Most of us have tales we love to spin about the crappy cars we've piloted over the years.
The folks at Edmunds.com, who know a bit about cars, have taken things a step further by compiling a top 100 list of the worst vehicles of all time.
Some get knocked for their attrocious styling, others because they break down if you sneeze on them.
The bottom line is, they are the bottom of the barrel in terms of what the automotive industry has to offer.
And now... the top five wretched rides, according to Edmunds.com.
5. 1971 Chevrolet Vega: An engine that couldn't hold oil, in a car built with contempt for its buyers. It's the car that invited Americans to buy Toyotas and Hondas. However, it did make a good Pro Stock racer.
4. 1987 Yugo: A Serbian-made version of the Fiat 127 that couldn't possibly be as awful as its low price suggested. But it was! Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary as shorthand for automotive crap.
3. 1955 BMW Isetta: Originally designed by Italy's Iso, BMW built the atrocious, single-cylinder 12-hp, one-door Isetta for 7 years. Parked nose-in to a wall, the door wouldn't open. The whole car was a crumple zone.
2. 1974 Ford Mustang II: Built upon the spindly bones of the Pinto, this shrunken, malformed pony is instantly appalling to Mustang lovers. And, unfortunately, hugely popular with buyers stuck with serial fuel crises.
1. 2001 Pontiac Aztek: Drive one and you quickly realize that the Aztek's exterior design is its best feature. It's the very worst car of all time because it's the only car on the list to kill an 84-year-old car company. It's undeniable that the Aztek's utter hideousness drove the biggest and last nails into Pontiac's heavily side-clad, plastic coffin.
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