Pontiac Aztek (again), Ferrari, Aston Martin Among 100 Worst Cars In History

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It's not often a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and Pontiac Aztec get mentioned in the same review. Or, when was the last time you've read a comparison between a Hyundai Excel and a Rolls Royce?

How about when all the above are named to the list of 100 worst cars in history?

Good or bad, cheap or pricey, fast or slow, underpowered or unsafe, car lists are subjective and fun.

Which is why InsideLine.com, the sibling site of Edmunds.com, recently published its choices for the 100 best and worst cars is history.

1955 Dodge La Femme
1955 Dodge La Femme

In reverse order on the all-time worst list, the 2006 Pontiac Solstice claimed No. 100 position, the 1955 Dodge La Femme claimed the 50th position and the 2001 Pontiac Azteck claimed the No. 1 spot on the all-time worst car list.

Commenting on the 2006 Pontiac Solstice, Edmunds.com writers wrote:

"Star-crossed idea executed with parts bin technology, a ridiculous top, goofy cockpit and a trunk taxed by a single T-shirt. It was supposed to save Pontiac. Instead this overweight, underpowered, crudely engineered P.O.S. helped kill it."

Commenting on the 1955 Dodge La Femme, Edmunds.com writers wrote:

"The Custom Royal Lancer all girly with pink trim and a special calfskin pink purse. Few were sold because, apparently, transvestism isn't good marketing. Discontinued after the '56 model year."

Commenting on the 2001 Pontiac Aztek, Eddmunds.com writers wrote:

"Drive one and you quickly realize that the Aztek's exterior design is its best feature. It's the very worst car of all time because it's the only car on the list to kill an 84-year-old car company. It's undeniable that the Aztek's utter hideousness drove the biggest and last nails into Pontiac's heavily side-clad, plastic coffin."

2006 Pontiac Solstice

Here's the top-10 worst car list in reverse order:

100. 2006 Pontiac Solstice; 99. 1967 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe; 98. 1988 Eagle Premier; 97. 1999 Daewoo Nubira; 96. 1992 Acura Vigor; 95. 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP; 94. 1996 Ariel Atom; 93. 1989 Vector W8; 92. 1997 General Motors EV1; 91. 1978 Dodge Challenger.

90. 2000 Saleen S7; 89. 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti; 88. 1993 Ford Aspire; 87. 1989 Geo Metro; 86. 1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV; 85. 1987 Volkswagen Fox; 84. 2001 Jaguar X-Type; 83. 1978 Volvo 262C; 82. 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible; 81. 1973 Austin Allegro.

80. 1980 Rover 3500; 79. 1985 Hyundai Excel; 78. 1974 Mazda Rotary Pickup; 77. 1999 Toyota Echo; 76. 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier; 75. 1974 Datsun F10; 74. 1979 Datsun 280ZX; 73. 1984 Ford Bronco II; 72. 1974 Bricklin SV-1; 71. 1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Turbo.

70. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette; 69. 1989 Ford Thunderbird; 68. 1987 Sterling 825; 67. 1957 Renault Dauphine; 66. 2008 Smart Fortwo; 65. 1985 Subaru XT; 64. 1983 Plymouth Caravelle; 63. 1983 Chrysler Executive Limousine; 62. 1960 Chevrolet Corvair; 61. 1982 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe.

60. 2003 Chevrolet SSR; 59. 1975 Chevrolet Monza; 58. 1984 Pontiac Fiero; 57. 1973 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4; 56. 1974 Ford Gran Torino Elite; 55. 1981 Maserati Biturbo; 54. 1987 Subaru Justy; 53. 1976 Chevrolet Chevette; 52. 1980 Chevrolet Citation; 51. 1958 Ford Thunderbird.

50. 1955 Dodge La Femme: 49. 2006 Saab 9-7X; 48. 1975 Clenet Series I; 47. 1975 Triumph TR7; 46. 1968 Volkswagen 411/412; 45. 1969 Porsche 914; 44. 1975 Rolls-Royce Camargue; 43. 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300SD; 42. 2006 Dodge Caliber SRT-4; 41. 1975 Bristol 412.

40. 1989 Lotus Elan; 39. 1978 Chevrolet C/K Diesel; 38. 1923 Chevrolet Series M; 37. 1973 Datsun B210; 36. 2002 GEM; 35. 1970 Triumph Stag; 34. 1950 Crosley Hotshot; 33. 1986 Suzuki Samurai; 32. 1971 Plymouth Cricket; 31. 1975 Chevrolet Corvette.

30. 1954 Nash Metropolitan; 29. 1977 Lincoln Versailles; 28. 1976 Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volare; 27. 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS; 26. 1990 Infiniti M30 Convertible; 25. 1980 Cadillac Seville; 24. 1996 Ford Taurus; 23. 1987 Cadillac Allante; 22. 1997 Cadillac Catera; 21. 1978 Fiat Strada/Ritmo.

20. 1975 AMC Pacer; 19. 1970 AMC Gremlin; 18. 2011 Aston Martin Cygnet; 17. 1982 Renault Fuego; 16. 1971 Ford Pinto; 15. 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati; 14. 1968 Lamborghini Espada; 13. 1974 Reliant Robin; 12. 1983 Renault Alliance; 11. 1917 Chevrolet Series D.

10. 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Diesel; 9. 1957 Trabant; 8. 1982 Cadillac Cimarron; 7. 1958 Edsel Corsair; 6. 2003 Saturn Ion; 5. 1971 Chevrolet Vega; 4. 1987 Yugo; 3. 1955 BMW Isetta; 2. 1974 Ford Mustang II; 1. 2001 Pontiac Aztek.

To read the concise, funny and some vicious comments, visit:  Top-100 Worst Cars In History.

What do readers of The WeeklyDriver.com think of this list? Send us your opinions of other cars that should be on the list or cars on the above list that shouldn't be on the list. Cheers, James Raia, editor/publisher, email: [email protected]
 

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