Top 10 Worst Woodie cars of all time infographic released by Honda Review
(EMAILWIRE.COM, March 10, 2013 ) San Francisco, CA -- Not everyone will agree on any one design, but there are those that are far-and-away considered very good and very bad designs overall when it comes to the exterior beauty. One of the worst, yet consistently created, designs out on the market since nearly the beginning, is the woodies. These cars are fitted with wood-exterior sidings and often are an eye-soar to a great many individuals. While the cars are referred to as estate cars for country gentlemen, and though some sold well, the aesthetics
were widely considered rather ugly and campy. Now, HondaReview.com has created a list of the Top 10 worst woodie designs ever created.
The first of the worst woodie designs, according to the Infographic, came in 1937 from the Ford company with its deluxe station wagon. The vehicle was fitted with an awkward wood siding that spanned from the front door to the rear bumper. The second most awkward and clunky design came in the 1940s when Nash's Ambassador Suburban came out, with what looked like a garage door design from the door sidings, and a wood half-panel that propped up over the rear wheel well.
The Biscutter Commercial was a toy car that looked like a mix between the Ford and Nash, and for being a child's toy, it sure had a grown-up amount of failure. The 1940s GMC One-ton Mountain Woodie is likely the toughest of all the wood-panel cars. It was quite an eyesore, but it could likely take a beating unlike any other woodie.
The 1960s and 70s only had one poor choice of woodie per decade. The Ford Country Spire Wagon in the 1960s and the Jeep Wagoneer of the 1970s were keeping people cringing all through the decade.
The 1980s saw the first woodie-van in the Plymouth Voyager, as well as the return of the woodie-wagon in the AMC Eagle Wagon. The two were actually rather large sellers, but also were simply unfortunate to look at.
And finally, the 2010 Chevrolet Spark Woodie was the latest failed attempt to make such a car look good. At least for the Chevrolet, the wood-panel siding was not the worst part of the car, though it appeared severely out of place on the hybrid.