IMHO the ugliest car in the World...

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  1. Jason Merrick

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    I'm with you Chris, I think the new BMW look is awesome. The 745Li is probably my favorite new car at the moment. I don't think the Element is anywhere near the Aztek on the ugly scale... I'd call it more functional than ugly.
     
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    Ok, Ok, Ok. Here goes.


    I own an Aztek.
    I owned probably the first Aztek sold in Kansas City.
    I saw the stares, the pointing, the laughing. I heard the comments.

    Yes, it looks like a hiking boot on wheels.
    Yes, it looks like they got tired of drawing the vehicle, and just cut it off at the back.
    Yes, it looks like an urban assault vehicle.

    and

    Yes, it looks like a warthog.

    (Thus, the reason for my personalized license plates "PUMBAA")

    But, until you've driven one, you can't appreciate the Aztek. The interior styling sold me on the vehicle, plus the fact that it has every available option on it.

    So, chuckle, stare, point and laugh away. I enjoy my car.
     
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    How about the new Avenger? "Part SUV, part Sedan, all crap"
     
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    Couldn't agree more about both the Aztek and Element[​IMG] I don't like those new caddies either with those ugly lights on the front.
     
  5. Keith Mickunas

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    I agree, the Aztek is damn ugly. When they dropped the plastic crap it looked better. The Avalanche actually looks decent without the plastic on it. A couple of years ago I saw Bob Lutz on a show that was covering the SEMA convention, and he was pointing to the aftermarket Aztek stuff and said flat out that it shows what was wrong with the Aztek. I thought it was funny to hear an exec actually admit there was something wrong with one of their cars without any weasel words.

     
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    The thing about the element is that it's the popular style for small cars in Japan for whatever reason. Both of those new Toyota Scions are the same way.

    I'm curious about the people who like the 7 series here. How can you stand the bizarre trunk line? And the headlights? But mostly the trunk. Ugh.
     
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    James, I can certainly understand your point about the back end. The trunk is a bit odd, but I don't find it unattractive. I think the front end is better than the previous design, but like I said, I am not a BMW purist, so I am not picky about maintaining design elements. It just seems like a neat car to me.

    Speaking of the trunk line, have you noticed that the new Accord has a similar trunk line? Maybe it is just me, but everytime I see a new Accord, it reminds me of the 7.
     
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    Mark, it is from Dodge. I'm guessing it's coming next year, since I just saw it on a local TV show that showcases upcoming cars and/or prototypes.

    I haven't been able to find any pictures of it online, but I can tell you it looks nothing like the late-90s models (of which I'm very fond, too). This one is just... Picture a sedan with the height of an SUV, combined with a retro-futuristic look, and you'll have a good idea of what it looks like.
     
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    While I completely agree that the Aztek is ugly, I have to put the runner up to me as the Enzo..damn that’s an ugly car! I'm sure there are a bunch that disagree with me but damn! What happened with that one?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, that red Batmobile-looking thing?

    Cool! I love it!

    Sorry, Dean! [​IMG]
     
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    Yup, that's the one [​IMG]
     
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    I like the Cruiser, except it doesn't have an ass.

    It looks like a little old van from the rear.

    It shouldv'e had a rumble seat!
     
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    I am not sure what this new trend is with all newer cars being very bulky looking. It is almost like a lot of new cars look like urban assault vehicles .. they just look "heavy" and "brutish" .. is this what people are looking for?

    The NEW Maxima, the NEW BMW 7 Series, the CTS, the NEW Avenger above, the Infinity FX 45, the G35 Coupe, the Hummer H2, the Aztek ... all of these have a very "all metal" and small windows kinda look ...

    Has driving on US Highways become like going for war? Are we in assault mode as a nation? [​IMG]
     
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    hey, leave the new caddies out of this!
     
  20. Mike Lenthol

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    You guy's are so old [​IMG]

    Change always takes time. Remember the ridicule of the Ford Focus when it came out? The design is imitated by others now. In Aztek's case it might take a while to mature though, but it's still not even close to being aesthetically displeasing as some of the 'hobbyist modified' vehicles on the road.
     

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