BiteMeElmo said:Worst car I ever owned was a 4-cylinder Mustang. Bleh.
SlaveToTheGrind said:Most anything from the 1970's.
Cardinal said:Are you nuts!? The mid-sixties to mid-seventies were the golden decade for Detroit muscle. Think of the Barracudas, Chevelles, 442's, Talladegas, Firebirds, etc. They were incredible. It was only after the twin blows of pollution control and gas shortages that the auto industry collapsed. As new car models began to replace the older ones, starting about 1975, we started to get into the "bad car" era. By 1978 it was in full force.
SlaveToTheGrind said:The start of the 70's brought the look for the muscle car downhill. Firebirds (Trans AM from 1970 on) and Camaros after the 1969 model year were ugly. Mustagns started their nosedive around 1970. 'Cudas were still okay in the early 70's as were some of the GM lines. My favorite muscle car, one which I will never own:
Queen B said:I never have liked the looks of the fast back mustang and what did they bring back this year. YUK.
I did have a Pinto Wagon.
Super Amputee Cat said:In terms of environmental detriment, contribution to pullution and sprawl, and promotion of aggresive driving I would say the worst type of car (or light truck) ever is the SUV.
Planderella said:Never owned one and don't ever intend to, but the El Camino is a pretty hideous car.
ludes98 said:It was often imitated - Ford Ranchero and Subaru Brat to name two, not to mention that the concept has basically transformed into SUV/Trucks like the Avalanche.
Dan said:I swear, some car models have expiration dates.
Think of the Chevrolet Vega, for example. It seemed like all of them just disappeared from the roads around 1982. Chevrolet Chevettes all went bye-bye around 1990; it was is if one year, there were lots on the road; then the next year, none.
The most recent victim of the disappearing car seems to be anything on the Chrystler K-car platform. All the Aries and Reliants disappeared around 2000.
SlaveToTheGrind said:How does driving an SUV contribute to sprawl? I can see higher pollution since you get less gas mileage than say a Civic. The agressive driver argument is one you can't sell me on. Drivers can be agressive in any vehicle.
Dan said:Think of the Chevrolet Vega, for example. It seemed like all of them just disappeared from the roads around 1982.
Repo Man said:I cannot for the life of me figure out why the 91 Ford Escort missed the Worst Car list. I had one for about 2 years and let me tell you it was the biggest hunk of crap ever. It liked to spurt out oil all over the place...then get fixed and be fine for about a month...then spurt more oil. I remember driving from Green Bay to Milwaukee and having to stop every 20 miles to add another quart...
Super Amputee Cat said:I actually saw a Vega recently. It was actually in a showroom of a new car dealership in a small town near where I live. There it was among all the new Chevy pickup trucks and Impalas. It was like stepping back in time to 1974.
SkeLeton said:Geee.. personally I've never been on a crappy car; but my parents owned a few old and used (trashed) cars when they were young.
There was one where the windows leaked and the floor had holes (they called it the aquarium )
The Edsel sure is one of the worst cars ever, it's ugly and it was a sales fiasco.
There's also a new Chrysler that looks sort of like an old car on steroids and personally I find it fugly...
Cardinal said:A friend of mine had a Chevy Citation back in college.
Seabishop said:Ditto for the 91 Tempo. My used one was dead by 1999. They were made until the mid-90's but I barely ever see one anymore.
Repo Man said:Same with Ford Escorts. It is like they reach a certain age and then all die.
Most of the Elements I see are driven by stocky wimmyn with short grey hair, with a similar stocky womyn with short grey hair in the passenger seat. Ugly, but popular among the stocky womyn crowd.SlaveToTheGrind said:...along with the Honda Element
seabishop said:Did you ever notice that all of a sudden you don't see anymore of a certain car. I used to drive a 92 Plymouth Laser and I used to see Lasers/Talons/Eclipses from that era all ovcer the place. I even lived on a block where 3 people had them. Now I never see them anywhere. Same with Ford Escorts. It is like they reach a certain age and then all die.
mendelman said:Well, only for the pre-1997 Escorts/Tracers
There are still tons of post-1997s all over the place.
giff57 said:Speaking of Chevettes, I could dig this one
A pro-street Chevette. I always see a few pro-street Vegas or Monzas when I go to car shows. And I always have to ask the question WHY?
From www.barrett-jackson.com this 1938 LINCOLN ZEPHYR V-12 COUPE STREET ROD sold for $432,000. If you like classic, rare or expensive cars, this site lists hundreds sold at auction.
There are even some Volvos for those Volvo loving Cyburbanites.
Have we forgotten the Pontiac Fiero?? That thing is plastic with an engine in the rear. My Dad bought me one in high school ( I think he liked the idea of no backseat :-$ ;-) ) and I remember pulling into the parking lot on numerous occasions with the back end blowing out smoke :-$ !!! Talk about embarrassing. It was a great looking little thing and drove great when it ran, but it definately qualifies for one of the worst cars ever.BIH80 said:Ford Festiva = Suicide on wheels
I remember the Fiero! The psueo-Lotus. Hahaha. The one below is pretty nice, in an '80's kinda way.Jaxspra said:Have we forgotten the Pontiac Fiero??
Big Easy King said:The worst car ever was the Yugo!
A high school buddy owned one. One morning in front of our high school, he closed the driver's side door and all the glass windows fell out and shattered on the ground! That was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen!!! :-D
My grandpa used to have a limey colored green Gremlin...even then we made fun of that car!!Runner said:First that came to mind for worst car was anything made by AMC, particullarly the Gremlin or Pacer. The Ford Pinto is not far behind. Then I remembered the worst of the worst; anything made by Hummer while used as a non-military vehicle...