Jeremy Clarkson reveals his least favourite cars of the last year

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Last week, Jeremy Clarkson revealed his favourite cars from 2016. They were an eclectic mix of emotive sports cars, practical people carriers and working-class performance heroes.

The former Top Gear presenter is famously outspoken, and when he doesn't like a car he makes no apologies for being very honest about it. So it's no surprise that off the back of highlighting the year's top performers, he's back to pour scorn on those that, as far as he's concerned, should be locked away in the automotive world's cupboard under the stairs.

To qualify his reasoning for most of his selections making this list of 'stinkers', Clarkson explains: "One day Google and Uber and Apple will launch driverless machines, and everyone will climb aboard unless the established carriers can find a way to thrill and excite and dazzle us."

The cars listed here neither excite nor dazzle, apparently.

Jeremy Clarkson reveals his least favourite cars of the last year

Jeremy Clarkson reveals his least favourite cars of the last year


Fresh from the perhaps surprising victory of the Zafira Tourer making Clarkson's list of 'star cars', Vauxhall's been brought back down to Earth courtesy of its Astra. Incredibly, the hatchback was so boring it left the notorious loudmouth rather lost for words.

Another car to receive the complaint of being boring is the Skoda Superb. Clarkson reckons it 'has the same amount of soul as a fridge freezer'.

The next car on the list certainly can't be accused of being boring. The Zenos E10 S has been built by former Lotus employees, so you know its chassis is well sorted. It also has a hilariously loud dump valve that whooshes every time you lift off the throttle, and the intake's right by your head so acceleration is accompanied by an all-encompassing sucking sound. It's brilliant.

Not in Clarkson's world, though. "On the road, where I mostly drove it, the noise was fun for about a minute and then not fun at all," he says.

Check out the gallery for the rest of Clarkson's vehicular stinkers!