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The 5 Ugliest Cars Ever Made

By on May 21, 2015

#2: Suzuki X-90

Some cars are such eye-burning disasters that they can’t even last more than one model year. Such is the case with the atrocious Suzuki X-90, which lasted just one year in America. But hey, the X-90 lasted three whole years in its native Japan – quite the accomplishment!

The biggest issue with the Suzuki X-90 is that the car looks like it has no idea what it is supposed to be. Part Japanese economy car, part truck, part coupe, and part SUV, the X-90 looks like the recycled, amalgamated parts from a car graveyard were bonded together without rhyme or reason. With a pickup-like rear, a sporty spoiler, and a nondescript front end, the Suzuki X-90 just never made any damn sense.

During its production years and ever since, the Suzuki X-90 has been bashed as being one of the worst cars ever produced, and sales were so bad that Suzuki had to discontinue the vehicle after barely getting started. The X-90 may be really, really ugly, but the absolute ridiculousness of this vehicle almost makes it endearing.

 

#1: Fiat Multipla

Through and through, inside and outside, the Fiat Multipla is absolutely heinous, and it lands at #1 on our list of the ugliest cars ever produced. I mean, just look at that thing. The Multipla looks as though a smaller, parasitic car is trying to latch onto the top of a sedan and devour it. Whatever designer thought up the concept for the Fiat Multipla should have to reimburse everyone for the emotional trauma of having to see this eyesore on the road.

Incredibly, the Fiat Multipla lasted through three generations and 12 years of models, spanning from 1998 to its recent discontinuation in 2010. And while the car got ever so slightly better looking over those 12 years, even at its best, the Multipla still looked like a complete disaster.

With clunky, bulging features all over – including those godawful windshield-mounted running headlights – the exterior of the Multipla drew strange looks from passing motorists. But the interior was equally bad, as the vehicle was equipped with an absurd two rows of three seats; the Multipla was the one vehicle in its class to do this, and it was a wise choice for their competitors not to.

Performance was never a real issue with the Fiat Multipla, but when a car is this ugly, it’s hard to notice much more than its looks.

With apologies (or congratulations!) to the rest of the cars on this list, the Fiat Multipla is our pick for the ugliest car of all time.

10 Comments

  1. Twiga

    May 29, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I can’t take any “ugly car” list seriously unless the Aztek is #1. The lime green one is so hideous that my wife said “Please pass that thing or drop back so I don’t have to look at it.” This is a good list, just out of order.

  2. Msgtdubb

    May 29, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I’m sorry. You missed the “Troll”. Also known as the Nissan “Juke”. With headlights mounted just above the bumper and bulges everywhere. I have to look away every time I see one. I’m afraid to see if anyone was hurt in that mangled metal

  3. rabrooks

    May 30, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Say what you want. The Aztek was a running machine. It was great on the highway. It’s soft frame(from a van)gave a luxurious ride. It had room like a checker cab. I loved it. However, even with AWD, it still had little ground clearance, and a high center of gravity which would have been suicidal for off-road. The engine pulls cleanly with power to spare. Mine was a 2000. I see more of them every day. Might get another. With good control modules it was pure pleasure to drive. Got lots of attention sitting still. It came with several different “life-style” packages. Tent, cooler, bike-racks, and lots of power ports and radio ctrls in the back etc. Semi-outback camping anyone? It was well thought out. I don’t think it was ugly. Mine was white with black cladding. I called it the “Space Shuttle” cause that’s what it looked like.

    • Robert

      June 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      @rabrooks> I should like to point out that the only Aztek you would be hoping to purchase would be used, as it is no longer in production. No Pontiacs are. sry

  4. K

    July 2, 2015 at 6:10 am

    The Nissan Juke..oh I mean ” Nissan Puke” ..that’s what I call it! I cannot even look at them! How can anyone want to buy one. This is one of the ugliest cars in recent years! It should be # 1 or # 2!!!!

  5. Jonny

    August 3, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    How could they possibly have forgotten the last year of the Toyota Celica for this list? That was one of the ugliest cars of all time. Toyota apparently decided to capitalize on the market for adding ugly aftermarket parts to cars by selling a car that was already ugly and looked like it had ugly aftermarket parts on it.

  6. Thardte

    August 4, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    You started on the right track with the Nissan Cube, but that whole genre SUCKED. Start with the Chrysler PT Cruiser, then the Chevy HHR, and finally the ugliest of all the Scion B.

  7. Joe Schmuccatelli

    August 8, 2015 at 9:46 am

    You guys left out the AMC Gremlin and Pacer. They were seriously ugly. They also came in the most bizarre color schemes as well.

  8. Brad

    August 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    The Nissan Juke is so bad, it made me like the Aztek. How can this ugly bastard not be on the list??

  9. Mike Sunderland

    August 10, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    I’ve got to agree with rabrooks. I’ve owned 2 of them. A 2001 that came with all the bells and whistles including the camping package, the towing package, and the bike rack with seat covers and rubber floor mats. I leased the first one because I wasn’t sure I would like it, but I did and bought a 2004 that still runs great to this day. I kept all of the goodies from the leased one and they work great in the one I bought.

    The bells and whistles were not the best part of the car. I’ve hauled just about everything in it. I’ve gotten a washer and dryer in it…at the same time. I’ve hauled a 240 gallon fish tank but I had to go back for the stand. Many Items, large and small will fit it’s 6’by 4′ flat bed and with the tailgate down they can be even longer. Plywood, sheetrock 20′ 2 x 6’s you name it. It’s never failed me.

    I didn’t care for the black cladding on the 2001, but they went to painting the cladding on the later models like my 2004 and they look much better.

    I had someone pull out in front of me in the 2001 and hit her smack in the side. Her’s was no longer derivable, but I drove mine home another 200 miles with no problem. It needed some minor body work, but that was it. The cop said he was thinking about buying one for his wife, but didn’t think it would stand up in an accident. He said ‘I stand corrected!’

    Say what you want, but I think they were one of the most useful vehicles ever made and while they didn’t win any style points, lots of cars emulated the styling in following years.

    so…..get over it!

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