The Ugly Car Blog. A blog dedicated to the ugly cars of this world either stock or modified.



Monday, October 3, 2011

2012 Nissan Versa

So hmmm... The Nissan Versa was never really a looker. Not bad but no beauty queen. Modded versions can look cool. Now Nissan came out with this 'thing' as a replacement for the sedan. They are keeping the hatchback around for now so maybe they know it looks awful.


Monday, January 31, 2011

Mohs Ostentathingymabob

Mohs cars were built by Mohs Seaplane Corporation from 1967 to 1979. Officially, they only built two models but they were also coach builders. Both these cars were extensively ugly and impressively weird.

The first, the SafariKar, featured four wheel drive, a butane heater and a two way radio. With that, you were supposedly ready for one hell of a safari!

Here it is in its natural habitat

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mazda's New Corporate Face

Up until now, Mazda never really made an ugly car. Some were pretty bland but nothing to shake a stick at. When Mazda showed the Nagare concept line, designed by Laurens van den Acker, everyone was thrilled. The cars were aggressive, cool and different. Unfortunately, the influence of the Nagare line on production models was surprisingly uncool in most cases.

Furai concept from the Nagare line

Saturday, January 29, 2011

French love quirky designs

No, this car isn't a concept from an auto show. It was designed by Matra and produced by Renault from 2001 to 2003. Due to its futuristic design, it was named the Avantime ("before its time" when taken literally). Unfortunately for Renault and fortunately for our eyes, the Avantime was killed pretty fast. Its death is in part due to poor sales and Matra pulling out of automotive production.

Wait until you see the rear end...

Friday, January 28, 2011


The XUV was GM's attempt at building a pick-up truck and SUV hybrid featuring a sliding rear roof section and a two-way tailgate you could swing to the side or drop down. When close, the truck worked like a SUV. When open, it was more like a pick-up truck where you could load taller objects.

The front end looks OK

Thursday, January 27, 2011

First gen Hyundai Tiburon

Produced from 1996 to 2001, the Tiburon was Hyundai's first try at a sporty coupe. The Tibby used the 1.8l and the 2.0l 4 cylinder Beta I engine, rated at 130 and 140hp respectively. Hyundai later dumped the 1.8l variant. The car was rather competent for a first try.

1996-1998 Tiburon (RD)