Ten Worst Cars. Rating
There are cars to turn around. Because the engine roars so loud because you rarely see them - or because you just do not want to believe that such an ugly vehicle could actually get on the road through all development agencies.
Since the design process for a new car model takes several years, it can not just be a matter of unfortunate mistakes by a single designer. If the shape of a vehicle is negative, then many decision makers have nodded, agreed, signed - or at least said nothing, when discussing the shape of the body.
It is all the more astonishing how many of these etching cars fall through the first contact with the audience. On the other hand, one sometimes sees the design gap later on the street - which once again proves that people's tastes are very different. And so there will be dissenting opinions about which are the ten ugliest cars.
In any case, it is advisable to form your own opinion about cars. Not least because everyone creates different criteria.
An SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) with a flattened rear is no feast for the eyes, just because it claims to be "the world's first Sports Activity Coupe". The forms are far too exaggerated, the wheel arches already caricature exaggerated. If there is a symbol for stubbornly holding on to the steady "faster, heavier, stronger" of the auto industry, then it is this model.
Citroën Xsara Picasso
The nightmare of every Citroën Picasso driver must be heavy snowfall. Because then he should not find the car until thaw begins. Basically, the car has the shape of a glazed, tinny hill. It would have been no harm if one had refrained from sending him as a rolling megalithic tomb on the street.
In 1999, this car was an example of a car of the future in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, but he was not beautiful. The flat front end, the quirky bar with the additional headlamps under the windshield and the generally cranky proportions make the car an all around bizarre loner. Ingenious, however, the room concept with three seats next to each other in two rows - and the large glass surfaces make the car as clear as almost any other car.
The first generation came as a notchback version of the Ford Escort on the market, a total of the car (first and second generation) was built from 1983 to 1990. "As sexy as a flying iron" judged the magazine "Auto Bild Klassik" about the sedan, which offered nothing, which pleased the eye. After all, the red paint of this model is pretty pretty to look at.
The Mercedes-Benz Vaneo was a 5-door compact MPV. With this car Mercedes wanted to get into the class of compact vans - failed that thoroughly. 50000 cars per year were originally planned, but from 2001 to 2005, a total of only 55000 were built. Why? Please take a close look at this car, then you will understand.
There were probably a few GM designers too often eat at the Mexican and have tried to transfer the jigsaw ornaments of the table cloths on the car. At the body optically virtually nothing. Allegedly, the model built between 2001 and 2005 was "the world's first sport recreational vehicle," explained manufacturer Pontiac at the time. It's one of the ugliest cars of all time.
Attention, the name is an art word made of action and young - the design in turn is a mixture of ... yes, from what actually? The manufacturer calls it "unmistakable" and is certainly right, because such a grotesque collection of lines, beads, bows and corners has rarely seen in a car.
The car was built from 1995 to 2001. Somehow, the shape of the headlights, the silhouette and the line of the hood remind you of models that are well known. But the mix of lines and shapes does not quite fit together here. And then the designers lacked the courage to create something unique, Suzuki-typical. The Baleno is one of the few cars to which you could staple almost any brand logo without being noticed.
Toyota Prius I
This car wrote, despite its arbitrary appearance, automotive history. The Toyota Prius was namely 1997 the first hybrid mass production vehicle ever. Available in Europe from 2001, the first generation was delivered to 2004. However, such a novel technology as the hybrid drive would have deserved a design to turn around. The Prius, on the other hand, attracted attention, if at all, only because of its hardly increasing aesthetic triviality.
VW Jetta I
Can you make a car loveless? Probably it works, but it will not be easy. The sedan version of the Golf, also known as "backpack golf", should keep the more conservative clientele at bay. That probably also succeeded, because surprisingly many of these models went for a crocheted Klorolle on the parcel shelf. The successor models Vento, Bora and today Jetta were or are no beauties, but they did not get as bad as the first generation.