The first car I drove regularly (my parents' 2nd car) was a bright yellow automatic 1981 Ford Escort station wagon. That was worst. Car. Ever. I drove ~8 miles to school and every day had to stop at the gas station to fill the radiator because it overheated CONSTANTLY. lol On the bright side, that car made me hate automatics for life. Stupid thing took forever to "decide" what gear it wanted to be in. Forget it, I'll make that decision myself. And now I own a WRX.
(yes, this thread says "worst car you owned" but Ive liked all the cars Ive owned. They werent the greatest, but they served their purpose. And some were fun.