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10 cars rated most ugly in the world

Last updated on: March 29, 2013 13:49 IST

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While the world is full of beautiful and high-performance cars, there are some models that are simply bad all around.

Let's take a look at 10 cars rated most ugly, according to CNBC.

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1970 AMC Gremlin

It was a two-door subcompact car produced in the United States, Canada and Mexico by the American Motors Corporation and Vehiculos Automotores Mexicanos.

The Gremlin was an economy car by 1970s US standards. It served as a foundation for alternative fuels and power systems, including pure electric. The Gremlin was introduced on April 1, 1970, and a total of 671,475 were built in its single generation (one chassis design) and also in only one body style.

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2002 Isuzu Axiom

It is a mid-size SUV designed in Japan using a "knife blade" theme for its car-like styling. Built in Lafayette, Indiana, US at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant on the Rodeo platform. It jointly replaced the Trooper, but was itself replaced by the Isuzu Ascender for the 2005 model year.

The Axiom had two trim levels: base and the uplevel XS. The XS trim had features like fog lamps, a sunroof, heated front seats, and leather upholstery.

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1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS

It is a compact SUV from Isuzu. Produced from 1997 (Japanese market 1997-1999) through 2001 (US market 1999-2001), it shares much of its components with the Trooper, including both its 3.2 L and 3.5 L V6 engine that produces 215 bhp (160 kW; 218 PS) at 5400 rpm and 230 lb ft (312 N m) at 3000 rpm of torque.

The vehicle also features the Torque on Demand 4-wheel-drive system produced by BorgWarner. It is a small, sporty 2-door crossover vehicle with aggressive external styling, including short overhangs, an aggressive forward stance, titanium "teeth" in the grille, a black hood-insert, and black plastic cladding over the entire lower half of the vehicle.

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1960 Plymouth Valiant

It is an automobile manufactured by the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation in the United States from 1960 to 1976. It was created to give the company an entry in the compact car market emerging in the late 1950s.

The Valiant was built and marketed worldwide in countries including Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, as well as other countries in South America and Western Europe.

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2001 Pontiac Aztek

It was a mid-size crossover, the first offered by General Motors, that was produced by Pontiac from the 2001 model year to the 2005 model year.

The Aztek was heavily criticised on its exterior styling, with Time magazine in 2007 calling the Aztek one of the worst cars of all time, and again in 2010 as one of the 50 worst inventions of all time.

A poll in The Daily Telegraph in August 2008 placed the Aztek at number one of the "100 ugliest cars" of all time.

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1965 AMC Marlin

The Rambler (later AMC) Marlin is a two-door, mid-sized fastback car made in the United States by the American Motors Corporation from 1965 to 1967. A halo model for the company, it was marketed as a personal luxury car.

The fastback roof design was previewed on the 1964 Rambler Tarpon show car, based on the compact Rambler American. 1965 and 1966 model year production Marlins were fastback versions of the mid-sized two-door hardtop Rambler Classic, and 1967 brought a major redesign in which the car was given the new, longer AMC Ambassador full-size chassis.

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1982 Aston Martin Lagonda

It was a luxury four-door saloon built by Aston Martin of Newport Pagnell, England, between 1974 and 1990. A total of 645 were produced.

The name was derived from the Lagonda marque that Aston Martin had purchased in 1947. There were two very distinct versions, the short-lived 1974 saloon based on the Aston Martin V8, and the contrasting ultra-modern version in 1976.

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1990 Pontiac Trans Sport

The Pontiac Trans Sport and its siblings, the Chevrolet Lumina APV and Oldsmobile Silhouette were a set of minivans that debuted with radical styling in fall 1989 as 1990 models.

There was also a Chevrolet Trans Sport sold in Europe until 2005 that was a version of the Chevrolet Venture that had some features of the Pontiac Trans Sport. Production of the Trans Sport was discontinued in 1998.

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1958 Edsel Corsair

The Edsel Corsair was an automobile produced by the former Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln Division (M-E-L) of the Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan and sold through its Edsel marque in 1958 and 1959.

For 1958, the Corsair was built on the longer, wider Edsel platform shared with Mercury. For 1959, the Corsair shared the shorter, narrower Ranger platform with Ford.

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1978 Mercury Zephyr

It was a compact car sold by the Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford Motor Company for the North American market. Introduced as a replacement for the Mercury Comet, it was produced from 1978 to 1983.

Along with its corporate cousin, the Ford Fairmont, it was the first use in the Mercury division of the long-lived unibody Fox platform, which did not completely leave production until 2004.


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