Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hey!!! Pick on somebody your own size!

Britain's newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, has invited its readers to nominate and vote for the "100 Ugliest Cars of All Time." Results of their voting were reported last week -- 20 cars per day for five days -- with an appropriate drum roll leading up to the ugliest car of all time. (Not surprisingly -- the Pontiac Aztek was listed as the ugliest car of all time. It was interesting that the Edsel, a car that was the butt of jokes for years, didn't even make the list.)

We find it somewhat mean-spirited, that minicars were over-represented in the listing. Minicars that made the list included:

  • Trabant (16)
  • Citroën Ami 6/8 (33)
  • Reliant Regan/Robin (37)
  • Wartburg 353 (39)
  • Hillman Imp (45)
  • Smart fortwo (48)
  • Citroën 2CV (56)
  • Perodua Kenari (66)
  • Nissan Figaro (70)
  • Lightburn Zeta Sedan (71)
  • FSO Syrena (72)
  • DAF Daffodil (73)
  • Bond Bug (78)
  • NSU Prinz (82)
  • Renault 4 (83)
  • Citroën Visa (85)
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised. These ratings come from the same people who appreciate the humor of Bennie Hill and enjoy meals with the odd names of: kippers and mash or "Toad in the Hole". (And what's with Blood Pudding anyway?)

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