Ten Of The Worst Cars Ever Made

The worst looking cars? The worst mpg cars? No, just the worst cars period!

Here are ten of the worst cars that Detroit ever rolled out.
Some of these are the worst from a mechanical standpoint, some from a visual stand point and some just got a lot of bad press.
A few are cars that always make everyone's top ten worst, but I think really aren't that bad.
The list isn't biased, there are Chevrolet, Fords, Chrysler and AMCs here.
So starting off, we have a marketing misfire from a company known for luxury.....

1. Cadillac Cimarron

Cadillac Cimarron - The Worst Cadillac ever made?
Cadillac Cimarron - The Worst Cadillac ever made?

It's a compact car made by Cadillac for cryin out loud!
Caddys are not compact cars.
They are one of the symbols of American excess!
Standard engine was a four cylinder (though you could get a V-6) and  it looked like a brick with wheels.

2. Pontiac Aztek

Pontiac Aztek
Pontiac Aztek

What were they smoking when they designed this...thing?
(I apologize to the VW Thing which I always thought was weird but kinda cute)
Time magazine and The Daily Telegraph both called it one of the ugliest vehicles of all time.
If it weren't so ( I hate to keep using this word over and over) ugly, it might not have been so bad.
It did have some unique features like a dashboard designed by NASA contractor Johnson Controls (complete with a heads up display), a center console that doubled as a removable cooler, an optional 10 speaker Pioneer stereo system and a CD/MP3 player option back in 2004.
The poor Aztek did get a little love though when Walter White was seen driving one on "Breaking Bad".


Pontiac Aztek Commercial

3. Dodge Aspen

Dodge Aspen
Dodge Aspen

Maybe I'm mad at the Dodge Aspen because it replaced a car I considered almost indestructible, the Dodge Dart.
The only saving grace for the Aspen was the Aspen R/T.
Powered by a 360 V8 engine, it could turn the quarter in 17.4 seconds at 86.1 mph.
True that isn't earth-shattering, but for the 70s, it wasn't bad and allowed it to run with Camaros, Mustangs and a few Vettes.

Dodge Aspen

4. Chrysler LeBaron

Chrysler LeBaron
Chrysler LeBaron

Another Mopar Misfire.
It really wasn't that bad, but it just looked wrong, like maybe they rushed it into production too early.
It started out in the front looking kinda swoopy (think Superbird) but turned into your standard box shape by the time it hit the back.
In Mexico it was called by a much cooler name...The Phantom.

1984 Chrysler Lebaron Commercial

5. Chevrolet Chevette

Chevrolet Chevette
Chevrolet Chevette

Okay I had one of these tin-cans with wheels.
Things would just come off it (window cranks, shift knobs etc).
You didn't measure the quarter mile time with a stopwatch, you used a calender.
I once floored it on an open stretch of highway and finally hit 65 mph.
That was it.
On the plus side though, I did take mine through the Blue Ridge Parkway in an ice storm and lived.
The experience brought me much closer to God.

1982 Chevrolet Chevette commercial.

6. Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro

What?
The Chevy Camaro?
Are you kidding me?
I had two Camaros. A 1969 and a 1982 and I loved them both.
The Camaro I am talking about here is the third generation Camaro that you could get a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine in.
A 4 banger in a Camaro?
Okay, Camaro lovers back me up here.....this is as close to automotive blasphemy as you can get.
In the 1982 Sport Coupe, the 2.5 liter was standard!
By the way...my 82 Camaro was slightly modified.
It had a L-82 Corvette engine and even though it was an automatic, it would bark the back tires when it took second.

7. Ford Pinto

Ford Pinto
Ford Pinto

Yes I had one of these too.
All the horror stories you have heard about them are true.
I once used my driving a Pinto to back someone off though.
They were about to get in my face about something stupid and I said " Look...I drive a Pinto! Do you think human life matters to me? "
They backed off.

8. Chevrolet Corvair

Chevrolet Corvair
Chevrolet Corvair

This one is always on the worst cars list.
But I have to admit, I kinda liked them no matter what Ralph Nader said.
They were unique looking.
A friend of mine had one and drove it for years with no problem.

Chevrolet Corvair at Amazon

9. AMC Gremlin

AMC Gremlin
AMC Gremlin

Right up there with the Pinto in my mind.
They named it after a creature that tore up mechanical things, and they introduced it on April Fools' Day 1970.
(I guess Friday the 13th was too far away)
Remarkably, in 1972 you could get the AMC Gremlin X with a 304 V-8 which gave the Gremlin a 0 to 60 of 8.5 seconds.
And the gas mileage (not counting the V8) was about 28 to 30 mpg.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the current average fuel economy today is 25 mpg.
Maybe reviving the Gremlin would help.

10. AMC Pacer

AMC Pacer
AMC Pacer

The AMC Pacer kind of looked like the Pinto and the Gremiln had a child.
At least it wasn't your standard econo-box.
It's gas mileage wasn't that great for an economy car, partly because it weighed over 3,000 pounds.
We used to call them rolling fish bowls because of it's "roundness".

What's your choice for the worst car ever made?

Which one of these 10 cars gets your vote?

  • Cadillac Cimarron
  • Pontiac Aztek
  • Dodge Aspen
  • Chrysler LeBaron
  • Cheverolet Chevette
  • 1982 Camaro Sport Coupe
  • Ford Pinto
  • Chevrolet Corvair
  • AMC Gremiln
  • AMC Pacer
See results without voting

It looks like the Pontiac Aztek is leading the pack.
At least it's winning something.....

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The Worst Cars Ever Made Comments 85 comments

Megavitamin profile image

Megavitamin 6 years ago

This made me laugh. What a hilarious list of terrible cars!


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Mamelody 6 years ago

lol you are so right.. those cars really are hideous!


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Thank you both for stopping by!

With the stats down, at least I know some things are working!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Great list. If you had an honorable mention, it might have to include the 70s Chevrolet Vega. It looked a lot like the Pinto, only without the unique Pinto back-end design. It also featured one of the early aluminum engines, which gave out long before you hit 50,000 miles. I was in one of these babies when a tractor passed me on the highway.

Had to love 'em.

This was fun, sabreblade! Thanks.

Mike


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Mike: You know...I really WAS considering listing the Vega as an Honorable mention..GET OUTTA MY HEAD!

LOL


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I definitely have to agree with the bulk of this list. As for AMC, they always had funny looking cars. Even Jeeps are kinda funny looking and they were owned by AMC back in the day.


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mdlawyer 6 years ago

Your pick is very proper. These are really horrible!


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

This was a humorous and dead on hub. I laughed throughtout the whole thing. Blessings to you and yours


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Springboard: Yeah, even their cool cars like the Javelin were different looking.

mdlawyer and pmccray: Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!


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may_wu 6 years ago from Between the Rock and a hard place

Funny how i found an article that rates the aztec as one of the top 10 cars of the decade http://www.50roads.com/?p=519

i guess tastes are subjective


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

may_wu: For me, it's just poorly designed.Time magazine and The Daily Telegraph agree with me, BUT there is a fairly large internet fan group devoted to it.

So like you said, it's subjective.


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pjk_artist 6 years ago from Turkey Point, ON

No Pontiac J2000?!?


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

hey this is an interesting list. I can't say I've seen these personally as I don't think we have them here. Thanks for putting this hub up, at least I know there are such cars out there. :)


bdar 6 years ago

I've driven a 96 Chrysler Sebring for almost 12 years now and never owned a better performing car. 6 cylinder XL pkg gets great gas mileage (28-30 hwy), handles great in snow, and black cherry trimmed out in metallic gray....very nice looking car....I love it.


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walkin 6 years ago from India

This is a very interesting list !!

Even I was first shocked to see the Camaro in this list but as I read it further, it made sense.


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

walkin: Yeah, I was on the showroom floor at the local Chevrolet dealership with a friend that is a through and through Camaro fan and when he saw 2.5 liter four cylinder on the window of a sport coupe he freaked out!


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

pjk_artist: Well the J2000 WAS based on the Vega....so maybe it should have been here too.


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

emievil: Now I'd be interested to see what cars you do have there.

Hub maybe?


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

bdar: Well the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger were the replacements for the LeBaron. Does yours have the Mitsubishi V6?


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Gee, you missed the P.T. Cruiser! Great hub! One of my cousins drove a Gremlin - briefly! The early Datsuns were interesting, too. They looked like little boxes on wheels.


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

RedElf, I actually thought about the PT Cruiser too, but the ones with the fake wood panels remind me of the old "Woodie" wagons and that makes me kinda nostalgic.


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

With my history of clunkers, I'll drive anything that runs.


Nicks 6 years ago

Compared to the East European Trabant all of these cars were design and engineering miracles. Has anyone actually ridden in a Trabant? Truly, an experience to be savoured...


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dlstern0226 6 years ago from California

Well from the top. Someone gave me a cadilac cimaron and I gave it back. Bought a 1974 Ford Pinto for $200 and sold it for $1700. Had several Chevy Camaro's drove and enjoyed them. Great cars and I'd love to have a new one. The worst one I ever owned was a Chevy Chevette. Now that was a terrible car. Aluminum engine awful!

I had five cars now I'm down to four. Two of those cars are Corvettes. I show them, drive them and will always own one. Not practicle bu fun. My next debacle a Rolls Royce. It's on my bucket list.

Ah the memories!

Dana L. Stern


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

"Someone gave me a cadilac cimaron and I gave it back."

LOL...I LOVE that!


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ateenyi 6 years ago from Chicago

Informative Hub!!!!!!

The car displayed possesses certain stochiometric defect. The error occurred in overall designing. The way thing are present in hub is,awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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Misterlak 6 years ago

haha love the selection of cars!


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I am DB Cooper 6 years ago from Whereabouts unknown at this time

Loved the list. I've always thought the Aztek was the ugliest vehicle ever, and it's not like it had any performance or durability features to make up for it.


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Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

Wow, our Corvair was a lifesaver for my mom. We didn't have any trouble with it and it was very reliable. Brings back pleasant memories thinking about that little white car.


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RosWebbART 6 years ago from Ireland

I once had a skoda ; it was awful ; but they have redesigned them and taken the laughter factor out of the car!! Great hub.


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gramon1 6 years ago from Miami

I never tried the Dodge Aspen. but the Dodge Dart was the most unstable car I ever drove. The Chevette is just a clonker. I rented a few of those whenever I needed a cheap rental They are cheap. I had a 1974 SS Camaro. That was a great car. Newer camaros could not compare. I had a Pinto. It was as good as a Chevette :) My dad had a Corvair when I was a child. That car worked even when half of the engine shut down. I always thought it was great. The Pacer has great memories for me. My roomate in college had one. It had a great view. You could see everywhere. Even in cold weather it never failed. I was at Ohio State, in Columbus. It gets cold There. He had a Pacer and I had a Camaro. The Camaro looked better. But the pacer was much better for double dating.


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perrya 6 years ago

Well, I think your choices in two cases have no basis whatsoever. The Corvair. If you had done even basic research, the car was Car of the Year in 61 and 65, as the most innovative design, and it was. There are still 100,000 running. You sound like you are just going by someone else opinion and bad car list. The AMC Pacer was also Car of the Year when it first came out , again, for its innovative design and use of space. Any car that is Car of the Year is not one of the worst cars made.

You really should do some research because hubs like this mislead. Totally wrong.


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

"You really should do some research because hubs like this mislead. Totally wrong."

Wow...thanks a lot perrya. I appreciate that.

As for the Corvair, isn't using the Corvair being named Car of the Year in 61 and 65 going by someone else's list?

As far as lists go though, Time named it one of the worst cars ever made.

Plus the Corvair's single-piece steering column could impale the driver in a front end collision, it leaked oil, it's heating system sometimes vented carbon monoxide into the car, and the car had a tendency to spin out.

I found all that doing research. But since I actually LIKE the Corvair, I didn't go into all that.

Hagerty Insurance named the AMC Pacer the " worst car design of all time".

The AMC Pacer also got ugliest car of all time from Business Week.

Forbes also weighed in listing the Pacer as one of the worst cars of all time.

Almost 40 percent of the Pacer's surface was glass, how's that hold up in a collision?

BTW, the 1971 Vega and the 1974 Mustang 2 were both named Motor Trend's Car of the Year.

Now, watch the comment below as I disagree with my friend Gramon without insulting him.......


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

gramon1: I have to disagree about the Dart. I had a friend that drove his in a ditch, ran it out of oil and God knows what else, and it took him all through High School and part of College.

Maybe you just got a bad one?


JeanMeriam 6 years ago

A friend owned a Pinto. The engine burst into flames as he was driving down the street. We thought that was kind of cool. Ugly car, but every day was a new adventure,hahaha


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Mine never burst into flames....luckily.

I think Eddie Murphy said that his family couldn't afford fireworks when he was little, so they just rear-ended Pintos!


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gramon1 6 years ago from Miami

Sabreblade, I didn't say it was bad. I said it was unstable, it skidded, and it was hard to control. A friend of mine lent me one to drive it in a rally. I ended up driving a Chevy Nova. Many people didn't like it. But I could run that car really great.


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Red_Dragon 6 years ago

i laughed, this is an awesome list great job.


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

gramon1: Okay I'll give you that. I never actually drove the Dart myself so it may have been really squirrelly.

My Mach 1 and 82 Camaro were the same way. Mechanically sound, but they would fish-tail at a moments notice.


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Red_Dragon: Thank you and thanks for dropping by!


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platinumOwl4 6 years ago

Many of these cars were experiments with the public. Some of them are truly horrible. However, if you are a builder some of them are great for part fabrication.


THEOBSERVER 6 years ago from UNITES STATES OF AMERICA

Sabreblade,

Good list...I believe you should add the Ford Edsel. I think that was voted as the worst looking car of the century.


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Paul Marshall 6 years ago from Australia

OMG, this is so funny. Here in Australia we had a budget version of the caddy called the camira. Yes it was the same platform and body, but what you yanks would call a stripper interior. Vinyl seats etc, no flash equipment, just a very basic econo box. It was shit back then and still is now. This particular car was almost the death of GM in this country.

Another honourable mention should also go to the Datsun 120Y / Sunny. Total crap car. I should know, I owned one.


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talltail 6 years ago from Ohio

I may have missed my piece of crap on your list. The Dodge Omni needs to be on a sh&t list somewhere.


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Cayden Ryan 6 years ago from Strasburg

I haven't seen this many badly put together cars all in the same place, in years, AWESOME post!


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doitrightnow 6 years ago from San Juan, PR

I know this is auto-lover heresy, but I think that two cars are headed into this list for the next decade: the Chevy Equinox and the Dodge Charger. I haven't bought a new car ever, but my friends who do and who bought these cars have not quit complaining since they did. And just looking at them roll down the street, you have to wonder how long they'll last. I don't know ... something about the way the muffler on the Equinox hangs down like a useless appendage, almost as though it's looking for an excuse to come off, gives me the willies. And the Charger looks like HotWheels grown up.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Obviously, I've been around a lot longer than you have, because the Edsel would be on the top of my list. I don't know a thing about how they ran, but they were certainly ugly. I enjoyed what you did here, though. Thanks.


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

doitrightnow : Awww..the Charger looking like a grown up Hot Wheels car is part of it's charm....LOL


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

sheila b.: Yes, according to what everyone says the Edsel should have been here.

Maybe I'll do a part two...


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FarmTipsnTricks 6 years ago from http://farmvilletipsntricks.webs.com/

Haha some of these cars are just so bad.


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GojiJuiceGoodness 6 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

Yeah, these cars are pretty bad, but I liked #2-- Pontiac Aztek. I don't know that I've ever actually seen one, though.


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natloans 6 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I like number 8. I total rocks I was look for a chattel mortgage and thoughI would share this with you

www.natloans.com.au/chattel-mortgage.html


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Ms Chievous 6 years ago from Wv

Ah ha! There is the Gremlin! growing up our family was the proud owner of one...a bright yellow one at that! My Dad was always one to buy the cheapest cars around. We had several cars that probably should have made your list! The Gremlin replaced the Hornet and the Hornet replaced the Rambler. I remember one time my dad had the Rambler painted blue instead of getting a new car...Oh thanks for bring back these memories!


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

This is another great car hub, I will read any you write, your list is great!


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shareitt 6 years ago

What a laugh, boy how cars evolve. Thnx for the hub :-P


sord87 6 years ago

Most of the cars you just mentioned hardly find in Malaysia but Ford Pinto were widely used in Malaysia in the old days!


bigdaddy 6 years ago

The 1960 Ford Falcon should be flying with this flock of turkeys!

We called the Pacer the Terrarium at the time


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Sean_Rob 6 years ago

Agree on the Pontiac Aztek!


Shannon Paulk 6 years ago

I love seeing these cars on the road, although it's kind of rare. Although whenever I see a Pinto, I leave lots of room between the front of my car and the back of the Ford.


Jon 6 years ago

When i was younger my father owned a brownish Gremlin and then a maroon LeBaron as a "step up". I find it hilarious that they're both on this list.


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dcasas 6 years ago

hahahaha the azteka! Id rather look at a used diaper than that thing


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couponalbum 6 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

You are absolutely right. These are the worst cars ever made.


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hubfrancis 6 years ago from New Jersey (USA)

Oh, I certainly know the awful 2.5 L GM engine. For Pete's sake though--I never thought they'd have the audacity to drop one in a Camaro! Dare I ask: was it a "4 Tech" or "Tech IV" or whatever the heck they called it?


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mitch96gallagher 6 years ago

cool hub, but im a big fan of the old school camaro. i think that's a classic. interesting hub, ill be following


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Mercredi 6 years ago

Uh, you're too mean. The Corvair was just an oversized Volkswagen. Americans didn't know how to drive a bigger car with the engine in the back. A '66 Corvair Corsa is awesome. Besides, if Ralph Nader was so smart why isn't he president today? Your right about the Pinto, though. They had this look about them from behind that said: 'If you kick my bumper I'll explode.'


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Mercredi: Well I did say that I had a friend that drove one for years without incident so all I have to go on with that is popular opinion and write ups.

If I went on personal knowledge, I'd have to vote the Dodge Dart with the straight six the best, but then that would go against Gramon's experiences!


lol 5 years ago

If you are not old enough to have ever seen these cars brand new driving around everyday, don't comment..lol Nice


kratos 5 years ago

This is a great list.love it lol.what u guys think bout the yugo?I have actually owned one.nothing but problems since day one.I ended up taking it to the junk yard.the engine mount broke and the engine fell back against the firewall.it was standard shift so it was stuck in 1st gear.but it still ran when it was in the bone yard.


Chas 5 years ago

THE THING wasn't one of the worst cars its just most people thought it was ugly. Its a personal thing.


Dave Suton 5 years ago

I didn't know there were any bad Detroit cars. I only know bad Asian brand cars. Because two of them, Honda Odyssey and Lexus Es, sit in my driveway with recalls and broken transmissions.


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Auto Buddy 5 years ago

Michael Scott from the Office should have been driving a LeBaron... It seems to match his aura.


sgtrock21 5 years ago

My wife had a Chevette when we were married. The shift knob stayed tightly in place. unfortunately the entire shift lever departed the transmission when shifting into reverse. I once acquired a 1971 Vega as payment for work performed. It had less than 40,000 miles and was on it's 3rd engine. Less than 4,000 miles later while driving 55mph a 3/8 X 4" piece of cylinder wall broke out.


Vipul Sharma - The Panther lolzzz 5 years ago

I recently bought Bugatti Veyron Super Sports. But I think Maruti Suzuki SWIFT (Diesel version) is way better!!! So i would like to recommend that car to all of you.

I even had a Ferrari two years ago, but I sold it for a “brand new” Maruti 800 (AC).

And I must say that TATA NANO (with power steering, power windows, alloy wheels) is better than Lamborghini Reventon! And it’s engine is also powerful.

And you guys don’t know anything about cars, you are just wasting your money here.


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sabrebIade 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Vipul Sharma: Wow...so you were one of the 30 people on the Earth that bought the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport?

If you bought the Maruti Suzuki SWIFT, you've only had it for a few days (it went on sale August 11th)so how can you say it's way better?

And the Tanta Nano is basically an Indian Chevette.

I'll just stick with my DeLorean DMC-12 with the Mr. Fusion model fusion generator


jordan Q 5 years ago

i cant beleave they put a 4 bagger in a camaro i got a 82 camaro with the 305 and 3 speed AT and love it and would never sell or trade it but i think i would crush a 4 bagger camaro lol


tbird 5 years ago

What about the Yugo (You go but the car doesn't) and the Fiero (random fires)? Those are infinitely worse than the LeBaron and the Cimarron.

The LeBaron was quite a looker when it was new, and the Cimarron is just another example of GMs poor choices in badge-engineering. You could make a list out of those alone.


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sabrebIade 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

The Yugo was made in Kragujevac, Serbia, not the US.

The Fiero is on http://hubpages.com/autos/Ten-More-of-the-Worst-Ca...


Jon 4 years ago

Most all of these cars from early 1980 are fun to own classic cars now a days. The rest were indeed crap-buckets. Especially the Cimarron and Aztek. Sorry, Chevette. You are in the crap-bucket category too.


Camaro lover 4 years ago

A 4 bagger in a Camaro seriously they must have been on drugs trying to compete with the mustang on a 4 bagger


Camaro 4 years ago

Saying that I have always loved the Camaro


Camaro lover 4 years ago

Some of the AMC cars were pretty sweet looking like the AMC AMX and the AMC Javelin.

And Mike seriously the Vega looked way better than the Pinto

Vega = (Decent looking car)

Pinto = (Portable barbecue)

Here is a situation the Pinto getting T-boned or the Vega you have a better chance of surviving in a Vega that's why the Pinto was put on this list but hey if you wanna drive a Pinto go ahead might aswell baste yourself in barbecue sauce while driving one of those. Complete death trap


Mark 4 years ago

I think you need to rethink your list and remove the Corvair, it needs to be on one of the best car lists. I have driven them for37 years and my parents also purchased one new ( still own ) and they have been very reliable and a TRUE PLEASURE to drive, a truly GREAT automobile. Too bad the general public is so ignorant and cannot discern. the difference. It's sad that you did not do your homework and promoted false information regarding the Corvair. The Corvair is one is the most innovative vehicles in decades.


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sabrebIade 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Alas I did not do my homework.

And I also wrote the "The Sporty Corvair-The One-Car Accident" chapter in Ralph Nader's "Unsafe At Any Speed".

I also filed the 100 lawsuits against GM in connection with crashes involving the Corvair.

I also forced Former GM executive John DeLorean to say in his 1979 book "On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors" that Nader's criticisms were valid.

And BTW...I guess I just imagined that I wrote "But I have to admit, I kinda liked them no matter what Ralph Nader said.

They were unique looking. A friend of mine had one and drove it for years with no problem." in the article.

I could have sworn I wrote that......


Eric 2 years ago

Had a gremlin x---went for years with very little problems--the 232 six could not be killed-----Pinto and Vega---now that is another story---crapping on the chevette is not called for--they were under powered and a low end car but live in rough country and the chevette is a legend around here for being tough---I get a little bent when people buy low end cars and do nasty reviews on them--they are what they are, buddy cheap cars--if you want better pay up


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sabrebIade 2 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Wait...did I mention that I took my Chevette through the Blue Ridge Parkway in an ice storm?

Yeah....I think I did.....

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