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OK, here's the complete list:

1899 Horsey Horseless (a weirdo car - but 1/50 worst?)
1909 Ford Model T (one of the best because of what it acheived IMHO)
1911 Overland OctoAuto
1913 Scripps-Booth Bi-Autogo
1920 Briggs and Stratton Flyer
1933 Fuller Dymaxion (amazing design, by an amazing man...not a "worst")
1934 Chrysler/Desoto Airflow (superb design, but ahead of its time)
1949 Crosley Hotshot
1956 Renault Dauphine (Renault built a cheap, small car...it worked!)
1957 King Midget Model III
1957 Waterman Aerobile
1958 Ford Edsel (not a "worst", just bad marketing)
1958 Lotus Elite (***????)
1958 MGA Twin Cam (OK, so the engine was unreliable...so what?)
1958 Zunndapp Janus
1961 Amphicar (yeah...tell THAT to the many fans of this fun car!)
1961 Corvair (Ralph Nader was wrong!)
1966 Peel Trident
1970 AMC Gremlin
1970 Triumph Stag
1971 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Two-Door Hardtop
1971 Ford Pinto
1974 Jaguar XK-E V12 Series III (not the best E-Type, but still an E-Type)
1975 Bricklin SV1
1975 Morgan Plus 8 Propane (innovative for a wooden-framed sports car!)
1975 Triumph TR7
1975 Trabant
1976 Aston Martin Lagonda
1976 Chevy Chevette
1978 AMC Pacer
1980 Corvette 305 "California"
1980 Ferrari Mondial 8 (I could pick several worse Ferraris!)
1981 Cadillac Fleetwood V-8-6-4
1981 De Lorean DMC-12
1982 Cadillac Cimarron
1982 Camaro Iron Duke
1984 Maserati Biturbo (let's face it...these were not Maser's best!)
1985 Mosler Consulier GTP
1985 Yugo GV
1986 Lamborghini LM002
1995 Ford Explorer
1997 GM EV1
1997 Plymouth Prowler
1998 Fiat Multipla
2000 Ford Excursion
2001 Jaguar X-Type
2001 Pontiac Aztek
2002 BMW 7-series
2003 Hummer H2
2004 Chevy SSR

Now, while I agree with some of their choices, the author(s) made some really silly comments and decisions to place a few of these cars on the list. Why can't they write about the 50 best?
 

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Clearly this survey is flawed. Only one Fiat, and no Alfas? I'm so used to unreliability jokes about Italian cars, I'm somehow disappointed not to find our favorite marque on that list!

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I actually thought the 98 Fiat Multipla was kinda cool. It is in no way the same class as the Asstek.
 

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OK, here's the complete list:

1899 Horsey Horseless (a weirdo car - but 1/50 worst?)....
Now, while I agree with some of their choices, the author(s) made some really silly comments and decisions to place a few of these cars on the list. Why can't they write about the 50 best?
Have we got too much TIME on out hands? I know I have more time than money.
 

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Clearly this survey is flawed. Only one Fiat, and no Alfas? I'm so used to unreliability jokes about Italian cars, I'm somehow disappointed not to find our favorite marque on that list!

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Actually two Fiats if you count the Yugo.

Why the GM EV1? They didn't make enough to qualify. IMHO.
 

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Idiotic. Seems written by journalism major that sometimes reads car magazines. Written more as an ode to personal cleverness than a thoughful criticism of automotive lame-ducks. Some OK content to be fair, but numerous errors and mis-drawn conclusions.
 

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Did they ever get the Multipla in USA?

It's a very good car, most of the owners praise it. Very good room, VERY good handling, I guess it's the styling that puts people off.
 

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Time Magazine: 50 Worst Cars of All Time

OK, here's the complete list:

1899 Horsey Horseless (a weirdo car - but 1/50 worst?)
1909 Ford Model T (one of the best because of what it acheived IMHO)
1911 Overland OctoAuto
1913 Scripps-Booth Bi-Autogo
1920 Briggs and Stratton Flyer
1933 Fuller Dymaxion (amazing design, by an amazing man...not a "worst")
1934 Chrysler/Desoto Airflow (superb design, but ahead of its time)
1949 Crosley Hotshot
1956 Renault Dauphine (Renault built a cheap, small car...it worked!)
1957 King Midget Model III
1957 Waterman Aerobile
1958 Ford Edsel (not a "worst", just bad marketing)
1958 Lotus Elite (***????)
1958 MGA Twin Cam (OK, so the engine was unreliable...so what?)
1958 Zunndapp Janus
1961 Amphicar (yeah...tell THAT to the many fans of this fun car!)
1961 Corvair (Ralph Nader was wrong!)
1966 Peel Trident
1970 AMC Gremlin
1970 Triumph Stag
1971 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Two-Door Hardtop
1971 Ford Pinto
1974 Jaguar XK-E V12 Series III (not the best E-Type, but still an E-Type)
1975 Bricklin SV1
1975 Morgan Plus 8 Propane (innovative for a wooden-framed sports car!)
1975 Triumph TR7
1975 Trabant
1976 Aston Martin Lagonda
1976 Chevy Chevette
1978 AMC Pacer
1980 Corvette 305 "California"
1980 Ferrari Mondial 8 (I could pick several worse Ferraris!)
1981 Cadillac Fleetwood V-8-6-4
1981 De Lorean DMC-12
1982 Cadillac Cimarron
1982 Camaro Iron Duke
1984 Maserati Biturbo (let's face it...these were not Maser's best!)
1985 Mosler Consulier GTP
1985 Yugo GV
1986 Lamborghini LM002
1995 Ford Explorer
1997 GM EV1
1997 Plymouth Prowler
1998 Fiat Multipla
2000 Ford Excursion
2001 Jaguar X-Type
2001 Pontiac Aztek
2002 BMW 7-series
2003 Hummer H2
2004 Chevy SSR

Now, while I agree with some of their choices, the author(s) made some really silly comments and decisions to place a few of these cars on the list. Why can't they write about the 50 best?
Alex, thanks for posting the list so I didn't have to go hunt it down.

Your comment almost indicates that you would expect to see Alfa on the 50 best list, for what? Styling, performance, most red cars produced with the parenthesized comment: (subject to delivery with port rust.)

Happy to see the year Pinto I owned is not on the list by one year; however, the Corvair is; that one of the cars that Pat refused to let me have because of its non-reliability and expense is on the list. I wonder if the AMC Pacer made the list for lack of styling, an upside down bathtub was such an aesthetic design creation by some automotive stylist. The Gremlin probably made the list because you just couldn't keep the fish and water in the fish bowl in the front seat while driving.
 

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As far as I'm co0ncerned, it's just a poorly put-together piece, written by someone who just wrote whatever he felt like writing. The criteria used for determining what constitutes a 'worst' was unscientific at best. All you have to do is read about the Model T to see what I mean. Most other lists have placed the Model T at the very top of the scale of best cars ever (based on social, cultural, economic, industrial impact and innovation).

Yes, I WOULD place an ALFA or two on any "50 Best". In fact, the most recent Road & Track did just that and gave a nod to the ALFA 8C 2900B as one of the greatest cars EVER.
 

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This is clearly a list by someone who "likes cars" but is not an enthusiast by an stretch of the imagination. He may fancy himself a car guy but as it's already been stated "Lotus Elite ***"??????? Bet this guy reads motor trend like it's the bible.
 

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This is clearly a list by someone who "likes cars" but is not an enthusiast by an stretch of the imagination. He may fancy himself a car guy but as it's already been stated "Lotus Elite ***"??????? Bet this guy reads motor trend like it's the bible.
A former editor of CAR (Europe) magazine took over editorship at MT a few years ago and it is very much improved as a result. Err, sorry about the Jump.
 

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Wither.......

the 1980 Skylark, part of the GM "X" car fiasco? Our family had one and the brake rotors were either warping or the brakes were catching fire every couple of months. Total piece of Cr*p.
 

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Any "worst" list that doesn't include the Chevy Vega is a fraud. Terrible styling, lousy handling, and a chronic warped aluminum head problem earns it a place on that list.
 

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1909 Ford Model T
1934 Chrysler/Desoto Airflow
1956 Renault Dauphine
1958 Lotus Elite
1958 MGA Twin Cam
1970 Triumph Stag
1974 Jaguar XK-E V12 Series III
1975 Bricklin SV1
1975 Triumph TR7
1975 Trabant
1976 Aston Martin Lagonda
1980 Ferrari Mondial 8 (I could pick several worse Ferraris!)
1981 De Lorean DMC-12
1985 Yugo GV
1997 GM EV1
1997 Plymouth Prowler
1998 Fiat Multipla
2002 BMW 7-series

Not quite sure what the criteria were for the above cars.

The Trabant and the Yugo were (don't laugh) something of a Model T for many, many E Europeans. Mobility for the masses.

The 7 series perhaps is there due to cylinder lining issues. But then the 5 should be on there also. Should that be enough to condemn a car to 50 worst?

Style icons Airflow, E-Type, A-M Lagonda, DeLorean, Dauphine and even the EV-1 don't deserve their place.

The Multipla is just polarizing, not 'worst'.

The Prowler, Mondial, TR7, MGA, Stag (and SIII E-type) may not be their manufacturers' best efforts but are considered desirable by many.

The Bricklin, I always thought was a hell of an effort from a start-up.

What has me completely flummoxed is the Elite. Is the author completely clueless?


Where is the Escalade? What about 1/2 of the last 10years of Buick models? Countless recent Chevys. Ford's 80s and 90s offerings? Not enough GM and Ford, IMO.

I'd also like to see late 90's VAG products on there. The extraordinary unreliability of some A4, Passat and A6 models should be enough to make such a list.
 
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