One of the most poorly-rated cars, based on multiple reviews, is the 2001 Pontiac Aztec. While the car is praised for the design of its interior, its driving function leaves something to be desired. Edmunds.com reported that it is the reason Pontiac went out of business.
Other cars that frequently receive bad reviews include the 1982 Cadillac Cimarron, the 2003 Saturn Ion, the 2011 Aston Martin Cygnet and the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS. There are also some classic cars that got bad reviews, including the 1955 BMW Isetta, 1958 Edsel Corsair, 1917 Chevrolet Series D, and the 1954 Nash Metropolitan. Modern cars generally receive better reviews, indicating that important advancements have been made in the automobile industry.