2015 has been a good year for cars (unless you’re the boss of Volkswagen or any of the other automakers caught cheating on their emissions testing). This has me wonder—what was the worst year for the car industry?
There are a couple of ways to qualify that question. You could grade it by how poorly the industry performed, in which case I imagine you’d have to look to some immediate postwar years like 1946, or immediate post big financial disaster years, like in the late ‘20s/early ‘30s.
But I think you’d have a much better time analyzing which year, exactly, produced the worst cars.
And for that, you’d probably want to look at the 1970s.