Top 10 Ugliest Cars of All Time

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The list of ugly cars in history is long, and the worst looking cars are spread across a variety of brands (although they’re often boxy cars). But which is the UGLIEST car design ever? Is it the AMC Gremlin? The Chrysler PT Cruiser? How about the Pontiac Trans Sport? Because there can be only one ugliest car ever designed. WatchMojo counts down ten of the dumbest looking cars in history.

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Script written by Liam Hillery.

Top 10 Ugliest Cars of All Time


You may be better off driving that thing into a ditch. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Ugliest Cars of All Time.

For this list, it’s all about the aesthetics, so even if a car performs or sells well, we don’t care. Our sole concern today is just how painful the vehicle is to look at. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

#10: AMC Gremlin

We’re not quite sure who thought it was a good idea to name this car a Gremlin, but you know what, it’s pretty damn accurate. The two-door subcompact is about as beautiful its namesake. In production from 1970 to 1978, the Gremlin featured a similar body to the AMC Hornet, but it was shortened. And it boasted, if you can call it that, a nearly vertical hatchback tail. The Gremlin was designed to compete with fuel efficient European and Japanese offerings, but it failed to live up to those global standards. With cars like the Gremlin, it’s no surprise AMC couldn’t hang in with the big auto-manufacturers.

#9: Tata Magic Iris

If only they’d spent as much time on the design as they did on the name... While the car manufacturer based out of India didn’t exactly strike gold with the Tata Nano, its real crème de l’caca is the Magic Iris. Entering production in 2010 and still in production as of 2017, this three-door, four-to-five-seater microvan looks like a toy kindergartners would run around playing with, not a car you’d actually drive. But it does have an interesting purpose: within the cramped streets of Indian cities, the tiny Magic Iris is designed to compete with auto-rickshaws. It’s... a niche market...

#8: Chrysler PT Cruiser

It’s hard to define exactly what kind of car the PT Cruiser really is. In some ways, it resembles your standard four door car, while in other ways it looks like an SUV. If you look at it just right, you may also think it looks like the Monopoly car, or at least, a malformed one. A Mo-blob-oly car, if you will. It was in a category all its own, but fortunately it was one that didn’t stick around. The five-door hatchback was produced for ten years, halting in 2010, and actually had surprisingly decent sales throughout its run. But, of course, the benefit to driving a PT Cruiser is it’s one less PT Cruiser you have to look at on the road.

#7: Suzuki X-90

So many of the cars on this list just don’t make any sense, and were likely the products of designers trying to create that next big thing. The Suzuki X-90 has to be an example of that, because there’s no other explanation for its existence. Between 1995 and 1997, Suzuki produced this fusion of a car, truck, and… despair. With a truck-like nose, the profile of a Fisher Price pedal car, and the abbreviated rear end of an SUV, the X-90 failed to carve out a desirable identity. We would give them credit for trying, but ... it’s not clear that they actually were.

#6: Pontiac Trans Sport

The Pontiac Trans Sport has the best nickname on this list, by far: The Dustbuster. The similarities go deeper than just a nickname, though, because like a Dustbuster, this confused attempt at a minivan sucks. When the Trans Sport was introduced as a concept back in 1986, it received rave reviews for its futuristic look and features. It had the “dream car” appearance and feel so many consumers desired, so the Trans Sport was given approval for production. Fast forward to 1989, when the 1990 model was officially released, and the Trans Sport had lost all the features consumers craved, instead boasting nothing new but an ugly design.

#5: Nissan Juke

Nissan has a lot of attractive, eye-pleasing cars... the Juke is not one of them. Before we get into the model, let’s just stick on that name. When you hear the word “Juke”, you think football; you think shifting and bypassing a defender, you think agility. Now let’s look at the car. It’s big, bulky, and has wide, protruding wheel arches. It also claims a high waistline, leaving its side window small and narrow. Meanwhile, the front end has a bunch of what can only be called random, obtrusive lights. Bottom line: there’s nothing agile or sleek about the Juke.

#4: Reliant Robin, Mk 1

The Robin, famously, has three, rather than four, wheels. Beyond this, there is little in the way of visual excitement to behold here. Even as far back as the 1970s, when the Mk 1 was first produced, the automotive world was seeing regular gains in steering technology, so we’re not quite sure why three wheels seemed like an attractive investment, but Reliant went for it. Perhaps more surprisingly, the public went for it. The Robin sold well, though that was likely a result of its fuel efficiency and an odd reduced tax and licensing loophole, which were all appealing features in a fuel-short, cash-strapped UK.

#3: Pontiac Aztek

Maybe you don’t got ‘er, Pontiac. From 2001 to 2005, Pontiac sold this absolute hunk of an implosion of a mid-size crossover, billing it as a utility vehicle for the modern family. When your vehicle’s big features are a removable cooler, grocery compartments, a tent, and cupholders, you know you’ve gone wrong. And those were on the interior; the real problems were on the exterior, where the car was too bulky, had strange plastic cladding, narrow windows, and a crazy front end. Still, it did eventually earn a welcome place in pop-culture... but only thanks to meth-chef Walter White and only after the Aztec left the market.

#2: Fiat Multipla

Everyone’s bound to make a mistake every once in a while, and you could make a fairly strong argument that Italian car manufacturer Fiat is among the best when it comes to producing sleek, stylish cars. Still, they couldn’t escape botching at least one model: the Multipla. Where to even begin? The Multipla is a clunky, misshapen mess. Its front end looks like the bill of a duck, and the car boasts way too many lights to make sense. The design is bulky in every area, except in the back, where there’s very little trunk room. We could use more words to describe the Multipla, but this is definitely one of those a picture says a 1000 words scenarios.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few dishonorable mentions.
- Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

- Plymouth Prowler


#1: Nissan Cube

Nissan strikes out again. Almost universally considered the worst car of all time, the Cube appears exactly as its name suggests. Sold from 2009 to 2014 in the world at large, the Cube we’ve come to know and ... well, know... was actually the third attempt, with the first two being sold in Japan only. Oddly, however, while the Cube is, as the name implies, boxy, its designers did attempt to inject some style. Notably, it claims an asymmetric, wraparound rear window. While that does break up the design a bit, it doesn’t do much to overcome the whole “it’s a box” vibe and really only amplifies the uggg factor.
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