11. Yugo GV
If there is one thing that the Yugo GV is notorious for, it is being dubbed the worst car ever made. Affectionately known as the “Yugo,” the subcompact car was famous for its substandard build quality and questionable reliability. The Yugo would routinely break down on its owners, even brand-new from the factory. Knobs would fall off, windows would leak, and the engine would burn oil when it had less than 1000 miles on the odometer. Aside from those drawbacks, the Yugo also had a very tiny design which meant that the little hatchback didn’t fair very well in crashes.
Perhaps the most famous incident of a driver being hurt in a Yugo was in 1989 when one was blown off a bridge. The car will go down in history as one of the most iconic failures of the automotive industry. Sure, the concept was a great one to provide an affordable and gas-efficient car. But the final result was a car that suffered from shoddy build quality. If you do happen to come in contact with a Yugo nowadays, the car has become a collector’s item even though there was a time when the car was best left avoided.