1985 Pontiac Parisienne (Worst)
Even by the mid-1980s, there was still confusion about certain brands within the Pontiac line. The Parisienne was a full-size sedan that took a lot of the luxury appoints from the Cadillac models of the time. The problem was that GM heavily leaned into marketing the Pontiac brand as the excitement division. The Parisienne was very luxurious but the performance was lackluster at best. The car didn’t sell well, although Pontiac would continue to improve upon it (via Classic Car Database).
The 305 5.0L motor is considered one of the worst motors that GM had ever built. The motor was dramatically underpowered considering the heavy curb weight of the 1985 Pontiac Parisienne. The car has grown in popularity in recent years, as more of the 1980s cars became popular. The 1985 Pontiac Parisienne will continue to be one of the most forgotten Pontiac models from this era.