• Mar 30th 2008 at 11:04AM
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The Scion Hako is one of the ugliest concept cars any of us have ever seen. Seriously, in New York, our watches stopped working in its presence. At the vehicle's introduction, Scion called its orange-hued affront to the senses a "sporty version of a box" -- a turn of phrase we're still trying to wrap our brains around. What's next? Record execs selling us the "easy-listening version of Slayer"? But we digress.

HAKOUPEOur friends at Jalopnik were equally uninspired by Hako, so they asked their readers to build a better concept using the magic of Photoshop. They have winnowed down the entrants to a group of five finalists -- a mail truck (above), a better coupe (shown at right), a hot rod, a Hako-mino, and a Deora-ish pickup. Follow the jump to see the latter three and then head over to Jalopnik to vote for your favorite. The winning 'chopper will be announced tomorrow. His or her prize? A taste of sweet internet celebrity and some Scion hats. Don't delay, vote today!

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Honestly, every redone version of it looks horrible. Please stop trying to Shop it.

      They were looking for something with an older hotrod-ish look while still making it look like a Scion. They accomplished that. If you compare the roof to a 30's hotrod with a roof, you can see the many similarities.

      Just cause it isn't your dreamcar doesn't mean that it isn't someone else's dreamcar, so stop hating on it. I still like the look of the original xB better, but if this has a bigger engine, then I'm willing to let that slide. In a family of people that are all over 6' (with the tallest being 7'2") we need loads of kneeroom and headroom, and if this car is anything like the xB in those respects, then it will feel amazingly roomy.

      I think there's only 3 or 4 other cars out there with more kneeroom than the xB? Correct me if I'm mistaken.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The old xB had limo like leg room (like the Honda Element) but I don't think that is true of the new xB. I don't feel like fact checking so just tell me how dumb I am if I am wrong (or just because you feel like it).
          • 7 Years Ago
          yea when i refer to the xB i mean the old one, not the new one.

          I'm 6', and I had about 6 inches of knee room in the back seat with a 6'8" man in the driver seat comfortably.
      • 7 Years Ago
      no one made it into a school bus? I don't know why, but I feel that it could look like a weird/sport(?)-ishy school bus.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I choose the first one (below the original article picture).

      Looks more like a hotrod...
      • 7 Years Ago
      That second pic(after the jump) is just begging to have surfboards put on on the back. Didn't Dodge have a similar van to that? It is somewhat Rat Finkish to me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I voted for the Hakamino. I would actually buy that thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks a lot like the hot rods people build themselves... do people think those are ugly too? I'm not saying either way, it is an honest question.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That hot-rod is pretty sweet. I would actually consider buying that. And the US Postal Service should start using that white Hako in the first picture (it looks better than those LLVs they are using now).
      • 7 Years Ago
      That postal wagon looks better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      my father, ever the hipster, already refers to the Xb as "the breadbox car" but it occurs to me only now that the previous generation Xb (or better yet, the Honda Fit with its seats that fold 100% out of the way) would make a perfect Mail car, and they even already produce it in right hand drive
        • 7 Years Ago
        Apparently Chevy Uplanders are the wave of the USPS future. (I can not believe they're using those pieces of crap. Who got paid off in THAT partnership?)
        • 7 Years Ago
        ^Not every postal vehicle goes door to door...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it better in the white than in burnt orange!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mail truck FTW! It would actually be an improvement over what the USPS currently uses.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No, it wouldn't. Those trucks are completely purpose built, and have rear loading doors.
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