For the most part, we live in a world surrounded by typical-looking cars, trucks and SUVs. You might see the occasional exotic flash by, all sexy Italian curves and red paint glinting in the sun. But by and large it's three silver sedans here, ten white crossovers there.
Until relatively recently, it was pretty tough to find a more "alternative" ride. However, automakers have increasingly started breaking free of the mold, experimenting with boxy shapes and unconventional ideas. For car buyers who feel that blending in is a fate worse than Lindsey Lohan's, there are quite a few funky choices on today's market. And beyond their somewhat zany exteriors, these wacky whips offer real-life practicality at very affordable prices.
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