The seven biggest car flops of all time

All of these cars were launched with high hopes. Hopes which were quickly shattered...

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The Ford Edsel is regarded as one the biggest flops in automotive history

5. Pontiac Aztek

The Pontiac Aztek was certainly the ugliest car of all time, and a massive flop as a result.

Three cars into this list of flops and it’s the third vehicle from General Motors…

No car has ever received so much criticism about its appearance. Voted the ugliest car by The Telegraph, the Pontiac Aztek is the ugly duckling that fell foul to poor design (excuse the pun).

Unfortunately, this car isn’t growing into a beautiful swan any time soon, but the least that we can do is try and appreciate what’s underneath the shell. The fact is that the Aztek is actually a perfectly capable crossover, but car buyers are a shallow bunch, and even the designers are less than enthusiastic. Sometimes, it would seem that looks really are everything.

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