BusinessWeek.com figures that automakers are bound to get some designs wrong given the multitude of new models released each and every year. And amongst all the ugly cars released over the last 50 years, Business Week picked out 50 it believes to be “just plain homely”. Except, rather than write a design-led piece on the last half-century’s mess-ups and design disasters, BusinessWeek’s Damian Joseph appears to have gone out of his way to be entirely subjective.
Take Automobile‘s Robert Cumberford as somebody who will be subjective; but from an educated point of view. Or consider The Good Car Guy, who will be subjective; but makes very clear that GoodCarBadCar.net is a subjective soloist entity for a reason. GCBC might be inclined to announce The Good Car Guy’s picks for the 50 ugliest cars of the last 50 years, but a publication like Business Week shouldn’t publish the 50 ugliest cars of the last 50 years if the article is really Damian Joseph’s picks for the 50 ugliest. If Business Week, of all websites, decides against utilizing true design credentials, bring in a flock of editors who can work together.
Why am I so hot and bothered? Mainly because of a few cars that, though possibly hated by a wide swath of the population, can by no means be graded as one of the 50 ugliest cars of the last 50 years. Those five cars are listed below. Do scroll. If you want to see Joseph’s other picks, check out the article.