When it comes to cars, everyone has a favorite. You can probably name yours right now, along with anyone else reading this content. Some of the models folks might mention are to be expected, whether that’s because they look fantastic, perform exceptionally or provide an experience that’s entirely unique and enjoyable. Vehicles like the Tesla Model S, Ferrari 458, McLaren F1 and Audi RS4 come to mind. Favorite cars are a dime-a-dozen though, what about the most hated cars?
Did you know that in the United States, the two most hated vehicles are the PT Cruiser and Toyota Prius? The PT Cruiser is also hated just as much in the UK, England, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Australia and many more countries.
CJ Pony Parts polled the r/cars sub-Reddit to identify the most hated and loved vehicles of all time. Considering the sub-Reddit has garnered over 135,000 subscribers, it’s the perfect place to collect such information from people who are obsessed with cars. While these findings indicate how redditors in each country and state feel about these vehicles, it’s not indicative of how the majority of each country or state’s residents truly feel. Still, it’s fun to look at.
The Most Hated Cars
According to the poll, twenty-five out of the fifty U.S. states absolutely loathe the Chrysler PT Cruiser. They have plenty reason to, especially when you take a look at some of the horror stories out there that have been shared by previous or current owners. It turns out, one of the most common ways to acquire a PT Cruiser is after one is inherited from a grandparent.
The runner up is the Toyota Prius, hated in more than fifteen of the fifty U.S. states. It makes you wonder if it’s the car itself that people hate, or the drivers inside them?
Interestingly enough, this pattern isn’t confined to the U.S. alone. A global poll shows that many other countries hate the PT Cruiser, or a comparable car to the Prius. In seven other countries, the most hated vehicle is the compact Fiat Multipla. Wonder who hates it? That would be Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, and Great Britain.
While vehicles like the PT Cruiser and Toyota Prius stand out — just do a simple Google Search and you’ll find plenty of fuel for all the hate — there are a few that definitely warrant some head scratching. For example, I’d love to know why the Redditors from Idaho hate the Neon.
Which car do you hate the most? Did it make the list? Let us know in the comments!