Ugliest Production Cars

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  1. boris bubbanov

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    Yup.

    I notice they say this model is the Flaggschiff (flagship) version, so sounds like a plan.

    It wasn't a horrendous design in the hands of the Italians who first wrought it; it was something lost in translation re engineering the thing ala totalitarianism or something that made these something else.
     
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    I had that exact AMC Gremiln back in 1974. My first "New" car. Mine had black stripes. I liked it actually.
     
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    Have you all forgotten the Mohs Opera Sedan?


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    Oh dear god!!!

    Opera Sedan? What the hell does that even mean?
     
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    4.2 litre straight six?? 3-speed transmission?

    Mine was white with blue stripes - the Levi's Edition.
     
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    I think it has something to do with a "fat lady" singing...:D
     
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    I could hardly believe what I was seeing there, so I went a Googling

    :lol:

    The whole thing makes interesting reading

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeta_%28automobile%29
     
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    Nope those are both pretty ugly. Sorry.
     
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    The newer Nissan Armata looks horrible IMO. It's like they just grafted the back end of a van to a King Cab Nissan truck. The big box looking lines above the rear wheels just looks horrible in real life, and the roofline from the middle window to the rear side window is just awkward to the eyes. It just curves, then suddenly turns to box for the last couple feet of vehicle.

    It's like a bad photoshop, but in real life....
     

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    I assume you mixed up the pictures, the big hideous square box is the second one right!
     
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    Like the Isetta pictured earlier, there were more than a few of these running around London in the 1950s. The Messerschmitt KR200 (KR for Kabinenroller - Cabin Scooter), with tandem seating and its 200cc single-cylinder 2-stroke engine (Sachs, I think) that had a neat trick. It didn't have a reverse gear as such, but the engine, being a stroker, could run in either direction. So to go backwards you stopped the engine, pushed the ignition key further in and started it again rotating the other way. This effectively gave you four forward and four reverse gears.

    The downside to the hardtop version was that on sunny days the bubble canopy acted like a greenhouse and even with the side window open it got really hot in there.

    They did make a "Tiger 500" version with a bigger engine and twin rear wheels but don't think I've ever seen one in the metal.

    My family business did some printing work for the UK importer, Cabin Scooters Limited of Paddington, run by a gentleman called York Noble. At a certain point it seems that a disastrous fire at the Messerschmitt factory put an end to production, leaving poor old Noble high and dry. He struggled on with another small imported Fuldamobil 3-wheeler that he re-badged as the "Nobel", but by that time the Mini had appeared and gained popularity; the day of the bubble-car in general had passed and it wasn't a success. Eventually the company went broke and tragically Mr Noble took his own life.
     
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    They actually look quite similar to me... not seeing what he's seeing I guess.
     
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    Yeah i agree with you very slight diff.
     
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    Close the thread, we have a winner!
     
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    What he said.
     
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    I wouldn't buy this, but right now in the USA, Nissan and Infiniti sell between them, 10 models that are worse looking than this.

    As clumsy as the Armada (originally called the Pathfinder Armada) is, most other Nissan products available in 2014 in the USA are uglier. That's a sad commentary.

    Again, what I said before, most anyone who sees tens of thousands of examples of a model, stop being able to really see how vile it really is. I'd place more trust on what we feel when we see the first one in print, or the first one in person.
     
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    What is the deal with the flip-up roof thingy?
     
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    Makes it easier to shovel the coal in?
     
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