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There are plenty of cars on the market designed to appeal to the masses. But many of those cars are boring. Sure, a Toyota Corolla or a Honda Accord will go from A to B and points beyond, but for a more memorable ride you'll want a car with more character.

These are cars that dare to be different, which don't mind a few haters. Some defy categorization, existing in a blurry space between coupe and car, or SUV and hatchback. Some just look odd. But just as a book is best judged by the content between the covers, a car is worth more than the style of its headlights.

Click through to see some of the funkiest and most polarizing wheels on the road today. 

Nissan Cube
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Nissan Cube

Sticker Price: $16,760 - $18,860
Invoice Price: $16,163 - $18,182
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway

When the Cube was in development, the designers must have tossed around words like "fun", "quirky" and "toaster". The resulting product certainly looks odd, but it has numerous redeeming qualities, such as excellent fuel efficiency despite its aerodynamic handicap, a high body that lends the Cube a lot of cargo space and a weirdly designed, roomy interior. Boxy cars, like the Cube, Kia Soul and Scion xB don't seem to have any fair weather fans. You either love them or you hate them.

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Honda Ridgeline
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Honda Ridgeline

Sticker Price: $29,450 - $$35,030
Invoice Price: $26,936 - $32,026
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg city, 21 mpg highway

While the design of the Ridgeline is certainly a point of polarization, with its gigantic c-pillar, stout bed and plasticky panels, it's what is underneath that makes this truck an odd duck. The Ridgeline is a unibody vehicle, which is highly uncommon for a hefty utility truck. Almost all current trucks use a traditional body-on-frame design. Unibody design is generally found on vehicles like crossovers and sedans.

Honda recently stopped producing the Ridgeline, but will release a totally revamped version for 2016. You can still find this weird pickup on dealers' lots with its signature secret locking compartment under the regular bed.

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Jeep Cherokee
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Jeep Cherokee

Sticker Price: $22,995 - $29,995
Invoice Price: $22,636 - $28.971
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway

It has been 12 years since the Cherokee nameplate was dropped by Jeep. While fans looked forward to the prodigal son's return, many are split on the design.

The waterfall hood is supposed to hark back to Cherokees of the mid 1970s. To get it to work, designers had to come up with a, well, interesting design for the headlights. The resulting product looks like the kind of Jeep the antagonistic alien in the movie 'Predator' would drive. The exterior has been panned by reviewers, but underneath those strange headlights and afterthought body is a legitimately good Jeep for both off-roading and commuting.   

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Nissan Juke Nismo
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Nissan Juke Nismo

Sticker Price: $18,990 - $25,990
Invoice Price: $18,108 - $24,630
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg city, 32 mpg highway

In one of our less-generous moments, AOL Autos editors called the Juke's design "god-awful". But this bizarre little crossover won us over with its crazy-fun 1.6-liter turbo-charged engine and sporty handling. That funky body also contains a comfy, roomy interior with plenty of space for hauling the odds and ends of suburban life.

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Kia Soul
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Kia Soul

Sticker Price: $14,700 - $20,300
Invoice Price: $14,385 - $19,295
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway

The Kia Soul is a lovable, funky-looking boxy hatchback/crossover that has become the second-best selling car for Kia. Although not everyone agrees on its looks, which are certainly unique, there's no question that its low starting price and versatility make it a great value. The raised roof and large trunk make hauling people and cargo a snap. And with its massively updated interior, it's both comfortable and fun.

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Volkswagen Beetle
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Volkswagen Beetle

Sticker Price: $19,995 - $29,995
Invoice Price: $19,195 - $28,795
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway

The Beetle has been a beloved vehicle for decades, meaning any attempts to redesign this iconic car would surely be met with controversy. Now in its third generation, the Beetle has become less cutesy and more aggressive, which is an effort by the German automaker to attract more male buyers. It's still obviously a Beetle, and it's unquestionably a solid car, but its look is definitely not for everyone.

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Toyota 4Runner
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Toyota 4Runner

Sticker Price: $32,820 - $43,400
Invoice Price: $30,193 - $38,055
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway

Newly redesigned for the 2014 model year, Toyota described the new styling of the 4Runner "aggressive" and "muscular". What they actually did was push the headlights back and dig out some strange vents along the side of a snub nosed grill. From the front, the vehicle resembles a snake.

The 4Runner is still performs spectacularly on off-road trails. The SUV has a host of driving technologies that makes tackling dirt, rocks and snow super easy.

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Fiat 500L
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Fiat 500L

Sticker Price: $19,195 - $24,395
Invoice Price: $19,050 - $23,503
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway

It's essentially the bubbly Fiat 500, but in a longer form. Aimed at giving the small hatchback some more versatility, the 500L employs an interesting design with bulbous headlights, odd color schemes and just awkward dimensions all around. That said, it certainly stands out on the road, if that's what you're looking for in a car.

The 500L is certainly more versatile than the 500. We're fans of the greenhouse roof that lets tons of light in.

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Lincoln MKT
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Lincoln MKT

Sticker Price: $42,785 - $44,780
Invoice Price: $40,646 - $42,543
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway

There are some good-looking Lincolns out there, but this isn't one of them. The MKT is big, oddly-shaped and looks kind of like a hearse. The winged grille that gives Lincoln sedans a certain elegance looks just ostentatious on this big crossover.

The interior is a different story, however. The MKT is a big and roomy, with seating for up to seven people. It also comes loaded with lots of great standard features.

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Hyundai Veloster
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Hyundai Veloster

Sticker Price: $42,785 - $44,780
Invoice Price: $40,646 - $42,543
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway

The Veloster has been hotly debated ever since it came on the scene back in 2011. Weirdly, the hatchback has four doors, including the actual hatch. The passenger side has two points of entry, while the driver's side has just one. It's an interesting design, but we're still not entirely sure of its necessity.

The Veloster may be oddly shaped with a strange number of doors, but it's certainly sporty and unique. Much like the other cars on this list, you either love it or you hate it.

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