Suzuki Samurai

The 4×4 Suzuki Samurai looked weird, but who am I to judge? The vehicle sold well, endured years of healthy competition, and was received well. BUT, it’s on his list for a reason.

In 1985, a Suzuki internal memo surfaced that detailed the company’s need to address the vehicle’s “roll factor.” Yeah, that’s no good. It turns out that the Samurai caused at least 213 deaths and 8,200 injuries as a result of the vehicle’s “roll factor.”

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