Others have been across-the-board vile machines. Even taking such noisome heaps as the first-gen Hyundai Excel and Yugo GV into account, I'm going to say the most miserable econobox ever sold in the United States was the Subaru Justy with front-wheel-drive and the CVT transmission option. It had three clattery cylinders making 66 horsepower, a screechy random-ratio-selecting CVT wasting about 62 of those horses, shopping-cart ride quality, and push-it-off-a-cliff reliability. Your opinion may differ. What do you say?