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TOP 10 Worst Cars Ever Made

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Over the years, there has been much debate as to which particular make and model car is the undisputed, undeniable worst car ever made. The truth is that although we can take a close look at the facts, the only person that can really determine what the worst car ever built, is yourself. This is simply because many of the the factors that collectively work to determine the worst cars, are factors that tend to be a matter of preference rather than a hard fact. For instance, the Pontiac Aztec is considered by many to be one of the worst cars ever, mainly due to its non-traditional, commonly unpopular exterior styling. This is not a fact, however a car having been proven to demonstrate the worst reliability record or to be the slowest car in the world, would be considered trusted, evidential information in which could be considered as a determinate in quantifying a crappy car.

Others would argue that you should consider the cars styling into the equation more, by means of quantifying it with a ratio of the sales forecast for that results and the styling being the obvious culprit to the shortfall. Some of the worst cars ever made are poorly manufactured, others have extraordinarily unpopular designs, while still others where doomed to fail via another dynamic, like bankrupting the manufacturer solely because of that car becoming an amazing flop. In our opinion there have been some pretty cool cars that have done the latter and bankrupted their creator. Take the De Lorean DMC 12 (as seen in the Back to the Future movies). This car is awesome if you ask us. It boasts some striking doors, similar to a classic Mercedes Gullwing coupe and the body panels were constructed out of stainless steel, which is something that you don’t see everyday. Despite the cool car elements the De Lorean had, it was still certainly a flop in the way that it had poor performance and handling, the car doors were improperly engineered and ultimately the car company went bankrupt because of the significantly less-than-expected sales figures.

There are many cars that are considered to be a bad car. The worlds worst cars have been created from nearly every manufacturer (some more than others), and can be found in every class of vehicle ranging from sports cars, luxury cars, economy cars, exotic cars and everything in between. Some of the most well known bad cars in the last couple decades are the Ford Pinto, AMC Gremlin, the notoriously tipsy Suzuki Samurai and the Chevy Citation. The history of the Automotive industry is jam-packed with colossal failures, but it is ultimately up to the individual to decide what the worst cars ever built in the world are to them.

Some of the Worst Cars Ever Built …

AMC Pacer

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AMC Pacer
AMC Pacer
AMC Pacer
AMC Pacer

Ford Pinto

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Ford Pinto
Ford Pinto
Ford Pinto
Ford Pinto

 

Chevrolet Chevette

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Chevrolet Chevette
Chevrolet Chevette
Chevrolet Chevette

Edsel

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Edsel
Edsel
Edsel
Edsel

Chevrolet Vega

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Chevrolet Vega
Chevrolet Vega
Chevrolet Vega

Ford Mustang MKII

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Mustang II
Mustang II
Mustang II

AMC Eagle Wagon

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AMC Eagle Wagon
AMC Eagle Wagon
AMC Eagle Wagon
AMC Eagle Wagon

Yugo

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Yugo
Yugo
Yugo
Yugo

Pontiac Aztek

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Pontiac Aztek
Pontiac Aztek
Pontiac Aztek

Suzuki Samurai

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Suzuki Samurai
Suzuki Samurai
Suzuki Samurai

Honorable Mentions …

Aston Martin Lagonda

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Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin Lagonda

Cadillac Cimarron

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Cadillac Cimarron
Cadillac Cimarron
Cadillac Cimarron
Cadillac Cimarron
Cadillac Cimarron

 


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  • Vasya Bricklyn

    I still recall seeing the Mustang II at the 1974 Auto Show with my dad. We stood there in complete shock and disbelief. They called it a “Ghia” and had opera windows and painted brown. They got the color right- it was a color keyed $hit$tain from bumper car bumper end to end. Even GM built something decent that didn’t look like a cartoonish abomination of a real Mustang a year later (Monza)- and had they called in “Camaro”- unlike this turd , it wouldn’t seems so offensive and distastful today just as it wasn’t in 1975.

  • Llew Keller

    As these lists go, this is a good one, but I’m not sure I would have included the Mustang II. Yes – it was really a Pinto under the skin, but there were a couple of decent sporty models. We make fun of it these days as “not a real Mustang,” but it was a very popular car in its day.

  • Jeff Sager

    I worked for a place that had a Gremlin, but I would always take the van when I had to go get something, because obviously I did not want to be seen in that hideous yellow thing. One day, the van was out, and they made me take the Gremlin. When I started it up, I was shocked to find out it had a 304 V8! Not a fantastic motor (had one in my CJ7), but in that little car, it could light up the right rear with the best of them. Had a lot of fun surprising unsuspecting drivers with that little sleeper. Still ugly as sin, but at least it turned out to be fun to drive!

  • corvette c7

    All mazdas are shiz

  • Philbert McNutt

    My sister had one. The dashboard rusted out – completely. She cut a piece of shag carpet, to keep stuff from falling though it, and to prevent nasty lock-jaw infected gashes when you tried to retrieve whatever had fallen though the gaping holes.

    Yup. Made you proud to be an American. The rice burners back then had solid dashboards, but you could see into the side of the trunks on any of them that were 3 years old in the upper midwest.

  • Philbert McNutt

    You are correct. My wife had one we we got married. No fun to drive, but it was economical, reliable, and easy to work on when it did break.

  • http://everything.blog.jp/ Hajime Kishi

    you forgot the ssangyong rodius. fail.

  • Allen F Butcher

    They are a little tipsy ,but they are beasts off-road. I got to drive one a couple of times and I actually really liked it. Just don’t take corners fast and you are fine.

  • Allen F Butcher

    I had a buddy that had an Aztec for a little while. He said he could stand to look at it he would have kept it. It did everything it was supposed to do, it was just ugly as hell.

  • Allen F Butcher

    My mom bought an ’80 Chevette in 1992 for $600. That thing was a fantastic car. She says to this day that she would still have the car. The only reason she doesn’t is because she had the carb rebuilt and the guy didn’t put the throttle return spring back on correctly and it popped off while my mom was doing 55mph. Engine revved from 2000 to 5000 instantly and it threw a rod.

  • Allen F Butcher

    My parents bought a Vega new. My dad said it rusted out before they finished making the payments.

    • Michael Grant

      Yup, my friend’s dad bought one and it was rusted just sitting on the dealer lot. On the other had, the Cosworth Vega was pretty damn cool. In 1975 to have a a fuel injected overhead cam car was pretty exotic.

  • Black Knight

    All Korean cars.

  • Will Cordelo

    Hands down early 80’s Chrysler K cars should be at the head of this pos list!

  • Michael Grant

    How about the Renault Alliance. I think it was Motor Trend’s car of the year in ’83. What a totally underpowered piece of crap that had the build quality of a Yugo.






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