56 of the Worst Cars of All Time

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20. 1970 AMC Gremlin

Richard Teague designed some cool cars like the Oldsmobile Rocket and the AMC Hornet, he also designed the horrible AMC Gremlin. Trying to beat Ford and GM to the market with an affordable subcompact, AMC created the Gremlin. The Gremlin had an odd shape to it, with an elongated front end and a stunted rear end. This lead to weight distribution issues and caused handling problems. The six-cylinder motor was heavy and choppy, but had some power behind it. The Gremlin was faster than the others in its class, but a rubbish suspension and poor handling made it dangerous to go too fast. The Gremlin is a good example of a car manufacturer trying to cut corners to save a buck and ending up with a subpar vehicle.


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