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Paging Charles Atlas. The boys from BusinessWeek give the business to carmakers' least potent rides โ€” the ones most likely to have sand kicked in their faces by competitors. Some of the standouts (standdowns?) include the Lincoln Zephyr (overpowered by half), the Buick Terraza (barge-like turning radius) and the Suzuki Forenza (a gas-guzzling econobox?). Is the horsepower war being fought (and lost) not on the front lines, but in the backfield? Read on.

Wimpiest Cars of 2006 [BusinessWeek]

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