AskMen.com’s Thomas Bey has ranked his “Top 10 Ugly Cars,” and the winner is no surprise. Always a favorite for its unpopular looks, the Pontiac Aztek was the number one unattractive car. “The ugly cars on our countdown have vastly different legacies,” Bey writes. “Some retreated in shame after just a couple of years of ridicule, while others indifferently became automotive legends. These 10 all have a common thread and that’s the utter lack of beauty they each possess.” AskMen.com limited the list to one car per manufacturer.
If the cars on the list have anything in common, it’s that their designs didn’t fit into a particular category at least in their time. They include an all-terrain station wagon (AMC Eagle), two wannabe pickup trucks (Subaru Baja and Dodge Rampage), a tiny SUV (Suzuki X-90) and a forbearer to today’s popular crossovers (Aztek).
Others making the list were the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible, which Bey says looks like a “handbasket,” and the Chevrolet Lumina APV, which reminds the author of “shrunken, de-winged space shuttles especially when painted white.” Rounding out the top 10 were the Citroën 2CV, Fiat Strada and Datsun B210.