5 cars that tarnished General Motors’ reputation


For decades, General Motors defined and dominated the American car market with state-of-the-art automobiles. But the company’s dominance fed a corporate culture of overconfidence and self-absorption that led to such misfires as the Chevrolet Corvair and Vega.

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Can’t disagree on any of the author’s choices here. But I’d throw in the Pontiac Aztec for the weird and ugly factor. Just wish they wouldn’t have been plastic bodied and rusted as fast as the other cars of the era. Sure hope the Aztec styling team eventually kicked their drug habit.


I had a Citation company car. It would diesel so badly that I could shut it off, go to a meeting, come back and it would still be chugging. LOL