45+ Cars That Didn’t Live Up To Their HypeBy Michelle Stone
If there aren’t bad cars around, we must admit that there is no way we could appreciate the great ones. Therefore, vehicles in this list exist, at least for the sole reason we could be thankful that the ones we are driving are not one of them. So, the argument begs the question – what does it take to be deemed among such low-rated cars?
Cars have indeed come a long way ever since Carl Benz first came up with the first practical automobile in 1895 – they are even testing models now that flies! Unfortunately, after Benz, many other innovators have come up with machines with designs and performances that do not meet up to the expectations of many. Hence, we have come up with this lineup that includes contenders for the title of the top car flop.
An Aston James Bond Won’t Drive
When movie fans hear the brand ‘Aston Martin,’ the first thing that comes to mind is James Bond’s car. So naturally, all of the models the company makes should live up to the connotation that they are cool vehicles. Unfortunately, their reputation was tarnished by this car in the photo – the ‘Aston Martin Lagonda.’
Car lovers would agree this vehicle is not that terrible to look at – others could be branded as uglier. Yet, ‘Bloomberg’ and ‘Time’ included the automobile in both their “bad” automotive lists. Experts think that the factors that make these wheels unlikeable are their complicated electronics and lack of sportiness.
Not So Sharp Samurai
Looking at the ‘Suzuki Samurai’ one would think it’s such a funky vehicle. Because of its petite size, the jeep would appeal to the younger generation, particularly high schoolers who long to buy their first vehicle. Nevertheless, the wheels made it to this list, and it’s because of one important thing – it’s not very safe.
The roads aren’t always danger free; one wrong move and one is bound to get into an accident. As it turns out, the ‘Suzuki Samurai’ easily flips over, which could prove to be extremely harmful. If the vehicle turns turtle while traversing along a cliff or mountainside, it could fall into a ravine!
Making The French Look Bad
The French are always there at the forefront when it comes to innovation – they have provided us the Baguette, photography, cinema, pasteurization, and today’s camera phone. So, when it comes to automobiles, people would expect them to produce only fine specimens. After all, it’s the country where ‘Peugeot,’ ‘Renault,’ and ‘Bugatti’ come from.
Sadly, the French also manufactured the ‘Citroën Pluriel,’ a car many thinks is pointless. Even if it’s advertised as a vehicle that has state-of-the-art features that will excite users, the ‘Citroën Pluriel’ doesn’t have anything new in it. Plus, many of the users who gave reviews shared that the car is unreliable.
Firebird With Extra Baggage
If the ‘TransAm Type K’ were released in the 1980s, it would have probably quickly become a favorite of many. If its release were timed when the movie ‘Back to the Future’ first came out, the car would have been a big hit because of its futuristic design.
Unfortunately, ‘Pontiac’ introduced it in the late ‘70s, a decade known for its disco, bell-bottoms, and lava lamps. Since the ‘TransAm Type K’ came at a time when people are still bordering between the old and modern, it didn’t become a roaring success. People then would rather drive the classics than wheels that looked like it had wings.
A Little Old-Fashioned For Everyone’s Taste
When ‘Ford’ created the ‘Model T’ in the early 1900s, it wasn’t the first vehicle ever made – Germany was way ahead of the U.S., and the Duryea brothers from Springfield, Massachusetts, had already introduced the first car in the country years before. Nevertheless, there was something new that ‘Ford’ created, and it’s that ordinary people could finally afford to buy automobiles.
So, when the company introduced the ‘Model T,’ almost all American households owned one. It’s probably because of its affordability that prevented the famous car company from making the automobile much safer and decent looking. As a result, manufacturing eventually stopped, and people started calling them “old fashioned.”
Not Too Reliant Robin
If people base a car’s performance on its name, many would think the ‘Reliant Robin’ is very dependable. After all, it’s the model used by the Royal Mail at some point, so one would think the vehicle can indeed be depended on. Yet, the ‘Reliant Robin’ made it onto this list, thanks to its three-wheel design.
Of course, it wouldn’t just easily topple over as others would like all of us to believe, but that doesn’t mean it’s not prone to roll over. Because the car’s weight is concentrated in the middle, any error during sharp turns could end in a disaster.
The Citroën Centipede
If this car doesn’t attract buyers, it’s understandable because it wasn’t manufactured so that it can be sold commercially. The ‘Michelin PLR’ was intended as a tire evaluation test car, hence the number of tires on it even if it isn’t a truck. It was built by ‘Michelin,’ which many know is a French tire manufacturing company, in collaboration with ‘Citroën.’
Although, we must say, the car could be a collector’s item because of its unique design. It was given the nickname of ‘Mille Pattes,’ -the French term for centipede. The Citroen Centipede can often be seen nowadays in fairs and exhibits, used only for promotional purposes.
Car On Top Of A Car
With just one look, we can understand why many people think the ‘1998 Fiat Multipla’ is among the few hideous cars ever made. It’s like the designer ran out of ideas and just thought the “car on top of another car” look would turn out great. Adding those bug-eyed headlights to the muffin-top bulge did not help at all.
Having said that, though, despite its unattractiveness, the ‘Multipla’ is efficient and can be useful for big families; it’s not everyday car companies come out with double rows of three seats. Yet, for people who like their automobiles looking stylish, this model won’t be a top choice.
Just Plain Bad
The ‘Saturn Ion’ doesn’t look so bad; it appears like the many typical average cars being driven around the country; so, why did it make it to this list? It’s really not about the car’s appearance, but rather its poor production quality and lack of engine power.
Okay, the under power some people can live with, but all other features that were just made with disregard to quality are enough reasons for the ‘Saturn Ion’ to stay at the bottom. Reviewers pointed out the model has a bad interior, it’s noisy and uncomfortable to drive, and that the plastic body panels have gaps between them.
We’ve all wondered what the cars of the future would look like, and we’re pretty sure everyone has had the same thought ever since automobiles first got invented. In 1975, the Canadian-made ‘Bricklin SV1’ was unveiled to the world, proudly claiming to be the car of the future.
What set this vehicle apart from others were its stylish 100-pound gull-wing doors and a body made entirely out of plastic—resin and fiberglass, to be exact. Even though it got manufactured to have tons of safety devices like compressible bumpers, we just don’t think a plastic car would be a good selling point.
Fancy Some Wings?
At first glance, this photo seems to show something that we might see in an art gallery instead of an automobile shop, but believe it or not, this is actually one working, moving vehicle! This unusual-looking structure is the German-made ‘Zundapp Janus’, manufactured in 1957.
Aside from the uncommon orientation of its doors and seats, it was also designed to be fueled by a 250 cc, 14 horsepower engine, which means it would only be able to move at a maximum of 50 miles per hour. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this car wasn’t the top-seller the makers had hoped it would be.
Not Worth It
We’re all familiar with the insanely high costs of automobiles, so we wouldn’t judge anyone for trying to find a lower price for this necessity. That’s most probably why Chrysler decided to come up with the ‘K-Car,’ an affordable car model that got marketed during the height of the eighties.
This seems like a really good idea, right? The only problem was that the cars began to degrade after only a few years, with owners complaining of broken door handles, rusted bodies, and faulty transmissions. The problems became so bad that the model ultimately got dubbed as the “Poor Man’s Car.” Yikes!
This bright red car seems so much like a child’s toy that we were surprised upon learning that it was an actual automobile! With its small frame, three wheels, and dome-shaped roof, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this floating around the sky like an unusual spacecraft.
Believe it or not, though, this is the ‘Peel Trident’, a car manufactured and launched in the sixties. It quickly had everyone talking about it, and most of the opinions were not favorable. People complained that it was hard to maneuver and that the plexiglass dome made it unbearably hot inside the car, resulting in an unsurprising lack of sales.
No Roof, No Problem
Perhaps one of the most globally recognizable automobile models is the compact ‘PT Cruiser,’ which Chrysler manufactured. Still, many people probably aren’t aware that the motor company made another type of car modeled after that, which they called the ‘PT Cruiser Convertible’.
This model was made exactly the same as the original ‘PT Cruiser,’ with only one apparent difference—it doesn’t have a roof. The company didn’t make any significant improvements to the newer model. Although this would have been great for people who love road trips, it didn’t appeal to consumers as much as the manufacturers had hoped it would and soon got discontinued.
We’re all well aware that cars of the future would probably run on electricity rather than oil, and companies have now been scrambling to manufacture their own line of electric vehicles. With this in mind, one of the very first car companies to hop on the trend was General Motors.
In 1997, they came out with the ‘GM EV1’, the first-ever mass-produced electric vehicle from a major car company. Although it certainly looked like a futuristic automobile, users complained that its battery life was subpar and wasn’t enough for everyday driving, leading GM to end the model’s production in 1999.
Anyone going through this list is probably aware by now that three-wheeled vehicles usually don’t fare well, and here we have another shining example of that. The aircraft-inspired ‘Davis D-2 Divan’, produced by the Davis Motorcar Company during the 1940s, was proudly expected to become a worldwide success.
Unfortunately, they weren’t able to predict how much it would cost to manufacture these and failed to deliver cars to the dealerships, eventually leading to the company’s closure. As of today, there are only 12 of these unusual-looking automobiles existing in the world, so we’ll try to keep an eye out for one.
The ‘AMC Pacer,’ manufactured by the American Motors Corporation during the mid-seventies to eighties, looked like the ultimate futuristic car. Its design was also controversial, boasting of a wide interior in a small, compact exterior. The company held very high hopes for this particular model with its variety of colors, compactness, and large rounded windows.
Unfortunately, the ‘AMC Pacer’ soon garnered a reputation for being hard to handle during sharp turns, with some users even reporting their cars spinning out of control. Due to these issues, the model went under several years of alterations but eventually went out of production after only about five years.
The ‘Ford Pinto’ automobile, manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the seventies, rose to popularity for a less-than-desirable reason. Although this model is far from the top contender when it comes to looks, it was known to be prone to collisions, where the poorly-designed fuel tank would then rupture and burst into flames.
This would probably be expected from most cars if they were involved in high-impact crashes, but users reported that even with slight rear-end collisions, the ‘Ford Pinto’s fuel tank would still rupture dangerously. After a major recall and numerous criticisms, the model eventually got discontinued, leaving a negative legacy in its wake.
Slow And Steady
One thing we heavily consider when buying cars, aside from their safety features, is how fast they can go. This was probably one thing Chevrolet failed to consider when they unveiled their ‘Chevette’ model automobile during the seventies, which was a hit and sold millions of units throughout its production.
It was a good subcompact and was even the top-selling small car in the U.S. for several years. However, it soon came out that the model had an underpowered motor, leading to a slow and cumbersome performance even with its lightweight build. It turns out; the slow and steady don’t always win the race.
A Crossover Minivan No One Wanted
We’ve all heard how too many cooks spoil the broth; something similar happened with ‘Pontiac Aztek,’ which was in production for only five years until 2005. It was a styling disaster by multiple designers without a unified vision for the car. Unfortunately, it clearly shows in the chaotic design.
The idea behind the 2001 ‘Pontiac Aztek’ was pretty simple – a crossover minivan to appeal to the younger crowd and a practical model for the older generation to use. Yet, the harsh reality fell on neither side and failed to make it to anyone’s wishlist. Sadly, the poor specs and handling marked the end of GM’s’ eighty-four-year-old Pontiac brand.
A Grand Tourer That Went Downhill
1984 ‘Maserati BiTurbo’ resulted from the company wanting to offer a ‘downmarket’ version of their expensive cars to capture a larger market with lower price tags. Well, it didn’t quite work out that way. Their experimentation ended up tarnishing the image of the Italian brand.
With the ‘Biturbo’ meaning ‘expensive junk’ in Italian, the grand tourer couldn’t have had a better fate. The original with a two-door, four-seat notchback coupe started well, though, reaching 40,000 units in sales. Although, it was a matter of time before everything that could burn and crash in the car did. Eventually, in 1988, the company dropped the Biturbo tag altogether.
The Car That Could Have Been
As America’s first post-war compact sports car, the 1949 ‘Crosley Hotshot’ had everything going for it except for the engine that became too hot to handle and pretty noisy too. Even though it was lightweight compared to the other race-cars, it did decently well on the tracks.
Some thought the model looked cool, while many disagreed and felt it was too small and dangerous. If only the Crosley brothers had gone in for an iron cast engine instead of steel metal, the little car wouldn’t have failed so miserably that the production had to be stopped in 1951. A year later, they folded out of the automobile business entirely.
Yugo GV – A Joke Nobody Wanted To Own
Cars are an expensive investment everyone wants to show off to their friends and family proudly. No one would enjoy their beautiful possession becoming a punchline of a joke at dinner parties. That was just precisely how 1986 ‘Yugo GV’ got treated and for rightful reasons.
Surprisingly, the model was initially well-received, selling out over thousand units in a single day. That was until the ugly reality came crashing hard on the general public. Quality-wise, ‘Yugo GV’ had a massive list of issues – lack of speed, crumbled in the crash tests, and overall was an inferior product that broke down way too often. As expected, the company came crashing down too.
The Not So Triumphant Stag
No one wants to own a car that runs into trouble as often as the ‘Triumph Stag’ did back in the ’70s. It looked great, no doubt, but that’s pretty much where the charm ended. One look at the engine quickly alerted everyone to how terrible the vehicle was in terms of reliability.
The fault lay with the car’s engine in its entirety – from the escaping coolant to the poor radiator efficiency that resulted in overheating. Forget about the utility of the ‘Triumph Stag’; its expensive maintenance dug a huge hole in the wallets. It’s sad to think that the vehicle would have been a fun drive if only it ran!
Not So Fabulous Ferrari
We all know that ‘Ferrari’ cars are usually expensive, but back in the ’80s, the brand tried to be fair and launched an affordable version – the ‘Mondial 8.’ Was it a hit? Sadly, no! The car was everything it’s not supposed to be – heavy, large, and lacked go power.
Reportedly, the ride’s electronic system, which was supposed to be its USP, always smelt of burning wires. The company had too many complaints to handle about the same! Unfortunately, every car manufactured had a system failure at some point or the other.
Yellow Yellow Dirty Fortwo
Even though this tiny yellow car appears cute, its good looks could not make up for the flaws it had. Otherwise known for producing top-class vehicles, ‘Daimler’s subdivision called Smart Cars could not deliver to their standards with this model.
‘Fortwo’ had a front-mounted cooling system and rear-mounted engine, and we can’t understand this arrangement; it makes no sense! Due to this setup, passengers sitting inside the ride felt like they were seated inside a volcano on hot summer days. Unlike its name, ‘Fortwo’ was not even meant for a single person!
It is often said that bad publicity is still publicity, but we are sure this is not how ‘Cadillac’ wanted to be famous in and around North America. Their stylish and sleek vehicles made a buzz among its users, and almost everyone wanted to invest in the brand until ‘Fleetwood’ entered the market.
The pearl white-colored car with a burgundy roof seems chic and robust from the outside, but reportedly, its engine was anything but strong. Drivers experienced jerky movements, heard irritating, loud noises, and sometimes even had to face a few system failures. It was a flop show, undoubtedly!
Dodged A Dodge?
Even though ‘Dodge’ is a fairly new model compared to the other cars on the list, its interiors still had outdated tech. Imagine taking a new ride to the office to show off, and the colleagues don’t even realize it’s a new purchase!
While this was the first reason why the sales of this model probably decreased, the second notable problem in the machine was that despite being a seven-seater car, it did not have enough power to transport the passengers successfully. Whoever dodged a ‘Dodge’ was either lucky or wise enough to wait for reviews before investing in one!
Dodge Omni Was Like A Bad Omen
We buy cars for luxury, comfort, and safety, but imagine if the same machine is responsible for putting a person’s life at risk, they will always feel suspicious no matter how many vehicles they change. Unfortunately, ‘Dodge Omni’ fell into this category.
Released in the 1970s, the ride was designed to be at par with the changing times and standards, but ‘Omni’ had nothing to fulfill the expectations despite sounding promising. It had poor steering, had issues staying on the road, and bad brakes. Users feared that it was just lovely packaging; the insides were as hollow as it could get!
It is a tradition that the world always praises the one with originality and that rip-offs and copycats are usually thrown into the dust bin. We saw this tradition coming true when ‘Renault Le Car,’ from the French car company, ‘Renault,’ met its fate.
The question arises, why was it removed from the market only after a few years? Well, maybe because it tried to compete with cars like ‘Volkswagen Rabbit’ and ‘Golf.’ Poor thing, it couldn’t even come close to its counterparts because of its slow speed and lack of safety.
The Face of Shock
Please wait a minute, don’t be impatient; we’ll get to the nitty-gritty of the car later. But, first, let us focus on the weird expression that the car’s front can be seen making. It seems like this car saw another car wearing the same dress at a party, or maybe wearing the same paint job at a car race.
Who on earth approved of this design? We can’t imagine ourselves driving down the street with our car being in a continuous state of shock. We agree that the car had good power and was reliable, but sadly that’s not all that is required.
Have We Met Before?
We took one look at the car, and something felt wrong right away. This car feels familiar to us as if we have seen it somewhere else before. But, now that we take another good look at it, we can see a striking resemblance with a UFO!
We think that the creators tried to come up with something out of the box; too bad aliens have already been there, done that. Either way, this vehicle happens to be the first minivan ever built, but even that couldn’t help the company sell more of these ‘Stout Scarabs.’
Looks Can Be Deceiving
This car is precisely what many of us look for when we enter a showroom to treat ourselves with a vehicle. Nice and sleek body, metallic paint job, and just about everything is appealing. So we shake hands with the dealer and take it out for a test drive.
Midway down the road, we see our turn approaching and tighten our grip on the wheel to steer the car, but the wheel freezes. Yes, this is the exact problem that people faced with ‘Nissan Murano.’ Luckily, the team took immediate notice, and the problem was fixed. So now we can buy it without any worries.
Imagine our car decides to break down randomly, and we take it to the workshop to get it fixed, but not a single workshop accepts it. How frustrating would that be! Our immediate instinct would be to get rid of this car and look for another.
This whole story would feel familiar to the people who own a ‘Chevrolet Monza’ because that’s exactly the car we are talking about. The reason behind it being high maintenance is because the original engine was replaced, and the new engine brought this tantrum with it.
A Nash For Bad Grades
Owning a car is every teenager’s dream, but many school kids would instead remain carless than own a ‘Nash Metropolitan’ back in the day. Many parents knew this and used to it threaten their kids who behaved poorly in school. Imagine having to pass in school because we don’t want a certain kind of vehicle?
We can’t blame those kids or anyone who disliked the ‘Nash.’ This vehicle was quite popular back then, not for good reasons. Instead, it was known for its poor engine and tendency to tip on its side while turning corners. Now we see why a teen who’d like to drive fast would want to avoid this car.
When vehicle creators decide to upgrade previous models, we usually anticipate something better. However, when the ‘Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Diesel’ model got launched, it turned out to be a huge disappointment. Although it came tagged as the “next best thing, ” “the next big flop” was a better description for the 1979 release.
One of the issues of this vehicle was the engine which was known to blow when it reached 90hp. Honestly, once a car engine has issues, there’s nothing much for car enthusiasts to love about the vehicle. As a matter of fact, it even got labeled as one of the unsellable vehicles on the market during its time.
The Non-Luxury AMC Concord
What do we expect from a luxury car? Comfort, quality, and high-performance. So when a supposed luxury vehicle doesn’t offer any of these features, what’s the point? Such was the case of the 1978 ‘AMC Concord,’ which got designed to provide the utmost comfort for riders.
The car was famous for having its bolts fall apart in the middle of the freeway. Other issues were poor shocks and sagging roof liners, and riders only had testimonies of an unpleasant ride. So many things were wrong with this automobile, and having it among the motor industry’s more notable flops only seems fitting.
Austin Allegro: Disaster On Wheels
Think of a vehicle with a truckload of errors and technical problems. Now, add a name to it – ‘Austin Allegro.’ This automobile was a typical disaster on wheels, and it became only fitting for the manufacturers to take it off the market for good. Even though, like all automobile releases, the company had carried high hopes before the launch.
The Austin-Morris-made vehicle had mechanical issues, awkward dimensions, faulty front axle, and so on. Yes, it had its fans, but the auto, which was in vogue between 1972 and 1983, had more people who didn’t like it, and rightly so. Who needs a car with trouble written all over it?
The ‘Unreliable’ Ferrari Testarossa
For a long time, ‘Ferraris’ have been known to be luxurious speedsters that many car enthusiasts would love to own. Yet, when the ‘Ferrari Testarossa’ got released in 1984, it didn’t live up to the expectations of being an everyday use ride, despite packing a massive 4.9-liter engine under the hood.
It turns out the automobile was pretty undependable, with the customers making several expensive trips to the garage, which ultimately reduced the car’s popularity. While it might have failed to hit the target when it got produced, the vehicle remained famous among car collectors and could even fetch millions at an auction.
Humming Hummer H3
Anyone who loves a bulky, and loud car, would most likely enjoy driving around in the ‘Hummer H3’. The massive ride first hit the market in 2005, and it specifically got made for the folks who love big cars and making some engine noise in the neighborhood.
Though it might impress some people, the gigantic car is not all that majestic. It has a small engine for such a big body; one cannot really see well while driving it, and there are several blind spots that could be dangerous. With a top speed of 98 mph, it isn’t quite fast either, but one at least had vast cargo space on the upside.
Lethargic Morgan Plus 8
One glance at the ‘Morgan Plus 8’, and anyone would fall in love with its beautiful, intricate design, which just tempts us to take it out for a long drive in the summer, with the wind blowing over our heads. Yet, there’s a problem with this piece of mechanical beauty; it isn’t as fast as it looks.
First made in the United Kingdom in 1968, the ‘Morgan Plus 8’ came fitted with propane tanks for the American market. Unfortunately, while it worked to pass the country’s emission test, the design choice rendered the ride incredibly slow and not as fun to drive.
The Chevy Citation Failure
When the ‘Chevy Citation’ hit the market in 1980, it was an instant hit among consumers, selling over 800,000 units in one year. So good was the vehicle’s reception that it was named the ‘Car of the Year’ by ‘Motor Trends,’ in the first year of release.
Despite its major commercial success, all was not well with the famous vehicle. Some consumer reports found out that the ride was not perfectly built and was not safe to drive either. With that information finally coming out into the limelight, the company quickly decided to stop the ‘Chevy Citation’ production in 1985.
There have been some microcars produced in the past. Still, we don’t think we have seen anything as fascinating as the ‘Elcar.’ This electric car got built in Italy in the 70s. Despite some massive advertising, it didn’t manage to break into the American market with any reasonable success.
With an 8 hour recharge time and a ten mph top speed in cold weather, the ‘Elcar’ just wasn’t very desirable, and it’s not surprising that the company stopped producing them after only two years. Also, can we talk about the design? It definitely isn’t among the more spectacular rides in the market, something we bet also contributed to its eventual downfall.
Despite its spunky appearance and reputable name, the ‘Dodge Royal 1957’ model failed miserably at living up to its name and look. ‘Dodge’ brand lovers who rushed to purchase the car with excitement couldn’t have been pleased with the service they ended up receiving.
From water leakage in the trunk, rusting, to falling apart easily, and topped with total engine failure, this car was simply a letdown. Thankfully, the ‘1959 Silver Challenger’ came in to save Dodge’s reputation. Coming with extra features at no extra cost, this latter model brought the fan base back to the brand.
A Car Ahead Of Its Time
Despite exciting the masses who couldn’t wait to take it for a spin, the ‘Fuller Dymaxion’ didn’t make it to the general public. This model, by ‘Buckminster Fuller,’ was to be the next generation automobile that could drive, swim and fly. Ideally, a James Bond car available to the populace.
Unfortunately, the prototype was way ahead of its time. It had its limitations, and besides, the aspects of lift and turbulence had not yet been understood. For this reason, ‘Buckminster’ called it off, which we think was a wise move considering the number of accidents folks cause even with easily understood autos.
A Car For The Sahara?
It seems inventors are determined to come up with a car that can fly. This ‘Waterman Arrowbile’ was created for the same purpose, but it didn’t appeal to the masses. Looking at the tailless automobile with giant wings, the reason for the failure is evident.
Imagine the chaos this would cause on roads bumping into other cars and trying to navigate corners. We must say, though, that it gives us nostalgic memories of ‘The Gods Must Be Crazy 2.’ Those that have seen the film can almost see Hans running through the Sahara with the plane using his feet as supplementary wheels. Maybe it was built with the Khoisan in mind.
A Garage Experiment
This car here had no issues with performance or its technical structure, but its appearance has qualified it for our list. It looks as though someone got bored in a garage and decided to put together different car parts to see what they would come up with.
The result of this creative experiment would be the ‘Jensen S-V8.’ We are not sure why the builder went for this mismatched appearance or why they thought it would work. Still, if it was uniqueness they were looking for, they got it, and clearly, it came off as appealing to some people. It seems like everybody has a type, after all.
The Nissan Toy Car
The ‘Nissan Cube’ cannot be faulted mechanically or performance-wise, but just like the ‘Jensen S-V8,’ we are not pleased with the sight of it. Evidently, the displeasure is not unique to us since the model failed to gain popularity with the millions of ‘Nissan’ fans worldwide.
Just like its name suggests, this automobile with its flat back resembles a cube. We don’t know where the company was going with this, but we think it ended up looking like an oversized toy car. Maybe it was built for those that still embrace their inner child, and we judge because we were not the target market.
Luxury? Not Much
It is not easy to come across a negative critique of an ‘Infiniti’ vehicle, considering they are built for luxury and are quite expensive. Then again, there is always a black sheep in every flock, and in this particular one, the ‘Infinity Q50’ takes the fall.
Besides being a fuel guzzler, the car fails to deliver its promise of enjoyment. It has fussy controls and uncomfortable front seats, making a ride in it quite unpleasant. Consumers have been so dissatisfied with the model that it has fetched a 57% rating; quite a downfall for a brand with such class!