Detroit's Sourest Lemons

A look at these clunkers will leave little doubt why Motown's in such a mess
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Dec 7, 2008 8:12 PM CST
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn stands with a new Hummer H2 at Central Hummer East in Beachwood, Ohio. The production of the gas-guzzling military machine evolved into a PR nightmare for GM.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – With Detroit automakers making headlines on Capitol Hill, the New York Daily News offers a retrospective on the Motor City’s biggest lemons:

  • Ford Edsel: A gas-guzzling marketing disaster that became a byword for failure.
  • Chevy Aveo: From 0 to 60 in 11.7 seconds.
  • Hummer H2: A militaristic and inefficient PR nightmare for General Motors.

  • Ford Pinto: If blowing up when rear-ended is your thing, look no further.
  • Chevy Corvair: The car that inspired Ralph Nader’s book Unsafe at Any Speed is also known for its combustibility.
  • Plymouth Prowler: Hamstrung with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, this model prowled only in the showrooms.
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