Clarkson has been busy scribbling about all things car related for 20 years now so it really wasn't difficult to find a few motors he really didn't like.
Part 2 of his automotive ranting features the much-detested Chrysler Ypsilon and an old-school classic in the shape of a Kia Rio that Clarkson reckoned was worse than a Hyundai Accent, a car he previously dubbed, "probably the very worst car the world had ever seen."
6. Chrysler Ypsilon (November 11, 2012)
The name of Chrysler's city car should have been enough to have readers giggling into their Cornflakes but as they bore deeper into the article, lines such as "the manufacturer may as well have fitted a swastika badge" and "the driving position is suitable only for an animal that doesn't exist." Things got a lot worse for the Chrysler when Clarkson went for a drive. "Ride? That's dreadful. Noise? Awful as well. And then we get to the brakes. You get what looks like a pedal but actually it's a switch. So you are either not braking, or braking so violently that you are going through the windscreen."
7. Toyota Corolla (Auris) GX (March 24, 2013)
8. Mini Cooper S Clubman (December 23, 2007)
It only took a week of unhappy motoring for Clarkson to decide the Mini Cooper S Clubman was "one of the worst cars in the world." The reasoning? The car's cruising speed was too high: "It sails up past 100," he said. "You have to be alert to keep it down, and that's wearing." The final mental image has likely haunted readers ever since it was first published six years ago. "Anyone who grew up in the age of loon trousers knows that style can often win out over practicality. But with the Mini, the price is too high. There are just too many issues to make it work as a car. Think of it as loon trousers with no crotch."
9. BMW X1 (April 25, 2010)
Heads of design at BMW could be heard weeping all the way from Germany when Clarkson uttered the immortal line "the X1 looks like a Hyundai that's been subjected to a thousand years of wind erosion," when describing its latest SUV crossover. Things went from bad to worse, with this cutting line acting as the nail to the X1's coffin. "If it were a book, it would have no plot and a stupid cover and it would fall to pieces in the sun. But it isn't a book. And neither is it a car. It's rubbish."
10. Audi Q3 2.0 TDI (May 20, 2012)
Another soft-roader gets a very firm written bashing from the sharp-tongued writer for a multitude of failings. "The Q3, then. Not practical. Not nice to drive. And technologically, not thought out well, either. So what's to be done if you want a car that looks like it could go off road but won't?" he said. The answer, according to Clarkson, is to buy a Range Rover Evoque. Or if you can't afford that there is a better alternative: "It's called a saloon car."
Read Part 1 HERE