These Cars Are ABOMINABLE! (43 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       11 Jul 2019       7417       9

Dodge A100 Pickup

The flat-nosed, ever-surprised Dodge A100 was a range of compact vans and trucks that arguably was just too weird to gain enough popularity in its six years of production

 

Fiat Multipla

Named a Psychotic Cartoon Duck, this masterpiece has been produced by an Italian company called Fiat. And though buyers enjoyed the roomy interior, the sneers and laughs from beholders of the Multipla's exterior didn't help with the sales. This absolutely unique car was even displayed at the Modern Art Museum (MOMA) in New York as a design exhibit

 

Nissan S-Cargo

The name of this overly cute retro car is actually a double entendre, standing for 'Small Cargo' but sounding similar to 'escargot' which means a snail in French. We think it looks more like a Pope-mobile on steroids

 

Bond Bug

Though the Bond Bug looks like a three-wheeled carrot, it was known as a relatively fun car to drive that managed to reach the speed of 122 km/h. Yet, we are not sure if it's a good idea to zoom around at such speeds in a car that has a missing wheel. The Bug was quite a popular car at its time, but being sold for the same prices as more practical cars, it soon fell into demise

 

Reliant Robin

Lovingly nicknamed as the "Plastic Pig" by the British for its distinctive shape and fiberglass body, this ugly three-wheeler is an absolute comedy gag classic

 

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Lightburn Zeta

Lightburn was an Australian company that produced cement mixers and washing machines. In popular opinion, they should've stayed away from the automotive industry. But they didn't, and now we have this charming little nonsense in our list

 

Corbin Sparrow

The Sparrow, also known as the Jelly Bean and Pizza Butt is one passenger, electric battery-powered city car. We truly think its sole purpose is to make your teenage kid feel even more ashamed of you

 

AMC Pacer

Compared to a vehicle from The Jetsons cartoon and dubbed 'The Flying Fishbowl' the Pacer is truly a 70s design icon

 

Nissan Cube

Though the Cube has won several nominations for its design and has been named a top vehicle pick for dog owners, we aren't convinced that it wasn't made from a sketch by a six-year-old

 

Sebring Vanguard CitiCar

Though the idea of electricity powered CitiCar seemed like a good one, its coal cart design didn't make the right impression to buyers

 

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Suzuki X-90

Suzuki X-90 is probably the only car that looks better with a huge can of Red Bull fixed on its trunk

 

Talbot-Matra Rancho

The Rancho was a French effort to jump into the off-road trend. This boxy vehicle was made almost entirely out of fiberglass and polyester which gave it the 'off-road' look for a lesser price. Interestingly enough, after some facelifting, it became the legendary van called Renault Espace

 

Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting-Brake

The Shooting-brake car body style originated in the 1890s as a wagon used to transport shooting parties. We can't imagine anyone sitting with a double-barrel in this Lagonda's boot, but we can see it being used as a doorstop or for splitting logs

 

Citroën Ami 6

Incredibly enough, this mish-mash of a car was once the best-selling new car model in France. We, on the other hand, aren't sure how you were supposed to change the rear tires or open the melted hood

 

Marcos Mantis

Though luxurious, powerful, and relatively cheap, this British Mantis had no success in the market with only 32 cars of the first generation sold. Maybe it was just too beautiful for the classy British people

 

Lamborghini LM002

Amazingly powerful, the LM002 was favorited by the rich of the Arabian Emirates as a desert plaything. We think it looks like someone with repressed anger issues designed it

 

Plymouth Prowler

Hot-rod inspired Prowler was supposed to be an everyday use-type of car. Thankfully, this masterpiece wasn't as successful as expected, and we don't have to see it prowling the streets on a daily basis

 

Lightburn Zeta Sports

Another masterpiece by an Australian washing machine and cement mixer company Lightburn

 

Honda Insight

The first generation Honda Insight is still ranked as one of the most fuel-efficient gasoline engine cars ever produced. The efficiency probably has to do with its uber-aerodynamic body that to this day manages to raise some brows with its weirdness

 

Pontiac Aztek

Though marketed as an 'Xtreme' design crossover for the Generation X buyer demographics, the Aztek was only appreciated by the pre-Heisenberg Walter White type of folks

 

Pontiac Fiero

Nothing screams 'The 80s' louder than the design of this Pontiac. Though the model has been met quite badly with the press because of its quirkiness and unreliability, the GMC Pontiac division had a hard time keeping up with the demand through the years it was produced. No matter its weird design, the Fiero has a cult-like following to this day

 

Volkswagen 181

Commonly known as 'The Thing' this Volkswagen was mainly used for NATO military purposes. Due to its low safety standards, The Thing was sold in the US only for couple short years

 

Bufori Geneva

Even though this car can accommodate a cigar humidor, a Chinese tea set, and its back seats have a pneumatic massage device, the Geneva still looks like a very well fattened-up pig

 

Chevrolet El Camino

'Business in the front, party in the back,' goes a long way describing the El Camino. It was supposed to be the ultimate car for ranchers that also deal business in town, but to us, this marriage between a pickup and a coupe looks like a total no-go

 

Saturn SC

Surprisingly enough, the Saturn SC (or Sports Coupe) is still sought after not only by collectors but also by people who admire the longevity, ease of repair and its good mileage. This cross-eyed beast even has quite a few Facebook fan groups and owner support networks

 

AMC Gremlin

The AMC's Gremlin had more than enough personality even for the 70s - the sawed-off back, the quirky proportions, and unusual trimmings made it stand out from the crowd. It is still debatable whether the unique looks made it awesome or ugly

 

Isuzu VehiCROSS

Winner of rallies of its time, and praised for its unique design the VehiCROSS still looks to us like at least three cars were mashed together in an afterschool project

 

Tatra 603

Well, the Tatra isn't as bland as the usual Eastern European Communist car, but maybe it should've been. The weird placement of its headlights make it look closely related to a Cyclops

 

Pontiac Trans Sport

The original concept of Trans Sport had gullwing doors, a glass roof, a built-in Nintendo Entertainment System, and an overall futuristic look. After those details got stripped down, it started to look like a handheld vacuum, which gave it the nickname of 'dustbuster'

 

Rolls Royce Phantom VIII

Rolls Royce's Phantoms have always been known as the ultimate luxury cars - the incredibly smooth driving experience and unlimited interior personalization gained it a lot of praise. You probably have to have a couple of millions in your bank account, though, to fully comprehend its majestical appearance, because to us, regular humans, it looks ugly as hell

 

Wartburg 353

The Wartburg was probably the blandest of the bland Eastern European cars ever conceived. No wonder its name starts with a 'wart'

 

Jensen S-V8

Another fluke by the British automotive industry - The Jensen and its cartoon-like design was never meant to be popular

 

Mitsuoka Orochi

Labeled as a "fashion supercar" the Orochi and its many Anime-inspired editions deserves a proud place in this list of ugly cars

 

Ford Pinto Wagon

The Pinto had two significant oversights - the overly 70s design which looks quite cringy now and a technical issue of easily rupturing fuel tank. That meant that getting rear-ended even at low speeds could easily set the Pinto on fire

 

Lancia Thesis

Well, the Thesis isn't unpleasant to look at, but this higher end Italian design is one of those that you either love or hate

 

Subaru Brat

The BRAT or "Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter" is a total hit or miss. Some adore its absolute quirkiness and great performance, while others hate its overly 'youthful' looks

 

Chevrolet SSR

The SSR perfectly illustrates a failed attempt at creating a retro-inspired, yet modern-looking car. The sales of it were very disappointing, and we definitely can see why

 

Subaru Impreza Casa Blanca

Though the Impreza is beloved by many, the Casa Blanca 'luxury' edition truly looks like a cartoon beaver. In a bad way

 

Citroën C4 Cactus

The Cactus, in addition to its squinty headlights, also had the 'Airbump' side panels that were supposed to guard the car against accidents in parking lots. We didn't know whether it worked in those instances, but it definitely did guard many from buying it

 

Renault Fuego

The first car to feature a remote keyless system with central locking and the fastest diesel engine car of its time it really lacked in the design department

 

FSO Polonez

Another gem from the Easter European Communist block. No matter how many trimmings were added or how many horses were put in the commercials it still looked like a slab of concrete

 

Ford Taurus

The third generation Taurus steered away from its predecessors' straight lines, thus creating this oval-shaped, cross-eyed, squishy looking thing. And though buyers thought badly about the design, the Taurus still kept its best-seller status

 

Chrysler PT Cruiser

Though the PT Cruiser is known to be a very satisfying drive, we think that the designers should steer clear away from the 30s inspirations as it never really works



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Visit 10 month s ago
For your records, FIAT (number 2) owns Chrysler now... dirol
       
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Something 10 month s ago
Ugly cars? Save a few this is more like a list of dream cars...
       
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Groom 10 month s ago
Yes, some of these were way more popular than implied. The El Camino in particular is an American classic with rebuilt models still fetching top dollars if you can find one for sale
       
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Amazing 10 month s ago
You are dead wrong about the El Camino. I had an '87 model that looked exactly like the one you have pictured. It was a dream to drive and turned heads wherever I took it. The Monte Carlo chassis and the V-8 meant it was very fast and handled like a dream. I am truly sorry I ever sold it.
       
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salamoon 10 month s ago
im sorry but #1 is beautiful heart
       
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Limited 10 month s ago
When younger, I had a 72 Gremlin.. 350 HP motor, floor shift.. It was a quick and fun car.. Wish I still had it..
       
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Offspring 10 month s ago
67 cadillac Eldo. I be bumpin down da road and all da wite boys be wantin my ride, Ho's in the back seat and 8 mile to da gallon.
       
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David1959 10 month s ago
Clearly whoever compiled this list of "abominable" cars was not an auto enthusiast or high on crack at the time. There are some real classic rides here.
       
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Time 10 month s ago
Funny how they say the style of the PT Cruiser "Never really works" When they sold over a million of them.
       
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