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22nd ugliest car??

Post by 5lab » 30 Aug 2008 08:55 am

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Post by antiekeradio » 30 Aug 2008 10:44 am

i like the comment, although it is not really truthful..

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Post by germ » 30 Aug 2008 12:28 pm

who rights this b#ll#cks most of those cars look nice imo... i think their basing it on image not on look. but that happens to be a very nice looking 300 :)

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Post by redline » 30 Aug 2008 01:27 pm

as James May would say, WHAT A LOAD OF COCK.

because cars are designed for a variety of uses looks have to follow that use to a certain extent .

the 300 series was designed to be an efficient 4/5 seater mid sized family car with a decent sized boot and does its job perfectly

The corsair is still beautiful from every angle , and if you squint a bit it looks like a four door plymouth roadrunner :lol:

the maxi was the first proper hatchback , years ahead of its time .

the ssanyong musso is one of the most able four wheel drive cars I have driven

beauty is in the eye of the beholder I suppose so whoever wroye that twaddle should have gone to specsavers
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Post by MJ » 30 Aug 2008 03:56 pm

Ah, it all makes sense now, "as chosen by readers of The Daily Telegraph". ;)

That explains the high proportion of SUV's and American cars in the top 20. Can you believe they had the audacity to call the current Range Rover the 20th ugliest car! It's beautiful!

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This is the kind of reader that would vote that way (copied from the comments section on that website). "I don't think that you can make an SUV pretty. They are by their nature ugly things, and driven by people of a temprament to match. The Range Rover is driven at excessive speed down motorways, its driver clearly oblivious to the fact that there's a speed limit, wealthy enough to brush off the speeding fine, and arrogant enough to consider the law as below him. Everything nasty about the vulgar rich."
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Post by redline » 30 Aug 2008 04:31 pm

of course you can make an suv look good although there is one car that in my humble opinion is much better looking than the range rover has the two extra seats I need and an example of which will hopefully be on my drive by next year.

Well if I am going to have to pay £400 a year tax for my trajet I might as well get a nicer car .

in fact theres a good example on ebay at the moment

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Post by MJ » 30 Aug 2008 04:37 pm

Ah, a Chevy Suburban, very nice, although I still prefer the LR, that things a bit too big for me ;)

If you do get one, don't get the gangsta rims :lol:
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Post by redline » 30 Aug 2008 04:45 pm

trouble is I need the 7 seats and the boot space with my mob :lol:

the 23's are a bit over the top but I think thats not a bad price for such a late model and right hand drive which is quite rare ,

the dvd screens should keep the kids quiet as well

come on lottery :lol:
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Post by jtbo » 30 Aug 2008 04:49 pm

That list is made by someone aged 18 at most, Beetle is slow and noisy? What one could except car from WWII era? All cars back then were noisy and slow, well except Rolls, it was only slow :lol:

And that 120Y needs just wheels changed, it is very nice looking car :evil:

Can't find reason why Anglia should be on that list either, maybe writer can't remember times when cars actually did look something instead being tasteless, odourless melted plastic pieces with wheels.
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Post by retrocool73 » 30 Aug 2008 05:32 pm

A load of bollocks through & through..... I have at least 6 of this top 100! Most of the BL stuff was there purely for the fact they were BL - the Princess, Maxi, Marina, Metro - not ugly cars. They're just trotting out the old cliches
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Post by Chris_C » 30 Aug 2008 08:58 pm

120Y?!?! I would happily follow a lot of the rest (but then, I adore the underdog...) but the 120Y :? :roll: Awesomely sexy car!
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Post by trabitom99 » 30 Aug 2008 10:11 pm

It's like groundhog day, every few months some motoring journalist comes up with that old chestnut again, "the worst cars of the eighties", "the ugliest cars in the world" etc etc.

Admittedly, there are prettier 300s than a low-spec MkIII saloon. Not that I don't like 'em, mind.

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Post by Bazboy » 31 Aug 2008 01:04 am

I want part of that description written on my car somewhere "As durable as earth its self" lol

Still dont agree with it being ugly, 300's rock.

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Post by redline » 31 Aug 2008 10:24 am

I like the way the accidentally managed to find a picture of (probably ) the only morris marina coupe convertable in existence .

ford in those days did at least try to add some flair to the cars they made , the notch back window on the anglia and classic, the shark look of the corsair ,

I actually think they looked better than the previous jelly mould anglia / prefect / popular range with the bigger consul and zephyr.

One of my all time favourites , the mk2 cortina was far more boring than any of the cars they listed in the looks department.
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Post by Ronnie » 01 Sep 2008 01:53 pm

Chris_C wrote:the 120Y :? :roll: Awesomely sexy car!
My dad had one of these once - he was kind of given it. It was a dog. One night I had to push it up Ratagan in the snow
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