Cars are about more than transportation. Sure, any old rust-bucket can get you from point A to point B. But even the most pragmatic car-buyers value style just as much as leg room and gas mileage.

There’s no two ways about it: vehicles are a status symbol, an expensive fashion accessory. For better or worse, vehicles say as much about the driver as they do about the company that manufactured it. Why? Advertising, for starters.

So, what do the cars on this list say about those who designed, built, and drove them? My Momma told me that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it.

Hop in, buckle up and join Autoversed on an exploration of the worst cars ever made!


If your commute includes long stretches of highway, meandering curves, and large bodies of water then the Amphicar is just what you need!

Circa 1961, the Amphicar was West Germany’s answer to the question that nobody (sane) asked. The Amphicar’s promotional material shows the vehicle effortlessly transitioning from the road to the water. Unfortunately, the car never took off in the U.S. market and production was halted in 1965.

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