You even thought about buying one but the wife hates your taste in cars and says the one you like is ugly. She wouldn’t be seen dead in it.
Guess what, she may have a point.
CAR & DRIVER magazine recently checked out the looks of the new cars as well and found many of the latest models downright ugly.
The ones that stood out?
CAR & DRIVER’s list (and reasoning) of the 10 Ugliest Cars for Sale Today:
# 10—SUBURU LEGACY/ OUTBACK
“Styled with a mishmash of disjointed gimmicky & exaggerated cues.”
# 9—FIAT 500L
“Have you ever wondered what a Fiat 500 might look like if it had an air hose shoved up its tailpipe?”
# 8—HONDA PILOT
“A onetime class-leading people hauler, the Honda Pilot would fade into the crossover static if it weren’t for one of the most obnoxious-looking snouts in the industry.”
# 7–CHRYSLER 200
“This modestly face-lifted Sebring is a sad leftover from the Daimler-Chrysler merger of equals from hell.”
# 6—NISSAN VERSA SEDAN
“Aiming directly for buyers on a budget who value rear seat trunk space above all other attributes….To be sure, such people deserve and need personal transportation, but does it have to be so depressing?”
# 5—MINI PACEMAN
“Seems to have been created by committee. Unchecked proliferation of models have little to do with the brand’s heritage—or even the brand’s very name.”
# 4—LINCOLN MKT
“We’re all for saving the whales, but our enthusiasm doesn’t stretch to embracing artificial ones on wheels.”
# 3—INFINITY QX 80
“You know the old axiom about a face only a mother could love. The automotive equivalent of a fairytale castle. It’s as big as one too.”
# 2—TOYOTA 4RUNNER
“Sometimes you have to wonder whether Toyota’s various design centers exist in happy bubbles, safely disconnected from the real world in sanitized, cheerful bliss.”
# 1—BMW 5-Series GT
“Expectations couldn’t have been higher, but the solution was to, uh, bloat a 5-series and raise its center of gravity. The (5 GT’s) taillights look as if they might start weeping. We already are.”
So are looks everything?
Not necessarily, but they sure don’t hurt when it comes to car sales.
And if for nothing else they also keep mamma happy…….