Hunks of Junk: The 10 Worst Cars of All Time

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Diesel
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Diesel

The 1973 oil crisis and the rising popularity in the U.S. of diesel cars made by European automakers resulted in General Motors making one of the first attempts by a U.S. carmaker to produce a diesel engine.

However, these converted gasoline engines earned a bad reputation for their poor performance and unreliability.

The Oldsmobile 1979 Cutlass Supremer Diesel, a mid-size car fitted with a 4.3 liter diesel V8 engine, ended up as one of the worst performing cars as a result.