The cute as a bug Volkswagen New Beetle has to make the list. Starting with the lackluster fuel economy which is caused by the unimpressive five-cylinder engine. The interior at this point feels dated, and dare we say, gimmicky. Volkswagen brags about the back seat, but in reality the rear seat headroom is nothing to brag about, and the crash-test results are mediocre at best. The New Beetle is also a terminal chick car, and its looks are so cute it'll make your teeth ache. Lets not forget that plastic vase, do you really want to look at a plastic flower on your dashboard for five years?
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The Pontiac Sunfire is a sad story in itself. Just like a Chevrolet Cavalier, but worse: it tried to be sporty, but never really hit that mark. Perfect for administrative assistants who wanted to feel sporty. We call this failed pretentiousness. That sporty styling hindered rear visibility and Consumer Reports slaps the Sunfire with a poor used car prediction. We think their Magic Eight Ball is onto something.
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