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Test Your Knowledge: The Worst Cars of the 20th Century
by Staff

Do you know why vehicles like the Edsel, Pinto and Reliant Robin make car lovers roll their eyes? Do friends turn to you for car-buying advice because you know how to tell a classic from a clunker? Sure, plenty of people know about some of the automotive industry's best creations, but how much do you know about the vehicles at the bottom of the barrel?

It's no secret that Americans love their cars, and the U.S. automotive industry has a long and storied history of excellence. And yet some of the same companies that produced legends like the Mustang, Camry or Corvette also came out with some real rust buckets. For every reliable and beloved vehicle on the showroom floor, there's a lemon that left someone in the lurch.

There's a reason that cars like the Pinto, Reliant Robin, Yugo and Gremlin send chills down the spines of industry experts. From terrible three-wheeled design to ugly exteriors to a tendency to burst into flames, bad cars more than earn their bad reputations. Some are simply too slow to satisfy, while others spew emissions or conk out long before the loan is paid off.

Think you know why these cars rank low for car lovers? Take our quiz to find out!

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Welcome to Autoversed: your online auto destination. If you consider a vehicle more than just means of transportation; if you treat your ride with love and care; if, even after years of driving, the feeling of accelerating hard on the open road still gets you revved up – you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a daily commuter looking for a reliable ride, a car enthusiast thinking about your next hot rod, or a parent who needs to get the kids from A to Z, Autoversed has something for you. We’ve got the lowdown on hot exotic rides, pricy luxury vehicles, eco-friendly green machines, rugged off-roaders, and more. Come take a look!