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Edmunds lists 10 worst cars of all time

GasBuddy Blog -- We all have our own favorites. And by now we all know the cars we love to hate too. Edmunds.com has put together a list you'll want to examine... They've identified some automotive mishaps some of which may be long forgotten, but all of which clearly belong here, such as the pile of junk that was the Chevy Vega for instance. And believe it or not, the 1971 Vega ranked just fifth in the 10 worst cars of all time.

Some of the greatest mistakes might be conspicuous by their absence. I'm thinking of the AMC Pacer, Gremlin and Matador. Can you believe they all escaped Edmund's list?

Here we go with Edmund's 10 worst of all time listed in reverse order:

10. 1979 Olds Cutlass Supreme Diesel: Edmunds says as good...


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Submitted Jul 26, 2012 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 4:45:31 AM

some are probably really bad. Others are made out to be bad choices.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 8:17:38 AM

The Saturn Ion? But no Pinto? Um . . .
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 6:44:34 AM

gremlin, definitely
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ACES11HIGH
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:01:26 PM

No Gremlin on the list? Wow!
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:42:09 PM

i thought the isetta was a cute car, though not all that useful. i rode in one once. i would call it a failed experiment by bayrische motorenwerke.
i was surprised that the american motors® models mentioned in the article did not make it. they were ghastly cars! also, certainly the “exploding” ford® pinto™ was a disaster.
my two candidates for this list were the 1968 ford® custom 500™ and plymouth® satellite™. the former had a problem with the accelerator pump, either not working or not being there. in order to start from stop, one had to pump the accelerator pedal rapidly and light (maybe a quarter or less of the way) to avoid stalling. also, the heater dampers were poorly designed and the fan would not stop when the system was turned off so it would blow cold air in winter. ridiculous! the latter had motorized dampers also, but they had not been tested in winter conditions, with the result that the heater failed the first cold season! of course, the part was backordered so we had no heat until almost the end of winter. also, the turn signal indicators were mounted on the fenders instead of the dash. pretty, but snow blocked seeing them, and the plastic lenses broke if you had to replace a bulb in cold weather. decidedly bad cars, both of them! (it seemed to me that 1968 was a bad year for cars in general.)
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cashpayer
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:44:37 PM

Nice article, thought I'm not familiar with a couple of the choices. I do think the list should have included the Gremlin, the Pacer, and the Ford Pinto.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 12:25:39 PM

Go Gremlin
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 9:03:18 AM

I would agree with the list!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 7:25:28 AM

OK, if nostalgia is your thing...
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:05:51 AM

Interesting list - all deserved it!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:38:19 AM

I would list any Toyota...
Why? Because I don't like them and it's my opinion...
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:09:39 AM

It is truly amazing what junk a car manufacturer will produce! I just have to wonder what mess with they build next?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:03:59 AM

Opinions vary.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:00:55 AM

maybe a Ford Cortina is on the list?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:59:48 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:59:16 AM

I just love reading other people useless opinions.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:57:49 AM

OLD NEWS AND MOSTLY GOVERNMENT MOTORS PRODUCTS OF COURSE
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:57:18 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:57:03 AM

How about a followup with the 10 bestest of all times, perhaps.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:55:27 AM

A repeat story
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:54:20 AM

Never owned one, never will.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:54:06 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:52:24 AM

OK, nice to know
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:51:55 AM

This relates to gas prices how????
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:51:44 AM

Another experts opinion
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:50:02 AM

I agree with all of their choices!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:49:04 AM

Good article,
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:48:27 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:45:37 AM

Fun opinion reading.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:45:27 AM

Cool to see what cars were on the list.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:45:17 AM

Actually, I had a 1975 Vega that I loved.
It handled well and the 4 speed GT was plenty peppy for me.
It achieved 130k miles and got 30mpg to the end.
It finally succumbed to rust, though.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:44:56 AM

Who cares?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:44:49 AM

Old saying use to be: Never buy a car built on a Monday or Friday.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:44:44 AM

ok
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ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:43:58 AM

Some on that list are because of build quality/reliability. Others because they were mostly eyesores (Aztek). It's really a hodgepodge of a list...the Pinto, Maverick & most AMC products should replace some of those entries.

And I was surprised with the announcement of their latest recall that Ford tagged the Maverick name on some of their SUVs. I would think that would be something they'd rather let fade in the memories of car owners. Pretty much EVERYTHING Ford built in the 1970s was shiny elephant dung (until a year after purchase when it became rusty elephant dung)!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:40:53 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:40:31 AM

good for one opinion...haha
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:38:45 AM

oh boy!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:38:09 AM

electric tin cans on wheels for 40K are the worst sh,,, of all TIME!!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:37:33 AM

20 years from now they will be talking about today's cars
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:36:46 AM

ok
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yup
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ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:33:31 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:32:27 AM

Fortunately none of these ever sat in my garage.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:30:42 AM

eh
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:30:39 AM

pinto,chevette,and corvair,come to mind
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:30:29 AM

Where is the renowned exploding Ford Pinto?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:29:27 AM

AMC Pacer! Now there was a hunk of junk, and it wasn't on the list.
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ok
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