Pontiac Aztek (HO GM/The Canadian Press)

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Released: 2001
Backed by: General Motors

Expectations were high at GM headquarters in 2000 when the world first met the Aztek. First introduced as a prize for the winning contestant on Survivor, then at the height of its viewership, the auto maker reportedly forecast sales of up to 75,000 units per year out of the gate, and dubbed the crossover as "quite possibly the most versatile vehicle on the planet" in its pricy CBS product placement. Maybe so, but the Aztek's novelty quickly wore off on the car-buying public, who were already growing wary of the vehicle's ... well ... just look at the thing. Less than 28,000 Azteks were sold in its first year, and subpar sales saw the line discontinued in 2005. In 2008, a Daily Telegraph poll stamped the Aztek as the ugliest car of all time.

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