Ten new cars you either love or hate

We all love cars here, but how is it all your friends can be so wrong about them? I mean, they like that car? Seriously? We asked Jalopnik readers to pick the most divisive cars on sale today. Here are the top ten.


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10.) Jaguar XJ

Suggested By: PhilaDLJ

It's awesome because: A fresh look for Jaguar, acres of British style, the consummate long-distance executive limousine.


It sucks because: Jaguar died when the old-school XJ gave way to this cheap monstrosity. Ian Callum lost the plot, most of all with the faux wraparound rear windshield. Hideous.

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9.) Honda CRZ

Suggested By: coll9947

It's awesome because: A hot hatch with crazy looks, a high-tech hybrid drivetrain, and back-road poise.


It sucks because: Too heavy to be a real hot hatch, too ugly to be a cruiser and too thirsty to be a useful hybrid. Worthless, just worthless.

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8.) Smart ForTwo

Suggested By: tfreddy2

It's awesome because: Mercedes-Benz did what we want all carmakers to do – build a daring new design and work on it and improve it no matter how people say otherwise. They're cute cars, they drive great, they're different and they're perfect.


It sucks because: It's too big. It's pointless. It's too heavy. It's ugly. It's too expensive. It's terrible. If you're going to make something different, make it good.

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7.) Acura ZDX

Suggested By: Buster Brew

It's awesome because: It's like a concept car for the road, with sophisticated all-wheel drive, a powerful V6 and a presence on the road like little else. Looks cool, goes fast, doesn't break down. Great car.


It sucks because: Did you say presence on the road like little else? Have you seen an X6? The ZDX is nothing but a cheap copycat of an already hideous car. It's too cramped. It doesn't have enough utility to excuse its size, its weight or its girth and it's too big to be a real sports sedan. It's the worst of both worlds.

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6.) Ferrari FF

Suggested By: ShambhaviOceanus

It's awesome because: It has a giant V12 and a prancing horse on the front. It outdrives every other car like it, it's got more space than you'd think, it's got four-wheel drive and yeah, did I mention the V12?


It sucks because: It's the ugliest Ferrari ever, it's so big it's practically an SUV, it's got four-wheel drive and it's the most shameless attempt to part idiots from their money Ferrari has ever done. Just because it's got a Ferrari badge doesn't make it awesome.

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5.) Toyota Prius

Suggested By: Dork

It's awesome because: It gets better mileage than any other car in its class. It's a step in the right direction for the whole car industry. Every Prius you buy is a signal to carmakers that we need to make cars more eco-friendly, more electrified, more like a Prius.


It sucks because: The beigest of the beige. You only buy it for its mileage numbers and rights to smugness, because everything else from styling to handling is awful. My VW TDi gets better mileage than it. Did I mention it looks like an escape pod that melted? It is a rank insult to car enthusiasts.

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4.) Nissan Leaf

Suggested By: CRXPilot

It's awesome because: Electric cars are the way of the future and this Leaf puts me at the front lines of the EV revolution. Why doesn't everyone else see how great this car is? I don't drive very far every day and now I don't have to buy gas again, ever. Ever.


It sucks because: It will leave me stranded on the way to grandma's house, IKEA, or for that matter, anywhere else. If I wanted to buy something ugly that couldn't take me more than a few miles, I'd buy a donkey not a fat golf cart.

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3.) BMW X6M

Suggested By: drvanwyk

It's awesome because: It's the reincarnation of a 7-liter Galaxie or a Chrysler 300 Hurst A modern full-size muscle car, more competent than you would believe. It runs with supercars from stoplight to stoplight and it handles potholes, too. A no-compromise car with tons of space and comfort for something so damn fast.


It sucks because: ARE YOU &^$@*%# KIDDING ME?? It's not just a travesty to BMW, a disgrace to M-cars, and cars in general; it's the ugliest thing I've ever seen. The most conspicuously wasteful car since the Hummer.


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2.) Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

Suggested By: 350Zed

It's awesome because: It took the weirdness normally left to concept cars and Top Gear segments and put it into production. It's tall, it's cool, and it's different. Nobody else in Beverly Hills has one yet.


It sucks because: I don't even understand why the hell the world needed a glitzy, flashy, chintzy convertible crossover. Do the Real Housewives need another new car? So ugly. Kill it with fire.

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1.) Porsche Panamera

Suggested By: drvanwyk

It's awesome because: It's better looking than all the other cars in its class, and faster, too. So, so, so fast. Every dollar that Panameras make for Porsche means another 918 Spyder, GT2 RS and flywheel-hybrid Le Mans prototype.


It sucks because: It's not a real Porsche. Oh, and it's hideous. It's also a fat, lumpen dilution of everything the company stands for. Stick a fork in its oven-stuffer rear end.

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