1970s: the time of the worst cars
Automotive - one of the most difficult areas of production in the world. The manufacturer must take into account a bunch of different factors: passenger safety, competitive performance, modern design and adequate cost. Naturally, far from each of the automobile plants managed to create successful models - some of them had mostly negative reviews, and this undermined the reputation of the manufacturer. Well, the 1970s are considered to be the “golden era” of unsuccessful automotive industry, and not for nothing.
1. AMC Gremlin (1970-78). The car was without "janitors", with an overly powerful engine, was inconvenient to drive, with a bad suspension.
2. Chevrolet Vega (1971-77). Distinguished: a fragile motor (some parts were made of aluminum), a large oil consumption (they said that the normal oil consumption of a car is possible only if it is towed by another car), quickly corroding body.
3. Ford Pinto (1971-80). The unfortunate location and shape of the fuel tank, bad decisions on the headlights, ill-conceived name (translated from Portuguese - the male genitals).