Some cars are a reward for success โ€” ask any Wall Streeter heading to the Porschemporium this bonus season. Other cars pitch their tents at the other end of the success spectrum. What is the poster car for personal defeat?

Take, for instance, the ironically named Oldsmobile Achieva. Not achievement, to paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, Achiev-A. Even an optional Quad4 engine couldn't save it from its Grand Am roots and gimpy styling. Nothing says "i've given up" like driving an Achieva. Except maybe this one.

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