The Ugliest Cars of 2013 — Forbes

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The Ugliest Cars of 2013

In the James Bond film, 007 drives a silver Aston DB5 through the Scottish countryside, to effect.

The DB5 has become a staple in films— Skyfall was the fifth in the to feature the iconic coupe. And in the this year it looked as cool as ever.

It’s the opposite from, say, the Bobcat, whose sheer bad caused it to be reviled by critics and alike almost as soon as it hit the lot in Sure it drove okay, if you count a couple reliability but the odd angles and unfathomable mien it to look like a camel of a It was discontinued after just one

Indeed, it might seem to care so much about how a car but a good design aesthetic cover a multitude of sins and sales beyond expectation. look at the Jaguar E-Type, is known for its tricky handling and transmission but often vaunted as the car are made of.

“Beauty first and is the No. 1 factor in evaluating a car,” David Gooding, the founder of the Co. auction house. He says is an essential component of a car’s worth: “If it is beautiful, it always people.”


The E-Type and DB5 come from eras when companies had of money to experiment—a hit or a miss was okay. These days, than turning out truly designs—the type that into being as a calculated that went horribly which is a luxury of finance and most automakers no longer like Ford, General Toyota and Volkswagen simply cars of the ho-hum variety. along the lines of the Fusion, the the Jetta. They’re not stunners, but at they’re not painful to look at.

though, a few stinkers sneak by. PT Cruiser. The Subaru Baja. The Magnum. It’s to these that we pay tribute in this of ugly cars.

To finalize the lineup, we consulted two auto experts known as for their discerning eye as for their behind the wheel: Brett the automotive lifestyle writer for Fair, and Lawrence Ulrich, the writer for the New York Times . discussed what they are the worst-looking new vehicles on the market.

car must be currently produced and for sale in the United States. was no object, as the presence on our list of the SL550 and the sure-to-be six-figure P1 Concept attest.

Granted, is in the eye of the beholder–some consumers love the angles of the Scion xB and tC, or think the ZDX is sleek and …. But the extremely nature of these vehicles them for scrutiny on our list.

Thing is, while it can be good for a car to look novel, going too usually means sales fade out quickly. On the other something like the Ford may start slowly but gradually in look and quality to became a seller. The classically styled Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette maintained steady sales, speaking, for decades.

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Less so the from MINI, if you ask Vanity Berk. He says the iconic has faltered—just look at the roofline.

“ yarmulke is an oxymoron and should be used as a design inspiration,” says about the tiny Coupe. He voiced much the opinion for the Mercedes SL550 by an extruder”) and Chrysler 200 convertible “inelegantest” of all hardtop convertibles).

Or take the Toyota Prius. wanted to give its best-selling a distinct appeal but Ulrich the tin-box effect doesn’t cut it. buy it despite its looks, not because of

“It’s as frumpy as any car I’ve like an over-full colostomy Ulrich says. Ouch.

So, an affordable, safe design the car must look boring? Not Hyundai has done a good job of itself from the blasé pack with its decently Sonata and Elantra. Ford has the same with the Fusion, as has with its $50,000 Model S

Tell it to the guys at Scion.

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