The 1976 model of the Dodge Ramcharger was originally called the “Rhino,” probably due to the large animal’s nature. It actually even came standard with just a driver’s seat, with the passenger seat being an optional addition to the vehicle.
This sounds quite useful if you’re the type of person who always drives alone, but unfortunately, the car’s overly clunky engine and low power made it a poor choice. The 1976 Dodge Ramcharger wasn’t the worst of the worst, but over the years, the company managed to substantially increase the quality of its pickups.
The Jeep Wagoneer Had Serious Engine and Suspension Problems
Although we consider Jeep to be one of the most successful and popular SUV and pickup truck makers in the world, you knew that it would have to show up eventually on this list with its large collection of vehicles. The truck in question here is the 4x4 Jeep Wagoneer, which was loaded with problems despite being specifically built for serious offroad action.
The IFS Wagoneer of the early '60s faced the worst issues, mostly around the truck's engine and suspension. This caused it to become a lot less popular than other trucks in Jeep's lineup. It’s a good thing that the only bad truck we can point out for the long-running car manufacturer is a very old one. It seems that Jeep is really one of the most reliable SUV and truck manufacturers in the country.
The Chevrolet K2500 Became Rusty Over the Generations
Right from its start, Chevrolet has always been known as one of the leading car companies in America. This automaker was the home of confederate flag owners way before it stopped being cool and continues to be so to this very day. The Chevrolet K2500 saw its debut in 1959 and was an amazing addition to the company's lineup of trucks. It sold extremely well for a very long time but eventually began losing its steam towards the end of the millennium.
Over time the classic truck's features stopped getting updated, and by 1997, the Chevy K2500 left us with a bit of a rusty ending. Apparently, these vehicles were a serious safety hazard, as they would gather dust along with the cross member beneath the driver and passenger seats. This was Chevrolet's due to perhaps stop the madness and let the old model die in peace in 2001, replacing it with the super popular Chevrolet Silverado.
The 1999 Chevy Silverado Was Sluggish and Terrible
When you talk about one of the most iconic brands of pickup trucks, the Chevy Silverado easily takes the cake. This American company is well known for building reliable, strong, and efficient cars that are tailored specifically to the American markets. Many people swear by the Chevy Silverado 1500 and consider it one of the best pickup trucks in the world. It boasts a turbo diesel engine with over 13,000 pounds of towing power and a mean look that says, "don't mess with me."
The 1999 Chevy Silverado, however, was absolute garbage of a truck. For some odd reason, the car manufacturer decided to put one of the worst engines possible inside their flagship vehicle, which made it very sluggish and all-around terrible. Fortunately, the company realized its mistake and proceeded to fix this engine problem within a few short years, eventually turning the Silverado brand into the popular one it is today.
The 2002 Subaru Baja Didn't Earn Many Fans
Subaru took another crack at the pickup market, which they hoped would work better than the BRAT. This time they actually took the time and resources to develop a real pickup truck rather than a coupe with a flatbed attached to its rear. They hoped that the car would attract new consumers, marketing it as an adventure vehicle for offroad fun rather than a classic work pickup truck.
Unfortunately for the automaker, the marketing didn’t exactly capture the consumers' interest, and the Baja was cursed with awful sales for four straight years until Subaru decided to discontinue it in 2006. Nowadays, instead of being remembered as a nostalgic truck or something to be fond of, it’s mostly looked upon as a joke, like one of those times your uncle quit his job and created a start-up only to end up regretting the whole thing.