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Post  Tomte on Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:40 am

Travelling from Montreal to NYC I noticed a lot of cars, which where challanged or challenging in their design. Here a shortlist, feel free to add some of your own.

Pontiac Sunfire Coupe: the rear 'wing' looks just wrong




Next up: 3rd gen Ford Taurus. Everything is ellipsoid. The front, the side... and it's worse if you actually stand in front of of it:


Next, the Satrun SL. Somehow I always have the impression that it has Down Syndrome.


And now the real deal: even on the promotional shots this thing looks crap from whichever angle you look at it. The SsangYong Rodius. It looks like the designer couldn't decide if he wants to create a SUV, minivan, Mercedes ML or a coupe:


But also in Europe you can have ugly:
Peugeot 308 SW. It just looks overweight. And what's with these wheel arches?


Then again, I still can't decide if I like the styling of my car or not:
Skoda Roomster
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Post  leoantix on Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:14 am

uuuggghhh aztek ... it even blurs the camera Mad


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Post  DonaemouS on Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:19 am

i have one. for weeks, i wondering how Renault:



introduced the new laguna to compete with Citroen C5, Ford Mondeo, AlfaRomeo 159...

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Post  Tomte on Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:05 am

Oh, I forgot about the Aztek. The front and the rear compete about who is ugliest. Was it designed by a commitee or what?

The new Laguna has way too long overhangs, like the 407 from Peugeot. Somebody should tell them that these cars are NOT stylish...
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stretched headlights

Post  C14ru5 on Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:23 pm

Personally, I really dislike the backwards-upwards stretched front headlights effect that the large majority of todays cars (like Peugeot/BMW) have. Such cars look like old ladies that have gone through a ridiculous facelift or two.

Yes, I know it's supposed to make the car look like it's moving when it's standing still. I'm sure that the effect also works for my judgement on a car, and that some of my favorite cars probably have that design. I'm also aware that the trend is not new. It's just that it's become a cliché stretched too far (pun intended) to the point of pastiche.
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Post  Superslow on Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:25 pm

The Volvo C30. It's almost not too bad, until you look at that hatch "thing". Shocked

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Post  See Flat on Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:36 pm

Superslow wrote:The Volvo C30. It's almost not too bad, until you look at that hatch "thing". Shocked :
I actually really like this car. The hatch doesnt bother me.
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Post  Speeddemon on Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:53 pm

Superslow wrote:
Wait a minute... How come the forum won't let me host an image? scratch
It dislikes you. Very Happy
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Post  Speeddemon on Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:00 am

Found a gallery on AOL of worst car designs ever made. Seemed fitting to post it in this topic. Click Here
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New BMW TCC car in the Works

Post  Toad on Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:02 pm

Mmmmmm, leather on the outside, steam on the inside.
Reminds me of an old BMW joke: What's the difference between a porcupine and BMW?
Porcupine; the pricks are on the outside.



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Post  See Flat on Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:07 pm

Toad wrote:Mmmmmm, leather and steam,

Very Monty Pythonesque or rather... Terry Gilliamesque. I love it.
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Post  Tomte on Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:34 pm

can it fly?
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Post  Speeddemon on Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:19 pm

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Grille looks like beaver teeth. That is STRANGE. Shocked
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design challenged cars

Post  slow on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:54 am

heres number one on my list......

are you f@#$ing kidding me? this thing is hideous!


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Post  slow on Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:05 am

and number 2

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Post  slow on Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:35 am

oh hai!

guess i didnt look very hard. theres the exact same topic, just a few lines down from this one. sorry to step on your toes tomte.

thats what happens when a knucklehead like me has too many days off...accompanied by too many beers.

to any moderators out there.....could you please combine my posts here with the topic that i shouldve posted them in?

thanks. slow (really slow)

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Post  leoantix on Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:04 am

aww gawd those are horrid ... and done Wink

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Post  Superslow on Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:10 pm

Evil or Very Mad



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Post  Superslow on Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:41 pm

If you thought the Porsche Cayenne was ugly...

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Post  Aleksi on Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:10 pm

Superslow wrote:If you thought the Porsche Cayenne was ugly...

What's wrong with Corvette?
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Post  Superslow on Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:31 am

Aleksi wrote:What's wrong with Corvette?

Uh... Neutral It's not a Corvette. It's a Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris. MSRP: $287,500. Comes with a 500 HP W-12 engine that scoots the vehicle to 60 MPH in 5.0 seconds. Top speed is 185 mph. Shocked
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Post  djpimley on Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:28 am

Superslow wrote:Uh... Neutral
Caveat hot-linker.
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Post  Superslow on Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:53 pm

djpimley wrote:
Superslow wrote:Uh... Neutral
Caveat hot-linker.

I'm afraid I don't understand your reply. Mind clarifying?
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Post  djpimley on Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:58 pm

Superslow wrote:I'm afraid I don't understand your reply. Mind clarifying?
Hot-linker beware! You might get burned by a placeholder image. In this case it was a polite message but often the message will be something a little more barbed. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  Superslow on Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:04 pm

djpimley wrote:
Superslow wrote:I'm afraid I don't understand your reply. Mind clarifying?
Hot-linker beware! You might get burned by a placeholder image. In this case it was a polite message but often the message will be something a little more barbed. Evil or Very Mad

I wasn't aware that I linked to anything. Didn't do anything different from any of the other pictures I've put up. How did this happen??
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