So this one should bring the carving knives out. I was in a conversation with a guy the other day and this question kind of came up. There are a million ways to approach it because there have been some bad cars made over the last half century. Hell, some of the cars that we love would probably be considered “bad cars” by some people. Those people would be wrong but you get the point.
As usual we’re not going to steer you in any specific direction here but we are giving you ONE guideline. This has to be an American car. We’re pulling out the Yugos, the instantly rusty Japanese stuff from the 1970s, the weird French and Italian cars that have come and gone over the years. We want machines that were produced by an American nameplate which sucked. Cars with fatally flawed engines that were doomed before they left the plant. Cars with horrendous and deadly design flaws that forced companies to make emergency fixes. Cars with good intentions and horrible execution. Cars that answered questions that no one had ever (or will ever) ask, and cars that just plain failed their company and failed their owners spectacularly and in droves.
Don’t hold back, don’t be afraid to hurt some feelings just let it fly in the comment section. Oh, for the love of all things good, put a least a little reasoning into your answer. “Anything with an LS engine” is a dumb thing to say so skip that one.
By the way, we picked the image of the Vega not because we think it is the worst car per se but because we know some of you will. Thank God drag racers loved ’em.