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(Yahoo)   The five biggest flop, worst-selling car models of all time. It's not surprising that the Pontiac Aztek is on the list, but the 1964 Studebaker Wagonaire "convertible station wagon" actually seems kinda cool   ( ) divider line 33
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2013-04-10 07:54:08 PM  
7 votes:
They don't make them like this anymore.
2013-04-10 08:03:21 PM  
5 votes:
when GM unveiled the Aztek, says he'll never forget the gasp he heard from the crowd
2013-04-10 09:56:57 PM  
4 votes:
2013-04-10 08:26:43 PM  
4 votes:

Pointy Tail of Satan: BMW only made 2200 of the first model MZ3 Coupe. When I die, they are gonna bury me in mine.

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2013-04-10 07:38:57 PM  
4 votes:
2013-04-10 10:25:07 PM  
3 votes:

puckrock2000: [ image 640x435]

The Tucker 48 would like a recount.

That wasn't so much a flop as much as a car that was squeezed out of existence before it could really hit the market.

A little 1940s car humor
Three guys were talking about buying their wives cars.
One said, "I'm gonna buy my wife a Kaiser and surprise her."
His friend said, "I'm gonna buy my wife a Frazer and amaze her."
The third guy said, "I'm gonna buy my wife a Tucker."

/My grandfather told me that joke.
//I miss him profoundly.
2013-04-10 09:49:13 PM  
3 votes:
2013-04-10 08:31:27 PM  
3 votes:

Invisible Dynamite Monkey: Pointy Tail of Satan: BMW only made 2200 of the first model MZ3 Coupe. When I die, they are gonna bury me in mine.

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Driving one of these was perilous.
2013-04-10 08:05:44 PM  
3 votes:

dumbobruni: the Yugo GV is listed as only selling 4400 cars, but Yugo actually sold over 140,000 of them.

Yeah, but the 4400 count was based on the units that actually MADE IT to the buyers' driveways after purchase.
2013-04-10 09:49:01 PM  
2 votes:
What, no pictures of the Aztek's greatest feature?

The suicide tent!
2013-04-10 08:30:22 PM  
2 votes:
2013-04-10 08:12:31 PM  
2 votes:
I owned a K-car wagon back when I was in high school. I think my parents were ok with me having it because they knew it would repel the ladies, which it did.
2013-04-11 11:46:22 AM  
1 vote:

RJB: They're showy and expensive, and their chrome trim might not handle abuse as well as a lower-tier truck, but you can throw stuff in the bed, FFS.

My buddy has an Escalade pick up.  I show him no mercy.
2013-04-11 09:56:17 AM  
1 vote:
I can't believe they only sold 5,020 Azteks.  5,000 of those must have been sold in SE Michigan with the employee discount plan...cause I see one of those abortions every day.

My son called the Aztek when it came out, a "Stormtrooper Car"..."cause it looks like something Stormtroopers would get out of"

Made sense to me.
2013-04-11 07:17:03 AM  
1 vote:

Notabunny: KrispyKritter: --- Chevrolet Chevette: a more miserable pathetic car i've never driven. simply horrible. i inherited one. the steering wheel was at a strange angle, it was made that way, very off putting. that car took five minutes to get up to highway speed and heaven help you when you needed braking power. simply terrible deathmobile. may they all rot in hell.

I'm going to guess a late C3 to a mid C4. Something from 1978 to 1991. Dark days for the Corvette.

Go back and reread that a little more carefully.
2013-04-11 01:10:29 AM  
1 vote:

The Irresponsible Captain: I never passed one in a Corvair...  The Corvair would probably lift off the road if I tried.

Heh... as much as I love my Corvair, this actually happens. I was driving on the highway at around 100 mph with the top down, feeling like the king of the world, when suddenly the steering wheel just went loose in my hands like it wasn't connected to anything, and the front end of the car lifted up slightly. My mouth suddenly tasted like hot copper and I nearly soiled my fine vinyl seats, and I drove home at about 40 mph.
2013-04-11 01:02:39 AM  
1 vote:

BrianGriffin: 2.The rear window defroster lower half NEVER worked.

Why did a Yugo have a rear window defroster?... So when you were pushing them in the winter you could keep your hands warm, sometimes.
2013-04-11 12:53:56 AM  
1 vote:

This is an Edsel. Can't you just hear the car calling for a lick?

/link is hot like the car is not
2013-04-11 12:43:18 AM  
1 vote:

The Irresponsible Captain: The Corvair would probably lift off the road if I tried.

Years past when, it was all I could afford, I drove a 65 Corvair,  four one barrel carbs 180 CID, with sandbags in the front storage area, thanks Ralph for the heads up, never had a problem with positive sway on a turn. Then one day on a four lane divided highway in a slow left turn another Corvair attempted to pass me and side rolled three times. No one seriously hurt but that along with the fact that the pushrod seals leaked more oil than the Exxon Valdez got it traded for an even less practical 1956 TR3 Triumph. Don't even get me started on aluminum block, teflon cylinder coated Vegas or Bic Pintos. The best low end cars were actually designed and marketed as such, original VW Bug, Morris Minor, Datsun B210, Honda Civic, Henry's T & first flathead V8 Fords . Things just don't work that way these days it seems.
2013-04-11 12:02:04 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-10 10:41:41 PM  
1 vote:
2013-04-10 09:54:36 PM  
1 vote:

Sin_City_Superhero: That was kind of my point. Sales figures are useless without production numbers.

Even that is fairly useless, as I am sure they sold ALL of the models they built; its just when, and for how little.

/I only say this as I bought a brand spanking new Yugo (yes, I was sober) from the dealership, just a good two years after it had been sitting on the lot, and for the princely sum of $500 cash and the promise not to ever bring it back for service.
2013-04-10 09:20:29 PM  
1 vote:

My sports wagon? 94 Volvo 940 Turbo. It's built like a farking tank. Someone rear-ended me about 8 months ago at 25 MPH. It picked my car up and spun it 90 deg. My rear bumper had a quarter sized piece of plastic missing. The other guys car was totaled.

/I laughed.
2013-04-10 09:12:15 PM  
1 vote:

"What do you mean the Pontiac Aztek is 'bad'?"

2013-04-10 08:52:53 PM  
1 vote:
I have a buddy from college that bought an Aztek brand new and has driven it ever since.  Just saw on FB he rolled 200k in it last week.  Two hundred thousand embarrassing miles.
2013-04-10 08:38:30 PM  
1 vote:

Ed Grubermann: bighoss: I nominate the Volkswagen Thing for one of the ugliest cars ever to make the road, although they looked fun to drive.

Yes, but VW knew they were ugly and used that as part of their advertising.

I will buy the kubelwagen, Mein Fuhrer!!
2013-04-10 08:09:32 PM  
1 vote:

netgamer7k: [ image 280x190]

What about this abomination to our eyes?

It's as though a New Beetle farked an El Camino and this was the offspring.
2013-04-10 08:02:52 PM  
1 vote:

Tellingthem: I've said this before but i kinda like the Aztek. I think it is because it's so bad...
2013-04-10 07:57:09 PM  
1 vote:

NewportBarGuy: [ image 640x371]

""Soft Corinthian Leather!"

I am.. a  man... who knows who I am..
And you should drive a Christlike Cordoba...because... you are.. a man... who knows who I am.
2013-04-10 07:56:14 PM  
1 vote:
Studebaker hawk...YEAAH!
2013-04-10 07:56:03 PM  
1 vote:

NewportBarGuy: [ image 640x371]

""Soft Corinthian Leather!"

Corinth is famous for its leather!
2013-04-10 07:55:34 PM  
1 vote:

Erebus1954: They don't make them like this anymore.

You think you hate it now, but wait'll you drive it!
2013-04-10 07:28:51 PM  
1 vote:

Tellingthem: I've said this before but i kinda like the Aztek. I think it is because it's so bad...

I think it was actually pretty well liked by those who bought them, and some of the features and characteristics seemed to be pretty good ideas.  The main problem was that it was so goddamn fugly that most people wouldn't buy it even if the thing had features that would serve you champagne and caviar and give you road head while you drove it.
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