1. smart fortwo -- $12,490
Bet you didn’t expect to see a smart car on this list, but believe it or not Daimler’s little runabout is actually rear-wheel drive. It also features a rear-mounted engine, just like the Porsche 911. But that’s where the similarities between these two vehicles end. Zuffenhausen’s legendary sports car is just that, an automotive icon, the smart is anything but. In fact it’s probably one of the worst cars on the road today. It earns that dubious title thanks to its absolutely horrifying driving experience courtesy of what is likely the clunkiest automatic transmission ever built; it also delivers pretty substandard fuel economy with enough noise and vibration to run a rock tumbler. Still, it’s affordable and rear-wheel drive, which has to count for something, right? No? Nevermind.