The eye of the beholder

"I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.” - Oscar Wilde
I saw one of these monstrosities on the road over the weekend. Quite possibly the ugliest new vehicle on the road today. The nose job reminds me of the ill conceived Ford Edsel which was criticised for having a front end like a toilet seat in its day.

Mind you Porsche managed to sucker plenty of buyers into their oddball Cayenne (wrong on so many levels I won't even get started) when the sister ship VW Touareg is so much cheaper and better looking.

In a celebration of ugliness Business Week have a slide show of the world's ugliest cars (survey must have been conducted before the nasal Subaru was launched).
The inclusion of the atrocious but aptly named AMC Gremlin reminded me of an ad I once saw for a panelbeater which featured an image of the Gremlin in profile with the headline: We can return your car to its former ugliness.


  1. Isn't the gremlin the car the boys drive in Wayne's World?

  2. Haven't seen it - though, apparently there's a thing called geek chic that has made these bad boys popular.


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