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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-29-2002, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Worst designed vehicle ever?

I can think of lots of bad cars over the years but I think the worst designed one was the Chevy Vega with the not ready for prime time aluminum engines (except for the cosworth). What a piece of garbage. Leaked more oil than a Harley and they were pretty ugly to boot. 2nd choice would be the Corvair. So many of the early ones burned up (kind of like the Fieros)that they sort self proclaimed there unworthyness!!!
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Re: Worst designed vehicle ever?

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(kind of like the Fieros)
The only Fieros that had fire issues were the '84s. And most of them were the Indys, all of which were recalled.

And for the original question, I would say the Aztec or the Avalanche. Lots of hideous plastic cladding and square wheel wells.
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Fiero = Greatest car ever designed.
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I agree with p3p3, the Aztek is without question the most hideous.
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Aztec, and all the derivatives from this design.

http://www.geocities.com/cakennedy_98/bad_design.html
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I have to agree that the Aztec is the ugliest vehicular conveyance known to mankind. I had a buddy that had a 454 in a vega. Now that was special. Ths one didn't leak oil. Used a lot of gas though.
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Have we all forgotten the Gremlin? And of course there was the "God please don't rear end me" Pinto.
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Yeah, ugly is one thing, dangerous is quite another. Let's go with a combination of the two: The mid-'80's Bronco II. A square box sitting on wheels so closely spaced that the damn thing will flip right over on a high speed turn. I also had the misfortune to wrench on one.
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My good friends younger brother works at a pontiac dealership.
Word is, the engine needs to be dropped out at least partially... to change the headlight... And I thought our first gens had probs with the screws.. damn )
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Gotta hand it to the good old exploding Ford Pintos. Ugly little things too, IMO.
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Yeah, ugly is one thing, dangerous is quite another. Let's go with a combination of the two: The mid-'80's Bronco II. A square box sitting on wheels so closely spaced that the damn thing will flip right over on a high speed turn. I also had the misfortune to wrench on one.
The 2 door Explorers are still based off that puppy. As are the Explorer Sport-Tracs.
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How about the Trabant?

Made in East Germany for people who couldn't afford a real car.

Quick list of features:

0.5 Liter 26HP Two-Stroke Engine
You Have to Mix the Oil and Gas

Composite Body Panels
Made from Plastic Resin and Wool

1300lb Curb Weight

No Fuel Pump
No Water Pump
No Radiator
No Oil Filter
No Timing Belt
No Valves
No Camshaft
No Brake Servo
No Disc Brakes

Performance Specs:
0-45mph: 20 seconds
Top Speed: 55mph
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SoBL94,

You win. Damn that's Fugly
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AMC Pacer, no doubt about it:p
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Ford Focus is the ugliest of all

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