aztek--universally derided from day 1--little known fact is its designer was then promoted to head of corvette design. thats a talent! talent for gm politics.
The Ford Motor Company in general, for abandoning cars. Yeah yeah, Mustang. Fine. But what about people who want sedans, or basic transportation, or a hot hatch? Honda, Toyota, Subaru, and the Korean powerhouse of Hyundai and Kia don't seem to be bothered about selling these kind of cars along with their SUVs. It won't be long before Ford will use the same rationale (whatever it was) to add another set of doors, AWD and the body from the MACH-E to the Mustang.
The Ford 427 concept, which could have given the Chrysler 300C serious competition,
instead became the completely forgettable Ford 500:
My pet peeve has long been the Porsche Boxster.
Production car: Well, you know, not that. A true bummer because for a while there it really looked like we were going to get a legitimate successor to the 356.
But more than that, my main beef is with the whole idea of pre-production “concepts.” True concepts like the Cadillac Sixteen are amazing but increasingly rare. The so called concepts we get instead today are production models with huge wheels and tiny mirrors that inevitably look just a wee bit better than what’s put on sale a few months later. But what’s the point of getting our hopes up with a “concept” and then disappointing us with the production model?
How about the Prowler. It could have been a real car with a HEMI. Why does Chrysler always wimp out with the motors. .....Jim.
Wasn't there a supercharged option? Just because it had a 6 seems an insufficient reason. I remember some 4cyl. jobs doing well at the Indy 500 😉