Are these the worst car fails in Australian history?
From a four-cylinder Commodore to the Falcon XK, here are the top five Aussie car fails.
A car is a complex piece of equipment. Not only is it made up of thousands of bits and pieces, it’s expected to operate at high speeds over poor roads and in anything from freezing rain to 50-degree dust. Is there any other consumer durable with such a tough job description? And is it any wonder that things don’t always go to plan?
But car-making is also a huge industry, so sometimes it’s the personalities and the politics that manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Although Australia no longer builds whole cars, for many decades we did, and during that time, we proved that we were no more immune to the concept of failure than any other car-making nation. (Case in point: The 15 worst cars ever sold in Australia)
So here are the top five car fails, both product-driven and political, over the years.