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    Ugly Modern Cars in Thailand

    I haven't seen many of these and the first one I saw I assumed was specially made for the customer as an example of how ugly a car could be made, got to admit i was suprised that they are made by a car manufacturer, let alone it being Nissan, let me introduce the Nissan Cube, the ultimate in ugly looking cars that aren't crowding out the Thai roads, whatever gave them the idea that something this ugly would sell to the masses?





    You seen anything uglier on your travels in Thailand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    got to admit i was suprised that they are made by a car manufacturer, let alone it being Nissan
    Previous form.





    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    You seen anything uglier on your travels in Thailand?
    Four pre-op katoeys on a Honda wave, legs akimbo, was pretty close.

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    These little Kei cars look awesome on a set of wide rims stanced down low, If I was a person of less girth I would own one for sure.

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    Nissan Duke... not even going to post a photo of it, it's THAT ugly.

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    Nissan Teana is butt-ugly.

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    Mitsubishi, or bitsamissin as we call em down under, get the award for making the triton pickup the ugliest vehicle on the road.

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    The Cube is one of the most popular cars in Japan. It's not the world's most attractive vehicle but it is huge inside and quite nifty to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    Mitsubishi, or bitsamissin as we call em down under, get the award for making the triton pickup the ugliest vehicle on the road.
    Other than a study tour of Australia by the Mitsubishi Japan design team and the fact the Triton is not built or assembled in Australia how exactly did Mitsubishi Australia make the ugliest vehicle on the road ?

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    Ugly yes indeed, but the utility is simply fucking stunning....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Ugly yes indeed, but the utility is simply fucking stunning....
    Yup, big seller in California as well. My kids went home last summer without the folks. One of their first comments was about that car. Great fuel efficiency and the space of a big old SUV.

    The most expensive version is about 650,00 baht in the states, with the bargaining.
    2012 Nissan cube® | Nissan USA

    Fun website to navigate and check out as well.

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    Nissan, Fiat and Subaru make the ugliest things you'll ever see (except for Butterfly's 'girlfriend').

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    I think the Nissan Cube is very artistic and the S-Cargo is also neat for a business as it would get attention. It is 2CV-esque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Nissan, Fiat and Subaru make the ugliest things you'll ever see (except for Butterfly's 'girlfriend').
    I Like FIAT's but Yugo your way and.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    The most expensive version is about 650,00 baht in the states, with the bargaining.
    Probably only about 2 million here... Shit car too, imho...

    This is pretty ugly:


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    agreed betty I was looking for one of those. Plus the Thais are spooked of them as the first 20,000 went in the floods. I mean the March is not pretty, but its functional. That is just cheaply built and butt ugly, in my kids words is fucgly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    agreed betty I was looking for one of those. Plus the Thais are spooked of them as the first 20,000 went in the floods. I mean the March is not pretty, but its functional. That is just cheaply built and butt ugly, in my kids words is fucgly.
    BettyB link an image of a Honda Brio not a Nissan March.

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    ^

    that honda brio is a dog. the nissan cube is a practical design and to me it looks good. its a design based on the function of the vehicle.

    no point in making a small car attempt to look like a lamborghini.

    the small cars here in thailand are all pretty ugly, the offerings from toyota and mitsubishi and mazda are unappealing.

    but the suzuki swift looks good as does the larger fiesta and jazz.

    for good looks in small cars you have to look at the europeans, and the germans in particular. the new volkswagen up is a masterclass of restrained functional design that looks so right without all the exaggerated curves, flourishes, squiggles and blingy lights that have nothing to do with function, but are a trademark of the asian design schools.

    everything has to sell in china these days, and so designs have to cater for their non existent aesthetic sensibilities.

    the best small car designs were the 2cv, original mini and original fiat 500, with the morris minor and austin 1100 as worthy runners up.

    cheap basic transports that did exactly what they set out to do with little fuss or shouting, at least until they broke down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    BettyB link an image of a Honda Brio not a Nissan March.
    Both Ao and meself are fully aware of that, mate...

    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    the suzuki swift looks good
    Yep, I reckon it's the best looking small reasonably priced car. But, this is an ugly car thread, so here goes:



    That's just ugly!

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    TE I agree the new little 1.2 Swift looks like it might just fill the needs of a city car and be cute as well. I like the design they are selling now. The will just put the smaller engine in. Then do their thing.

    Mitsu is doing something in this segement, but their marketing department just plains sucks and has for years.

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    the swift was car of the year in the uk a couple of years ago. i hear they cant keep up with demand for the swift at the moment.

    suzuki have always made fine vehicles, deeply unfashionable but fine.

    the little caribbean jeep was, and still is one of the toughest and most capable 4x4 you can buy, this side of a land rover/landcruiser.

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    Mitsubishi Mirage will be a shit ugly eco car.

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    ^ I've seen a couple; looks better than the Brio, imho:



    & from the rear:



    Not too bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    how exactly did Mitsubishi Australia make the ugliest vehicle on the road ?
    I was talking about the ugly new 4-door tritons getting around Thailand. Just pointing out that we call them bitsamissin in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    how exactly did Mitsubishi Australia make the ugliest vehicle on the road ?
    I was talking about the ugly new 4-door tritons getting around Thailand. Just pointing out that we call them bitsamissin in Australia.
    I have not seen the new ones yet, the one released more than 4 yrs ago was a bit ambitious in the styling dept but has grown on me, they look sweet stanced low with some decent wheels.
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    ^ Yeah that is the model I'm talking about. Ugly as fuck. Especially the aqua ones.

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