One car owner’s dream car is another auto enthusiast’s nightmare. In 2010, more than one model grabbed its share of attention and catapulted its way to the year’s all-ugly list — the Nissan Cube to two Honda models.
In its 2010 end-of-the-year compilation, Forbes.com chose eight cars for their less-than-attractive appearances. The website also features a clever image of a Nissan Cube mostly covered by a brown paper bag.
In its introduction to the article, the Forbes’ writer said:
“Granted, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some consumers love the quirky angles of the (Scion) xB, or think the (Acura) ZDX is sleek and sexy. But the extremely polarizing nature of these vehicles qualifies them for scrutiny.”
John McElroy, host of Autoline Daily and one of three auto industry experts Forbes asked for comments, said of the 2010 Acura ZDX:
“For some reason, has settled on this grill that I’ve described as a goofy jack-o-lantern grin. I don’t know anybody who likes it.”
Here’s the Forbes.com list of the ugliest cars of 2010:
Honda Accord Crosstour
To read the compete article, visit: 2010 UGLY CARS
Article Last Updated: December 20, 2010.
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