1974 Ford Mustang II
Based on an old Pinto chassis, the gas-sipping Mustang II combined poor performance with mediocre handling. It was designed to compete with imports like the Datsun 240Z, but Consumer Reports equated it more closely with the AMC Gremlin. Sales fell off sharply with the conclusion of the first energy crisis.

Last updated September 28 2011: 5:53 AM ET
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