The Internet’s Picks for the 10 Ugliest Cars of All Time

Buying an expensive, flashy car is a trope we experience daily, especially for those living in a capital city. For example, seeing beautiful works of Italian engineering being driven badly is typical in West London. 

However, at the other end of the scale are people who care little for appearances, instead favoring comfort, reliability, and practicality. These people could be considered the automobile equivalent of Crocs wearers. 

Recently, the Internet has been awash with petrolheads sharing their most ghastly vehicles after a question posted on a message board: “What is the ugliest car ever made, in your opinion?”

As one can imagine, there are some great choices. So here are the ten ugliest cars as decided by the general key-tapping public. 

Fiat Multipla

Fiat Multipla
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Without sounding unkind, the Fiat Multipla has a face only a mother could love. Looking like a gormless frog with an annoying grin, this car makes the top ten ugly. One description seen online is that it resembles “a beluga whale.” 

PT Cruiser

PT Cruiser
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This suggestion sparked debate about the wood-paneled version of Chrysler’s new-millennium icon. Someone says they loved the wood paneling; this was shot down with: “Actually, it wasn’t legit; it was plastic, which is why it looks trash.”

Pontiac Aztec

Pontiac Aztek
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Released around the same time as the PT Cruiser, the Aztec was the darling of the school run for a good while. I quite liked the Aztec. Though I am more a fan of this reader’s description: “Looked like a hiking boot.”

Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke
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“I don’t know how it can be possible,” jokes one car enthusiast. “But the Nissan Juke has a punchable face.” I don’t think anything else needs to be added to this poetry other than, somehow, this car made it to modern-day production. 

Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator
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Jeep is getting a shellacking right now with the release of the Gladiator and the Wagoneer models, which I find a little unfair. They look like typical Jeep models, though a frank appraisal seen online says that “one is ugly; the other is boring as hell.” You can decide which is which. 

Nissan Cube

Nissan Cube
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Nissan gets another mention here with its strange, ghostly chassis. However, the Internet is firmly on either side of the fence on this candidate. While I don’t like it, this person does: “The thing with the Cube is that it isn’t trying,” remarks its fan. “It’s the nerd glasses of cars, and it pulls it off well.”

Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck
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Elon Musk will not read this, though I am sure he is unfazed by negative feedback all the same and is always professing his love for the Cybertruck invention. Nevertheless, comments such as “truly hideous” still abound in this thread.  

Chevrolet Lumina

Chevrolet Lumina
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This part of the discussion is aimed solely at the ’90s version of the car. Reading through people’s posts on this car, the “Dust Buster” nickname becomes self-evident. Once you see a ’90s Chevy Lumina, you will only ever think of Dust Busters from now on. Try it! 

AMC Gremlin

AMC Gremlin
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The name is literal with this quirky four-wheeler. Anyone old enough to remember the fantastic Wayne’s World in 1990 will remember his Gremlin. Like Mike Myers’ loveable character, this person shares how it was, “`My first car. Loved that ugly thing.”

Kia Soul

Kia Soul
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The Kia Soul sits on the same side of the suburban road as the Fiat Multipla and the Nissan Cube. However, there isn’t much agreement on this. Most Kia Soul lovers are loyal to the car with its panoramic windows and generous space. 

What do you think? Is there an uglier car that belongs on this list? This thread inspired this post.

This article originally appeared on MyCarMakesNoise.

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