The long-term success of some major auto manufacturers may lead you to believe that they probably never set a foot wrong on their way to global dominance.

In actual fact if you knew how many times they made some massive blunders you would instead be wondering how they are still in business today. From woeful business decisions that lost millions to models that were so terrible they must have been willfully designed that way, the mega-motor corporations out there have done some really head-scratching stuff.

We take a look through some of the blundering and ineptness both big and small, old and new, that shaped the way the automotive industry looks today. Start slideshow