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Cars That Even Their Creators Would Like To Forget

Cars That Even Their Creators Would Like To Forget
Cars That Even Their Creators Would Like To Forget

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There are many cars in the world - beautiful and not very, successful and not very successful. But there are cars whose appearance was a clear mistake. We recall the models that their creators would like to forget forever.

Austin Allegro (1973)

Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget

It is unlikely that the engineers and designers of British Leyland assumed that they were developing a car that would start the irreversible process of the collapse of the entire British car industry. Yes, in this regard, "Allegro" has exceeded all expectations. We don't even know where to start …

Maybe from the gaps between the body panels, in which the finger could fit freely? Or remember about the boot seals, which easily let water through? The Austin's overall build quality did not stand up to criticism. Sometimes on a car jacked up to change a wheel, side windows fell out: the rigidity of the body was simply awful. For some reason, the most interesting feature of the Allegro is the square steering wheel. It's funny, of course, but this was not enough for success in the market.

Ford Taurus (1996)

Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget

This story can be called the overthrow of the titan, or it can be called the taming of the bull. The Torus of the first generation, introduced in the 80s, was a wonderful car: beautiful in American style, constructively advanced and terribly popular. But when in 1996 a new generation model entered the market, they stopped paying attention to the advantages of Torus, concentrating on its appearance. In the heyday of biodesign, the Fords turned the bull into a carnival of ovals and flowing lines. It might have seemed like a good idea, but over the course of development, it became an obsession with Ford designers. Naturally, the finished product was rejected by everyone, with the exception of geometry teachers. The car lasted only three years on the assembly line, but Taurus will never recover from the reputation losses.

Rolls Royce Camargue (1975)

Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget

Italian body shops and British premium brands are as good on their own as good prosecco and aged whiskey on their own. But to mix … When Rolls Royce asked Pininfarin to come up with a 2-door body in a modern style - to attract a younger audience to showrooms, no one expected that the whole idea would turn out to be such a grandiose failure. Buyers saw in the features of the burly coupe not elegance, but above all vulgarity. Combine that with the sky-high price tag and the unexpectedly average workmanship - the sidewalls and wheel arches are rusting one or two times - and it becomes clear why the word "Camargue" among Rolls-Royce fans sounds like the dirtiest curse word.

Talbot Tagor (1981)

Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget

If you've never heard of such a car, then you're in luck. But there were people who created it, and those who gave the green light to its production! Development of "Tagora" - the handiwork of the European subsidiary of "Chrysler", which in the late 70s came under the control of Peugeot. It would seem that the French, having seen an almost finished project, had to put an end to the monster. But greed prevailed. Considering that an almost finished sedan should be given a chance, "Tagore" was launched on the conveyor. In vain? Oh yeah! The interior panels of the commercial vehicles fell off even in showrooms, the sedan entered corners with difficulty, and acceleration - even with a top engine - could be called lethargic. The cherry on top of the cake was, of course, a design that, if you look closely, simply didn't exist. And already in 1983 "Tagora" disappeared from the catalogs.

Cadillac Allante (1986)

Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget

It can even be called beautiful! Moreover, today "Allante" quite pulls the title of classics. But the problem with this Cadillac was not the design, but the shortsightedness of the GM leadership. The car, which in Detroit was conceived as a rival to the Mercedes-Benz SL, decided to create with the help of Italians. And this again turned out to be not the best idea.

On Pininfarin, the Americans charged not only the design development, but also the bodywork process. What the Cadillac PR people pathetically called "the longest conveyor belt in the world" was cool only in words.Imagine how romantic it sounded: 56 bodies are loaded into the interior of a Boeing 747 at Turin airport and sent to Detroit for a wedding with Cadillac chassis. But the most complicated and expensive logistics affected the Allante's price tag, which was so high that it scared off even zealous fans of the brand. For six years, a little more than 20 thousand convertibles were assembled, each of which burned a tangible hole of losses in the pockets of GM.

AlfRomeo 6 (1980)

Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget

You probably have a friend who says that AlfRomeo just can't make ugly cars? Next time ask him what he thinks about the AlfRomeo 6 sedan? The answer is, at best, an indistinct hum. Because the proud emblem of "Alpha" got on the grille of this business sedan, it seems, through a misunderstanding. Fiat stripes or Opel lightning would look much more appropriate here.

To the dull appearance of the "six" it is worth adding the traditional sores of AlfRomeo: electric glitches and a rapidly rusting body. Finally, the rear-mounted transaxle gearbox made shifting difficult and was detrimental to weight distribution. So the "six" was not driving very well. Not "Alpha", but one name.

Mitsubishi Mirage (2012)

Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget

That rare case when no words are needed at all to describe the degree of dullness of the car. The design of this hatchback speaks - or rather, heart-rending screams! - for itself … Unfortunately, even if you rub your eyes thoroughly, the Mirage will not dissipate. Created in times of crisis for Mitsu, this hatch could become a living illustration of the phrase "It is better to be rich and healthy than poor and sick." The saddest thing in this story is that Mirage is still being produced, which means that someone is buying it.

Jeep Commander (2010)

Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget

Probably, no one has ever said more accurately and better about the Jeep Commander than the late Sergio Markchione: “We have created a car that is not worthy of being offered to our customers. Yes, someone did buy it, but I just don’t put my mind to what qualities …”What can be added to the words of the former president of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles? Nothing - all that remains is to agree.

Lincoln Blackwood (2001)

Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget
Cars that even their creators would like to forget

A living example of how quickly a good idea can go downhill. When Lincoln first unveiled the luxury version of the Ford F-150 pickup, the press, buyers and dealers alike were thrilled! But somewhere at the decision-making stage, someone (it seems, not too far-sighted) deprived the Blackwood of all-wheel drive - only the rear one! And at the same time he insisted on a technically complex and expensive cargo compartment cover with a servo drive. The Magna company, which signed up for the release of the electric vest, missed the deadline, the clients, disappointed by the lack of all-wheel drive, reached for the Escalade EXT in the Cadillac showrooms. So the promising story of "Black Tree" ended, and did not really begin - in just some one and a half years.

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