20: Chevrolet Citation
With a nameplate like the Citation, it’s a wonder that this nameplate failed. In a mad dash to bring compact cars to the market, GM brought consumers the Citation. It was a four-door hatchback reminiscent of similar Japanese models. Unfortunately, it didn’t feature the precision Japanese engineering or reliability (via Ebay Motors). The Citation had notoriously poor build quality from the interior outward.
Interior rattling and broken knobs and dials were not uncommon. Performance-wise, the Citation had lethargic acceleration. The handling also lacked any type of feedback or response. A rough ride made things worse, and exterior noise was at an all-time high. All in all, the Citation was about the cheapest and lowest quality Chevrolet compact you could get.