The worst: 2001 Pontiac Aztek
Our winner is not only extremely ugly, but also has a singular distinction: it destroyed an 84-year-old automaker.
"Only hours before we went live [with the list] did we settle on where the top three would settle out," Oldham recalls. "We decided that none of the other 99 cars on the list had such a negative impact on such an established and successful brand. The Aztek became such a punchline for a bad car that Pontiac was damaged goods. After the Aztek, GM couldn't save Pontiac no matter what they did."
The car is hideously ugly, Oldham says, adding: "The joke is that the styling is its best feature."
-- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C.