The Ugliest Cars Ever Produced

By Jake Schroeder

While beauty is very much a personal thing, there are, however, things that we can all agree that are downright ugly. This little fun fact can be applied to many different matters, one of which is cars. Throughout the years, there have been cars that very, very few people would think to call ‘pretty’. To honor those monstrosities, here are the ugliest cars we could find.

2004 Covini C6W

We begin our list with this monster: the Covini C6W. This 6-wheeled insect-like has an impressive 400 hp engine, but let’s face it, the appearance of this car is quite odd. Despite having the extra wheels to help with balance and improve braking, this car is designed too weirdly to ever be taken seriously.

2004 Covini C6W
2004 Covini C6W

Marcos Mantis

Specializing in sports cars, Marcos was a British manufacturer that produced relatively ugly cars. However, they seem to have outdone themselves with the Mantis. Thankfully, just one Mantis was actually released in 1968, and it did not last long before it was retired. In 2008 it made one last appearance at the Festival of Speed.

2004 Covini C6W
Marcos Mantis

Troll Sportcoupé

This is Troll Plastik & Bilindustri’s attempt to build a car with a fiberglass body. The Norweigan company used the material because it was lightweight and had various benefits like resistance to rust. While the engineering might have been fine, the design was a complete and total failure. This model was only produced for a couple of years, in 1956-1958. Their next model wasn’t as bad as this one, but it was also not exactly a looker.

Troll Sportcoupé
Troll Sportcoupé

Hyundai Tiburon

This car has had many names. Officially, it’s known as the Hyundai Tiburon, but in Europe, it was called the Hyundai Coupe. Tiburon translates to ‘shark’ in Spanish, and we gotta say, this car does resemble a rather unfortunate-looking shark.

Hyundai Tiburon
Hyundai Tiburon

Stutz Blackhawk

First produced in 1972, this Stutz monstrosity was named the Blackhawk. Even 40 years later, we still can’t figure out what the designers were aiming for with this car. Its 19 foot (almost 6 meters) long size was ridiculous. As it turns out, Elvis, aka the King himself, adored this car. Aside from its hideous exterior, this abomination of a car was much too expensive at the time – it cost over $120,000 in 2017 dollars. The price tag was outrageous, especially since the make of this car was relatively unknown.

Stutz Blackhawk
Stutz Blackhawk

PT Cruiser

While Chrysler is overall a decent car manufacturer, they really dropped the ball with this one. The PT Cruiser is… A fail, to say the least. We don’t know much about the car performance, but from what we can see, the design is a complete and utter disaster.

PT Cruiser
PT Cruiser

Brubaker Box

Whoever created this abomination deserves an award for at least naming it accordingly. The Brubaker Box is as ugly as a car can get. It honestly looks like a terrible van drawn by a child that came to life. It’s an oddly-shaped box on wheels, literally. Some might say it looks like a gold klondike bar. However you choose to see it, this van might just be useful in case of a nuclear war. In any other scenario, we gotta say that we’ll pass on this one.

Brubaker Box
Brubaker Box

Reliant Robin

This little mishap looks rather like a blend of a boat, a car, and a motorcycle, and not in a good way. The Reliant Robin was actually one of the most popular fiberglass cars ever, and these days it earned a spot in Top Car Magazine’s list of the ugliest cars in the world. In 1973, this car was created to replace the Reliant Regal. We have nothing better to say about this other than it’s just ugly.

Reliant Robin
Reliant Robin

2010 Veritas RS III

By 2010, Vermot AG hasn’t been active in the automotive industry for 60 years or so. That year, they decided to make a serious comeback. All we can say is we wish they hadn’t. They created a car that looked like an actual monster – the 2010 Veritas RS III. Despite its plain hideous design, the car looks as if someone pressed the wrong button and accidentally summoned a demon.

2010 Veritas RS III
2010 Veritas RS III

The Nissan Cube

Ever wished to own a car that looked like an actual cube? No? Neither did we. Or anyone else, for that matter. Which is why we cannot figure out just why Nissan designed this car in the first place. As its name indicates, this car is named The Nissan Cube. How original. Despite having begun to produce this car back in 1998, to this day you can still get a glimpse of one on the road every now and again.

The Nissan Cube
The Nissan Cube

Weber Sportscars aka ‘Faster One’

This disastrous car was Switzerland’s lame attempt to dethrone the Veyron as the fastest street-legal car back in 2008. It was dubbed the Weber Sportscar, aka Faster One. Sadly, they couldn’t figure out its design before unleashing it into the world. Despite the fact that by 2008 car designs were improving, this car is a clear indication that not everyone got the design memo.

Weber Sportscars aka ‘Faster One’
Weber Sportscars aka ‘Faster One’

Panoz Abruzzi ‘Spirit of Le Mans’

Here we have a prime example of what not to do to a sports car in terms of design. This abomination came with a £330,000 price tag. Yes, you read that number right. The Panoz Abruzzi ‘Spirit of Le Mans’ was only planned to produce 81 units. However, we can thank our lucky stars that this car never saw the light of day, as it died a natural death right at the prototype stage.

Panoz Abruzzi ‘Spirit of Le Mans’
Panoz Abruzzi ‘Spirit of Le Mans’

Citroën Ami

While you may associate fine wine, perfume, and fashion with France, this car is proof they aren’t perfect. In 1961, Citroën decided to create the Ami. We really wish they hadn’t. The oversized headlamps and odd body shape they dubbed the notchback did nothing to help the poor design. We can’t help but sigh sadly whenever we look at it.

Citroën Ami
Citroën Ami

Fiat Multipla

When it comes to this… Creation, we truly have no words. Fiat actively made the decision to create and design the Multipla this way. On purpose. Let that sink in for a second. This car was released in 1998, and it ran all the way until 2010. Even today you can still see a few of these roaming the streets. It genuinely looks like the car version of a person holding in a sneeze.

Fiat Multipla
Fiat Multipla

The Aurora

Once upon a time, in 1957, a priest woke up one fine morning and decided to create the safest car ever. The reasoning behind this decision was the high death toll resulting from car accidents. While the idea was fine, even great, the way he executed it was rather awful. Out came the Aurora. We just wish that someone would have told the priest just how hideous this car is.

The Aurora
The Aurora

2011 Nissan Leaf

We gotta ask – is anyone at Nissan aware of what cars they’re releasing? This model is yet another example of an innovative design gone wrong. While we respect them trying to create something new and exciting, this is not the way to do it.

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf

1973 Austin Allegro

We know that this car was very popular at the time of its release, but looking back, we can’t help but wonder why. It pretty much looks like a carton on wheels. Weren’t there better options for family cars in the ’70s? At least we can be thankful that car designs have come a long way since.

1973 Austin Allegro
1973 Austin Allegro

1959 Ford Anglia

This car is proof that even the best of us can make mistakes. The 1959 Ford Anglia, while not the worst thing that we’ve seen, is pretty awful. It has that awkward body shape that isn’t quite boxy and yet it isn’t styled well either. Overall, we score this design 2/10.

1959 Ford Anglia
1959 Ford Anglia

1990 Chrysler Imperial

All we see when we look at this car is a sedan version of a hearse. A black and boxy design, the 1990 Chrysler Imperial looks like it would only be fitting for a funeral. We’re just glad Chrysler has since improved their designs.

1990 Chrysler Imperial
1990 Chrysler Imperial

1975 Ford Granada

If you ever wanted to drive a box with a grille and some wheels on it, this car is for you. Otherwise, we don’t really understand how Ford was trying to design this model. The 1975 Granada seems like the inspiration for its design was a literal box.

1975 Ford Granada
1975 Ford Granada

1957 Trabant

The 1957 Trabant looks like people may have thought it was a good idea at the time it was made, but now just regret it completely. It might not be the worst car we’ve seen so far, but it’s definitely bad enough to have earned a spot on our list. Everything from its body shape to the choice of colors is just wrong.

1957 Trabant
1957 Trabant

1996 Suzuki X90

The 1996 Suzuki X90 seems to incorporate all the bad ideas car designers ever had into one ugly little thing. Not only is it uncomfortably small, but it looks like it was meant to be somewhat of a sports car that was cursed with a hideous exterior.

1996 Suzuki X90
1996 Suzuki X90

1973 Oldsmobile Omega

If you ever wished you could drive what could only be described as a cowboy car, you’re in luck. The 1973 Oldsmobile Omega was just that – a badly designed car that resulted in a rather unfortunate look.

1973 Oldsmobile Omega
1973 Oldsmobile Omega

2007 Jeep Compass

We bet that Jeep seriously regrets this one. While the brand is known for their cool designs, they seriously messed up with this one. The 2007 Jeep Compass looks like an inflated version of their classic sharp Jeep design.

2007 Jeep Compass
2007 Jeep Compass

1986 Hyundai Excel

Remember when you were young and drew cars that essentially looked like bricks? This car here is the real-life version of that. The 1986 Hyundai Excel was not the best way to begin their manufacturing career. Thankfully, since this incident, they have come a long way.

1986 Hyundai Excel
1986 Hyundai Excel

AMC Pacer

Back when it came out in 1975, the AMC Pacer was all the rage. The press described it as ‘futuristic’, ‘bold’, and ‘unique’. As a response to the gasoline crisis of the 1970s, AMC produced an electric version of the model. Honestly, we can’t figure out why the car was so popular. Looking at it, all we see is a strange car.

AMC Pacer
AMC Pacer

Renault Fuego

While some of the most impressive classics in the ’30s came from French design studios, by the early ’80s the French had lost their touch. Clearly, the Renault Fuego was a sad attempt at a sports coupe. As with many ugly cars, the more you look at it, the uglier it gets.

Renault Fuego
Renault Fuego

Pontiac Aztek

This car has become somewhat of a favorite among ugly cars due to its unfortunate exterior. The Pontiac Aztek’s design looks as if it was put together reluctantly by three designers who weren’t on speaking terms. It has too many different elements that just don’t work together.

Pontiac Aztek
Pontiac Aztek

Nissan S-Cargo

While Nissan was aiming for a retro-style look with this van, to us it looks more like an actual snail and not in a good way. Sure, the S-Cargo can probably get the job done in terms of hauling stuff, but be honest – would you want to be seen driving this car?

Nissan S-Cargo
Nissan S-Cargo

Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar

Believe it or not, but this odd looking box was one of the most popular electric cars in the U.S. for a while. With a top speed of 39 miles per hour, we can understand why it didn’t catch on when it was released in 1974. For some reason, the designers figured that a triangular golf cart-inspired design was a good idea and actually went through with it.

Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar
Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar

Lightburn Zeta

Straight from Australia came the Lightburn Zeta with all the styling of a ’50s Cadillac on a car that was smaller than a Mini. Since the body was made of fiberglass, it allowed designers to be more creative with the cars they created. Unfortunately, this didn’t end well with the Zeta… Not only was the design less than adequate, but driving the car was not fun either – the engine was not good at all.

Lightburn Zeta
Lightburn Zeta

Toyota MasterAce

The Toyota MasterAce looks more like a Japanese version of the iconic microbus made by Volkswagen. As a matter of fact, the MasterAce was Toyota’s early response to Chrysler’s minivan back in 1983. Let’s put it this way – Toyota is a great car manufacturer, but this van just isn’t good looking.

Toyota MasterAce
Toyota MasterAce

Subaru BRAT

BRAT is actually an acronym that stands for Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter. We gotta say, the acronym is much more suitable for this car. Manufactured by Subaru in the 1970s, the Brat is one we’re glad isn’t around anymore.

Subaru BRAT
Subaru BRAT

Plymouth Prowler

Is it a coincidence that soon after the Prowler was released, the Plymouth brand died? We think perhaps not. While the brand was attempting to make an American hot rod inspired by the ’50s, it just didn’t work. Even with the unfortunate design, a Prowler would cost a serious amount of cash these days.

Plymouth Prowler
Plymouth Prowler

1948 Studebaker Convertible

While this might not be the worst car we’ve seen so far, the 1948 Studebaker Convertible is not great, to say the least. It pretty much looks like a generic ’50s convertible that was downsized unsuccessfully.

1948 Studebaker Convertible
1948 Studebaker Convertible

Chevrolet SSR

Whoever thought a convertible truck was a good idea clearly hasn’t seen a clown car. This two-passenger Chevrolet has unbalanced and awkward proportions, making it look more like a stretched balloon than a stylish truck.

Chevrolet SSR
Chevrolet SSR

Chevrolet HHR

Clearly, the Chevrolet HHR is a ripoff of the PT Cruiser and a bad one at that. The least they could have done is try to change the design more to make it less obvious. But alas, we’re stuck with this…car.

Chevrolet HHR
Chevrolet HHR

Electra Meccanica Solo Ev Commuter

We’re gonna say it…this car looks like the designers forgot to add the other half of the car. The Electra Meccanica Solo Ev Commuter is an actual street-legal electric three-wheeler car. Yes, seriously. The most surprising thing about this car is that it can reach 82 mph at top speed.

Electra Meccanica Solo Ev Commuter
Electra Meccanica Solo Ev Commuter

Sbarro 4×4 +2 Concept Car

While this may be a concept car, it was too…special not to mention it. This is no ordinary 4×4. It is, in fact, a 4×4 plus 2. It has two extra wheels. Aside from the abnormal amount of wheels, it has a lot of bumpers, a monstrous appearance and just looks like something from outer space.

Sbarro 4×4 +2 Concept Car
Sbarro 4×4 +2 Concept Car

Jensen S-V8

For the most part, British classic cars are known as beautiful and unique cars. However, we have found the exception. Meet the Jensen S-V8. It looks like the Frankenstein of cars with its design. As if all its parts were taken from all sorts of different cars.

Jensen S-V8
Jensen S-V8

Jetstream SC250

As you can probably tell, the designer of this car wanted to make something that looked cool and fast. Unfortunately, the result does not reflect that too much. It looks like it came out of a racing video game and glitched, leading to this design.

Jetstream SC250
Jetstream SC250

Bufori Geneva

We figure that this car was meant to look something like a Rolls Royce with a twist, but the only twist we see is the snout-like grille. It looks more like a knockoff Rolls Royce or one that simply malfunctioned and the designers decided to own up to it.

Bufori Geneva
Bufori Geneva

Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake

Have you ever wanted to drive a noodle? If so, this is your chance! The Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake looks like a gothic hearse that was stretched out too much by accident. Despite the fact that Aston Martin normally makes stunning cars, this is definitely not one of them.

Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake
Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake

Marcos Mantis XP

It seems that video games have been all the rage for quite some time. The Marcos Mantis XP looks like it came straight out of one, only it glitched horribly on the way. The car’s design makes it look like it was run over straight through the middle of its hood!

Marcos Mantis XP
Marcos Mantis XP

Marcos Mantis M70

It seems like Marcos just couldn’t catch a break. Their designers must have really been scrambling for new designs that they went through with all of them – even the bad ones. We feel like this car was meant to be similar to the car in ‘Back to the Future’ but it failed spectacularly.

Marcos Mantis M70
Marcos Mantis M70

Mitsuoka Orochi

The Mitsuoka Orochi looks more like an extra-terrestrial than an actual car. Its design seems to have been thrown together at random with the hopes that it will magically come together beautifully. The most unbelievable part of it all is that this car actually made it to the production line.

Mitsuoka Orochi
Mitsuoka Orochi

Tirrito Ayrton R

The Tirrito Ayrton R was supposed to be a great tribute to a famous racing driver. However, it has clearly fallen short. From the four tiny headlights to the too-sharp and angular design, everything about it just doesn’t work together. It’s a shame, really.

Tirrito Ayrton R
Tirrito Ayrton R

Ssangyong Rodius

To this day, you might catch a glimpse of a Ssangyong Rodius on the road from time to time. It basically looks like a minivan that was in the middle of transforming into an SUV but failed and got stuck, leaving us with this thing.

Ssangyong Rodius
Ssangyong Rodius

Stutz Bearcat II

This car looks like something Cruella De Ville would absolutely love to drive. With the over-the-top headlights and bumper, any supervillain would surely adore this peculiar car. If it didn’t have the the excessive front details, it might have actually been a cool ride.

Stutz Bearcat II
Stutz Bearcat II

Sbarro Autobau

Is it a comb? Is it a shaver? Nope, just a really ugly car! While this is a concept car, it was revealed in 2010, and we gotta say that it should have not even gotten to that stage. It looks like an absolute mess.

Sbarro Autobau
Sbarro Autobau

Pontiac Trans Sport

Ah, the ultimate ugly minivan. The Pontiac Trans Sport looks just like a vacuum. It’s not a good look if we do say so ourselves. While minivans are all well and good, especially for families with more kids, this one looks awful.

Pontiac Trans Sport
Pontiac Trans Sport

Volkswagen Type 181 – The Thing

If you ever wanted to drive in a box with no roof, look no further! The Volkswagen Type 181, AKA The Thing, is exactly that. Just think about it, if you buy a car that has ‘The Thing’ in its title, you should know what you’re getting yourself into.

Volkswagen Type 181 – The Thing
Volkswagen Type 181 – The Thing

Lamborghini LM002

So, the LM002 is the first SUV that Lamborghini attempted to make. All we can say is please, someone make them stop. It looks broken from the inside out as if someone went under the hood and hit it repeatedly with a sledgehammer.

Lamborghini LM002
Lamborghini LM002

Isuzu VehiCROSS

You can say whatever you want about this car, you just can’t say that it isn’t ugly. No one can deny that fact. It resembles a balloon that is in the process of deflating. Understandably so, Isuzu eliminated this concept car after three model years. Who can blame them?

Isuzu VehiCROSS
Isuzu VehiCROSS

Reva G-Wiz

Despite the fact that this car was made with good intentions in order to provide an electric solution for urban traffic jams and parking issues, it’s ugly. It looks like a toy car that was mistaken as an actual car.

Reva G-Wiz
Reva G-Wiz

1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV

The whole concept of a minivan was to maximize the interior space of the car, right? Then we gotta ask: why does this one have a ridiculously long front? It only makes the driver feel as if they’re driving from the back seat.

1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV
1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV

Jeep Renegade

Jeep has designed some of the best SUVs over the years. This is not one of them. It looks more like a rejected Apple product than a sophisticated SUV. Let’s put it this way: why would someone buy this Jeep when they make much better-looking ones?

Jeep Renegade
Jeep Renegade

Corbin Sparrow

If you’ve ever wanted to drive a jellybean, this is your chance. While the Corbin Sparrow is more of a motorcycle, it still is a car technically, so we need to include it in this list.

Corbin Sparrow
Corbin Sparrow

Bond Bug

We know the name has nothing to do with James Bond, but let’s face it, he would never drive this thing anyways. It looks more like a vacuum than a three-wheeled car. Can you believe that this car was made to be a ‘fun car’?

Bond Bug
Bond Bug

1961 Amphicar

The Amphicar is yet another experimental model that seems as if the manufacturers simply wanted a mini version of an actual car. Not only that, but it was made to drive through water. Yes, we’re dead serious.

1961 Amphicar
1961 Amphicar

1996 Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac had a serious plastic obsession back in the ’90s, and the Grand Am is proof. The design was clearly neglected as it looked more like a Tupperware container than a car. Not only that, but aside from the horrendous styling, the car itself wasn’t great either. It had a 4-cylinder engine that had 150 horsepower.

1996 Pontiac Grand Am
1996 Pontiac Grand Am

1993 Ford Aspire

As the name ironically suggests, the Ford Aspire was one that nobody actually aspired to own. Not only is the design of this car horrendous, but its mechanics are just as bad, if not worse. Its 4-cylinder engine would have been a better fit for a sewing machine as it barely had 60 horsepower and 5-speed manual transmission.

1993 Ford Aspire
1993 Ford Aspire

2010 Chevy Aveo

Clearly, Chevrolet was attempting to break free of the jellybean-shaped subcompact cars. However, while the exterior design is less than appealing, the interior is worse as it was cheaply made and had a serious lack of soundproofing.

2010 Chevy Aveo
2010 Chevy Aveo

1992 Subaru SVX

Subaru is known to have practical and dependable cars that can do just about anything. The SVX is not one of them, unfortunately. Aside from the useless 4-speed transmission, its exterior looked like it was created by accident. The Italian-designed model had split windows-within-windows for some unknown reason which were difficult to use. To top it off, the car cost almost $10,000 more than other Subaru models.

1992 Subaru SVX
1992 Subaru SVX

1997 GM EV-1

While it’s great that GM had the incentive to produce an electric car back in 1997, the EV-1 was styled terribly, had a low range of about 80 miles and was only available by leasing. Nowadays, it’s very unlikely that you’ll see one of these on the streets since GM gathered almost all of them in 2002.

1997 GM EV-1
1997 GM EV-1

1992 Ford Probe

We all know there are plenty of cars with unfortunate names, but the Ford Probe is definitely on the top ten worst ones. The shoe-shaped car looks as if it was meant to look sleek and speedy when in reality it looks more like a UFO that never made it off the ground. This model was a joint creation by Ford and Mazda, and while you would think they would come up with something great, the Probe had a weak V6 and FWD mechanism which didn’t help its sales. It ended up being taken off the market after just eight years.

1992 Ford Probe
1992 Ford Probe

1989 Geo Metro

Another collaboration, the Geo Metro was made by Suzuki and GM. Let’s start off slowly. The car had a 3-cylinder engine which was naturally slow due to the fact that it barely put out 50 horsepower. The interior was clearly cheaply made, and the exterior design… Well, see for yourselves. It looks like a bean. It makes sense why it has appeared in many lists of the worst cars on the internet. All the same, we should mention that there are many owners claiming that they’ve driven the car past 250,000 miles, so this might just be the best worst car ever.

1989 Geo Metro
1989 Geo Metro

1999 Toyota Echo

The Toyota Echo was the car that you were disappointed to get when the rental car agent handed you the keys. It drove like a go-cart. Trying to accelerate was not unlike stepping in a bowl of mashed potatoes. Of course, the exterior was just as bad as the interior. It looks like a fat gummy bear with tiny wheels.

1999 Toyota Echo
1999 Toyota Echo

1998 Land Rover Discovery II

Cars built in Britain are known for being iconic. However, there are exceptions to every rule. The Land Rover Discovery II is one of them. Aside from its many electrical problems, its box-like design looks like it should be in a safari rather than on the streets in a city.

1998 Land Rover Discovery II
1998 Land Rover Discovery II

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible

This convertible was designed terribly, as you can probably tell from just a glance at it. The Tupperware box-shaped car had such a bulky B-pillar that it made you want to keep the top up permanently.

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible

1995 Chevy Monte Carlo

The Monte Carlo could have almost cool in the early ’70s, but since then, the car looks like a boring spaceship. As icing on the cake, the lame-looking car was front-wheel drive and had a poorly performing V6 engine.

1995 Chevy Monte Carlo
1995 Chevy Monte Carlo

2012 Dodge Caliber

You’d think that a car made by several car companies would be great, right? Well, not in this case. The Dodge Caliber is a front-wheel-drive hatchback that has a dark interior with plenty of blind spots and the engine is a terrible 2.0L named the World Gasoline Engine. Terrible mechanics aside, the exterior design of this car is as boring as it gets, with a boxy appearance that Dodge tends to stick to for the most part.

2012 Dodge Caliber
2012 Dodge Caliber

1999 Jaguar S-Type

Back in 1998, when Jaguar brought back the iconic S-Type, everyone in the car industry let out a collective sigh. Its design is practically yawn-inducing. It looks as if Jaguar attempted to combine different classic car designs unsuccessfully. Even when it was released, the car was perceived as awkward and outdated, which makes it surprising that it held up until 2007.

1999 Jaguar S-Type
1999 Jaguar S-Type

2009 Smart ForTwo

While this European micro-car seems like a great idea for people who live in a big city, in reality, it isn’t so great. The only thing going for this car is its size. Aside from that, this car is pretty awful. Let’s start with the mechanics of it. The transmission is vague and searching, and has bad fuel economy for its size. Its exterior is even worse. The paint is constantly peeling, not to mention the design itself makes the car look like a children’s toy.

2009 Smart ForTwo
2009 Smart ForTwo

1997 Daewoo Nubira

You might struggle to remember this car at all, and we don’t blame you. Another collaboration between car companies, the Nubira has an underwhelming design, a weak inline 4-cylinder engine. As a finishing touch, the car had terrible build quality with the interior wrapped up in nasty plastic.

1997 Daewoo Nubira
1997 Daewoo Nubira

Sir Vival

Just like the Aurora, the Sir Vival was a concept car created as a response to the lack of focus on safety in Detroit in the 1950s. At the time, the creator called the car a “revolutionary vehicle”. Despite the fact that it never made it to the production stage, the car did feature innovative safety concepts like seat belts, a roller cage, sliding doors, rubber bumpers, and side lights. All the same, the car’s most noticeable feature was the two-part frame. We have a feeling that was the downfall of the car. In theory, the car was a great idea, but the way it was executed in terms of design is rather unfortunate as it looks more like a vacuum cleaner than a car.

Sir Vival
Sir Vival

1941 Horch 853 SportCabriolet

This… piece of work… was made by Horch, long before it became Audi. The 853 SportsCabriolet was one of the later cars that was made by the brand. While many of their models had classic themes, this conversion is rather unique. While this isn’t the original state of the car, it still existed at one point, so we had to put it on our list. This car would be ideal as a work vehicle, what with its 4.9L straight-8 engine, but the modifications make it look like a cicada shell on wheels. All that glasswork must turn the interior into an oven as well.

1941 Horch 853 SportCabriolet
1941 Horch 853 SportCabriolet

1957 Jeep FC-150

Willys Motors released their series of Jeep four-wheel-drive trucks which were brand new for the company at the time. They were highly-maneuverable workhorses that were revolutionary at the time. While we can respect the innovation that they showed with these trucks, we gotta say that we’re so glad Jeep cars don’t look like this anymore. This truck looks like a toy that was made incorrectly.

1957 Jeep FC-150
1957 Jeep FC-150

1947 Julien MM5

This French convertible was produced from 1947 until 1949. At the time, the French government had to approve it and free up the necessary materials due to the fact that there was a shortage in France. All the same, not many were made, and were fitted with different engines over the years. At its best, the car performance was described as “acceptable”. The one thing we can’t get past is its design. The car looks like a literal insect. Maybe they drew inspiration from the classic Volkswagen Beetle?

1947 Julien MM5
1947 Julien MM5

1965 Peel Trident

The second three-wheel micro-car made by Peel engineering, the all-new design was very different than the one-seat Peel P50. Shockingly, this car had two seats. We wonder if anyone actually spent their hard-earned money to buy this car. If you can call it a car. It looks like a lost piece from a board game, honestly.

1965 Peel Trident
1965 Peel Trident

Ford Edsel

Not many cars were worse than this one. The Ford Edsel was a flop in the ’50s when it came out. According to The New York Times, the Edsel “was one of those ugly ducklings that never had a swan phase”. It turns out that Ford invested about $250 million into the model, but consumers had different tastes by that point, meaning this cruiser didn’t get much love. One of the worst parts of the car was the grille, which “drew comparisons to an Oldsmobile sucking a lemon, a toilet seat, and other cruder images,” The Washington Post wrote.

Ford Edsel
Ford Edsel

Plymouth Fury

The 1961 Plymouth Fury really was named well. It had a very menacing-looking front-end. It “wasn’t the only furrowed brow scowling out of showrooms across the United States in 1961. But it was the one that possibly caused the most nightmares,” the Curbside Classic wrote.

Plymouth Fury
Plymouth Fury

Lexus SC 430

Even luxury cars have design missteps at times. The Lexus SC 430 is all the proof you need. This model resembled an ill-proportioned bathtub and definitely didn’t meet the buyers’ high expectations. It was so bad that Top Gear said it was “the worst car in the world”. Ouch.

Lexus SC 430
Lexus SC 430

Nissan Juke

Nissan’s Juke never really went mainstream thanks to its strange design. Nissan has called it “a fun car that allows for more assertive expression,” however, others weren’t convinced. In fact, The Guardian called it “short-muzzled, frog-eyed and magnificently ugly.” Even so, the Juke sold well and Nissan redesigned it to make it even weirder in 2014.

Nissan Juke
Nissan Juke

Lincoln MKT

This crossover is one that can’t really haul much junk in its oversized trunk. Since it was unveiled in 2010, the Lincoln MKT hasn’t changed much. Which, truth be told, is unfortunate. Unless you’re into cars with disproportionate rear ends – we won’t judge. According to the Daily Drive, this is one of the ugliest SUVs of the past 20 years. “There’s really no way around this: The MKT is ungainly … The overall look is not unlike a wheelbarrow rolling backwards.”

Lincoln MKT
Lincoln MKT

Chevrolet Caprice

The 1991 Chevrolet Caprice was built on nearly a three-decade legacy of good sales, and yet, one GM worker said, “It looked like an upside-down bathtub”. The redesigned full-size sedan didn’t do well. It was called “a beached whale” by Fortune and “bulbous” by the Washington Post. Since the sales weren’t doing well, the car got a makeover a couple of years later.

Chevrolet Caprice
Chevrolet Caprice

Tesla Cybertruck

More recently, the Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled and has since become the “butt of every internet joke” according to CNN. This is all due to its unusual geometric design and “armored glass” that broke during a live demonstration that was meant to show its strength. It was also called a “dollar-store knock-off Firefly from Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly'” by Mashable.

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck

Bricklin SV-1

The Bricklin SV-1 was the brainchild of the American millionaire who brought Subaru to the New World. It was an attempt to build a “safe and economical sports car” which obviously makes no sense whatsoever. In fact, SV-1 even stands for “Safety Vehicle One”, making it a very uninspired car name. The front of the car looks like a sad Corvette and the gull-wing doors look awkward. Less than 3,000 were made in the first place, and for good reason. No one wanted to buy them, leading the company to go bankrupt in the late ’70s.

Bricklin SV-1
Bricklin SV-1

Bugatti 101 Exner Ghia

While it might look perfectly fine from the back, the front is another story. The Bugatti 101 Exner Ghia looks more like a floating home than a car, which isn’t so bad. However, just take a look at the front and see for yourself why it made it to this list.

Bugatti 101 Exner Ghia
Bugatti 101 Exner Ghia

Toyota Mirai

This is the kind of car that looks like it belongs in a medieval freak show. As if it was subjected to several brutal medical experiments that resulted in permanent facial disfiguration. Either that, or it was simply designed badly.

Toyota Mirai
Toyota Mirai

Mitsuoka Nouera

If you’re like us, then you’re probably still trying to pronounce the cluster of vowels that is this car’s name. Whoever figures out how to say the name correctly gets a cookie, because we simply cannot figure it out for ourselves. However, what’s worse is the way it looks.

Mitsuoka Nouera
Mitsuoka Nouera

Buick Encore

Another subcompact that desperately needs a makeover is the Buick Encore. The frame makes the car resemble a potato in shape. Not to mention, its face looks so generic that it could be mistaken for just about any other car.

Buick Encore
Buick Encore

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV is the first for the luxury brand. With its unusual proportions and squared-off front, the car definitely isn’t classically attractive, even if the interior is. The British manufacturer is famous for creating incredible cars like the Dawn convertible and the insanely luxurious Phantom. It seems like an abomination that the brand lowered itself to this level.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Honda Clarity

The Honda Clarity is actually three cars rolled into one: you can get it as a plug-in hybrid, a pure electric or even with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain. However you take it, the car is one of the most strange-looking cars available these days. The back end is just odd… like it can’t make up its mind whether it wants to be a hatchback or a normal sedan.

Honda Clarity
Honda Clarity

BMW i3

You might be wondering… is this a spaceship? Is it a golf cart? Nope! It’s actually the BMW i3. Aside from all its benefits, the car is styled so strangely that it looks as if it was taken from a different planet. Our theory is that the car is just weird for the sake of being weird with no actual reason behind the design.

BMW i3
BMW i3