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50. 1955 Dodge La Femme -- The car was only produced for two years. After that, Dodge decided the pinka trim had to go. (Photo:Dyno Tested, Wikipedia) / HC

49. 2006 Saab 9-7X -- This is really a rebranded Chevy Trailblazer, but it lacks style, power and any design focus. (Photo: Park Place LTD) / HC

48. 1975 Clenet Series I -- In full disclosure, this isn't a 1975 model but a 1977 model. The style of the 1975 version didn't have many fans and the performance didn't help either. (Photo: Aldenjewell, Flickr) / HC
 

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47. 1975 Triumph TR7 -- The Triumph didn't win anything. It was a lame attempt to build a British sports car. The hardtop also was terrible. (Photo: Charles01, Wikipedia) / HC

46. 1968 Volkswagen 411/412 -- This rear-mounted car was so terrible that Volkswagen ditched it and started building a new model -- the Passat. (Photo: Sven Storbeck, Wikipedia) / HC

45. 1969 Porsche 914 -- It's a fairly stylish car, but it didn't have the performance Porsche lovers know well. (Photo: George Schwalbach, Flickr) / HC
 

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44. 1975 Rolls-Royce Camargue -- Yeah, Rolls-Royce can make a bad car. The car lost points in the style department, and it didn't win any with what was under the hood. (Photo: Jagvar, Wikipedia) / HC

43. 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300SD / HC

42. 2006 Dodge Caliber SRT-4 -- This was Dodge's attempt to tweak an underperforming car to breathe new life into it. The Dodge Caliber failed to win the hearts of drivers. (Photo: Thomas Doerfer, Wikipedia) / HC
 

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41. 1975 Bristol 412 -- Some of these cars made Edmunds list simply because of their looks and without much under the hood. The Bristol is one of those cars. (Photo: Charles01, Wikipedia) / HC

40. 1989 Lotus Elan -- The Elan has a few lovers out there, but critics have knocked the car for its poor performance under the hood. You can decide whether a sports car needs a big engine or high performance. Either way, the Elan didn't have either. (Photo: Georg Schwalbach, Flickr) / HC

39. 1978 Chevy C/K Diesel -- This car had engine problems that doomed it from its start. (Photo: MartinAbbott, Flickr) / HC
 

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38. 1923 Chevy Series M -- Nearly all of these models were recalled due to some sort of problem. (Photo: Chevrolet) / HC

37. 1973 Datsun B210 -- So the photo is of a 1975 Datsun, but the car that caught the ire of car experts was the '73 model. The car won some fans because of the OPEC oil embargo, but its handling wasn't great. (Photo: Five Staff Photos, Flickr) / HC

36. 2002 GEM Chrysler -- This is a failed attempt at a workable electric car. It looks silly and didn't perform well. (Photo: Frazgo, Flickr) / HC
 

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35. 1970 Triumph Stag -- This car had numerous engine problems and some crummy electrical parts that didn't make it a winner. (Photo: Dave_7, Wikipedia) / HC

34. 1950 Crosley Hotshot -- The car has a great name, but it had a terrible engine under the hood. (Photo: Jack_Snell, Flickr) / HC

33. 1986 Suzuki Samurai -- Another awesome name for a car, but it didn't live up to its name. The car was built for off-road use, but it handled a bit oddly on the road. And let's not forget that it doesn't look great. (Photo: Encanto_Sunland, Flickr) / HC
 

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32. 1971 Plymouth Cricket -- The marketing was all about the size of the car, which isn't a great detail to highlight. On the road, its engine underperformed. You can see a funny video of the car here too. (Photo: Aldenjewell, Flickr) / HC

31. 1975 Chevrolet Corvette -- This one might hurt Corvette lovers, but it isn't because the car shouldn't be on the list. The 1975 Chevy Corvette was underpowered compared to previous and future Corvette models. (Photo: Jack_Snell, Flickr) / HC

30. 1954 Nash Metropolitan -- This car has its own interesting look doesn't it? Under the hood, it didn't have much power and was bit dicey around corners. (Photo: Ozz13X, Flickr) / HC
 

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29. 1977 Lincoln Versailles -- This was a sad attempt to create a "sophisticated" car. It shows through in the advertisement. (Photo: Aldenjewell, Flickr) / HC

28. 1976 Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volare -- The Volare and Aspen were the same car but with different branding. These cars were prone to rust, poorly built and had a laundry list of recalls. (Photo: IburiedPaul, Flickr) / HC

27. 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS -- Edmond's makes a few comments about the car's style, but the major issue comes down to performance. The Malibu Maxx SS lacked anything special. (Photo: Chevrolet) / © 2006 General Motors
 

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26. 1990 Infiniti M30 Convertible -- The suspension wasn't great and poor engine performance makes it among the all-time worst cars. (Photo: IFCAR, Wikipedia) / HC

25. 1980 Cadillac Seville -- This was a front-drive car that failed to win too many fans. (Photo: That Hartford Guy, Flickr) / HC

24. 1996 Ford Taurus -- The previous models of the Taurus had made it one of the best-selling sedans. The 1996 model was a style and performance setback, according to Edmunds. (Photo: AldenJewell, Flickr) / HC
 

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23. 1987 Cadillac Allante -- This was a failed attempt at competing with Mercedes' SL. The Allante was also weighed down by a high price that didn't help it earn any respect. (Photo: Sfoskett, Wikipedia) / HC

22. 1997 Cadillac Catera -- Edmunds knocks this car for its sluggish performance. Who wants a slow car? (Photo: IFCAR, Wikipedia) / HC

21. 1978 Fiat Strada/Ritmo -- This failed car helped seal Fiat's exit from the U.S. market. Like other cars, it was prone to rust so it certainly wasn't a winner. (Photo: Charles01, Wikipedia) / HC
 

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20. 1975 AMC Pacer -- AMC bet on the wide small car find a following, but it didn't take hold. The performance didn't make anyone want to buy the car either. (Christopher Ziemnowicz, Wikipedia) / HC

19. 1970 AMC Gremlin -- AMC had two failed experiments in the 1970s -- the Gremlin and Pacer. Both cars lacked performance and -- well -- had a strange style. (Photo: RoadSidePictures, Flickr) / HC

18. 2011 Aston Martin Cygnet -- This is just a restyled Toyota iQ that didn't take hold with drivers. (Photo: FaceMePLS, Flickr) / HC
 

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17. 1982 Renault Fuego -- This car had all sorts of problems. It was proned to rusting, had electrical problems and had to be recalled for steering wheels that detached. / HC

16. 1971 Ford Pinto -- Do you need a detailed reason? If you do, here it is: The Pinto turned out to be fire-proned due to its rear-mounted gas tank. (Photo: Aldenjewell, Flickr) / HC

15. 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati -- As Edmunds put it, this is the worst car built by Chrysler and Maserati. The car didn't have much style or performance. (Photo: Mesatrooper, Wikipedia) / HC
 

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14. 1968 Lamborghini Espada -- The biggest knock against the car is its bizarre style. Car makers made plenty of odd looking cars in the 1960s and 1970s, but this one certainly stands out. (Photo: Harvard Avenue, Flickr) / HC

13. 1974 Reliant Robin -- This car was underpowered and was silly looking three-wheel car. Does it surprise you that it made this list? (Photo: Caroline Stokes, Flickr) / HC

12. 1983 Renault Alliance -- Car & Driver loved this car in 1983, saying it would "be our car of the year." The car -- like many others -- was prone to rust problems and lacked horsepower. By the late 1980s, the car's value was virtually nothing. (Photo: Aunti Rain, Flickr) / HC
 

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11. 1917 Chevy Series D -- It seems a bit cruel for Edmunds to put a car from 1917 on this list, but they did. The Chevy Series D was the first V8 in a Chevy, but it didn't perform well. (Photo: Saucemania, Flickr) / HC

10. 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Diesel -- This car was a warranty disaster for GM. The engine never really performed well and often broke. None of that makes it a driver's dream car. (Photo: IFCAR, Wikipedia) / HC

9. 1957 Trabant -- This was a car built to compete with the Volkswagen Beetle, but it failed to do that. This car was in production for 30 years, but it never mustered up anything special. (Photo: Georg Schwalbach, Flickr) / HC
 

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8. 1982 Cadillac Cimarron -- This was supposed to be a smaller and more athletic take on a Cadillac, but it turned out to be a pathetic concept. Popular Mechanics called it one of the 10 models that damaged GM's reputation

7. 1958 Edsel Corsair -- This is one of the legendary flops of all time. The car turned out to be a marketing disaster after it sold fewer than 10,000 cars in 1958. (Photo: The Brain Toad, Flickr) / HC

6. 2003 Saturn Ion -- Edmunds called it the second worst car of the century because of its poor design and inadequate performance. (Photo: IRCAR, Wikipedia) / HC
 

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5. 1971 Chevrolet Vega -- This car has led a different life as a racer, but for the everyday driver, it faced problems with holding a key lubricant -- oil. That makes it one of the worst. (Photo: MyOld Postcards, Flickr) / HC

4. 1987 Yugo -- This car had a relatively low price, and its performance proved it was worth that low price. The car underperformed and wasn't the most stylish car. (Photo: InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr) / HC

3. 1955 BMW Isetta -- The Isetta used a single-cylinder engine that pushed out a whopping 12 horsepower. To put that into perspective, the Budweiser clydesdales push out 8 horsepower. (Photo: Steinar Johnsen, Flickr) / HC
 

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2. 1974 Ford Mustang II -- This car was one of the more popular cars due to the fuel crisis, but it faced criticism for lack of performance. This Mustang lacked horsepower and power of previous Mustang models. (Photo: Bull-Doser, Wikipedia) / HC

1. 2001 Pontiac Aztek -- The Pontiac Aztek didn't win any fans with its exterior, and the behind-the-wheel performance didn't wow any drivers either. Within four years, sales for the Aztek had dropped off. (Photo: IFCAR, Wikipedia) / HC



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