Five Worst Cars of the 21st Century
Five Worst Cars of the 21st Century
Many produced cars did not meet the expectations of their creators. There is no reason to go far for examples and will not even delve into the past century. There are enough cars that did not meet the hopes of their creators for the present century.

Five Worst Cars of the 21st Century

Many produced cars did not meet the expectations of their creators. There is no reason to go far for examples and will not even delve into the past century. There are enough cars that did not meet the hopes of their creators for the present century. 

Some people believe that it is more profitable to buy a used car since new cars become much cheaper t\when they just lease the dealership. Indeed, you can always
sell your junk car for cash but there are sonm\me cars that it is better to avoid at all.  Here is a list of the five worst cars of the 21st century

5. Cadillac-BLS (2005-2009)

They say it was the idea of ​​Robert Lutz, an automotive guru who had just moved from Chrysler to General Motors as vice president of global development. The idea seems to be not bad - to use the power of the Swedish "Saab", which is constantly operating at a loss, for the release of some new model based on the existing ones. Then Saab will receive additional orders, and Cadillac - a new model for cheap. 

But, apparently, by that time, Lutz clearly did not understand what the consumer really wanted, and too little money was allocated for the rework of the Saab. As a result, the car looked like a Cadillac only from the outside, and inside it was the same Saab 9-3. People didn’t want to overpay for the inappropriate pathos of the American brand when the exact same, but much more intelligent outwardly "Saab" is available for less money?

4. Akura-ZDX (2009-2013)

At Akura, Honda's luxury arm, they envied the BMW X6's success. The Bavarians were the first to take the risk and, as it turned out, won by introducing a five-door all-road luxury coupe on the market. The Japanese decided to follow them, but something did not work out for them. American buyers (namely, the new ZDX model was addressed to them) did not notice the novelty at close range. 

The more traditional MDX crossover was sold 15 times better. If we talk about a direct competitor,
BMW-X6, then at a much higher price, even in the best years for the ZDX, it bypassed it in sales twice. And all because the buyers of "Acura" by their nature are non-aggressive. They do not need a BMW, nor a ZDX, which is strange for them. It turns out that the tastes of your clients should be studied better and you will not have to be upset because of unsuccessful experiments.

3. Lincoln Blackwood (2001-2002)

At the turn of 1990-2000, America was swept by an insane fashion for pickups, which turned them into an element of urban chic. They immediately began to talk that now luxury brands will roll out something like a pick-up. The first to decide was Lincoln, whose concept of Blackwood had been shown in Detroit a couple of years earlier and seemed to have attracted the public. 

But it quickly became clear that there were not so many people who wanted to buy a black (other colors were not offered) monster in a single version for 52.5 thousand dollars. The original usability of the Blackwood pickup has been reduced to zero. The cargo platform has been transformed into a luxurious chest with a servo-lifted lid, finished in ebony on the outside and lined in stainless steel on the inside. The drive was left only in the rear. That is, you can only show off on this pickup since it was no good for anything else. At the same time, the interior trim did not differ much from the usual "Ford F-150", which was simply hung with a Lincoln "face". The outcome is obvious and the last cars were sold at a large discount.

2. Saab 9-4X (2011)

The bankruptcy of the Swedish company, which General Motors had abandoned just a year earlier, put an end to the Saab crossover, which had been nurtured for several years. The car was born in agony. The first version, based on Subaru-Tribeca, was practically brought to the assembly line, but then the American concern lost its share in Subaru to the Japanese Toyota. The joint project was frozen in order to reorient it to the Cadillac-SRX platform after some time. 

Then they got rid of the Saab itself, but the Americans did not refuse to cooperate with its new owner, the Dutch Spiker. The first 9-4X crossovers rolled off the assembly line of the Mexican General Motors plant in the summer of 2011, but a few months later the owners of Saab wanted to sell their recent acquisition. Fearing that the latest developments will float away to no one knows where GM has stopped licensing the Swedes. As a result, both the new sedan 9–5 and the crossover 9–4X became the property of history, without even having time to really show themselves on the market.

1. Aston Martin - Cygnet (2011-2013)

By 2012, the British manufacturer of supercars urgently needed to reduce the average emissions of toxic substances for the model range, otherwise, a fine could not be avoided. An unusual solution was found - to introduce into the program a tiny little car with minimal toxicity so that its excellent performance would help to lower the arithmetic mean. There was no time to create a car from scratch so they took a ready-made Toyota-IQ and disguised it as Aston with a generous restyling and rich finish. 

It was planned to sell no less than 4,000 "Cygnets" per year, and at first, limiting the sale: the novelty was available only to previously established buyers of "Aston Martin" as a second car. But all these precautions were useless. For two years of production, only one and a half hundred people agreed to pay triple the price of Toyota for the same, in fact, a car, only slightly modified in Britain.