There's absolutely no question that General Motors has been able to help create some of the best vehicles in the history of the automobile world due to their fantastic car manufacturers. There's no question that they could very well be deemed as the best car corporation because of their extremely rich history and immense success as well. However, it's essential to note that although they've created some amazing vehicles and concepts, they also have struggled immensely over the years as well. This is definitely because of the fact that some models simply aren't built well enough when it comes to their overall structure. In other cases, they simply green-lighted some absolutely abysmal ideas.
With all that's been stated thus far, we'll be looking at 20 cars made by GM that absolutely made no sense. It's important to note that these vehicles will come from just about any decade as well as them being any type of vehicle. However, even with this being the case, it's essential to note that these vehicles simply weren't built to last and now can be deemed as some of the worst models to ever enter the automobile world as a whole. At the end of the day, General Motors does deserve an abundance of success because their car manufacturers have helped shape today’s cars as we know them. However, criticism is truly warranted when it comes to these awful models.
19 2011 Chevy Aveo
The 2011 Chevy Aveo is a vehicle that definitely has an extremely boring look to it, and it's surprising that it even was released.
Although this model was meant to be known for being a safe and reliable family car, it simply failed at doing this.
That becomes clear when looking at it in more depth. This vehicle possessed an abundance of major problems that essentially made it lose its value as soon as it hit the open market. The car manufacturer definitely needed to spend more time on its overall development at the end of the day. Perhaps, it could've been better if that were the case.
18 1997 Chevy Malibu
The 1997 Chevy Malibu is considered to be one of the worst vehicles to ever come from the car manufacturer, and this makes a plethora of sense when seeing how many massive issues they always possessed. At the end of the day, this is a vehicle that probably never should've been released.
The car manufacturer was definitely aiming to make this vehicle have a bit of style, and it was okay on that front. However, there's absolutely no excuse for how weak this vehicle is when it comes to its overall structure. This is what ended up making so many people grow to hate it.
17 2001 Pontiac Aztek
The 2001 Pontiac Aztek is easily one of the worst models to ever come from General Motors, and it's a shame because it did have a lot of potential to be a solid family vehicle. However, as the years would pass, we'd learn that this vehicle was simply too weak when it came to its overall structure.
This vehicle is also definitely very basic-looking, one that some even consider to be bad. However, at the end of the day, this wouldn't matter if this vehicle actually was able to stay reliable and durable. Instead, it'll forever be one of the worst ever.
16 1982 Cadillac Cimarron
The 1982 Cadillac Cimarron is definitely a model that was extremely underwhelming, and that's why so many individuals consider it to be one of the worst vehicles to have ever been released. This makes a plethora of sense, seeing how this vehicle would break down on its own.
At the end of the day, there's absolutely no reason why this vehicle ended up being released, and it clearly needed way more time in its developmental stage.
This is the prime example of a vehicle that was simply rushed into production, and that ultimately made it fail entirely.
15 2005 Pontiac Sunfire
The 2005 Pontiac Sunfire was a complete and utter disaster, and this is definitely disappointing, seeing how this vehicle had a plethora of potential to be something special.
However, it was simply far too weak when it came to its overall structure, and that's what ended up hurting it.
At the end of the day, there's absolutely no question that this vehicle is a prime example of the fact that General Motors does make mistakes as well. Seeing how this vehicle would have an abundance of issues with its engine and transmission, it makes sense that it would have a short life cycle.
14 1996 GM EV1
The 1996 GM EV1 is easily one of the ugliest vehicles to ever make it to the automobile world, and it's a shock that it even became a real project. From the very start, this vehicle was a complete and utter failure when it came to its overall sales, and this makes a whole lot of sense.
What made matters worse for this vehicle was that it also came with an abundance of major issues as well. At the end of the day, this was a vehicle that lacked any amount of reliability and durability, so it definitely has left a huge blemish in the history of General Motors.
13 1983 Chevy Chevette
The 1983 Chevy Chevette is a vehicle that definitely ended up being extremely underwhelming.
That's why it's now considered to be one of the all-time worst vehicles from the car manufacturer.
That definitely makes it a major blemish in the history of the iconic car manufacturer. At the end of the day, there's absolutely no question that this vehicle did have a decent amount of potential, but it simply didn't reach it. This is a rare mistake by the top-notch car manufacturer and one that'll forever haunt them for years to come.
12 2001 Cadillac Catera
The 2001 Cadillac Catera definitely had an abundance of potential when it was first released, and that made a lot of people drawn to it. However, this quickly changed when people began to notice the vast number of major issues that this vehicle possessed.
This vehicle had an abundance of issues when it came to its electrical functions, and this resulted in it needing a plethora of repairs at the end of the day. At this time, this is a car that definitely should be avoided used because it was awful from the very start of its time on the primary market.
11 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo
The Chevy Monte Carlo series was definitely a top-notch one for the car manufacturer for a number of years and was even used a lot in pop culture.
However, with their 2000 version, they completely started the downfall of the once-iconic series of vehicles, and they definitely received a lot of criticism for it.
This vehicle is notorious for having an abundance of issues when it comes to its engines and interior accessories, so it always needed a plethora of repairs. Although the vehicle had an appeal to it at first, it became a complete and utter lemon at a very quick rate.
10 2008 Buick Enclave
The 2008 Buick Enclave was expected to be a very reliable and safe family vehicle. At first glance, it's quite understandable as to why so many people believed this to be the case. However, this would all quickly change once they became available to the public.
This vehicle is easily one of the worst ones to ever come from the car manufacturer, and this is evidenced by the abundance of major issues that would come from them. This vehicle was notorious for having immense transmission problems as well as steering ones, too. At the end of the day, it's hard to see what the company was going for.
9 2002 GMC Sonoma
The 2002 GMC Sonoma definitely had an abundance of major problems, and that's what halted it from becoming a very popular model. There's no question that the car manufacturer had been aiming to make the vehicle one of their best ones of that year, but this wouldn't be the case.
At the end of the day, this vehicle simply wasn't one that was built to last, and that's where it deserves a plethora of criticism. When seeing how this vehicle is known for its constant brake problems more than anything else, it makes a lot of sense that it's so hated now.
8 1977 Chevy Vega
The 1977 Chevy Vega is easily considered to be one of the worst automobiles to ever come from the car manufacturer, and that's definitely justifiable. This car simply possessed far too many major issues and was known for essentially breaking down on its own accord.
At the end of the day, this is easily one of the worst vehicles of all time and one that the car manufacturer wishes that it could get rid of entirely.
However, it's apparent that they cannot change the past and that this will forever be known as one of the worst designs ever.
7 2013 Cadillac Escalade
There's absolutely no question that the Cadillac Escalade series is one of the most popular ones to ever be a part of the automobile world. However, that doesn't mean that they're perfect, and this can be seen with their absolutely bad 2013 release of it.
This vehicle simply possessed far too many massive problems, and it quickly became resented because of this fact. Although this model is one that was released not too long ago, it's absolutely clear that it needs to be avoided at all costs because it's a complete and utter lemon.
6 2006 Chevy SSR
The 2006 Chevy SSR is technically considered a pickup truck, but it definitely lacks all of the basic features and expectations of one.
This vehicle simply was one that wasn't built to handle any amount of workload, and that's what would make people dislike it from the very start.
However, it's important to note that this vehicle was also astronomically weak when it came to its overall structure. This would result in this model having a very short life cycle, so it's one to avoid at all costs today. General Motors made a massive mistake allowing this release.
5 1987 Pontiac Le Mans
The 1987 Pontiac Le Mans is a vehicle that definitely could've been a very solid one, but at the end of the day, the car manufacturer simply rushed its production. This would result in the vehicle having a plethora of massive issues from the very start, and that made people despise it.
At the end of the day, there's absolutely no question that this vehicle is amongst the worst ones that General Motors allowed to reach the primary market. This is definitely one of the cars that also led to the complete end of the Pontiac car manufacturer, so this is an especially bad one.
4 2004 GMC Canyon
The 2004 GMC Canyon was a rare mistake of the iconic pickup series, and it would end up getting a lot of criticism because of this. There's no question that at first glance, one would assume that this pickup would have no trouble at all when it came to handling any work task.
However, this model would end up having a very faulty engine that would result in it being prone to having a plethora of breakdowns. There's no question that this is what would end up making so many individuals grow to hate it. Today, this truck belongs in the junkyard.
3 2014 Cadillac ELR
There's no question that the 2014 Cadillac ELR definitely possesses a very nice look to it, and that's why it makes a lot of sense that so many individuals were interested in owning them. However, it would soon come to the public that this model had a lot of issues that should be avoided.
At the end of the day, this is definitely a vehicle that's a complete and utter failure.
This is truly disappointing because this actually could've been a solid model for both the car manufacturer and General Motors in its entirety, but alas, that wouldn't be the case whatsoever.
2 2010 Buick LaCrosse
The 2010 Buick LaCrosse can easily be deemed as the worst vehicle to ever come from the car manufacturer. Although it does look quite nice with its appearance, there's no question that this vehicle is prone to possessing a plethora of issues and thus, isn't reliable in the slightest.
This vehicle is primarily known for possessing one of the least productive engines in the history of the automobile world, so this results in it constantly being at the mechanics. At the end of the day, this is a model that made absolutely no sense, especially when seeing how awful it truly is.
1 2009 Hummer H2 SUT
The 2009 Hummer H2 SUT pickup could very well be considered as the worst vehicle to come from General Motors since the start of this century. There's no question that this model was a complete and utter failure, and it played a big role in the discontinuation of the entire manufacturer.
This is a pickup truck that has a hefty size to it, but that doesn't equate to it having that much power.
In fact, this truck has a lot of difficulty in work-like situations because of the extremely small trunk it possesses. At the end of the day, this is just a horrible model.
Sources: jalopnik.com, carcomplaints.com, caranddriver.com