Alex Kersten profile picture Alex Kersten 7 years ago
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10 Cars Every Petrolhead Hates Most In This World

We recently asked you which cars you hated most in this world. Based on comment upvotes, here are all the cars that make you mad!

Remind me later

1. Chrysler PT Cruiser

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The retro-styled PT Cruiser (PT meaning Personal Transportation) was ugly, expensive to run and prone to bad depreciation. The optional four-speed automatic transmission was also terrifically rubbish and the interior was a cheap plastic sea of misery.

2. BMW X6

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The BMW X6 was high on your hit list because of its looks, which you deemed ugly as hell. Its shape really doesn’t do the car any favours inside either, as that slopy roof line makes the rear cramped and headroom stupidly limited. Even short guys like me (5ft 7-inches) get claustrophobic in the back.

3. Pontiac Aztec

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Walter White would kill us all for saying this (because he is “the one who knocks!”), but the Aztec makes the X6 look as sexy as an Eagle Speedster. Amazingly, as one of you pointed out in the original post, the Aztec was designed by Tom Peters, the same guy who penned the Chevrolet Corvette C7. Peters said at the time that “we wanted to do a bold, in-your-face vehicle that wasn’t for everybody.” Looks like he achieved that objective.

4. Nissan Cube

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Amazingly, the Nissan Cube was a car that 61 per cent of you said was cool in our recent survey. Nevertheless, it seems that none of you would want to own one, probably because of its puny engines, asymmetrical rear-end and for the fact that it looks a lot like a fridge.

5. Ford Mustang - 1990s era

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According to you guys, the reason why this era of the Mustang gets so much hate is because it’s ‘ugly and useless’ and because it simply doesn’t ‘fit in well’. The base model Mustang was woefully underpowered, too, producing only 145bhp from its 3.8-litre V6. That works out at 38.2bhp per litre!

6. Fiat Multipla

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Despite Top Gear’s improvements in series 19, the Fiat Multipla remains one of your most hated cars ever. In fact, the Multipla was also voted ‘the ugliest car ever made’ in a poll we ran on the site just over a year ago (no prizes for guessing which car came in second place).

One of you commented in the original post that ‘it’s like that one ogre at the bar before you start drinking. From a distance she looks like a 10, the closer you get….the lower that number becomes.’ Delightful.

7. Volkswagen Beetle

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The loveable Beetle (built from 1938 until 2003 for the Mexican market) was eventually replaced by the Volkswagen New Beetle. The reason why you labelled it as one of the most hated cars ever was because it ‘isn’t fun anymore’ and because ‘it doesn’t look good either’. It also ‘lacks that loveable and characteristic slightly silly, yet practical nature’ and it ‘goes against the original idea of being a cheap car to buy and own’.

8. Subaru Impreza convertible

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You’ve got Newport Convertible Engineering to thank for this monstrosity. According to you, seeing this car is enough to make you cry, which says it all.

Underneath its skin, NCE beefs up the chassis (adding a lot of weight in the process) to make it ‘live up to the machismo requirements of even the boldest New Englanders’. Luckily, only five of these things were made at an eye-watering price of $74,999.

9. Any 2WD SUV

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It seems that 2WD SUVs are also on your hate list for the very simple reason that:

It’s bad enough that it’s an SUV, but by being a cheap SUV and not getting the AWD version you’ve also taken away the only benefit of owning an SUV: the fact that it can go anywhere through any terrible weather event.

So then you get stranded dorks looking like idiots next to their oversized landboats waiting for me to come along and fish them out of the snowbank with a car half the size. - The Stigographer

TL;DR - they’re useless in the snow.

10. Tata Magic Iris

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Not only does the Tata Magic Iris have one of the world’s most stupid names, it’s probably also the ugliest car you’ve never heard of. The five-seater was designed to get people in India off bikes and into cars, and has a top speed of 34mph from its 11bhp, 611cc water-cooled diesel engine.

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