Article by Brendan McAleer

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Some cars have star power, built for the spotlight, all glistening chrome and shining paint. But beauty is only skin deep – sometimes you need an ugliness that goes to the core.

A really bad car – a beater – can be the perfect foil in a supporting role, telling you all you need to know about the character. We've just seen the latest pitch-perfect bit of casting with Better Call Saul, so here's a look at ten horrible machines that stole the scene.