12 most embarrassing cars

The “Cringe Score” below represents the weight of all first-, second- and third-place votes expressed on a 1 to 10 scale.

Smart ForTwo

1. Smart ForTwo
Cringe score: 7.6
Votes: 497
Most-cited reason: Too small
Top write-in: Unsafe

Nissan Cube

2. Nissan Cube      
Cringe score: 3.6
Votes: 113
Most-cited reason: Tries too hard
Top write-in: Just plain ugly

Hummer H2

3. Hummer H2
Cringe score: 3.5
Votes: 208
Most-cited reason: Too big
Top write-in: Immoral

Chevrolet SSR

4. Chevrolet SSR
Cringe score: 2.1
Votes: 93
Most-cited reason: Tries too hard
Top write-in: Tacky

Volkswagen New Beetle

8. Volkswagen
 Volkswagen dipped slightly in its score over 2012 but still exceeds the luxury average satisfaction rate.

Subaru Baja

6. Subaru Baja
Cringe score: 1.6
Votes: 60
Most-cited reason: Tries too hard
Top write-in: Funny looking

Lincoln Town Car

7. Lincoln Town Car
Cringe score: 1.6
Votes: 73
Most-cited reason: Too 'Grandpa'
Top write-in: A prom rental

Pontiac Aztek

8. Pontiac Aztek
Cringe score: 1.4
Votes: 57
Most-cited reason: Tries too hard
Top write-in: A design disaster

Chrysler PT Cruiser

9. Plymouth PT Cruiser
Cringe score: 1
Votes: 28
Most-cited reason: Too 'Grandpa'
Top write-in: A cliché

Honda Element

10. Honda Element
Cringe score: 0.9
Votes: 24
Most-cited reason: Tries too hard
Top write-in: A box on wheels

Chevrolet HHR

11. Chevrolet HHR
Cringe score: 0.7
Votes: 27
Most-cited reason: Too 'old'
Top write-in: Looks like a hearse

Murano CrossCabriolet

12. Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet    
Cringe score: 0.3
Votes: 11
Most-cited reason: Too 'girly'
Top write-in: Ugly as hell

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