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    Let's see them - in your opinion, the ugliest car you've ever owned. For me it was my first car, something that my Dad located and bought and then resold to me all out of good willed intentions. I remember coming back to the small prairie hamlet to pick up my 'new to me' car and my heart dropping when I saw what I was going to be driving. It sure as hell was no chick magnet and was about as ugly as ugly could get in a car to me.

    But over the next few years, I came to terms with it's ugliness and came to love this car for it's quirkiness and how tough it was. The thing went off road in places that no 2 wheel RWD car was probably ever meant to be and it always got me home with nary a problem - a Jimmy probably would've suited my adventures better but the "Big D" as I nicknamed it proved it's self time and time again in scenarios where it just should have not been.

    I do not currently have any digital copies of old pictures but I will try to scan a picture from the Idaho where some random gas station attendant is filling my car while casually smoking a cigarette - how times have changed. Anyhow, a couple pics from the web - this is pretty much an exact copy of what I had...

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    That car looks awesome. ...

    For me. ..Nissan Juke.

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    probably a 3 way tie between a 96 grand am, a 94 chevy corsica, and a 98 ford escort zx2
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    Dodge intrepid and an eggplant coloured 2001 civic with beige interior.

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    It may be ugly, but my old Mazda 323 taught me about basic car setup, over/understeer, how to be fast around corners, and was a bit of a shocker in the 90's era street racing scene. I would routinely outcorner sports cars in this thing because I had learned how to drive it at the absolute limit.

    I also was able to cram 9 passengers in this thing on a trip to Banff and back. So many amazing memories in this thing haha.
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    Learnt how to drive in one of these then inherited it, so ugly but also the most reliable car our family owned, 20 years and ~350k kms until we gave it away to the Kidney Foundation. The 4WD taught me a lot, my dad was always raving about how amazing it was not to have to come to a stop to engage the 4WD after coming from years of Land Rovers/Cruisers in SE Asia.

    Miss that car though. In HS we crammed 8 people in it a few times, that little 1.5L was bulletproof as hell.

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    This was a 1985 1.3L Ford Laser. I believe that (atleast in New Zealand) the Mazda 323 looked exactly the same.
    Inherited this from my grand parents in 1999. It had only done 40k. Had beige vinyl seats and a cassette player.
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    1984 Chevy Celebrity Station wagon. Ex-postal vehicle that faded to a nice orange. I wish I had pictures haha

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    Sweet 323... unfortunately hot hatches of the era all got too close to that boxy dodge omni look. But like you say, they were basically race car trainer aids where you learned to be flat out all the time and make time up where you could.

    I have too many hideous cars to pick just one as ugliest. From early 80s RWD Toyota van that apparently terrified some friends for life with corners on 2 wheels (so verified by guys losing to said van) , early 80s base model Ford Escort, etc... my early motoring years definitely lacked any and all visual appeal.
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    Originally posted by n1zm0
    Miss that car though. In HS we crammed 8 people in it a few times, that little 1.5L was bulletproof as hell.

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    While I never owned that car, I drove it a lot while doing deliveries for my parent's photofinishing wholesale business. Like many of the cars I drove back in the day, it eventually failed with a transmission failure.
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    1985 Audi Coupe GT - 5MT. Wasn't really that ugly really! I didn't have a license so I co-bought it with my good friend/Beyond member (Statick). Great times in that ride driving out to Banff to go smoke cigars as try hard 18 year olds do.

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    1986 Chrysler Lebaron GTS



    Had the red interior to match the exterior, no A/C, no power locks, and no power windows.

    Not the prettiest thing out there but the notch back held a bunch of stuff and the 2.2 Turbo was quite peppy for its time (probably the only thing I liked about that car).

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    1994 mustang...
    First and current


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    2009 Focus was a bit of an ugly duckling too

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    Originally posted by rage2
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    It may be ugly, but my old Mazda 323 taught me about basic car setup, over/understeer, how to be fast around corners, and was a bit of a shocker in the 90's era street racing scene. I would routinely outcorner sports cars in this thing because I had learned how to drive it at the absolute limit.

    I also was able to cram 9 passengers in this thing on a trip to Banff and back. So many amazing memories in this thing haha.
    Same, except mine was this ugly colour but had no passenger side mirror, since it was an extra $$ option


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    Originally posted by rage2

    While I never owned that car, I drove it a lot while doing deliveries for my parent's photofinishing wholesale business. Like many of the cars I drove back in the day, it eventually failed with a transmission failure.
    Yep was it the auto? We had the 5 spd but I remember hearing how much of a PITA it was to change the clutch on it from the Viet mechanic, many FOB swears I heard there whenever my dad and I went to pick it up

    I think after that Tercel, my next ugliest car was a Stanza, which I called the Costanza.

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    I don't consider any of them ugly but if I had to pick I guess then the 350Z or C350. Mind you though, like I said, I do not consider them ugly by any means. Especially my 350Z which was decently modded. lol

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    Not my actual car, but had the exact same one/same options.

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    man some of you guys don't even know ugly, I wish my ugly was as nice as yours lol mine was an '86 Topaz. my first car but I loved it to death. literally, it died so many times.

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