9 infamous cars with an undeserved bad rep

Suzuki Kizashi

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By Bengt Halvorson for The Car Connection

In automotive history, there's no shortage of cars that were poorly conceived, built, designed, and/or engineered—and for one or many reasons, fully deserving of their bad rap.

But there are plenty of models (like the Kizashi above) that didn't deserve their bad reputations. And as all it can take is one scandal, marketing decision, or misguided ad campaign, these demerits can be easy to earn and tough to shake. Read through to see nine of the vehicles that didn't—or didn't fully—deserve their notoriety.

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