Ninth-worst: 1957 Trabant

Capitalists aren't the only people who sometimes make bad cars.

Edmunds.com calls the 1957 Trabant, a two-cylinder, two-stroke engine compact from East Germany, "one more reason why communism is evil."

The car was common in its home country, given the lack of competition, and was sometimes exported. It was East Germany's answer to the Volkswagen Beetle, and in some ways it was comparable, with the important difference that the Beetle was a worldwide success and the Trabant was a spectacular failure.

"This is what happens when a car has no consumer marketing behind it," Huffman said.

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