Ugliest cars

This Forum is the main messageboard to discuss all things Claret and Blue and beyond
Blackrod
Posts: 5106
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:41 pm
Been Liked: 1331 times
Has Liked: 594 times

Ugliest cars

Post by Blackrod » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:47 am

Nissan Juke
Citroen Cactus
New Discovery with lobsided plate
Anything made by Chrysler
Minis that aren't remotely mini ( some are bigger than crossovers or executive cars so I think they need a rebrand there )

FactualFrank
Posts: 20182
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:46 am
Been Liked: 5631 times
Has Liked: 9603 times
Location: Leeds

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:59 am

Fiat Multipla
These 4 users liked this post: bob-the-scutter Damo LoveCurryPies Foshiznik

Caballo
Posts: 800
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:31 am
Been Liked: 289 times
Has Liked: 267 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Caballo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:04 am

FactualFrank wrote:Fiat Multipla
Thread over
These 2 users liked this post: FactualFrank Pearcey

Firthy
Posts: 2865
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:04 am
Been Liked: 930 times
Has Liked: 174 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Firthy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:08 am

Caballo wrote:Thread over
Seconded :)
This user liked this post: FactualFrank

Walton
Posts: 1923
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:29 am
Been Liked: 763 times
Has Liked: 227 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Walton » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:14 am

Entire 2000s Vauxhall range up to the Insignia
500L
New Discovery (lopsided back is hideous)
2 series

Lord Beamish
Posts: 4844
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:00 pm
Been Liked: 3294 times
Has Liked: 2445 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Lord Beamish » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:14 am

Historically you can’t really look much further than the Austin Allegro, it’s repolacement the Maestro, and, lest we forget, the Austin Princess/Ambassador.

Bobzuruncle
Posts: 98
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:18 pm
Been Liked: 8 times
Has Liked: 14 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Bobzuruncle » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:27 am

Leave the princess out of this you heathen - arm rests for the driving seat pure luxury

starting_11
Been Liked: 1 time
Has Liked: 526 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by starting_11 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:33 am

Anything made by dacia - I'd rather catch the bus

Carport
Posts: 287
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:24 am
Been Liked: 101 times
Has Liked: 40 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Carport » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:34 am

Ford Scorpion

Carport
Posts: 287
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:24 am
Been Liked: 101 times
Has Liked: 40 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Carport » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:35 am

Or even Scorpio!
This user liked this post: Clarets4me

get stuck in tracy
Posts: 146
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Been Liked: 32 times
Has Liked: 7 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by get stuck in tracy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:51 am

1959 Ford Prefect, we called it the "green monster" cost me the price of a small round of drinks in todays money!

Man of Kent
Posts: 724
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:47 pm
Been Liked: 315 times
Has Liked: 41 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Man of Kent » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:54 am

Ssangyong Rodius - without doubt.

get stuck in tracy
Posts: 146
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Been Liked: 32 times
Has Liked: 7 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by get stuck in tracy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:55 am

Wartburg Knight, Polski Fiat 125, Austin Allegro with a square driving wheel!

box_of_frogs
Posts: 3050
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:47 am
Been Liked: 670 times
Has Liked: 700 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by box_of_frogs » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Firthy wrote:Seconded :)
Thirded! Swiftly followed by a Citroen Berlingo!
This user liked this post: FactualFrank

Tribesmen
Posts: 2545
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:15 am
Been Liked: 635 times
Has Liked: 443 times
Location: Tibet

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Tribesmen » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:54 pm

Caballo wrote:Thread over
Have to agree
This user liked this post: FactualFrank

nil_desperandum
Posts: 5867
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:06 pm
Been Liked: 1426 times
Has Liked: 2712 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by nil_desperandum » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:00 pm

starting_11 wrote:Anything made by dacia - I'd rather catch the bus
So go on then.
What's your issue with Dacia?
Virtually all its models have won prestigious awards over the past 5 years, and with a good Renault engine and design at bargain price, I can't see any major issue with them. (Unless of course you simply don't like that type of car, and want something a lot more up-market and correspondingly expensive).

Ooogeorgeorgeoghani
Posts: 938
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:47 pm
Been Liked: 212 times
Has Liked: 72 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Ooogeorgeorgeoghani » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:10 pm

nil_desperandum wrote:So go on then.
What's your issue with Dacia?
Virtually all its models have won prestigious awards over the past 5 years, and with a good Renault engine and design at bargain price, I can't see any major issue with them. (Unless of course you simply don't like that type of car, and want something a lot more up-market and correspondingly expensive).
Another one drives a duster ! Mr sheen ?

NickBFC
Posts: 630
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:33 am
Been Liked: 156 times
Has Liked: 134 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by NickBFC » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:28 pm

SsangYong Rodius.

Lowbankclaret
Posts: 3665
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:42 pm
Been Liked: 636 times
Has Liked: 41 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Lowbankclaret » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:58 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:Historically you can’t really look much further than the Austin Allegro, it’s repolacement the Maestro, and, lest we forget, the Austin Princess/Ambassador.

How very dare you, I have owned all those magnificent cars. The Allegro was awesome in the snow due to not having enough power to spin the wheels so it just inched forwards no matter what.
The Meastro was an MG version, 150 bhp flying machine.
The princess just glided along the road.

Best thing was they mega cheap and easy to fix.

I remember doing the clutch in the Meastro and it took me about 3 hours. Easy as to fit.

Last this year did my Land Rover Freelander clutch and that took me 20 hours. No concept of design for maintenance.

ClaretEngineer
Posts: 1630
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:39 am
Been Liked: 628 times
Has Liked: 404 times
Location: Chalfont St. Giles

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by ClaretEngineer » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:44 pm

Proton 1.5i
Hyundai's / Kia's /Daewoo's from the 90's/00's
Any ''Chevrolet'' from GM Europe. Think Spark, Cruze etc

Lowbankclaret
Posts: 3665
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:42 pm
Been Liked: 636 times
Has Liked: 41 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Lowbankclaret » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:12 pm

Renault made a good engine, must have missed that car.
All renaults are below sh1t.
This user liked this post: FactualFrank

Billyblah
Posts: 215
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:33 pm
Been Liked: 71 times
Has Liked: 1 time

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Billyblah » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:07 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:Historically you can’t really look much further than the Austin Allegro, it’s repolacement the Maestro, and, lest we forget, the Austin Princess/Ambassador.
Would that be an Austin Ambassador Y reg?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vNCAcKybSfE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This user liked this post: BFCmaj

kaptin1
Posts: 1302
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:05 am
Been Liked: 363 times
Has Liked: 104 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by kaptin1 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:09 pm

Any current BMW GT car

LordBob
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:19 pm
Been Liked: 207 times
Has Liked: 157 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by LordBob » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:15 pm

Lowbankclaret wrote:How very dare you, I have owned all those magnificent cars. The Allegro was awesome in the snow due to not having enough power to spin the wheels so it just inched forwards no matter what.
The Meastro was an MG version, 150 bhp flying machine.
The princess just glided along the road.

Best thing was they mega cheap and easy to fix.

I remember doing the clutch in the Meastro and it took me about 3 hours. Easy as to fit.

Last this year did my Land Rover Freelander clutch and that took me 20 hours. No concept of design for maintenance.
Din't Allegro owners get a free wheel changing service because the windscreen popped out if you used the jacking points? You always knew there was an Allegro somewhere in front on a motorway, loads of smoke and the smell of burning oil.

TractorFace
Posts: 302
Joined: Mon May 29, 2017 12:12 pm
Been Liked: 117 times
Has Liked: 71 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by TractorFace » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:19 pm

My dad had a Princess/Ambassador. It was always breaking down, though I remember it being a very comfy car when it actually worked.

3putt
Posts: 689
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:23 pm
Been Liked: 174 times
Has Liked: 235 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by 3putt » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:21 pm

Had a company peugeot 309 in the early 90's that was pretty damn ugly with an awful diesel engine plucked straight out a tractor :-( Had it for 3 years and counted the days until I could get rid.

Lowbankclaret
Posts: 3665
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:42 pm
Been Liked: 636 times
Has Liked: 41 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Lowbankclaret » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:22 pm

Don't remember the jacking pint issue.
The engine was the old reliable a series. Pushrod engine that would run for
Ever and was so easy to fix I could teach a baby to fix it.

The smoke issue was due to people constantly clocking them so the clock said 50000 and the car had done 200000.

LordBob
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:19 pm
Been Liked: 207 times
Has Liked: 157 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by LordBob » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:47 pm

I think this is a great thread could run for a while I believe the saying 'Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder' certainly is when it comes to vehicles. I once bought a Citroen BX from Walker Farrimond it was a Marmite car I needed practical reliability and I got it I carried quite heavy equipment and the variable suspension was superb it was a 1700 non turbo diesel and the fuel return was amazing I also needed to renew every 2 - 3 years and although the BX was phased out I was so impressed with the whole Citroen thing I bought Xantias until I finally retired from the business I was in.

CHEWBACCA
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:04 pm
Been Liked: 70 times
Has Liked: 216 times
Location: Sheeptown

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by CHEWBACCA » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:02 pm

Too many to mention but this toe rag takes some beating
Image

Claret&Green
Posts: 430
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:02 pm
Been Liked: 53 times
Has Liked: 24 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Claret&Green » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:02 pm

Nissan Cube
This user liked this post: No Ney Never

Rileybobs
Posts: 7757
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:37 pm
Been Liked: 3244 times
Has Liked: 743 times
Location: Leeds

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Rileybobs » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:15 pm

The Citroen Cactus is hideous. Some genius decided to include some crappy plastic bumps on the sides to prevent the potential damage caused by things banging into the side of the car. What kind of idiot thought that it was a good idea to ruin the appearance of a car to minimise the risk of someone else ruining the appearance of the car?

Guller Bull
Posts: 794
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:01 pm
Been Liked: 241 times
Has Liked: 277 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Guller Bull » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:48 pm

I was going to say Citroen Cactus as it is just hideous - theres money to be made in buying a couple of them down the line!

I luv my wife
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:35 am
Been Liked: 23 times
Has Liked: 4 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by I luv my wife » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:00 pm

1960s or late 50s American called an Edsel look it up it is pig ugly

claretabroad
Posts: 349
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:54 pm
Been Liked: 102 times
Has Liked: 18 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by claretabroad » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:14 pm

My brother in law has an edsel estate that used to be a us fire marshalls car. It must weigh 3 tons.

Claretitus
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:39 pm
Been Liked: 90 times
Has Liked: 61 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Claretitus » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:28 pm

Rileybobs wrote:The Citroen Cactus is hideous. Some genius decided to include some crappy plastic bumps on the sides to prevent the potential damage caused by things banging into the side of the car. What kind of idiot thought that it was a good idea to ruin the appearance of a car to minimise the risk of someone else ruining the appearance of the car?
Whoever thought it was clever to put a bed -head on the side of a car? Just ridiculous.

Vino blanco
Posts: 2958
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:42 pm
Been Liked: 991 times
Has Liked: 742 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Vino blanco » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:51 pm

The Austin Taceous.

BarstewardsEnquiry
Posts: 224
Joined: Sun May 01, 2016 7:42 pm
Been Liked: 44 times
Has Liked: 93 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by BarstewardsEnquiry » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:28 am

Lowbankclaret wrote:Renault made a good engine, must have missed that car.
All renaults are below sh1t.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

cricketfield73
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:46 pm
Been Liked: 230 times
Has Liked: 259 times
Location: Nelson

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by cricketfield73 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:46 am

.........

IanMcL
Posts: 18134
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Been Liked: 3615 times
Has Liked: 4192 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by IanMcL » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:28 pm

Any 4x4 on the road, where weather and road conditions do not warrant it.

No Ney Never
Posts: 2000
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:31 pm
Been Liked: 630 times
Has Liked: 255 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by No Ney Never » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:40 pm

Claret&Green wrote:Nissan Cube
Pleased it's not just me. I thought Lada Riva were a poor design until I saw one of these. Can only be a simpleton who would part with their cash for one of these.

basil6345789
Posts: 1551
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:22 pm
Been Liked: 283 times
Has Liked: 1243 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by basil6345789 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:52 pm

The Edsel had a front radiator grille which resembled a tw at.

jedi_master
Posts: 2408
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:33 pm
Been Liked: 1262 times
Has Liked: 434 times
Location: Chesterfield

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by jedi_master » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:06 pm

As a Cactus owner, I denounce this thread!

Sidney1st
Posts: 15489
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:40 pm
Been Liked: 3547 times
Has Liked: 5594 times
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Sidney1st » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:11 pm

How is this thread still going after Franks answer?
This user liked this post: FactualFrank

Lowbankclaret
Posts: 3665
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:42 pm
Been Liked: 636 times
Has Liked: 41 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Lowbankclaret » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:00 pm

No Ney Never wrote:Pleased it's not just me. I thought Lada Riva were a poor design until I saw one of these. Can only be a simpleton who would part with their cash for one of these.
NNN!
The Riva was Russia's reincarnation of the Fiat 124 on which it was based. Fiat sold several old cars designs that were then built by other countries.
Due to this the best modification to the Riva was to fit a 2 litre fiat twin cam engine, a seriously scary car that created.

There were other scary cars, I owned a Nissan Silvia 2 litre Dohc homologation car. From a standing start at Manchester/Rossendale road lights it could hit 130 mph going up the hill. The 1.8 turbo version I owned later could manage about 105.

The MG montego Turbo, scary as hell. Torque steer on that baby could put you in a ditch.

Then there were Lancias, you could get turbo boost kits so you had a dial on the dash, one twist a 175 bhp car became a 250 bhp monster

FactualFrank
Posts: 20182
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:46 am
Been Liked: 5631 times
Has Liked: 9603 times
Location: Leeds

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:06 pm

Lowbankclaret wrote:Renault made a good engine, must have missed that car.
All renaults are below sh1t.
In my experience and reading up, it's the electrics which is often the problem with Renaults.

Sproggy
Posts: 673
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:41 pm
Been Liked: 251 times
Has Liked: 68 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Sproggy » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:17 pm

Nissan Cube

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/nis ... s-exterior" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Morrisminor
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:25 pm
Been Liked: 17 times
Has Liked: 1 time

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Morrisminor » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:15 pm

I'am a car fan and also an ex mechanic. I feel the need to say that there are not many cars about today with good asthetic character. I would go as far to say that over the last 30 or more years cars have become astheticaly boring in reguards the cars that the average man can afford. Many cars look the same across the board.There is a trend for more plastic and conformity lol. P.S one of my cars is a Morris minor! "a thing of beauty and individualism"

Lowbankclaret
Posts: 3665
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:42 pm
Been Liked: 636 times
Has Liked: 41 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Lowbankclaret » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:20 pm

FactualFrank wrote:In my experience and reading up, it's the electrics which is often the problem with Renaults.
Never owned one due to the issues friends turned up at my foot with, with their trusty Renault.

Renault really made diy mechanics work very difficult, friend of mind could have been killed by a Renault Fuego. He tried changing the front strut but did not know the fuego was a car with no strut top. The escaping spring just missed him and went through the wooden garage side.

I have to say Italian cars electrics were far worse.

But for sheer lack of thought for maintenance has to be Alfa. On the Alfa sud you had to remove the engine and gearbox to replace the handbrake cable. On the Alfetta, another scary car, you had to remove the back axle to replace the rear brake pads.

Although the worst issue I remember which killed Lancia as a marque in the U.K. Was the engines falling out due to the car literally rusting away.

Lowbankclaret
Posts: 3665
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:42 pm
Been Liked: 636 times
Has Liked: 41 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Lowbankclaret » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:24 pm

Morrisminor wrote:I'am a car fan and also an ex mechanic. I feel the need to say that there are not many cars about today with good asthetic character. I would go as far to say that over the last 30 or more years cars have become astheticaly boring in reguards the cars that the average man can afford. Many cars look the same across the board.There is a trend for more plastic and conformity lol. P.S one of my cars is a Morris minor! "a thing of beauty and individualism"
I agree.
My step dad was Minor nut. I had two Minors, once had the front suspension come away and was grinding away on the stub axle until it came to a stop.
The Minor was ok but it was the brakes, they were never just good enough.

Lord Beamish
Posts: 4844
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:00 pm
Been Liked: 3294 times
Has Liked: 2445 times

Re: Ugliest cars

Post by Lord Beamish » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:26 pm

The Renault Fuego. There’s a blast from the past. I wonder if there are any examples of this car still in existence. They were ridiculously quick(especially the turbo version), totally tail-happy, and prone to rotting in structural places.

Post Reply