Whether due to design flaws or engine malfunctions, some car models quickly fall into consumer disfavor. Check out these top 8 car models we don’t mind forgetting to see if any cars you’ve owned made the list.

1933 Fuller Dymaxion

Perhaps too forward-thinking for its time or just downright weird, the 1933 Fuller Dymaxion never gained much favor in the public eye. It was designed as a flying automobile (or a drivable plane) and included jet engines, inflatable wings, and three wheels. Unfortunately, the rear third wheel was deadly wobbly and the entire vehicle was unstable.

1957 Waterman Aerobile

Continuing the fascination with creating a flying car, Waldo Waterman developed the 1957 Waterman Aerobile. With a rear prop and expansive wings, the Aerobile goes down in history as the first real flying car. Unfortunately, it was also a death trap that customers weren’t willing to purchase. As such, the first and only Aerobile ended up in the Smithsonian.

1961 Corvair

With its rear engine, the 1961 Corvair seemed cool at first glance. Unfortunately, the car’s single-piece steering column could impale drivers in front collisions, it leaked an insane amount of oil and its heating system pumped deathly fumes into the interior. These flaws and others ensured the model’s success was short lived.

1971 Ford Pinto

8 Cars We Don't Mind Forgetting

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The 1971 Ford Pinto was cute enough, but it had one fatal flaw. Its rear-mounted and unprotected fuel tank faced major media scrutiny as making the car prone to fires and it was ultimately dubbed a death trap. Rather than redesigning the car to include a more logical gas tank placement, Ford instead paid out millions in settlements and later discontinued the model.

1971 Chevrolet Vega

Known as the car that encouraged Americans to buy foreign vehicles like Toyotas and Hondas, the 1971 Chevrolet Vega was a major GM failure. At first, the car sold really well. Then, consumers began questioning its quality as GM issued three mass recalls to fix fire-causing problems, defective axles and other issues.

1982 Cadillac Cimarron

The 1982 Cadillac Cimarron was foolishly designed to compete with BMW as a redecorated four-cylinder, front-drive Chevrolet Cavalier. This car almost put Cadillac into bankruptcy but, amazingly, the manufacturer bounced back, sans the Cimarron.

1987 Yugo

Voted as Car Talk’s worst car of the millennium, the 1987 Yugo was criticized for its use of old-generation Fiat technology and for problems with building quality and reliability. The auto was built by the Yugoslav/Serbian Zastava Corporation and 141,651 of the cars were sold in the United States before the model was discontinued.

2001 Pontiac Aztek

The 2001 Pontiac Aztek holds the reputation of putting Pontiac, an 84-year-old car company, out of business. That’s a heavy burden to carry but, with hefty problems and defects reported by Aztec owners and a truly odd design, the car kind of deserves it.

From design faux pas to engine issues, many fatal flaws have caused certain car models to become the most hated vehicles in history. Only time will tell what the next most despised car will be.