14 Ugly Cars That Are Fun to Drive

Looks aren't everything.


There are a bunch of cars out there that are a lot better to drive than they look. Here are some of the best.

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Ferrari 400i

People love to hate on the 400-series V12 Ferrari GT cars, and honestly, we can see why. Their boxy design is a massive departure from the curvaceous Ferrari designs we're used to. Get behind the wheel, though, and you'll start to understand why some people still love them. that's currently in need of a restoration on eBay right now.

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Suzuki X-90

The X-90 is as fun as any micro-4x4 out there, but it's hard not to see it as an ultra-tall Honda Del-Sol with some wacky proportions. We'd go for a Jimny instead. has just 43,000 miles on the clock, and you can own it.

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Chevrolet Cobalt SS

We love how the Cobalt SS drives, though Chevy's mid-2000s styling doesn't do it any favors, especially over a decade later. It looks like they tried to design a car for the Fast & Furious crowd, but quit halfway through. painted in black, and it can be yours.

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BMW 6-Series (E63)

There are people out there that like the E63-generation BMW 6-Series. We don't know many of them. That droopy face and bulbous bangle rear end aren't kind to the eye. can be yours for just under $22,000.

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PT Cruiser GT

The PT Cruiser GT (also known as the Turbo) had the same engine used in the Dodge Neon SRT-4, along with a host of other upgrades. We enjoyed our time with it when it was new, but those looks speak for themselves. that's equipped with a convertible top and a five-speed manual.

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Honda Civic Type R

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. has never been registered, and you can own it for under $40,000.

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Porsche Panamera GTS (the V8 One)

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. is sporting white paint with matching white wheels, and it can be yours for under $35,000.

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The Juke's unconventional design took us all by surprise when it when on sale, but it turned out to be more than just a subcompact CUV with a weird design. The Juke is actually a lot of fun to drive, and it has the kind of character that a lot of cars are lacking these days. Buyers might not expect it, but before long it'll feel like something's missing when they drive normal, soulless cars.
Nissan Juke Nismo

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. equipped with the five-speed manual you can own today.

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Pontiac GTO (2004-2006)

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. has the manual, and it's for sale on eBay right now.

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Morgan Aero 8

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. If you are a fan, is for sale right now on eBay.

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Subaru WRX ("Bugeye")

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. listed on eBay right now for just $5500.

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Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo Milano

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.

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Chevrolet HHR SS

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. up for sale right now.

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Mazdaspeed3 (Second-Gen)

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. on eBay right now for just $8800.

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