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Old 11-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Pretty much any time I see a website/editorial/opinion/whatever listing "WORST (things) EVAR!!!" I find myself disagreeing, but that's normal. It's just entertainment.

Calling something "WORST!" or "UGLIEST!" when it's clearly built to purpose seems like a weak argument. There's a class of cars that exist almost exclusively to look good - or at least to convey an elegance of form and function. On the other end there are function first cars - like how HMMWV's are more-or-less excused for their chunky appearance because they have a job to do, in my eyes the same applies to most functional cars. You can call the Yugo GVL ugly, but its job was to be the cheapest car on the road, it did that job and really there was nothing particularly ghastly about its appearance.

They listed this thing as one of the "WORST" ever...

It's a minivan, its job is to fit 7 adults and also fit in an ordinary garage and be easy to park and navigate.. how else would you have it look?

I think a certain male anatomical feature is ugly, doesn't mean I mind using mine.
I always liked the looks of that gen Kia van. Then again I really liked my '90 Plymouth Voyager (turbo) also.

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #182 (permalink)
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Station wagons can be made to be very cool. This 1960 easily lends itself
to lowering, has large wheelwell space for performance tires, has a relatively
low hood height for its vintage, and a late model Corvette chassis would make this quite a roadracer.

I realize this would be quite a departure from stock, but would be quite manly!
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This is a likeness of my current wagon, same color but different wheels.
It is in storage awaiting a diesel transplant. Previous '82 wagon in same color
never got less than 46mpg in mixed commuter duties, and returned mid to high 50's mpgs on long road trips. Handled well with Toyo's, weighted about 2,600#
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Ahem - ugly cars ?

Anyway I'll park this here where it belongs.

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That one simply looks like the Jolly Green Giant stepped on it!
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Don't like having your doors whacked when you park at the shopping center?

People probably won't want to be 3 spots away from you. Tailgaters may be
few as they ponder what might fall off into their path!
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That one simply looks like the Jolly Green Giant stepped on it!
That would improve it.
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How about the whole of the new range of Daewoo cars from 1999 ?

Matiz

OK - kind of funky

Lanos

er...

Nubira

Look Guigario couldn't be bothered by the time he did this one

Leganza


Hang on, haven't we seen that one before, oh noes:


Well at least Guigario recycled a nice one for them.
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Well at least Guigario recycled a nice one for them.[/QUOTE]

Do you have a frontal pic of this model? Looks good from the rear imo.

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