If there are two powerhouses that have dominated the auto market for decades, it has been Ford and General Motors. These two companies compete in several segments and have brought us some of the most well-known nameplates in the world such as the Camaro and the Mustang. But there have also been many car flops for each company like the Chevrolet Corvair and the Ford Pinto.
The last couple of decades have brought a boom in automotive technology, but there were also many cars and trucks that fell short. Many of these vehicles had a great premise, but they just hit the market at the wrong time. Then there were other cars that were simply sabotaged by the press. Either way, we looked back at the worst Ford and GM models from the last 40 years and what made them such terrible cars here.
48: 1984 Ford Bronco II
The Bronco II featured a novel idea of taking what was great about the full-sized Bronco and making it compact. The problem was that the Bronco II lacks many of those features. There was no removable top and its power was lethargic at best. These were just two issues that made consumers go the other way (via Motor Trend).
The Bronco II was competing against the Jeep Cherokee, a brand-new SUV model. It also offered four doors and the Bronco II did not. The Bronco II was discontinued after the sales numbers were less than promising, but it did lay the groundwork for the Explorer, which would dominate the SUV market for decades.