Cheetham has compiled the worst cars from around the world (he is British so 'tyres' are whitewall and shoddy components 'pack up'), so nobody escapes unscathed. Of course notorious failures like Eastern European communist-built Trabants and early Asian copycat efforts are called out here, but there are plenty of American busts here, high end brands like Volvo and Maserati, and of course lots of electrical- and build-quality challenged British brands.
What is interesting is how many of the worst had design and production roots in the 1970s. I got my drivers license in the middle of that decade, so I learned to drive in some of these worst, and even then we knew these were badly executed: slow, heavy, unwieldy to steer, lumbering to stop, death traps in accidents, quick to disintegrate. Just how bad took a generation of retrospection in style and and quantum leaps in design and build quality to realize.
This isn't a great book--the format is too small to do the pictures justice, and it would be nice to have more details about the cars--but a fun one to remember just how automobilely-blessed we are today.
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