Check out the world’s ugliest cars
Our list of the most visually-challenged vehicles ever to roll off an assembly line
Styling is a highly personal and emotive issue, and one person’s dream machine could be another’s visually challenged nightmare.
But we think there are some cars which have transcended even the most subjective of tastes, and are true styling stinkers in anyone’s eyes. So with that, we present our list of the world’s fugliest cars: 1975 AMC Pacer
Straight from the what-werethey-smoking files comes the AMC Pacer. Along with everything else wrong with this styling patchwork, the driver and passenger doors are of different lengths too. It was the car Wayne and Garth drove in the movie Wayne’s World, which gave it some iconic status, but not enough to save it look of 50s American cars taken to the extreme, a wild mishmash of every styling cliche of the time. The vagina-like grille didn’t do it any favours either. 2001 Pontiac Aztek
Made famous by Bryan Cranston’s character Walter White in the Breaking Bad TV series, this oddball crossover with confused styling (you can’t look at the front end without thinking you’re seeing double) didn’t quite know what it wanted to be.
Although it was quite a capable SUV (it could be converted into a camper, complete with built-in air compressor for an air mattress), people just couldn’t get past that strange, cartoonish design. It ended up being the butt of countless jokes and it predictably bombed in the sales charts. 1968 Citroen Ami
Hard to believe this car comes from the same country that gave us Brigitte Bardot. Then again, France also gave us the hunchback of Notre Dame, who was probably the inspiration for this monstrosity. Looking like the love child of a Ford Anglia and a tugboat, the Citroen Ami’s styling makes you wince. The French didn’t seem to mind. It was at one time that country’s most popular car and sold nearly 2 million units between 1961 and 1978. 1970 Bond Bug
This fibreglass three-wheeler has you rubbing your eyes in dismay. It looks like a funfair ride but this British-built weirdness is in fact a real car, which you could drive on real streets and have real people laughing at you. It was produced from 1970 to 1974 and no, it had nothing to do with a certain British secret agent. 2008 Weber Faster One
Proving that scenery-blurring supercars aren’t spared from the ugly stick, this Swiss monstrosity looks like a sportscar that’s begun melting after being left in the sun too long.
Sure, it has a claimed top speed of 400km/h, but only because you’d need something this fast to escape angry mobs who gather to protest such a styling crime - not to mention its silly name.
So that’s our shortlist of cars that make us want to stick our heads into the nearest toilet bowl. If you feel we’ve missed any, drop us an email at denis.droppa@inl. co.za.