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The 16 Worst Cars in History

Drive through the auto industry’s horrifying history and meet the most miserable cars ever made. See classic commercials in the video player below, or click any thumbnail to view a slideshow of this Sour Bunch of Lemons.

59 Comments on The 16 Worst Cars in History

  1. What’s wrong with the Zundapp Janus, the Amphicar, and the Peel Trident. They are great cars.

  2. nm1397764r3456sw // February 9, 2012 at 11:53 pm // Reply

    I think the fiat multipla looks funny. and i cant believe that some people still drive the pontiac aztek. Ugliest car ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I think the fiat multipla looks funny. and i cant believe that some people still drive the pontiac aztek. Ugliest car ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. There are no Fords? Come on there must be a dozen Fords that could be on this page!

  5. You’ll never see the 1959 Chevy on this page!

  6. wheres the toyota prius and chevy chevette

  7. mom asked if the ford festiva is on here

  8. trainman77 // July 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm // Reply

    hey your missing the 1990 geo tracker

  9. Well the 1981 De Lorean is not that bad

  10. i love the little peel trident it so cute 1966

  11. This article is pure garbage. I doubt that the author, Brad Riddell, has ever owned, driven or worked on most of the cars on his list. The Crosley Hotshot, Amphicar, Peel Trident and Zundapp Janus are all rare and highly desirable micro-minicars.
    Shame on the editors of Boy’s Life magazine for printing this obvious piece of tired old literary fluff and presenting it as though it was based on fact.

    • um…….ok

    • They are basing their figures on the lack of sales and constant problems. If you feel they are good cars, fine. But history shows them as failures. You can’t argue with that. They are so desirable now because there are very few of them left which makes them valuable and desirable. They’re still garbage. Point proven.

    • Fan of Super Mario Bros. 3 // July 28, 2011 at 7:09 am // Reply

      You are right! This article is more than garbage, its about garbage! My dad says that all the cars on this list that he remembers were junk.

    • Fan of Super Mario Bros. 3 // January 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm // Reply

      Just because a car is “desirable”, doesn’t mean that it’s good!

  12. i think de lorean is a good car

  13. Phoebus Apollo // July 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm // Reply

    Yeah, these cars are kinda bad I realize that now because I read the articles in the magazine. But the De Lorean DMC-12 is cool.

  14. DMC Lover // July 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm // Reply

    the delorean is awsome

  15. Star Scout // July 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm // Reply

    Where’s the Gremelin?

  16. whiy are they bad

  17. Still cool the classic cars never really get out of style coz they can easily be upgraded.

  18. trainman44 // June 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm // Reply

    what no gremlin that was a big flop as a car

  19. ShugaMomma // June 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm // Reply

    What about The Gremlin?

  20. carexpert1 // June 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm // Reply

    the worst steam car ever was made by A Catholic priest named Father Ferdinand Verbiest made a steam engined car, but it spat coal, burning passerbys and constantly needed more water and coal, and was seriously slow, you would have to make the engine bigger with more coal and water to get it going 3 Mph. .the worst gas powered one was the Mercedez Benz Karl in 1885.

  21. The Man with the Banjo // June 24, 2011 at 11:08 am // Reply

    Where’s the Reliant Robin???

  22. No Pinto? Hasn’t anyone heard of Unsafe at Any Speed? And no Chevy Nova? The worst marketing blunder ever? (Chevy Nova bombed in Latin America due to the name — No Va = it doesn’t go).

    • I agree, because if you collide into anything with a ford pinto, it will be set on fire. What an unsafe car.

  23. 1920 car is the worst car ever

  24. I feel that a Delorian is a pretty cool car when it comes to looks.
    it has gull wing doors! Also it was used in Back To The Future. the only problem is the safty, it did noy do well on the crash tests. i saw a video of one crash test.(it went BOOM!)

  25. DWadeManiac // June 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm // Reply

    My mom had a pinto…..she didnt like it.

  26. The Man with the Banjo // June 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm // Reply

    they used the zundapp janus in cars 2.

  27. The Man with the Banjo // June 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm // Reply

    A lot of these are some of my favorites.

  28. The Ford Pinto isn’t on here?!?! The engine was so close to the back if you rear-ended that thing it would blow! :O

  29. cheezesneeze // June 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm // Reply


  30. troop725member // June 22, 2011 at 11:05 am // Reply

    tdelorean is bad only because it was a sales flop

  31. I actually think the delorian is not that bad because its in movie

  32. Had a Fiat Multipla , very comfortable , roomy and stable car. Design was changed in 2008 I lost interest in the new look.

  33. Cool Person // June 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm // Reply

    i want a delorian when i grow up!!!

    • carexpert1 // June 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm // Reply

      then you want a car that failed lots of crash tests and breaks down everey month and doors that fail to open wahoo!

  34. The Amphicar was really cool.

  35. mr. daring // June 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm // Reply

    i’ve been in an Edsel and the seats aren’t that good.

  36. coolman103 // June 18, 2011 at 11:45 am // Reply


  37. Pretty cool i have to admit . Still it amazes me that the ford pinto isnt on here.

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