10. Chevrolet Corvair
The Corvair has a special spot in history as one of the most unique and unsafe cars on the road. The car was the first domestic vehicle with a rear-mounted air-cooled engine reminiscent of the VW Beetle. The thing about the Corvair that was sad was that the car was quite beautiful to look at. But looks aren’t everything, and as Corvair owners soon found out, the car was a wreck.
Had the Corvair been engineered a little bit better and not rushed to market, the car could have been great. But early Corvair owners complained of everything from engine fumes to the wheels falling off of it. The Corvair was a bad idea that could have been done right a little bit later down the road. So if you happen to come across a Corvair and think it’s a cool retro car, this one is best left avoided. The Corvair was a great idea that was executed at the wrong time.