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Are These The Worst Cars in History?

We all love to talk about the junk cars that have cursed our pasts. You know, the stories of windows falling out for no discernible reasons or the ability to see through holes in the floor. Some cars have been so bad that they turn a person off from ever buying from that same automaker ever again. The Vega, for example, has kept many from going GM again.

The esoteric crew at Edmunds has looked into the matter of bad cars and compiled a list of the Worst Cars in History.  These cars are:

  • The 10th-worst is the 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Diesel was released years before GM got a real grip on diesel technology.
  • The ninth-worst is the 1957 Trabant from East Germany proves that communism is a failed ideology.
  • The eighth-worst is 1982 Cadillac Cimarron, a sad attempt to compete with BMW.
  • The seventh-worst, 1958 Edsel Corsair, is considered by many to be to flop of flops. 
  • The sixth-worst 2003 Saturn Ion shows that GM can consistently produce bad cars.
  • The fifth-worst is the 1971 Chevrolet Vega, which is evidence that GM cannot make small cars either.
  • The fourth-worst, the 1987 Yugo… ‘nuff said.
  • The third-worst is the 1955 BMW Isetta which was a deliciously awful single-cylinder, 12-horsepower box.
  • Even an iconic car can go astray at times as did the second-worst, the 1974 Ford Mustang.
  • The worst car of all time is the 2001 Pontiac Aztek. Truly GM’s greatest bad car of all time was such a disaster that it turned out be the coup-de-gra to Pontiac.

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