There are a bunch of cars out there that are a lot better to drive than they look. Here are some of the best, according to you.
While some people like the massive wheels and big, plane-sized wing attached to the rear hatch of the Civic Type R, most do not. The red accents and hood scoop don't help, either. Despite its boy-racer looks, the car is fantastic to drive.
The combination of the Europa's weird, flat rear decklid and quirky fascia made it hard to love. But get behind the wheel, and you'll understand it's just another example of why people love the Lotus brand so much.
The elongated 911-coupe / hatchback design of the original Panamera never really caught on, but performance iterations, especially the V8-powered GTS, were seriously competent on the road and the track. If you can get passed the looks, it's still one of the best sport sedans out there.
The Juke has a love-it or hate-it style, and many people don't feel positively about its design. But the top-spec Nismo trip is truly enjoyable, and plenty practical for everyday use.
The GTO of the mid-2000s is a perfectly good car, complete with an LS3 engine and rear-wheel drive. Where it seems to fall off the map is in the looks department. It's not that it's ugly, but it's just boring and perhaps a bit too understated for the muscle that lurked beneath.
Though the Morgan Aero is undeniably cool, it's hard not to notice its awkward looks, especially from this angle. It looks almost as if the headlights are pointing inward rather that out towards the road.
Lots of people were upset when Subaru replaced its highly-praised GC8 Impreza with the polarizing 2002 model you see here. It earned the "Bugeye" nickname thanks to its four round front-mounted lights.
The Milano's boxy looks aren't as pleasing to the eye as some other European sedans of the 1980s, but that V6 under the hood is surely worth the questionable styling.
The high-performance SS version of Chevy's bulbous-looking HHR hatchback van used the turbocharged engine from the Pontiac Solstice GXP, making it a real smile-inducer from behind the wheel. Just don't look at it when you get out.
The first Mazdaspeed3 didn't look very different from the regular car, almost like a hot hatch sleeper. The second-gen car was a bit different—it had a big smiley face and a massive hood scoop—maybe a little too much for some.