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    Let's get right down to it: the new 2008 Accord is U-G-L-Y. What a styling disaster! Has Honda finally created its own Edsel? The interior of the car is as laughable as the exterior. The new Accord is the 60 Wall Street of the car industry!

    I hope this car is a complete flop, and Honda gets the notion to restyle it, pronto.

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    I was thinking the same thing about the new Mercedes C-class... which the new Accord sedan sort of reminds me of.

    I bet people will get used to it. Honda always manages to make their cars look expensive... this one's a dog but does have a look of quality.

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    Need to hire Bangle.

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    You kidding me? Every designer is a Bangle today! And I don't care if you've got the real Bangle or a cheap knock-off: please, NO MORE BANGLES!

    The Accord (and corporate sibling Infinity G) has the exact same door/roof arc as the 5 series, and I know there's a bunch others out there apeing that car that I can't think of at the moment. Plus, look who else getting in on the copycat game: Hyundai!



    ^ This car, the Genesis, will be going on sale in Korea in December. No word on when it comes to the US.

    About the 2008 Accord, I agree it's just fugly all around. It looks like they took a design that was 60% baked, smoothed out a few edges, and called it a day. There's just something off about it. Same thing with the C class, like Fab said.

    The new Ford Super Duties are pretty hideous too, but at least we can take comfort knowing that that was the desired outcome. And while we're at it, Toyota's entire lineup is bad - not horrible, just bad - but bad nonetheless.

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    Yeah that's ugly.

    But IMHO nothing but nothing is as ugly as some of the stuff that comes out of GM. It is the worlds largest maker of ugly cars.Especially anything from their Pontiac division.

    This is achingly ugly. It makes the Accord, C-class and that Hundai posted above look like Bentleys:

    http://www.critiqueauto.com/blog/wp-...andprixgtp.jpg

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    Here's the G6. This would have been just ok in 1995. Who in the world builds cars today that look like this?:

    http://www.automedia.com/NewCarBuyer...c_G6_ext_1.jpg

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    On to Buick.... ew... it's growing hair:

    http://www.autobytel.com/images/2005...e_extfrt12.jpg

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    I've never seen one of these on the streets in the US. Have they sold any? It's just sooooo old:

    http://www.automedia.com/NewCarBuyer..._XLR_ext_1.jpg

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    The guys at BMW, Mercedes, Audi must get a good laugh over the fact that GM still builds this:

    http://www.automedia.com/NewCarBuyer..._DTS_ext_1.jpg

    But maybe I should go easy on Cadillac considering that Ford STILL builds these....I guess it's been in production so long it could almost be considered cool. Dress me in a lesuire suit and point me toward Florida:

    http://www.mercuryvehicles.com/grand...s_home_alt.jpg



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    This is REALLY UGLY cars!!!

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    The Fiat Multipla was designed to be ugly. That was actually the intent.

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    ...

    But why?!

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    The Multipla is "ugly" in the way that the Citroen C4 was ugly. The objective with the Multipla was to be homely in an endearing way.

    http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/1...itroen-2cv.jpg

    "It is no mere chance that in 1999 an example of the previous Multipla was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the most important and famous modern art museum in the world...."

    http://www.carpages.co.uk/fiat/fiat_...1_12_06_04.asp


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    ... interesting!!!
    ... and what about Weber? Is it modern art of ugliness too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel View Post
    2008 VW Tiguan (SUV)
    The Tiguan concept is as ugly as its name suggests, but the product version is rather nice.






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    It's fine.

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    I don't see endearing in the 1st gen Multipla. What I see is a car with a cowl that disrupts the air flow.

    The 2nd gen has a smoother A-line. I'll bet it did a lot better in wind tunnel tests.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...t_20070825.jpg

    The Rodius should have a head-to-head with the Pontiac Aztec as the ugliest car in recent memory.

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    I was shuttled off to a photo shoot in a Multipla this morning. First generation. I really think the restyled smoothed-out hood was done for foreign markets because in Italy the Multipla, lumps and all, was a hit. I think maybe it's a taste that doesn't translate well. I think now it looks too normal.

    This was the original Multipla btw:

    http://www.muzeum-motoryzacji.com.pl...20Multipla.jpg

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    http://carblueprints.narod.ru/images...t-multipla.gif

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    The original is purely hilarious and lovable -- I can see why it was a hit in Italy.

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