According to a recent survey of 1,500 licensed drivers, the Smart ForTwo is the most embarrassing car, averaging a “cringe score” of 7.6.
The survey, conducted by CarInsurance.com, showed a gallery of 12 vehicles to 1,500 drivers and asked which one was the most embarrassing to be seen in.
The Nissan Cube came in as the second most embarrassing car to be seen in, and the Hummer H2 in third. But the competition wasn’t even close, with 497 votes going to the Smart ForTwo as the number-one most embarrassing car. Why do people think this way? The most-cited reason was the car being too small, and the top write-in reason was for it being unsafe. For comparison’s sake, the Nissan Cube had a cringe score of 3.6, less than half of the ForTwo.
Other interesting findings from the survey include the fact that purple is the most cringe-worthy color for a vehicle and that an inexpensive compact is the most embarrassing category of vehicle to be seen driving. Minivans were second while eco-friendly hybrids were third. And as for the most embarrassing accessory found on a vehicle? None other than headlight eyelashes, taking 34 percent of the votes.
So how awful would a purple Smart ForTwo with headlight eyelashes be on the road?
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