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Ford Mustang SVO, 1984-86 How do you take

Ford Mustang SVO, 1984-86

How do you take an automotive icon and make it ugly? Hire a designer from Ford, circa 1984. That's when the automaker issued a performance variant of the Mustang called SVO. Already burdened with the econo-hatchback design of other Mustangs, it added a two-tiered spoiler and uniquely awful grille. The hood scoop looked like an aftermarket add-on. (Credit: Handout)

Designing a car is no easy business. It's a process that takes years and is often split between studios located across the globe — conceptualizing, modeling, wind-tunneling, focus-grouping. When the final product arrives at your local auto mall, it's been vetted more times than a presidential candidate.

After all that, it baffles us that an auto industry spending billions in product development could still turn out ugly cars. We're not talking bland, designed-by-committee machines that leave you forgetting they exist. We're talking rolling eyesores or comic relief on the drive home — cars whose owners you can only hope won them on a game show from hell.

Cars.com put a list together of their top 10 ugly vehicles from the U.S. market over the past 30 years.

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