A Contrary Opinion

Although I am not shy about expressing my opinion, who would want to read empty-headed pap (watch yourselves, people), I almost always write about cars I like or in which I have interest. So far in this blog I have not written about cars I don’t like, except Volkswagen, which has to do, of course, with the company’s origins and not, necessarily, its products.

During the recent visit to the AACA Museum, my wonderful wife and I visited the overflow building where cars not on display are kept. (Apparently, this building is only open to the public a few days a year.) The vast majority of these cars were interesting and/or beautiful. A car like this, however, was an exception:

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From cargurus.com a picture of a Chrysler PT Cruiser. I think these are UGLY! To me, they look like an upside down bathtub with wheels. I also despise the “Woodie” treatment on any modern car. (I know not all PT Cruisers had this, but showing this was showing the ugliest of ugly.) This car was designed to fit the NHTSA criteria of a light truck in order for Chrysler’s truck fleet to comply with CAFE standards. Yes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The next one is not exactly a car, either:

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From racem.org a picture of a Pontiac Aztek. Feh! (That’s Yiddish for “Ick” or “Yuck” but “Feh” sounds much better to me!)

From pinthiscars.com:

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A Bugatti Veyron, which I think is an unbelievably hideous vehicle. Maybe my anti-Volkswagen bias is subconsciously at work; after all, the modern Bugatti is just a Volkswagen in a different dress.

From this article comes a picture of another ugly vehicle:

Nissan Cube

From unlimitedrevs.com a picture of a Nissan Cube. Really?

OK, only one car so far, what can I show here…

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From nomanabakes.com a picture of a Lamborghini Espada. The rear part of the car reminds me of Gazoo’s head from the Flintstones (an unintelligible reference for millennials). It’s almost as if two or three different cars were mushed together. Even Lamborghini doesn’t bat 1.000.

OK, time to stop. It’s not my intent to offend although I often remember something Bill James once wrote about every now and then it’s OK to spray a little acid around (figuratively, not literally) in order to keep people awake and keep them honest.

Once again, I am asking for your views. What cars make you cringe when you see them?

 

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3 thoughts on “A Contrary Opinion

  1. I agree with the selected ugly vehicles except the retro. I don’t like the one pictured but I like the “regular” ones. I guess I don’t have a particular car I dislike. Actually I get tired looking at most everything on the road now. I guess that doesn’t qualify as ugly – just saying.

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