What Car Do You Wish Never Existed?

Look how they massacred my boy...
Look how they massacred my boy...
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Sometimes, we can learn great lessons from terrible things. Other times, it’s all just awful. What car was so irredeemable that you wish it simply never existed?

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I ask this question largely just because I know there are people who have stronger feelings than me, and I would like to know your justification. I’m generally of the opinion that everything awful is exactly the kind of thing I need in my life, which means that I’ll definitely own a Pinto one day just because I think it’ll be funny to have a museum of lemons.

But this is perhaps because I did not have to live through the era where these cars were A Thing, which means I never had to know what it was like to own such a hateful machine. Nor will I have to in my museum of lemons, since I fully intend on keeping my 2013 Mazda 2 until it is no longer road legal, at which point I will remove the doors and turn it into a yard-going ranch buggy.

(And if you ask my husband, the 2013 Mazda 2 is the worst car that has ever existed and I am sure he wishes it never existed because it would mean I couldn’t insist on driving it for hundreds of thousands of miles.)

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