The votes are in, the judges have, uh, judged and it's official: Democrats control the House.

No, wait. Wrong election. The Truth About Cars readers and staff have chosen the 2006 winners (losers?) of The Worst Automobile Today award.

For those with stomachs too queasy or hearts too weak to read criticism of the domestic auto industry, we recommend you find something else to read. Those TTAC folks get kinda brutal.

Just to keep you in suspense, the list of TWAT winners, with excerpts of TTAC's witty criticism, is after the jump.


Here are the 10 winners for The Truth About Cars TWAT award with excerpts from their comments. Be sure to check out TTAC for the full, venomously funny commentary on each car.

10. Chevrolet Aveo


From the hollow-sounding doors, bargain-basement plastics and skinny tires to the coarse-sounding engine that strains when faced with even the slightest incline, it exudes "cheap" from every ounce of its being.

9. Lincoln Mark LT


Lincoln's badge engineered Ford F-150 is an unholy degradation of the world-famous Lincoln Mark nomenclature.


8. Saab 9-7x


The Saab 9-7X is a Chevy Trailblazer with the ignition key between the seats. Moreover, the Saab 9-7X is a Chevy Trailblazer with the ignition key between the seats.


7. Subaru B9 Tribeca


Why Subaru felt the need to enter the SUV segment when it offers such a wide range of superb four wheel-drive sedans and wagons is anybody's guess. Clearly, they shouldn't have bothered.


6. Chevrolet Monte Carlo


The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a wrong wheel-drive engineering joke from the late '80's.


5. Hummer H2


While the H2 doesn't come with hair plugs, it tells the world that the man behind the wheel has a small penis, or brain, or both.


4. Chrysler Aspen


It's a perfect example of the old adage "Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should."


3. Buick Rendezvous


The Rendezvous embodies everything that's brought GM to the brink: penny pinching, brand dilution and chronic neglect.


2. Jeep Compass


The Compass stomps all over Jeep's reputation as America's purveyor of authentic off-road vehicles.


1. GM Minivans

In terms of dreadful driving dynamics, contemptible aesthetics and torturous ergonomics, no other vehicles sold in America can compete with these ridiculously-named "Crossover Sport Vans."

And, once again, the link to the full story at TTAC is here.