Most of the time here at Motor Guides, we give you lists that detail the BEST cars in various categories. But every now and then, we like to mix it up and show you a few terrible cars that you should never consider buying or driving. While we’ve already covered the least reliable cars ever and the cars that are most likely to get you speeding tickets, another reason to steer way clear of certain cars is simply how they look.
Everybody wants to be a driving a sexy, sleek vehicle that is the envy of everyone who sees it. Nobody wants to be driving the hideous, box-shaped misfit that makes pedestrians and motorists alike shield their eyes when it passes by.
When buying a car, looks are certainly a factor to consider, and while people can have wildly different tastes, it is pretty consistently agreed upon that the five cars on this list are downright U-G-L-Y ugly. Unless you have a strong taste for the weird or want to be ridiculed by your peers, you should not own one of these unsightly autos.
Here are the five ugliest cars of all time.
#5: Nissan Cube
Production of the Nissan Cube began in Japan in 1998, finally making its way to the United States in 2009. The car had been varying degrees of ugly throughout its entire production history, but perhaps the worst offender was the (pictured) 2014 Cube, which led to the car’s discontinuation in the United States in 2015.
While the Cube was super cheap – the 2014 Nissan Cube had an MSRP of just $16,900 – and relatively fuel efficient, the clunky design aesthetics ultimately did the crazy looking box of a car in. With horrendous blind spots, slumping, inefficient windows, and a back window that wraps around the side of the car, the 2014 Nissan Cube drew very, very little praise from anyone – except, maybe, from Nissan employees.
The Nissan Cube can’t be faulted for its performance, as it provided a pretty good value at an incredibly low price point. However, the design team behind the Cube should feel bad about themselves, as they produced one of the ugliest vehicles we have ever seen.