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.


Comments about “The 16 Worst Cars in History”

  1. OLAF says:

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

  2. nm1397764r3456sw says:

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

  3. carfan says:

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

  4. Chad 101 says:

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

  5. Chad 101 says:

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

  6. trainman44 says:

    wheres the toyota prius and chevy chevette

  7. mikey says:

    mom asked if the ford festiva is on here

  8. trainman77 says:

    hey your missing the 1990 geo tracker

  9. Superman says:

    Well the 1981 De Lorean is not that bad

  10. Anonymous says:

    i love the little peel trident it so cute 1966

  11. caveman says:

    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.

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    • Anonymous says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

  12. samon says:

    i think de lorean is a good car

  13. Phoebus Apollo says:

    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 says:

    the delorean is awsome

  15. Star Scout says:

    Where’s the Gremelin?

  16. 123456 says:

    whiy are they bad

  17. Daniel says:

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

  18. trainman44 says:

    what no gremlin that was a big flop as a car

  19. ShugaMomma says:

    What about The Gremlin?

  20. carexpert1 says:

    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 says:

    Where’s the Reliant Robin???

  22. darthmama says:

    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).

  23. he says:

    1920 car is the worst car ever

  24. skipro1 says:

    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 says:

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

  26. The Man with the Banjo says:

    they used the zundapp janus in cars 2.

  27. The Man with the Banjo says:

    A lot of these are some of my favorites.

  28. jonbuddy1 says:

    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 says:


  30. troop725member says:

    tdelorean is bad only because it was a sales flop

  31. Gears says:

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

  32. Sparky says:

    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 says:

    i want a delorian when i grow up!!!

    • carexpert1 says:

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

  34. Stormer says:

    The Amphicar was really cool.

  35. mr. daring says:

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

  36. coolman103 says:


  37. j6d6 says:

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

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