Alfa Romeo SZ cost an incredible DM 100,000 (approx. EUR 51,129) in the early 1990s.
The sports car was also limited to 1,000 units.
Did the Italians know that the sports car wasn't particularly successful?
© Alfa Romeo
6 / 105th place: Pontiac Aztek.
From 2001 to 2005, Pontiac built this "beauty".
After all, the crossover SUV sold around 1,115,000 times.
The Aztek also achieved particular fame through the TV series "Breaking Bad", in which it is driven by the main character Walter White.
However, the SUV gets damaged in every episode.
© Daniel Lippitt/AFP
7 / 104th place: SsangYong Rodius.
It wasn't quite enough for the Korean to get on the podium.
The same also applies to an independent design.
The cooler is somewhat reminiscent of the PT Cruiser, while the rear was borrowed from Mercedes.
An idea that you probably only had when the car was already finished, because it looks like it was added later.
Nevertheless, the van was built in two generations from 2004 to 2019.
8 / 103rd place: Nissan S-Cargo.
What looks like a model car for children was actually built by Nissan from 1989 to 1992.
Only the designers and managers of the Asian car manufacturer know exactly why.
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9 / 102nd place: No, that's not an optical illusion.
Commuter Cars' Tang T600 is in fact only 99 centimeters wide.
What may help when looking for a parking space looks as if a Smart had been washed too hot or a minivan saved from the scrap press.
But the design isn't the Tango T600's only problem.
A staggering $121,000 is due for the small electric car.
But you also get 600 kW of power.
© Commuter Cars
10 / 101st place: Fiat Multiple.
The victory clearly goes to the Italian.
Although Fiat tried to save the model with a facelift, it didn't really make the van more beautiful.
In 2010, the Multipla was discontinued again after eleven years.
The question remains: how could this design ever hit the streets?
You can argue about design, after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
That certainly also applies to this ranking, but with these cars, most people should get chills down their spines.
Followed by the question: how could this go into series production?
It is not without reason that most of the vehicles in this ranking are no longer built.
With some models, such as the Mercedes A-Class, the developers have gotten the curve over the years.
The ugly duckling turned into a beautiful swan.
Other models, on the other hand, have now become true cult cases despite their questionable design.
You still won't win a flower pot with them.