13. Volkswagen Beetle
You must think that we are joking, but we aren’t. The VW Beetle could easily kill you despite the fact it only has a 34 horsepower flat-four engine. The trick with the Beetle is not in speed or power since the car has none of it. It is the suspension and construction. Drivers need to know they are dealing with 1930’s technology in the case of the VW Beetle.
The first problem is the swing-axle suspension. It is durable and tough, but it also has a lot of tire travel. Also, it is sensitive to high-speed cornering, change of direction and even crosswinds. When you drive the Beetle, you can feel the body roll. Even worse, if you are forced to change direction suddenly, chances are you will lose control and crash.
The second problem is the weight distribution as the majority of the Beetle’s weight is located in the back where the engine and the gearbox are. The front of the car is light, especially when the fuel tank is empty. This means the Beetle has less grip on the front wheels, which can cause understeer issues on slippery surfaces.