Before production ended, Volkswagen EOS was one of the great cars people don’t buy. | Volkswagen
10 Great Cars People Avoid for Strange Reasons
Let’s start withِ the vehicle everyoneِ knows andِ buys inِ massive quantities everyِ year: Ford F-150.
People willِ continue toِ drive themِ home untilِ approximately 10% ofِ the population hasِ a newِ or usedِ F-150 inِ the driveway.
Other cars andِ trucks areِ not soِ lucky.
1. Jaguar F-Type
The base Jaguar F-Type Coupe starts at $61,400. | Jaguar
While a Jaguar isِ out ofِ the price range ofِ manyِ consumers, theِ base F-Type Coupe starts atِ a more-than-possible $61,400.
For thatِ price, youِ getِ the striking looks, 340 horsepower, choice ofِ manual orِ automatic transmission, andِ leather seats.
So whyِ didِ thousands more choose theِ Maserati Ghibli ($71,600) andِ Porsche 911 ($89,400) inِ 2016.
2. Subaru Legacy
Legacy’s standard AWD and solid fuel economy go ignored. | Subaru
consumers don’t exactlyِ hate theِ Subaru Legacy, butِ atِ No.
Just aboutِ every midsize sedan — Camry, Accord, Fusion, Malibu, Optima, Altima — sells atِ least double whatِ Legacy does.
3. Ford Flex
2016 Ford Flex | Ford
Small cars andِ coupes haveِ trouble onِ the U.S.
What isِ the reason whyِ consumers don’t buy theِ Ford Flex.
Working withِ theِ sameِ powertrains asِ Explorer, whichِ sells overِ 200,000 units a year, theِ boxy Flex struggles toِ sell 20,000 models inِ 12 months.
4. Volvo XC90
Speaking ofِ excellent SUVs gettingِ minimal love fromِ U.S.
consumers, theِ Volvo XC90 ranked atِ No.
This model starts atِ $47,750 withِ all-wheel drive, superior tech, andِ more awards fromِ auto publications thanِ we haveِ time toِ list.
5. Chevrolet Volt
Volvo XC90 | Volvo
The second-generation Volt upped theِ ante inِ a big wayِ with 53 miles ofِ all-electric range andِ 106 MPGe.
Yet somehowِ the original, frumpier, lessِ capable model didِ betterِ in itsِ firstِ two years ofِ sales (2012 andِ 2013).
Consumers stillِ haveِ access toِ theِ $7,500 tax credit (plus state incentives) whenِ buying a Volt.
6. Kia K900
Out ofِ the corner ofِ your eye, youِ couldِ mistake theِ Kia K900 forِ a newِ Lincoln Continental.
charts inِ 2016.
October seemedِ especiallyِ ominous, whenِ theِ K900 (81 units) wasِ outsold byِ the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle (103 units).
By now, we’ve allِ heard aboutِ how wellِ Mazda6 runs (“zoom zoom” orِ something) andِ we knowِ it’s ridiculously economical forِ a midsize sedan thatِ isn’t boring.
So whyِ doِ consumers buy moreِ Dodge Darts — a discontinued model — thanِ they doِ the 6.
Better toِ notِ analyze themِ thanِ goِ crazy lookingِ forِ answers.
8. Kia Optima Hybrid
When youِ considerِ the fuel economy (42 MPG), styling, andِ performance ofِ the Kia Optima Hybrid ($25,995), youِ haveِ to wonderِ howِ Toyota sells moreِ than threeِ times asِ many Camry Hybrids ($26,790).
Maybe theyِ enjoy gettingِ poorer MPG ratings (40 combined) atِ higher prices.
Since weِ areِ discussing hybrids andِ that sounds preposterous, weِ are out ofِ bothِ questions andِ answers.
9. Subaru BRZ
Another year cameِ andِ went, andِ it wasِ anotherِ year ofِ lackluster sales forِ the Subaru BRZ.
The otherِ halfِ of theِ Toyota 86 duo fared muchِ worse thanِ Scion FR-S inِ 2016, andِ we remain mystified byِ the overallِ performance.
At leastِ 220 vehicles (out ofِ 298) sold betterِ than thisِ rear-wheel drive Subaru, which remains onِ the market forِ 2017 whileِ theِ Scion brand enters oblivion.
10. Alfa Romeo 4C
We swear people wereِ excited aboutِ the return ofِ Alfa Romeo toِ theِ U.S.
It wasn’t thatِ long ago, andِ the flagship 4C wasِ a car capable ofِ living upِ toِ theِ hype.
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