The American people have had a long love affair with cars. Whether itâ€™s a teenagerâ€™s new found independence or a grown manâ€™s show of status and power, cars represent much more to people than just a way to get from one place to another. Cars make a statement about their owners--or at least how their owners wish to be perceived.
That being the case, there are likely no car owners who want to be perceived as hideously ugly, poorly engineered, or hazardous to life and limb. For that reason and many others, a lot of cars become consigned to the dustbin of history, forever branded embarrassing failures.
Some are off-putting because of styling as enticing as a leisure suit. Some earned a reputation as a danger to the driverâ€¦and everyone else on the road. The reasons for their failures are varied, and while some of the companies that manufactured them recovered, many didnâ€™t.
Which cars have been among the biggest failures in automotive history? Click ahead and find out.
By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 30 September 2011