Is my car ugly? My mostly stock 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX has just over 211,000 miles on it and I refuse to sell it, despite all the pleas from my wife to get rid of it. To me, it’s an awesome car. Sure, it has some minor rust, the exhaust has a minor leak (fixed), the windshield had been cracked by small rocks and repaired several times, the turbo isn’t what it used to be, the rims are a little scratched up, the paint is starting to chip near the trunk, the front bumper is dented, and one of the fog lights no longer works. Driving around the congested streets of Chicago has taken it’s toll on the exterior. The interior is mint though, from the inside it feels like the car is a 2012 WRX, not a 2002. Note: the magnet on the rear panel says “Support Zombies”. I liked zombies before it became trendy to like zombies.
Dictionary.com defines ugly as, “very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance.” Whether a car, or anything really, is ugly or not depends on our perception of it. In other words, if I perceive it to be ugly, then it’s ugly. It’s a reaction to how something looks. Take this for example: Have you ever seen an ugly women and thought to yourself, “Damn, she’s ugly. Who would marry that?”. Me too. Many times. If you haven’t, go spend some time at your local Walmart. Yet these ugly women have boyfriends and husbands.
What amazes me is that for all the ugly cars that are out there there is someone (the owner) that actually likes the way the car looks. They think it’s cool.
Is my Subaru WRX ugly? No way man, it’s cool. Really cool.
Is your car ugly?