The Worst Automotive Fads To Hit The Streets

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but there are some automotive trends that may be completely inexcusable. What might start as a “good idea” can quickly turn into a terrible mistake, and is the stuff of nightmares.

Customizing your car is a great way to add your own personality to it and make it unique. When these fads end in a ride that makes people wince and run away in horror, there might be a problem. Here are terrible trends that if we’d stop before they happened if we only had a time machine.

Terrible Wraps

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Photo by CoverEFX
Photo by CoverEFX

Wrapping your car can be a great way to get a unique custom look without having to commit to an expensive paint job. However, there appears to be a fine line between “unique” and hideous.

There is no shortage of over-the-top custom car wraps with questionable graphics, like giving your car a chrome wrap and then being surprised that you’re constantly being blinded by every reflection. The best wraps are usually understated or have a well thought out theme/pattern. There are some great “art cars” out there that know how to do it right, but far too many that get it wrong.