BusinessWeek calls out 50 Ugliest Cars of Past 50 Years… with questionable results
by Jeremy Korzeniewski on Nov 4th 2009 at 9:58AM
Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beer holder. While some cars seem to be almost universally loved for their gorgeous lines and undeniable sense of style – the Lamborghini Miura and Shelby Daytona Coupe certainly come to mind. Others, such as the new Honda Accord Crosstour and even the latest Nissan GT-R, not to mention nearly everything currently wearing the Acura badge, sport more debatable duds.
And what of the car that’s most commonly associated with the green movement? Of course, that would be the Toyota Prius, and we know that some happen to find the car rather attractive… whether that’s for its slip-through-the-wind styling or fuel mileage – made possible in part by that styling – its owners happily enjoy. According to BusinessWeek, though, the second-gen Prius is one of the 50 Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years. Not a distinction any owner wants their car to carry.
Take heart, Prius owners. There are a number of questionable vehicles on the list. For instance, the classically boxy Volvo 240 isn’t ugly at all… it’s purposeful and practical. Neither are the Lamborghini LM002, 2002 BMW 7 Series, Tata Nano or Toyota iQ deserving of inclusion on this unflattering list. Lastly, does anyone really think the DeLorean is that unattractive? Unabashedly ’80s sure, but ugly? Nah.