14: Chevrolet Chevette
The compact Chevette was another car introduced to combat rising fuel prices. It wasn’t an easy task for domestic automakers, because they had to adapt quickly. There weren’t many gas-efficient cars coming out from domestic automakers. The Chevette was supposed to fill that gap, but the build quality was quickly panned by consumers who questioned the car (via The Truth About Cars).
General Motors went for the tried and true formula Toyota and Honda followed. The car had a four-door hatchback design with a cheaply put-together interior. The gas mileage was decent, but that was only when the car was running right. The reliability was questionable at best and the build quality was even worse. You’ll seldom see a Chevette on the road anymore, and when you do, it’s quite the sight to see.