25 Poorly Designed Cars

Posted by , Updated on November 20, 2018

It’s easy to appreciate a great looking car. By contrast, a poorly designed car is like an enigma of a wasted space, energy, and time. It’s even worse when you see these objects of dissatisfaction rolling down a highway, imposing their atrociousness upon the sight of society! Beware of these 25 Poorly Designed Cars.


2004 Chevy SSR


A retractable convertible pickup truck that looks like something straight out of a Transformers nightmare, this Chevy is not screaming “like a rock.” The poor bubbly looking vehicle suffers from the worst identity crisis possible; is it a car or a truck? You just don’t know. As if Chevy really needed more bad publicity. 


1958 Zundapp Janus


Obviously, the designer of this car was on some sort of substance. Who in their right mind places doors where the windshield should be? I’m thinking this car was meant to be a punishment for some misbehaved rich kid. “Sorry, Bianca, you’re not getting the new Mercedes; you have to drive this monstrosity…bwahahahaha!”


2001 Pontiac Aztek

yellow pontiac aztekwww.edmunds.com

Identity crisis #2, is it a minivan, SUV, or a tent? The world may never know. According to carcomplaints.com, this vehicle received 386 complaints that included 18 engine problem complaints, 11 interior accessory problems, and 6 electrical problems.


1974 Volkswagen Thing

Volkswagen Thingwww.sunsetclassics.com

The only right thing about this car is its name because calling it a car is a real stretch of the word. Maybe a name like matchbox on wheels would do. On second thought, “Thing” suits it just fine. In all fairness, it could be a very useful golf cart. The company also stopped manufacturing the vehicle after it failed to sell in Mexico, England, and the United States.


2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2001 PT Cruiserwww.girlcarguycar.com

It’s obvious that the designer of this car was going for a retro look. However, the funky, clashing proportions of the rear and front of the PT cruiser look more like a retro experiment gone wrong…very wrong. Unless you’re a beach bum who constantly posts #surferlife, you may want to find another vehicle.

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