Three awful cars!

Fast Tube by Casper

Its baffling that GM would put a four door vehicle on the market with rear windows that don’t go down… at all! Diplomat scores points for offering more standard equipment and at least being durable enough for police and fleet use. Diplomat and Monaco M-bodies had a long lifespan, from 1977 to 1989.

Coming out of the oil embargo and the smog era, it was a difficult time to be an auto enthusiast.

In case it wasn’t obvious, this video is from Chrysler.

For you malaise-era nerds, Allpar has more than you ever wanted to know about the Dodge Diplomat.

Admittedly, Diplomat was not the worst looking car in the world. With clean lines, a tasteful hood ornament, padded vinyl roof, wire wheel covers, and Cadillac-like headlamps, it pretended to be upscale.

Nothing redeeming here. A fastback, yes. Fast, no. Oldsmobile’s attempt at European design was a failure.

Ford was betting on the ignorance of its customers, and it worked. They found more than two million idiots.

I admit, I’m being a bit harsh. You have to evaluate these cars in the context of their time. We may look back on the Camry in 30 years and wonder what the hell we were thinking.

2 Responses to Three awful cars!

  1. Matt says:

    I look at people driving in a Camry now and already wonder what the hell they were thinking.

  2. Lynne says:

    That Omega(?) fastback makes me want to ralph. I loved my 79 Malibu and always thought it won in the looks department for its time.

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