A Century of Cars: 35. Solido 1960 Renault Dauphine
The Dauphine's legacy is largely
dominated by its infamously poor performance and bad handling, as
well as its poor reliability: in many markets (particularly the
United States and the United Kingdom) the car became notorious for
In 2002, the auto enthusiasts' radio show Car Talk named the Dauphine the 9th Worst Car Of The Millennium, calling it "truly unencumbered by the engineering process". In 2007, Time named it one of the 50 worst cars of all time, calling it "the most ineffective bit of French engineering since the Maginot Line" and noting that it could actually be heard rusting.