For individuals in general, driving and owning a car is important because it provides status and personal expression.
But then again, owners of these 73 cars are not satisfied with the original design when they bought them and did the wildest and craziest custom paint jobs on their cars.
Okay, this one has a cat with a gun riding a fire-breathing unicorn with a huge rainbow in the background. So we kinda love it. But we also kinda hate it. What’s your view?
2. Kill It! Kill It Now!
This is the stuff nightmares are made of. It’s terrifying. It’s awful. It’s evil. And we’re done looking at it. Let’s move on.
3. Fish Are Friends
Okay, Finding Nemo is one of the best movies ever made. We can all agree on that. And the paint job on this Smart car isn’t bad at all from a technical standpoint, but why does it exist?
4. We Don’t Get It Either
Do you know when you go to an art gallery and see a bunch of people analyzing one picture for quite a while? We want to do the same with this one because we just can’t figure it out. There must be some kind of symbolism or hidden story here. Or maybe it’s just a dumb picture on a car.
Ouch. This car has been literally covered from top to bottom in awful tribal-style shapes and patterns. It looks like it had too many beers and walked into a tattoo parlor in the early 2000s.
6. You Cannot Be Serious
Any rock and roll lover would agree with the idea that the music will never die, and they’d be perfectly happy with the faces of Kiss sitting at the top of the picture. But Nickelback? Really? You could have taken your pick from the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and Guns N’ Roses, and you chose Nickelback?
7. So Legit
Oh yeah. You fooled us. This is absolutely an official Louis Vuitton car. 100%. Absolutely.
8. *Eye Roll*
Wow. Flames. Really? Are you 11 years old? We’re cringeing just looking at this one.
9. Gone Fishin’
Clearly, whoever sits behind the wheel of this thing must love to fish. Or maybe they just love watching fish swim around in aquariums. Either way, their obsession has gone a little too far.
10. Do We Need To Dial 911?
Is this for real? What kind of message is this truck owner trying to convey with such a scary paint job? Do they think that this is funny? Someone needs to keep an eye on this guy!
11. Where’s The Logic?
We really want to know what would possess someone to paint something like this on their vehicle. Are they trying to be edgy and cool? Are they making some kind of statement? Sadly, we’ll never know.
You really have to have no shame at all to think that this is funny for longer than about five seconds. This guy keeps the joke going every single time he goes for a drive.
13. What Is This?
There’s so much going on here and, quite frankly, it hurts our eyes. We’ve got a scaly green car that looks like some kind of snake, followed up with a crudely-drawn cheetah running down the side. And then there are a bunch of leaves sticking out from the wheels. What is this?
14. Amateur Hour
Is this guy for real? He’s literally ‘painting’ his car with nothing but a black magic marker! We’re not sure if he’s just super cheap and trying to save some cash or running from the cops and in need of a quick paint job to cover up his white car. Either way, this is dumb.
15. Oh Dear…
These paint jobs just seem to get worse and worse. This one is a real mess, from the crooked ‘Dragon’ lettering at the base of the hood to the terrible ‘3D’ effect of the dragon itself. Can we even call that thing a dragon? Let’s just move on and forget about it.
16. What A Waste
That car is worth around $3 million. And someone did this to it. This just goes to show that money can’t buy class.
17. Houston, We Don’t Even Know Anymore
We can all agree that the moon landing was an extraordinary achievement for mankind and Neil Armstrong is one of the world’s true heroes. But even Neil would have to cringe a little if he saw this homage to his heroism.
This one has us scratching our heads in confusion and disbelief. How could anyone think that this was a good idea? What pushed them to cover their car in such an ugly way? Is it even legal to drive around town in such a weird-looking vehicle? So many questions, so few answers.
19. An Embarrassment
Oh no. There’s just nothing good about this picture whatsoever, and it’s scary to see that the guy posing beside the car actually seems pretty proud of what he’s done.
20. Last But Not Least
This list just wouldn’t feel right without one last leopard print design. We have to wonder if the interior of this car is styled in the same way. It’s probably not worth thinking about.
There’s an apostrophe missing here. But even without the typo, it still looks stupid.
22. The Real Thing Is So Much Better
Everyone can benefit from getting away from it all now and then, heading out of the city and visiting somewhere beautiful in nature. That’s the sort of thing we can all appreciate. But we definitely cannot all appreciate this random nature painting on the side of a car.
In general, it’s not a good idea to try and copy McDonald’s in any way as they tend to sue pretty much anyone who attempts that sort of thing. But even without the threat of legal action, this card is just one big mistake.
24. Sailing The Seven Seas
Looks like the owner of this car must be a big fan of sailing. There’s nothing wrong with that, exactly. But if you love sailing so much, get out there and sail! Don’t waste hours painting your car.
25. Gotta Catch ‘Em All
The owner of this elaborately modded and painted vehicle is clearly a big Pokemon fan. They’ve got pictures of several Pokemon around the body and the van itself has been adjusted to look like a Gyrados. It might be cool for a kid, but imagine driving to work in that thing!
26. One Step Further
Leopard print wasn’t enough for this woman. She just had to go one step further and get an actual big cat head on the side of her car. We love cats, but this is a step too far.
27. What’s Your Age Again?
Seriously, unless you’re a teenager, this bad Blink 182 design is just embarrassing! Whoever did this probably had some major regrets not too long after.
28. Too Many Colors, Not Enough Sense
We get it. Picking a color for your car is hard! But that’s no excuse to decide to have a whole bunch of different colors all over the car without any kind of structure or style.
Someone has painted this old car to look like a tortoise. We wonder if it was done intentionally by the owner, or as a prank by one of their friends. Either way, it’s a shame to ruin a classic beauty with such a silly paint job.
30. An Ad On Wheels
Whoever owns this car must really love Burberry. They copied the brand’s famous color scheme and plastered it all over their car, basically turning the vehicle into an ad with wheels.
31. Look At The Paw!
There’s so much wrong with this design, it’s hard to know where to start. Oh, wait, no it’s not! Just look at that paw on the side! It’s totally out of perspective with the gigantic face covering the whole hood. If that was a real cat, it wouldn’t even be able to walk with such a massive head and such tiny paws.
This one looks like the ‘artist’ took inspiration from some bad wallpaper in their grandma’s house. Who could possibly think that this looks good on a car?
33. An Anti-Theft Paint Job?
Usually, people want to avoid even a tiny bit of rust anywhere on their vehicle, but this van has actually been painted to look old and rusty. The only sensible explanation we can think of is that the owner wanted to make their van less of a target for thieves.
34. Joke’s On You, Pal
It’s cute that this guy is smiling despite sitting behind the wheel of such a hideous monstrosity. We can’t even figure out what that weird design is supposed to be, but we can tell you one thing: it’s ugly!
This is what happens when you take the whole ‘snakeskin’ effect to the extreme. It might look fine in some weird art gallery or your own private garage, but you really can’t take that thing out on the road.
A whole lot of work must have gone into this design, with that intricate, colorful mosaic covering the whole thing. There’s even a matching paint job on the wheels. And for some reason, a bust of Elvis is sitting on the dashboard. Because why not?
37. What Even…?
There’s absolutely no logic to this one. At least not any that we can see! The whole car is covered in random arrows and lightning bolts, with no rhyme or reason to be found anywhere.
38. There’s A Snake In My Boot
This looks like the sort of car that Sheriff Woody would love to drive around in. But there comes a time when we all need to put down the toys and act like responsible adults with regular cars.
39. So Much Detail
We almost have to respect the amount of detail in this design. The 3D ridges and props like the severed hand between the teeth really help to sell the whole thing. It’s still a little silly, but at least some real effort went into it.
40. Hello, Kitty
There’s nothing necessarily wrong with liking Hello Kitty. But there’s definitely something wrong with thinking that this is an acceptable vehicle for an adult to drive.