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25.04.2018 - 14:47

Some of the Most Unfavorable Cars from 1950-2000

Let’s face it, as auto enthusiasts we love everything about our cars. We pride ourselves on the make, model, even year of our prized possessions. If your vehicle is parked in a garage for a hopeful repair that may not fix the issue, you may have more trouble that you actually bargained for.

Let’s face it, as auto enthusiasts we love everything about our cars. We pride ourselves on the make, model, even year of our prized possessions.

 

If your vehicle is parked in a garage for a hopeful repair that may not fix the issue, you may have more trouble that you actually bargained for. In fact, you might even have a lemon vehicle. In the past, there have been countless recalls and lemon vehicles to note. Here are a few of the worst cars of all time:

 

Ford Edsel- 1958

 

Most people are well aware of the flop of one of the worst vehicles in history to ever be made. Although this car was one of a kind, many people hated the vertical grill. Not only did the media have a lot to do with the irrational thinking of this car, it was also overpriced- especially following the recession that took place in the late 1950’s.

 

 

Amphicar- 1961

 

That’s right, you guessed it. This was an “amphibious” vehicle. The idea was to create a vehicle that was both car and boat. Unfortunately, this vessel was a flop. It was a terrible car and a terrible boat, but it was certainly interesting for it’s time. The car was extremely slow at 7mph and it wasn’t exactly the most watertight vessel either. The most productive use for this car was probably used for excessive flooding.

 
AMC Gremlin- 1970

 

Does the name Richard Teague ring a bell? Most of you might remember him for being responsible for some of the eras most memorable cars. Sadly, the Gremlin wasn’t one to be remembered for favorable reasons. The design gave the car a long front similar to that of a snout with a long overhang and docked tail. This was a heavy 6-cylinder m motor and most people found the handling to be choppy due to the lack of suspension. Nevertheless, the vehicle was sure a bring a smile to your face for all the wrong reasons.

 

Ferrari Mondial 8- 1980

 

Although Ferrari has upheld a reputation that has left consumers drooling over their cars of decades, even the first Mondial was a disappointment. This was a large and weighted coupe that has some issues with transistor-based electronics. This led to quite a few issues and eventually every system would fail. There were even reports of burning wires. Thankfully, this model was able to recover as time passed.

 
Ford Explorer- 1995

 

A popular vehicle day received some not so favorable opinions in the 90’s.  The Ford Explorer is one of the best-selling vehicles in America to date so what happened in ’95? This particular model was the trend-setter for oversized vehicles. People became infatuated with bigger vehicles and for that we also see oversized, heavy vehicles that make divers feel safer.

 

 

 Although we can look back and find humor in some of the auto industry flops, it is important to remember that maintenance and safety keeps a car’s value. As auto enthusiasts, we find ourselves looking for ways to keep our prized vehicles in mint conditions. If you are experiencing reoccurring issues, be sure to check for recalls and even a troubled vehicle list. There are plenty of lemon car trackers to assist you with your research.

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