Everyone has at least one car that makes their blood boil. Reasons vary from reliability and handling issues to the humiliation of having to show up in a substandard vehicle. Some cars bring out anger and irritation in a vast segment of the population, while others target performance, luxury, and crossover markets with surprise catastrophes. According to car show presenter Jeremy Clarkson, car companies are working overtime to make new disappointments, too. Here are a selection of cursed conveyances over time, vile vehicles, and tasteless transports for your consideration. If yours is not among them, consider yourself lucky! The basis for our hatred is universal: we love cars, and these buggies let us down in design, performance, or both.

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1. Nissan Cube

We'll start with a recent, familiar disaster. The executive who presented the new Nissan Cube must have drawn the short straw. It's a popular model for dog owners and has the curb appeal of a food truck, but with 122 hp at its best, it's also an unimpressive performer. The unique design got it on cool car lists but not top sellers, and it lasted only from 2009 to 2014 in the US market. The 2009 and 2010 models had a bit of a Pinto problem with fuel leakage after rear-end collisions.

The 2014 Nissan cube continues to stand out in a crowd with unique design elements such as the wraparound rear window, 58.1 cubic feet of cargo space and six standard air bags. The front-wheel drive cube is built on Nissan's proven B-platform and features a standard 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a choice of Nissan's advanced, smooth shifting Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) or 6-speed manual transmission. wheelsage.org
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