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Top 5 worst cars of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show Disappointing, outrageous and ugly cars unveiled

16 September 2011

The top 5 cars we didn't like at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

Motor shows are some of the most exciting events in the car calendar, showcasing new models that will soon hit the market and concepts that signal the future.

But sometimes these new offerings can be underwhelming, beyond the realms of reality or even just downright hideous.

The Frankfurt Motor Show is the largest event of its kind in the world - and the Which? Car team was there. Here is our pick of the five cars and concepts at Frankfurt that we liked least, along with our reasons why.

Find out more about all the cars we've seen in our report on the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

5. Fiat Panda



You may be asking why the new, third-generation, Panda has made it into our top five of the most disappointing cars at the 2011 Frankfurt Show. Well, itís the fact that Fiat is calling this a new generation of the Panda when it looks almost unchanged. The Fiat Panda is an acceptable supermini, but the slightly more rounded looks aren't enough of a shift in design to warrant it being called a completely new model. We were excited when we discovered the Italian carmaker was going to launch a new version of its budget-friendly, no-frills city car, but we were pretty underwhelmed with what we found when we arrived at the Fiat stand.



4. Peugeot HX1 concept

Many of the concepts revealed at motor shows donít make production for a variety of reasons. The design may be too outrageous, too expensive to produce or simply just a styling exercise. However, the Peugeot HX1, a six-seat MPV for 2020, isnít likely to go on sale looking like this for one good reason: it wonít fit in a parking space. At almost five metres long, itís half a metre longer than Peugeotís current seven-seat MPV, the 5008. Parallel parking could be tricky, too.



3. Eterniti Hemera

Youíve probably not heard of Eterniti before. Thatís because itís a brand new British manufacturer, and the Hemera is its first model. With the company claiming this to be the worldís first super-SUV, we can't help but notice that it looks almost identical to another high-performance car of this type, the Porsche Cayenne. Itís in our top five purely for lack of imagination.

2. Bugatti Veyron LíOr Blanc



This specimen is the Bugatti Veyron LíOr Blanc - the latter part of its naming meaning 'white gold' in French. Itís one in a long line of special variations of the car that is famed for being the fastest road car in the world. However, the LíOr Blanc could also arguably take the mantle as the most ludicrous road car ever. Itís a custom model thatís been developed with a porcelain producer based in Berlin, and porcelain features throughout the design. The question is, do you want the same material used to make toilets gracing your £1.5m supercar?

1. Honda Civic



When the current Honda Civic hit showrooms in 2006, it looked like nothing else on the road. Unfortunately, when the next generation model goes on sale in October, it will look very similar, but slightly worse. The wrap-around single headlight unit has been replaced by a more conventional split layout, and the angular exhaust outlets have also gone. However, despite Honda claiming the new Civic has been changed to meet the requirements of existing customers, the rear-view-blocking window spoiler still remains. Honda has tried to hype-up the eagerly anticipated new family hatch, but itís fallen short of most peopleís expectations, especially as Honda has, historically, substantially changed the look of the Civic for each new generation.
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And you're surprised by this?

It's a step back.
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At least, if Honda don't read Civinfo, now they will be aware !
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Worse than a Fiat Panda.

Ow.

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Theyre wrong, its quite a decent looking car actually especially inside! Give me a new civic over any of the new gen rivals any day! Yes the back may take some getting used to but the front is sexy as hell!
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Not too sure about this new shape, no one likes change but I am sure it is a grower. I really didn't like the FN2's at first and now love them.
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I agree, look at the horror stories surrounding he Sierra when it first came out but it still sold like hot cakes.

I'll make my own mind up when I see one for real and read the owner reviews.

It won't be the first time Which? has got it wrong.
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alloys are nice on new gen civic , but rear still not my taste i think . its like they couldnt finish the rear design and went in between ciivic and crz back end
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Surprising that it's labeled the worst. There were some much uglier cars there.
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Theyre wrong, its quite a decent looking car actually especially inside! Give me a new civic over any of the new gen rivals any day! Yes the back may take some getting used to but the front is sexy as hell!
Agreed. Give it a year and the 8th Gen will seem dated.
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What a load of rubbish.
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Theyre wrong, its quite a decent looking car actually especially inside! Give me a new civic over any of the new gen rivals any day! Yes the back may take some getting used to but the front is sexy as hell!
Did you check optional packs ?
I prefer the rear view with the "Carbon Effect Rear Skirt"
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Quite surprised the Focus and Fiesta ST's didn't make it to the list. They won't win any beauty contests.
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The new civic has got the rear off the Insight
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The buying public will make up their minds about the new Civic. Who on earth would decide on a car based on the thoughts of Clarkson and the like.
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The buying public will make up their minds about the new Civic. Who on earth would decide on a car based on the thoughts of Clarkson and the like.
If everyone did that, the FN2 wouldn't have sold at all
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The rear looks like a Insight
The side looks like a our Civic
The front looks like a FCX clarity (with black instead of chrome)

LAZY styling

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If everyone did that, the FN2 wouldn't have sold at all
Well, it sold worse than the EP3, so his opinion made some impressions throughout the enthusiast community. Not that the decrease in performance was unnoticeable, he even proved it.
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The buying public will make up their minds about the new Civic. Who on earth would decide on a car based on the thoughts of Clarkson and the like.

Unfortunately, him, that 'Honest John' and all the gang are EXACTLY who the buying public listen to, none of it is based on facts.
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Well, it sold worse than the EP3, so his opinion made some impressions throughout the enthusiast community. Not that the decrease in performance was unnoticeable, he even proved it.
its worse then the EP3 because.....

its slower
heavier
has a torsion beam
ride quality

base on that... it worse?

sorry all FN2 owner (including me) we all got the wrong car!
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