Car Talk Names Winner in Ugliest Car Contest

2013NissanJuke

Last month we invited you to join us in the democratic ridicule of finalists in the Ugliest Car Contest organized by Tom and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of NPR's "Car Talk" radio show. The votes have been tallied, and it's time to inaugurate the ultimate unattractive automobile currently in production: the Nissan Juke.

What about the Juke offended the most? Those bulbous, froglike headlights situated atop the hood. Not only did voters consider the headlights homely, but some noted the additional creep factor of feeling like they were being watched in the driver's seat. It seems some people just can't take a Juke.

In second place, things also didn't shape up well for the Nissan Cube, whose right angles were all wrong for voters. Finally, in third, the Lincoln MKT's aggressive grille was off-putting for voters who felt the crossover was gnashing its teeth at them.

It should be noted that the Fiat Multipla, which was winning handily as of Jan. 23, was disqualified when contest organizers realized it was no longer in production.

For the full rundown on the Car Talk Ugliest Car Contest, click here.

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Comments 

M

Where is the Nissan Murano Cross-tour Cabriolet or whatever that ugly thing is called?

jim

nissan always builds cars that are a little off ,that lincoln is butt ugly though ,and shamefull for something that costs that kind of money

Barry

It's any car that Hillary Clinton is traveling in.

Tony

BS. Juke is cute. If it has to be Nissan, they have couple other cars that pretty ugly. QX56, for example, or Murano CrossCabriolet. Smart 4.2, Crosstour, Galant, Corolla... Juke, really?

Wow.

List fails without Honda Odyssey.

Soakee

Toyota FJ Cruiser - wait, that's a truck, and it also gets the award for worst-named vehicle. Chevy Spark gets my nod for ugliest car.

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