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12 Most Embarrassing Cars
August 22, 2013Have you ever passed a car that just made you cringe and wonder what the car designer was thinking when they came up with that concept? Well, you're apparently not alone. CarInsurance.com recently polled 1,500 licensed drivers on what they considered the "Cringe Score" for 12 different vehicles on the road today, and to state the three cars they would be the most embarrassed to be seen in.
At the top of the list? The Smart ForTwo, with a "Cringe Score" of 7.6. That was followed by the Nissan Cube with a score of 3.6 and Hummer H2 with a score of 3.5.
|Rank||Vehicle||Cringe Score||No. 1 Votes||Most-Cited Reason||Top Write-In|
|1||Smart ForTwo||7.6||497||Too small||Unsafe|
|2||Nissan Cube||3.6||113||Tries too hard||Just plain ugly|
|3||Hummer H2||3.5||208||Too big||Immoral|
|4||Chevrolet SSR||2.1||93||Tries too hard||Tacky|
|5||Volkswagen New Beetle||1.9||83||Too 'girly'||Ridiculously 'cute'|
|6||Subaru Baja||1.6||60||Tries too hard||Funny looking|
|7||Lincoln Town Car||1.6||73||Too 'Grandpa'||A prom rental|
|8||Pontiac Aztek||1.4||57||Tries too hard||A design disaster|
|9||Chrysler PT Cruiser||1||28||Too 'Grandpa'||A cliché|
|10||Honda Element||0.9||24||Tries too hard||A box on wheels|
|11||Chevrolet HHR||0.7||27||Too 'old'||Looks like a hearse|
|12||Nissan Murano Cabriolet||0.3||11||Too 'girly'||Ugly as hell|
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