7. 1984 to 1990 Bronco II
The popularity of the mid-size SUV caught Ford off-guard. Before the Explorer hit the market the Bronco II was rushed into production. The two-door SUV which was based on the Ranger pickup truck was top-heavy and very high off of the ground. The high ground clearance made for excellent off-road capabilities, but safety features went by the wayside. It was said that at one point 10,000 deaths were related to the Bronco II. Sad, considering that the original Bronco is one of the safest and well-regarded vehicles on the road.
The Bronco II did have some cool features such as the safari back windows and the notable spare tire. The truck was just as reliable as the Ranger, which meant that buyers could drive these things until the wheels fell off. There were innovative features at the time such as push-button four-wheel drive and even a compact disk player. The fully-loaded Eddie Bauer addition added even more goodies to the mix. The final years for the Bronco II managed to receive an airbag, but overall this is one SUV that’s probably best left avoided.