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sendler 12-21-2017 04:18 PM

Honda Clarity plug in: World's ugliest car
 
even beats the Prius.
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https://images.hgmsites.net/med/2018...00637732_m.jpg
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jakobnev 12-21-2017 04:35 PM

This is how they prevent people from asking how much a hydrogen car costs.

freebeard 12-21-2017 04:59 PM

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...CX_Clarity.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_FCX_Clarity

Somebody beat it with an ugly stick.

Daox 12-21-2017 05:02 PM

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It honestly doesn't look quite as bad in person. Still, that front end... why?

http://ecomodder.com/forum/attachmen...1&d=1513890160

Frank Lee 12-21-2017 05:12 PM

Ishka bibble.

redpoint5 12-21-2017 05:31 PM

Haven't seen the Smart, Leaf, or Element? Much worse looking.

I'd say this car looks about average. I spend 0.1% of my time looking at the exterior of my vehicles compared to the time spent inside. So, how does it function?

sendler 12-21-2017 05:34 PM

It's ridiculous! As if they had three people split the car into thirds, front middle and back. And draw what they wanted without looking at what the others were doing.

oil pan 4 12-21-2017 05:37 PM

Part of the anti theft system.

Xist 12-21-2017 06:10 PM

I get excited when I see a car like mine, as long as they have taken care of it.

Is the interior any better?

redpoint5 12-21-2017 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 (Post 557003)
Part of the anti theft system.

Would be greatly enhanced by offering it as a 6-speed manual only.

MetroMPG 12-21-2017 09:07 PM

I'm used to the idea that I'm going to make my cars look uglier through liberal application of duct tape, coroplast, cardboard, plus maybe some sheet aluminum and poorly made fiberglass add-ons.

With this Clarity, Honda's done all the work for me! Pre-uglification!

I might accidentally make it better by covering up parts of it!

Frank Lee 12-22-2017 12:09 AM

Aztek owners everywhere are pleased to finally pass the Ugly Crown on.

Stubby79 12-22-2017 12:44 AM

Looks like every other current(ugly) sedan in the new car market to me.

freebeard 12-22-2017 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Frank Lee
Ishka bibble.

Thank you. That phrase popped into my head a day ago and I wondered why. Now I had to look it up.

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Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge

Ish Kabibble (Merwyn Bogue) was the comic relief for the Kay Kyser Orchestra and a cornet player in his band. In the 1930s & 40s, Kay Kyser was a major musical entity in radio, the movies and later in television.
Ish Kabibble: 1950s | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos

Frank Lee 12-22-2017 12:56 AM

I had no idea!

freebeard 12-22-2017 02:42 AM

Kay Kyser weren't no Dr. Demento.

cowmeat 12-22-2017 06:09 AM

It's like Bumble Bee got stuck mid-transformation on his way to becoming a Tesla S and Honda said "too late to turn back now boys, just go with it"

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-23-2017 12:35 AM

It looks quite disproportionate with that front overhang.

Piotrsko 12-23-2017 10:47 AM

More important: what are the numbers? Is all that ugly aerodynamic?

sendler 12-23-2017 12:45 PM

Unfortunately ugly does matter. Nobody is going to buy that thing at a normal list price regardless of what it can do.

freebeard 12-23-2017 12:59 PM

All it needs are rear fender skirts and a black vinyl bra.

Ecky 12-23-2017 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Piotrsko (Post 557120)
More important: what are the numbers? Is all that ugly aerodynamic?

The Accord hybird gets 49mg combined on gas with its 2.0L engine. The Clarity's engine is derived from the Accords, but downsized to 1.5L (paired with the same electric motor). It gets 42mpg combined on gasoline.

redpoint5 12-23-2017 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Ecky (Post 557131)
The Accord hybird gets 49mg combined on gas with its 2.0L engine. The Clarity's engine is derived from the Accords, but downsized to 1.5L (paired with the same electric motor). It gets 42mpg combined on gasoline.

It costs more, looks worse, has a smaller engine, and gets worse fuel economy?

Frank Lee 12-23-2017 08:50 PM

"Clarity" huh. It only looks good when your glasses are smeared with Vaseline.

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-24-2017 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sendler (Post 557124)
Unfortunately ugly does matter. Nobody is going to buy that thing at a normal list price regardless of what it can do.

And when it's ugly and underperforms its direct contenders, maybe even if it had been offered at a heavy discount there would be a chance of failure. Comparing it to the Prius and the Fusion Hybrid, it's very unlikely for the Clarity to become sucessful.

redpoint5 12-24-2017 04:30 PM

The Clarity goes nearly 50 miles on a charge though, so only the Volt beats it on range. Combined power output is 212 HP, which is quite powerful. It does look hideous, but it's priced lower than its rivals and has way more features. The interior looks upscale.

For $26,000 after federal credit, you get a car that goes 50 miles on a charge, has over 200 HP, and has advanced features such as adaptive cruise, lane keep assist, and automatic emergency braking.

rmay635703 12-24-2017 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by redpoint5 (Post 557200)
The Clarity goes
For $26,000 after federal credit, you get a LARGE car that goes 50 miles on a charge, has over 200 HP, and has advanced features such as adaptive cruise, lane keep assist, and automatic emergency braking.

Fixed it for you, it’s a big car, you look at the inside of the car most of the time so those looking for a bigger car the Clarity PHEV fits.

Now the Clarity hydrogen or EV are total compliance cars but the plug in hybrid is quite compelling

California98Civic 12-24-2017 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Frank Lee (Post 557000)
Ishka bibble.

Oing ga-ding ga-dong.

I have seen these on the roadway here. They ugly. It must be a conspiracy.

Piotrsko 12-24-2017 05:22 PM

Maybe it is a snowflake retro ugly is cool kinda thing?

freebeard 12-24-2017 08:13 PM

Those rear wheel arches are definitely right out of the 1980s.

sendler 12-25-2017 03:37 PM

Honda Clarity plug in hybrid review.
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https://carswithplugs.wordpress.com/...nitial-review/
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puddleglum 12-26-2017 03:36 AM

I guess ugly is in the eyes of the beholder. I don't think it looks that bad. Some people will like it even if you guys don't. Look at the Nissan Cube. Now that has got to be one of the ugliest cars ever made. It's grotesquely ugly, in my opinion, and people still bought it.

iikhod 12-26-2017 04:21 AM

It isn't always a bad thing to drive a "ugly" car. At least it stands out a little in the parking lot.
Call me an wannabe unique snowflakey, i kinda like the appearance. Reminds me a little of them big citroens :D

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-28-2017 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by iikhod (Post 557262)
It isn't always a bad thing to drive a "ugly" car. At least it stands out a little in the parking lot.

That makes some sense.


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Reminds me a little of them big citroens :D
You mean the DS?

iikhod 12-28-2017 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr (Post 557365)
That makes some sense.




You mean the DS?

Yes, also C6.

redpoint5 12-28-2017 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by puddleglum (Post 557261)
Look at the Nissan Cube. Now that has got to be one of the ugliest cars ever made. It's grotesquely ugly, in my opinion, and people still bought it.

That's what I was thinking of when I mentioned Honda Element! The Cube reminds me of women who have long beautiful hair, and then just shave one side of their head. The Cube is made for those bad haircuts, or are those bad haircuts made for the car?

https://images.honestjohn.co.uk/imag...~Cube~(11).jpg

https://www.betrendsetter.com/wp-con...-hairstyle.jpg

Frank Lee 12-28-2017 03:42 AM

Ugh!

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-29-2017 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redpoint5 (Post 557376)
That's what I was thinking of when I mentioned Honda Element! The Cube reminds me of women who have long beautiful hair, and then just shave one side of their head.

I have only seen a Honda Element once, and it didn't really look so awful. When it comes to the Cube, its rear hatch could've been better-looking, but at least it seems quite functional.

MetroMPG 01-08-2018 11:11 AM

yet it's selling well???
 
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Most impressive of all among plug-in hybrids, however, was the 898 Honda Clarity Plug-In models sold in December, only its second month on sale.
Honda also managed to deliver 527 Clarity Electric sedans, bring that battery-electric model's total to 1,105 sales last year over five months.
For comparison in December...
  • Chevrolet Bolt: 3227
  • Toyota Prius Prime: 2,420
  • Chevrolet Volt: 1,937
Source: https://www.greencarreports.com/news...ev-ends-strong

RedDevil 01-08-2018 11:21 AM

It is mainly ugly because of its big LED hooks under the headlights.
Think those away and it gets better.

Funny that that same feature does look acceptable on other cars like the VW XL1....
https://www.autocar.co.uk/sites/auto...ive-0001_0.jpg


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