1961 Pontiac Tempest (Worst)
Although most drivers equated the 1970s with a time when automakers downsized their vehicles, the 1961 Pontiac Tempest was one of the first compact cars on the road. The car was released in 1961, and it was considered a bargain-driving entry for consumers who wanted something a little different. The styling of the Tempest was reserved when you compared it to the rest of the lineup (via Fifties Web).
The Tempest had a flexible cable driveshaft, which was unconventional at the time. The styling of the sedan was not that popular, and the coupe would follow the next year. The 1961 Tempest is by far one of the worst Pontiac models released around this period, and you won’t see one on the road often.