(Another one from deep in the LOTD archives.)
From a survey in Business Week magazine, with quotes from people surveyed.
"When the car went into any type of water puddle it would suck water into the engine. They fell apart after 40,000 miles. Piece of junk."
"Absolute garbage BEFORE it was built."
"It was junk like this that opened the door for Toyota and Honda. Sad but true."
"It was so underpowered, you had to shift down with the AC on to climb the slightest hill. Everything was too small inside, and the dash looked like a 12-year-old designed it. Owned it a year and laughed when I sold it!"
"Has got to be the ugliest car ever to roll out of Detroit."
"Talk about the wrong car at the wrong time!"
"One of the worst designs and poorly manufactured cars of all time."
"Gas-guzzling, three-ton behemoth with a toilet seat grill and inexplicably tacky push-button transmission shifting. The standard by which all other automotive brand failures have been judged (and ridiculed) for 50 years."
"Underpowered and unsafe. I had a chance to ride in one and it was more horrifying than all the rides at Disneyland."
"They were all death traps. If you got rear-ended, they burst into flames. If you got into a sideways slide, the tires blew off the rims and they rolled over."
"Ugly, underpowered, not safe, not safe, not safe. A very bad imitation of the VW Bug. I hardly ever see one, not even at old car shows, probably due to a corrosion problem."
"The most hideously ill-proportioned car of all time."
"This car was the epitome of ugly. The first subcompact was introduced Apr. 1, 1970 (April Fools' Day). Need we say more?"
"The car voted best as a hot tub!"
"Whatever happened to the back half of this car? It seems as if 40% of the vehicle's body was perhaps unintentionally cropped off on the drafting table. The introduction of the Gremlin rang the final death knell for the already mortally wounded AMC."
"There must have been a front-end design team and a rear-end design team. And the two teams NEVER spoke to each other!"
"The only car that can make a Pacer wagon look good."
"It looks like a mini-trash truck."
"0 to 60 in four-and-a-half hours."
"Looked like a fishbowl and those windows leaked. Add a leaky sunroof to it and the car rusted from the inside out!"
"A pregnant roller skate."
"Not only UGLY but two different-sized front doors!"
"It had seats designed like blue jeans, including the brass buttons, which burned the crap out of you on a hot day."
See the rest here.