Win one for the Gipper. That’s entreaty attributed to George Gipp whose dying wish was that his beloved Notre Dame teammates win in his name. Pretty selfish, huh? Yesterday, I asked you about car or truck models which might have done the opposite, individually lifting the entire team. You offered up a slew of great nameplates, and one that stuck out more so than most was the Mustang, a car that seemingly has defined the Ford Motor Company, not just since its debut, but for all time.
Today, I want to hear about the cars whose presence has tarnished a brand- the bed seeds, rotten apples, the Cousin Olivers. I fully expect to see a Cimmaron nomination, and who could forget the Chrysler Maserati TC which debased the Italian Company’s name like it was a character from Requiem For a Dream.
Many brands have offered bad cars, but only a select few have served up cars or trucks of such ignominy that it has tainted the company as a whole. It’s those models that I want today. What model do you think has had the greatest negative impact on its brand?
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