12: Chevrolet Camaro Iron Duke
Another Camaro to grace this list is the Iron Duke. What exactly was the Iron Duke you might ask? Well, after the fuel prices had gone through the roof, GM decided to sell a Camaro with a four-cylinder engine (via Auto Blog). By today’s standards, that isn’t a bad thing but in the 1980s it was unheard of. The Iron Duke did horribly, not only because buyers didn’t want it, but also because of a lack of power and reliability.
The Iron Duke was dubbed one of the worst Chevrolet engines of all time. Then you throw it in a legendary car like the Camaro and the reputation was tarnished. Ford had their own fair share of problems with four-cylinder power. But the Iron Duke was a downright awful choice to put inside of a pony car like the Camaro.