I personally think that pretty much every older car mentioned has redeeming qualities & I can see a rod in each & every one of them, some with more work than others.
Nothing has ever been as ugly as the recent horrors. Great calls on the Festiva & Aztec. I have to add to great cars that are practical as heck but just as ugly, my Prius & the Honda Element, which I want to buy a fleet of for delivery vans (4WD, wide side openings, wash it out, Honda reliability, ding-proof panels). Ugliest ever? The recent Monte Carlo. Looks like somebody fused a Saturn front end to a Malibu rear. MUST have had different designers for the front & rear, somebody got fired halfway thru, or something. Augh!