There is no question that the automobile world is full of amazing sports car series. Yet, even the greatest ever have had their fair share of mistakes along the way. This is what would allow them to regroup and help build their series up. However, in other cases, it is apparent they have seen a dip in quality in recent years and need to fix it.
This article will be taking a look at the awful model years from these great sports car series. It is important to note that there will be many brands discussed, as well as release years. This will show that there is no such thing as a perfect series, as some of the most iconic names out there have had some truly abysmal releases.
Now, without further delay, let's get this show on the road!
15. 1974 Ford Mustang II
The Ford Mustang is the bread and butter for its brand, but it has not always been stellar. In fact, the series was in serious jeopardy after the ridiculously poor 1974 Ford Mustang II was released. This car is notorious for its weak structure and serious steering problems. We would not recommend collecting it.
14. 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a vehicle that definitely deserves a lot of criticism. This is due to the fact that it is quite clear that it is far too weak when it comes to its overall structure. This makes it prone to serious problems, which have been present since the start of its time on the market.
13. 2012 Dodge Challenger
The 2012 Dodge Challenger is a vehicle that definitely would hurt this series today. This is because of the clear fact that it was built in an extremely poor manner. Perhaps the brand was banking on this car being successful solely on its reputation, as it seems like they didn't even try with it.
12. 1982 Chevrolet Camaro
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The 1982 Chevrolet Camaro is definitely the worst release from this iconic series. Although it looked quite sick, it is apparent that it would fail miserably because of its abysmal "Iron Duke" engine. It would only have 90 HP, which was truly horrible for a sports car, even of that time period.
11. 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse would be the final sports car from this series. It is honestly a shame that it went out the way it did, as this car had far too many problems to be taken seriously. Engine issues would become what this car was most known for, which really is disappointing.
10. 1989 Ford Thunderbird
When staring at the 1989 Ford Thunderbird, it is easy to assume that it is a very solid classic car. Yet, this car is actually known as the start of the downfall for this iconic series. It became known for being far too heavy and having awful ride quality. Thus, it is easily the worst ever from it.
9. 2019 Audi TT
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The 2019 Audi TT definitely took a major step back in the history of this series. This is still new enough where people are getting tricked into buying it, as the rest of its releases has been stellar. Yet, this car has awful handling, which makes it very unpredictable when driving in harsh weather conditions.
8. 2006 Honda S2000
The 2006 Honda S2000 brought upon changes to the series that would eventually lead to its downfall. This car has been criticized immensely for its lack of space and complicated controls. Although we love this series, it is clear that this release just did not compare to its previous models.
7. 1978 Dodge Challenger
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Although the Dodge Challenger series is beloved, it is apparent that the 1978 release was a complete and utter lemon. This is because of the fact that it was far too weak in power, while having a very horrid engine. Therefore, it makes sense that so many people would dislike the car.
6. 1980 Chevrolet Corvette
The 1980 Chevrolet Corvette is the worst from this iconic series. It was destined to fail because of California's rules on engine power, which would make this car immensely weak. However, even the ones that were built to drive all over the world failed too, as its handling was just horrid.
5. 1998 Nissan 240SX
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The 1998 Nissan 240SX is a vehicle that should have been great like the rest of its series. However, this did not come into fruition, as this vehicle would become more remembered for its suspension issues and steering delays. This was not a good look for a car that was supposed to be both fun and reliable.
4. 1995 Dodge Viper
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It is hard to call any Dodge Viper bad, but the 1995 release did have a few flaws that cannot be ignored. Its features were rather lackluster, as it did not even have door handles or side windows. Although it was strong with its performance, it was honestly a bit of a danger to drive.
3. 1999 Porsche 911
The 1999 Porsche 911 definitely is a car that would end up getting a lot of hate from buyers. This is due to the fact that it would possess abysmal handling and just a high level of discomfort for its passengers. It really goes against the immense success the rest of its series would have.
2. 2014 BMW Z4
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The BMW Z4 has been the roadster of choice of many drivers. However, in 2014, this car was actually one of the worst cars out there. This is because of the fact that it would be known for its rough ride and difficult driving dynamics. Therefore, it would be a vehicle that would get a lot of criticism.
1. 2010 Dodge Charger
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The 2010 Dodge Charger would become well known for its various engine and transmission problems. This makes it a bit irritating to drive, as it seems to have issues at every turn. Although we would all love to own a Charger in our lifetime, we surely would pass on this poor model.
Sources: edmunds.com, cnet.com, motortrend.com