5 beautiful cars we’d never want to own (5 ugly cars we’d like)
Beauty is said to be in the eyes of the beholder. Well, if you own any of these 10 cars, its appearance is entirely based on your judgment. While one can argue, there is a bit about their appearance that is not entirely subjective.
Take for example the world of luxury SUVs. It’s hard to find an enthusiast who will tell you that with the Bentley Bentayga, it was love at first sight. First you have to come to terms with the fact that the headlights are squinting.
Upgrade to the Tesla Model X, which competes in the same class as the Bentayga, thanks to size and price, you’ll be lucky enough to have 9 out of 10 enthusiasts who were wowed by the way the car looks like a cat. anime on four wheels.
But then, it doesn’t always matter. These two cars are among the best-selling cars in the segment. This is why, regardless of the viewer, these 5 “beautiful” cars are rarely sought after by buyers while these 5 ugly sell faster than the bun.
We hate: Mazda 5
The Mazda 5 has received a lot of praise from critics for being an attractive minivan that does almost everything you ask it to do. However, the general public has not fallen in love with this elongated beast. This is despite the fact that the Mazda 5 not only serves well as a minivan, but also performs better than most vehicles in its class.
The Mazda 5 offers plenty of cargo space, decent fuel economy, and plenty of room for passengers. The steering is precise and the lively suspension makes it easier to park the car and drive on city streets.
We hate: Jaguar XJ
The Jaguar XJ is by far a very sexy car. This athletic machine boasts of a distinct and elegantly flowing silhouette, sloping taillights, sleek headlamps and a full-length sunroof that stretches rearward. In addition, the interior of the XJ includes a full LCD dashboard, real wood trim, good leather seats and other amazing features.
The lightweight aluminum frame and excellent weight distribution give the Jaguar XJ incredible handling. But that’s where all the good news ends. Although this British masterpiece is cheaper than its German alternatives, buyers just don’t want to spend their money on it.
We hate: Chevrolet SS
The Chevrolet SS is a rocket of a sports sedan. This American masterpiece develops 416 hp and a wild transmission that allows it to go from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.7 seconds. The SS is not lacking in style, both inside and out. The exterior exudes the vibes of a BMW 3 Series, with the interior of the SS filled with a luxury that can only be obtained from a German sedan.
Unfortunately, Chevrolet never managed to convince buyers that this was the American sports sedan of their dreams. The business got so desperate that they started offering $ 10,000 in cash back for the purchase of the SS.
We hate: Alfa Romeo 4C
The Alfa Romeo 4C was intended to be a limited production vehicle from the start. However, the low sales figures were not what Alfa Romeo expected. In 2017, only 406 units of the 4C were sold. But the car deserved more than this tiny performance on the market.
The Alfa Romeo 4C was a beautifully designed brand. You could talk about the Italian design ethic that characterizes the exterior, coupled with performance suited to the stature of the vehicle. The 4C was fitted with an energetic turbo engine that produced 237 hp. This engine was mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
We hate: Maserati Quattroporte
Maserati and Alfa Romeo have a knack for coming up with names that only Italians can get out of their mouths properly. The Quattroporte is one of the Maserati cars whose names are the most difficult to pronounce and which has a reputation for breaking necks.
This is because the car is just plain sexy. The Maserati Quattroporte sports an elegant Italian design with flowing lines and a premium interior. So why is he hated? Because it is very unreliable. Many buyers have complained about the DuoSelect transmission coming from Ferrari. It is loaded with power failures and other issues that make the car run out of control.
We like: Morgan Aero 8
The Morgan Aero 8 is a car to fall in love with slowly. Its design conveys many vibrations of love and hate, with the automaker clumsily trying to replicate a classic design in a modern context. This makes the brand too muscular. Add the concave front and headlights that borrow the Bentayga’s sleazy philosophy, and you’ll see why people don’t want to take a second look.
But then they end up buying it. This is because this strange car has a unique combination of character and charm. Under the hood, the Morgan Aero 8 houses a 4.8-liter V8 engine producing 367 hp. This powerful engine propels the Aero 8 from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 170 mph.
We like: Citroën 2CV
The ugliness of this car is obvious. It is somewhere between too sexy and too brooding, considering the times it was designed. However, the reliability, simplicity and accessibility of this French brand will quickly make you forget how much it looks like an umbrella. In a way, this is the purest form of minimalist design.
The Citroën 2CV has managed to be in production for an incredible 42 years. It was from 1948 to 1990. During this period, more than 3.8 million units were produced and sold by Citroën. It has thus become one of the few front-wheel drive vehicles from the manufacturer to exceed one million units.
We like: Ferrari 400i
Ferrari has always been associated with magnificent cars such as the 250 GTO and the LaFerrari. That’s why it’s hard to accept that this horrible machine is a product of Maranello. The Ferrari 400i may not even be a poster for a PT Cruiser fan. It looks horrible with square headlights sticking out like lashes from the hood. However, when you get behind the wheel you forget that what you are driving is a prancing frog.
Under the hood, the Ferrari 400i contains a fuel-injected 4.8-liter V12 engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission. The 310 hp developed by this massive engine propels the 400i from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds before reaching a maximum of 149 mph.
We love: the Daimler SP250 dart
This strange German machine made its debut at the New York Auto Show in 1959 in front of a stunned audience. The Daimler SP250 Dart was quickly called the ugliest vehicle in the show. Everything was going well in the top half of the vehicle until the designer plugged a hideous drop-out mouth in the bottom half with the aim of possibly getting it done before the auto show submission deadline.
But this ugly frame hid a gem below. The SP250 Dart ran on a lightweight composite frame, packed low curb weight, and tucked a punchy V8 under the hood. This 2.5L iron block engine delivered 140 hp, which was more than enough for the SP250 Dart.
We love: Nissan Juke
The Nissan Juke is more like a frog with anime eyes and undersized limbs. The parking lights, headlights and fog lights seem to have been an afterthought in this brand. To make matters worse, the front and rear look cramped giving the impression that the poor machine could have been in an accident at the factory.
Despite such a hideous appearance, the Nissan Juke has a record of sales and followers to date. Sales of this crossover exceeded Nissan’s monthly target, a testament to people’s love for weird things like pineapples on Pizza.
The 1970s gave us some of the most beautiful cars ever made … and some that were really ugly.
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