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Time Magazine’s 50 Worst Cars of All Time 1982-1984

Time Magazine’s Worst cars of 1982-1984

Time Magazine tackled a monumental task by narrowing down the worst of the worst vehicles ever made. They compiled a list of 50 Worst cars of all time broken down by the years they were produced.

Here is the eleventh installation of articles targeting the bottom feeders of the automotive world.

Cadillac Cimarron 1982

Cadillac CimarronImage from Time

Just an ugly car all around, in theory the Cadillac Cimarron was built as a Cadillac for the common man, but in reality the Cimarron was more like an insult.

GM was pressured into making a smaller version of their cars by the presence of well-built medium-sized vehicles imported from German car makers like Mercedes.

Not only was it ugly, but it was overpriced for it’s lack of flair, not to mention it’s four-speed manual transmission. Seriously folks, on a Cadillac?

No doubt this is one member of GM’s family it wishes it could forget about, thanks to Time Magazine for digging it up and focusing a little publicity the Cimarron’s way.

Camero Iron Duke 1982

Camero Iron DukeImage from Time

The word Camero evokes images of tough guys in leather jackets, rock and roll and drag racing. A car that was essential to the 80′s, the Camero is one of those cars that should growl to life when it starts.

In 1982 Chevy had a lapse in judgement when it introduced the Iron Duke, which came with a four-cylinder, 2.5 liter engine that offered very little vroom vroom.

Bottom line, a muscle car should have some muscle and the Iron Duke didn’t.

Maserati Biturbo 1984

Maserati BiturboImage from Time

Like many of the import luxury sedans on this list the Maserati Biturbo wasn’t worth the import price. Built at a time when Maserati was doing poorly, the Biturbo was not known for its fine craftsmanship.

Perhaps a sheer product of their poor financial times, this car had very few elements that did work properly and the garage it called home was usually a mechanic’s garage.

People liked to spend money in the United States in the 80′s, but few of them liked to throw it away. And a purchase of this particular vehicle was like throwing it away.

One thought on “Time Magazine’s 50 Worst Cars of All Time 1982-1984

  1. Dustin Adams

    Your photo of the Cadillac Cimarron, actually of a 1988 rather than a 1982, should be credited to Dustin Adams rather than time magazine.

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