Like most people, we appreciate the finer things in life. We like good food, fancy electronics and a sharp ride. Like anybody else, we would rather drive a spiffy, reliable car than one that breaks down and causes people to do a double take when it’s driven down the road. In other words, we would never wish to be seen in a Ford Pinto or an AMC Gremlin.
But if you happen to own a really bad car, we would still be more than happy to replace the windshield should it be necessary. Clear Vision Auto Glass, your windshield replacement service in Delaware, offers you this list of the worst cars ever made. Make sure you don’t buy one.
The Ford Pinto tops our list of the worst cars ever made because, basically, any car that bursts into a ball of flames when rear-ended deserves to be on the top of the list. To make matters worse, the powers that be at the Ford Motor Company knew about the design failure but determined that the cost of litigation would be less than having the cars fixed.
The Yugo GV was designed to be an affordable car that got great gas mileage. There was never big expectations for it as it made its way from communist-led Yugoslavia. But if you were the unlucky ones who ponied up for it, you quickly discovered that the motor and electrical system were prone to failure.
You may not have heard of the Reliant Robin, but you have probably seen one before. The Robin was a failed attempt at a car with three wheels. That’s right, a car with three wheels that tended to tip over when cornering going more than 20 mph. What’s worse is that it didn’t have reverse and the steering wheel had the unfortunate problem of popping off while moving.
Ford Mustang II
The original Ford Mustang was sporty, well-built and made you cool if you drove one. The Mustang II is a hunk of garbage that was hated by the majority of the population. And if you drove one, you were about as far from cool as you could be.
The Gremlin has gone down in history as one of the ugliest cars ever made. The Gremlin was the car that kids of parents who owned one would rather walk 20 miles to school in the cold and snow rather than be seen in it. In addition to looking like the back of Frankenstein’s head, the Gremlin was also a rust bucket that was poorly made and handled like an 18-wheeler.
The Chevy Vega was introduced in 1971 with a lot of anticipation and fanfare; it even wan Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. But all too soon it became quite apparent that the Vega was a lemon as the bodies turned to rust, the engines started on fire and the recalls kept mounting.
If you have a Vega, or any of these fine examples of bead cars, and need a windshield repaired or replaced, take it to Clear Vision Auto Glass. Really, we want to see it.