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 |  Jun 17 2013, 10:01 AM

2. Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Gold rims, multi-color paint jobs and superfluous sticky-backed chrome add-ons are all hallmarks of the Ostentatious Planet, home world of the FJ Cruiser. This off road-ready truck is Toyota’s take on retro design. Unlike other automakers the company has little heritage to draw from, but its Land Cruiser lineup is one major exception.

The FJ is designed to mimic some of those early Japanese four-wheelers but instead it comes across as merely a caricature of the originals, and that’s never a good thing. It’s cluttered with plastic cladding and let down by bizarre styling. The Toyota FJ Cruiser had such potential but instead it’s a design alien that should have been illegal.

  • Kinetis

    Variety is the spice of life right? I’m glad we have “weird”, interesting cars rolling around. It sure beats a world filled with Beige Camrys.

  • Miradart

    I agree with every entry, but am surprised that the Nissan Juke didn’t get at least an ‘honorable’ mention. Maybe it was too obvious. Haha! Nice job Craig!!

    Miradart

  • Miradart

    OOPS! I posted too soon. Seems the top 10 has 11 steps. My bad. :)

    Miradart

  • craigcole

    Thanks, Miradart! Yes, there are 11 pages because of the “title” page.

  • Patrick

    I wonder why the GMC Hummer wasn’t listed. Everyone knows it’s a Hummer when they see that baby drive by.

  • Tatiana Gallegos

    My car ranked #1 :) maybe most people are boring for not liking every single car on this list. I love all of them except for that ford van…I don’t do vans

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

    No Scion xB? I has a sad. :(

  • Richard Joash Tan

    The Tesla Model S is there, right?

  • From Kyoto

    Honda CRZ <3

  • Ritzcraka

    have an IQ, love it.

  • Ritzcraka

    Also had an FJ when they came out but traded it for more towing capacity. So, “Take me to your leader”. And not Barry, we don’t suffer fools well.

  • Honest Abe

    “I have an IQ”. Yea… a low one

  • Ritzcraka

    Ah, you’re an Obamazombie. How cute. Ya know, Lincoln was a republican. Honestly.