It's not the first time the Pontiac Aztek has been named the worst car in history. But Jerry Hirsch, the long-time auto reviewer for the Los Angeles Times, has a lot of fun revisiting his list and calling it the "Ten Worst Cars Sold in America." The Aztec is again No. 1.
The current list spans more than 85 years and includes four vehicles from the 1970s as well as two Fords and two Chevrolets.
But each vehicle is also followed by a brief description of why it's on the dubious honors list.
"Ford goes hunting for a market niche that wasn't there with a redecorated Mercury that had been beaten with an ugly stick. The legendary flop of all automotive flops."
The list of the "Ten Worst Cars Sold in America:
1. 2001 Pontiac Aztek
2. 1974 Ford Mustang II
3. 1987 Yugo
4. 1971 Chevrolet Vega
5. 2003 Saturn Ion
6. 1958 Edsel Corsair
7. 1982 Cadillac Cimarron
8. 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Diesel
9. 1917 Chevrolet Series D
10. 1971 Ford Pinto
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Article Last Updated: April 15, 2012.
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