The 7 Ugliest Cars Ever Built
Auto makers employ some of the world’s most skilled designers to help them create the general aesthetic for their brand, and the subtle nuances that help create an identity for each of their models. Sex appeal has always played a role in car design, as sales are often driven as much by functionality as they are by desire.
Bob Lutz, GM’s current head designer, has said that one of the main goals in automotive design is to “create an emotional connection with the buyer.” In the case of these seven… things, I think it’s safe to assume that emotion is either despair or embarrassment. Here are the seven ugliest cars ever built.
If you live in snowy area buy a subaru, if you don't I'd stay away.
Mine didn't hold together very well. Had shuddering problems that the dealer insisted wasn't a problem
Whenever the dealer starts saying things like "it performs to spec" just walk away, and don't plan on buying another car like that.
I called them, then I called my insurance company to ask why geico was so much cheaper and they pointed out all this comprehensive coverage I didn't want, and now it's a lot less than geico!
The death of Chrysler: And then there were two:
The demise of an iconic American automaker.
Seriously, I wonder how long before Ford and GM die then?
Expect GM to get the bailout, and Ford to hurt badly, maybe even be acquired by a foreign company (Tata of India comes to mind).
Why not stop with the chinsy plastic that falls apart. Yeah you'll have to charge a bit more, but you might find that people would actually WANT TO BUY YOUR CARS.
I know there's more to it than that the whole health care thing, but still, by cheaping out on the cars they only prolonged the inevitable rather than possibly try and sell a product.
Well, if the American auto industry is any indicator, it is going to take them being close to death for them to change anything.
I don't think they understand even now why the Japanese and now the Koreans are kicking their ass in auto building
and why no one is buying American. Fuck patriotic, people want cars that are reliable, and I think for the most
part American auto makers figure people will buy their cars because they are American cars.
That will not work.
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No, they will buy american cars because they are cheaper. They have been cheaper compared to comparable cars for a long time.
When was the last time a honda civic cost less than a chevy cavalier?
My last 4 American cars, three were GM's and one was a Ford. Every one of them was reliable.... Granted the Ford rattled, which was annoying, but all four were great.
Toyota's quality has been dropping rapidly because they're trying to overtake GM... Especially with their transmissions.
Ragnar : C'mon man! This is the days of the internet - if you're going to spout such obviously wrong statements, back them up. You're WRONG. Toyota is the world's largest automaker. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6586679.stm
Compare the 2 companies : Toyota - Revenue 202.86 billion Net Income 13.93 billion ---- GM - Revenue 181.122 billion Net Income - -38.732 billion (that means NEGATIVE 38 bllion)
IG : I know some of the best Japanese cars are built in the USA and Canada - Toyota nad Honda both have manufacturing plants in Ontario. They just follow the same thing that works in Japan - produce good cars.
Ford : American cars are cheaper? Bullshit.
Top Ten Least Expensive Cars (Actually 15 least expensive cars)
Of of the 15 cars:
According to company figures, Toyota sold 2.348 million vehicles in the first three months of 2007.
If you had bothered to do any more research, you'd see that you were wrong.
GM has trailed so far this year.... But the final numbers aren't available yet.
No, wait till one month more.
Fair enough, GM sold a few tousand more, yet lost 38 billion more in dollars.
As for the cheapest car in the USA, Nissian Versa brand-new at 9.990.