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 motoring eras when had plenty of money to experiment—a hit or a there was okay. These rather than turning out horrendous designs—the type come into being as a risk that went wrong, which is a luxury of and scheduling most automakers no possess—companies like Ford, Motors. Toyota and Volkswagen produce cars of the ho-hum Think along the lines of the the Camry, the Jetta. They’re not but at least they’re not painful to at.

Sometimes, though, a few stinkers by. Chrysler’s PT Cruiser. The Subaru The Dodge Magnum. It’s to eyesores that we pay tribute in list of ugly cars.

To the lineup, we consulted two longtime experts known as much for discerning eye as for their prowess the wheel: Brett Berk, the lifestyle writer for Vanity and Lawrence Ulrich, the automotive for the New York Times . Each what they think are the new vehicles on the market.

Each car must be currently and available for sale in the United Price was no object, as the presence on our of the Mercedes-Benz SL550 and the sure-to-be McLaren P1 Concept attest.

beauty is in the eye of the beholder–some consumers the quirky angles of the Scion xB and tC, or the Acura ZDX is sleek and sexy. But the polarizing nature of these qualifies them for scrutiny on our

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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