10 Most Embarrassing Car Designs of the 90s

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The 90s era witnessed a remarkable array of automobiles with all manner of designs and colorations. Most designs got the applause it deserves from the public while others were mere objects of mockery.

It is easy to identify the different categories of cars or identify the fastest car on the track but when it comes to appearance it becomes a bit difficult as beauty they say is in the eye of the beholder.

Be that as it may, some designs were just awful and you can see this by the response from other road users or the looks you get at the public parking lot where other cars are. It’s not a crime to have one of such cars whether direct purchase, rented, or inherited.

It’s just that they become the subject of discussion and the feeling doesn’t go away that soon. consider cruising in one of such cars along the road where flashy cars are suddenly you pull over to get stuff from the groceries shop.

On coming out find people gathered around talking about your car. Credits still go to them as they are the reasons we have all sorts of stylish cars today. Here is a collection of some of such cars from the 90s.

Buick Skylark

Buick Skylark

The car designer took things too far by trying to differentiate the Skylark from the Achieva by making it more visually repellant as possible so they applied every offensive color, cheap texture, and dumb idea to the same car Skylark’s 45-year reign on American roads ended after the launch of this model.

1932 Stout Scarab

1932 Stout Scarab
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The Stout Scarab is believed to be the world’s first minivan and possibly the world’s first aluminum unibody. Certainly, there is no way that it would have made an appealing appearance as there was no room for competitive survival by rivals.

The elephantine body shape could be manageable but the ugliest part of the car happens to be the flatter bonnet.

1946 Crosley CC

1946 Crosley CC
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One keeps wondering where some of these designs came from or maybe they were conceived under some influence like alcohol. The nice slab-sided design could not be noticed because of the horrible tiny toy-like wheels that the car seat on. Its facial expression is another course for concern with its toilet seat cover-like bonnet.

1961 Plymouth Valiant

1961 Plymouth Valiant
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Beauty they say is in the eye of the beholder and I ask myself how beautiful are the flares on both the front and back of the Valiant. The perfect work that was done on the valiant was reduced to nothing just by the introduction of those needless and damaging flares.

1951 Allard P2 Safari

1951 Allard P2 Safari
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Where do we start to analyze the P2 Safari is it from the wooden back that was designed to carry goats and sheep or the front view with those protruding headlights on the massive and elongated bonnet that looks so awful.

1958 Subaru 360

1958 Subaru 360
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The Subaru 360 looks more like a toy than a car. The fear of violating the Japanese strict standard regulations for automobile production which boarded on the dimension and engine size is what manifested in the 1958 Subaru 360.

Regarded in the US as cheap and ugly on their advertorials confirms how ugly the 360 Kei car really is.

Tatra T77A

Tatra T77A
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The bonnet had two protruding headlights that look so awful as if that was not enough, the hanging factory-fitted doors made the car look like an unfinished project and while trying to wrap our head around such innovation comes the monstrosity at the back of the car. Understandably beauty is far off with T77A in mind at the same time have a car that has question marks from all sides isn’t too funny.

1950 Ford Edsel

1950 Ford Edsel
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The oddball front of the Edsel is not appealing at all, looking rather like a rare form of sea life plagued by multiple congenital deformities. The rear of the car is characterized by a hideous shape ever known to man.

Edsel is the sort of car that police should use to chase criminals or probably use in poultry farms to convey feeds.

Zundapp Janus

Zundapp Janus
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With due respect to its maker personally I think the Zundapp Janus is a big flop to the motor world.

Sticking to motorcycle production was just fine and will still be fine other than venturing into car production as the Zundapp Janus is indescribably awful. It’s not bad to aspire but sticking to what you know best pays off.

1970 Marcos Mantis M70

1970 Marcos Mantis M70
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Here comes the mother of all ugly cars of the 90s standing a better chance to be voted as the ugliest. From the lumpy lines to the poor proportions to the disconcerting details.

Whoever designed this car must have done that while taking a nap Marcos has some good-looking cars to its name and one wonders what went wrong with Mantis M70 giving Marcos such a bad reputation with its looks.

That is it on 10 Most Embarrassing Car Designs of the 90s. I hope this article was helpful. Kindly share!!!

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