• Aug 30th 2008 at 1:52PM
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It didn't start off as a way for readers of England's Telegraph newspaper to engage in the popular pastime of bashing American cars, but it wound up that way. To be fair, there are plenty of odd and ugly vehicles from all over the place on the Telegraph's list of the 100 ugliest cars of all time, and the voters didn't beat up on the colonies too badly. With so much homegrown hideousness to choose from, we can see how they'd be reluctant to throw stones.

The usual suspects are accounted for, of course. The Pacer is there, as are the Cayenne, BMW's 1 and 7 Series, though we thought the Rolls Royce Camargue was conspicuously low on the list. C'mon, guys, stop going easy on it just because you've got hometown pride. The Camargue really was horrid, no matter how well it sold. There are also vehicles that don't belong; cars that aren't even remotely ugly. The Boxster, XJS, TR7, and Chrysler 300 don't strike us as repulsive. The readers were almost spot-on, though, voting the Fiat Multipla into the second place slot. Number one is a car that everyone loves to hate, but it doesn't strike us as uglier than the Multipla. That vehicle? Aztek. Seriously.

[Source: Telegraph.co.uk via Hemmings]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      This list is mostly, teh Fail!

      Some cars make me think of this list that it's actually pure BS, like the Boxster, the EVO X, the Nissan Figaro (for crysake!), the Range Rover, and even the Hyundai Pony!, don't belong here.
      • 7 Years Ago
      BMW Z3 Coupé , should never be on anyone's ugliest car list. I desire this BMW more than any other.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hate the Z3 cabrio (poseur/hairdressers car, bendy chassis, Miata on steroids look), but love the coupe. Funny how a roof line completely transforms a car's character. Hairdressers didn't drive them either...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whoever put my Evo on that list deserves a death sentence!
      • 7 Years Ago
      americans shouldn't even have the word taste in their vocabulary. They simply can't understand. Sorry guys. As long as you don't have alfa, aston, ferrary or lamborghini...you don't exist
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah well you guys have citroen so your credibility is lost
        • 7 Years Ago
        YOU Must be one of those so Called 'Voters', because it is OBVIOUS you do not like America! AND Another Thing, IT IS SPELLED F-E-R-R-A-R-I!! NOT ARY! LEARN TO SPELL!
      • 7 Years Ago
      After seeing the Lancer Evo X on #84, I didn't go further. Your call...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ditto, there are at least 3 cars from 80-100 that should not be there. I left as well from the first page.
      • 7 Years Ago
      First of all, the lancer x does not belong on this list. Second of all, enough with the Aztek. Surely someone has a body kit or something to make the thing look better. It already looks better than that no. 2 car. And besides, the designer of the Aztek redeemed himself by designing the C6 CORVETTE. And if I see that on the list. . .
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Brits are showing they have questionable taste in cars.
      Left off the list:

      - Mitsuoka Orochi

      - 1973 Lotus Elite

      - Morgan Aero 8
      • 7 Years Ago
      In comparison to some other vehicles on this list looks the Aztec very good.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Then again, some cars on this list make the Aztek look like an Aztek. Seems a mix between a "truly bad design" and a "our personal political stance on certain vehicles" list...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't see how the Aztek is #1. Yes, it's ugly, there's no way it could avoid being on a top #100 list of ugliest cars. But it's not uglier than the Multipla. With the painted front end it's hardy uglier than an Element.

      How does a good looking car like the HHR make the list? How does the Pacer make the list and its cousin the Porsche 928 doesn't?

      Why isn't the Lagonda in the top 20?
      • 7 Years Ago
      epic fail.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think there about 20 cars in there that I would call ugly.

      All the yanks should stop crying though, no one is out to get you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      British people have no taste..

      #98 7-Series - It looks pretty good..
      #93 Touareg - Looks like a any other Volkswagen, it's just big. What is so bad about it?
      #84 Evo X - The writer doesn't know that cars can be driven on a track?
      #64 BMW X6 - What does "running out of fossile fuels" have to do with design?
      #58 Honda Element - Never seen this one before, but looks better than the gray mass on the roads..
      #57 Aston Martin Lagonda - Square and big, how it can't be beautiful?
      #56 2CV - wtf?
      #55 300C - Mafia-mobile for the modern days, who doesn't want a car like that?
      #48 Smart - Cute looking car, since when cute has been ugly?
      #46 6-series BMW - Sure looks better than any Toyota..
      #41 Caddilac Escalade - At this point it's pretty clear british people are idiots
      #38 New Impreza - That rear is just beautiful
      #28 RR Phantom - One of the best looking 4-door saloons out there, WHAT THE HELL?
      #26 Mini Clubman - Poor british people don't like that german's made an longer mini :(
      #20 Range Rover - One of the best looking SUVs..
      #15 Audi Q7 - Wohoo, i drive an Honda RAV4, go away bad Audi!
      #11 BMW 1-series - One of the best looking modern BMWs..
      #8 Hummer - Which one? Look, i'm "hip", i hate big SUVs
      #5 Cayenne - Looks cool from the behind, ok, not beautiful but nr. 5?
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