2002 Jeep Liberty Sport
Remember the Volkswagen Beetle? Sure, anybody does, because it was produced for added years than all but a scattering of added accepted vehicles. But what about the Mazda2 — anamnesis that one? Probably not. That almost brief archetypal is aloof one of the abounding cars and trucks that accept been discontinued during the accomplished 10 years. Some, such as the Mazda, are adequately forgettable. Others, such as the Dodge Viper, were advised abstract afore the aftermost one formed off the accumulation line. Learn added about these cars and some of the added cartage automakers accept discontinued over the accomplished 10 years.
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2007 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Special Edition.
The HHR, aboriginal awash as a 2005 model, was Chevy’s acknowledgment to Chrysler’s retro-styled — some say animal — PT Cruiser, which debuted to abundant alarum a few years earlier. Like that car, the HHR (which stands for Ancestry High Roof) was appealing acknowledged for an absolutely alcove vehicle. Chevrolet awash added than a half-million of these kinda-sorta-crossover wagons over the vehicle’s lifespan.
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The Eclipse sports auto was a Mitsubishi mainstay for added than 20 years (the aboriginal archetypal went on auction in 1989). Initially produced in affiliation with Chrysler, the Eclipse — accessible as a auto or convertible — was additionally awash as the Plymouth Laser and Eagle Talon throughout the ’90s. Aback the final Eclipse formed off the accumulation band in Normal, Illinois, it was awash at activity for $35,000, with the gain benefiting the Japanese Red Cross.
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport
Jeep owners are angrily loyal to the brand. But aback the Liberty appeared in 2002 as a backup for the beloved, boxlike Cherokee, the smooth-cornered SUV bootless to impress. One auto biographer alleged it the “worst redesign ever.” That didn’t stop affluence of Jeep admirers from affairs the Liberty over its 11-year run. Unfortunately, a Jeep Liberty doesn’t authority its resale amount as able-bodied as some added models, including the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
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This two-door auto and convertible enjoyed a adequately continued run for the Swedish automaker, aboriginal accession stateside as a 1998 model. For buyers acclimatized to the boxlike Volvos of old, the automated C70 was article radically different. As Volvo’s artist Peter Horbury told reporters at the time, “This time we kept the toy and threw abroad the box.” But like a lot of toys, buyers eventually grew apathetic with the C70, and Volvo put it out to affirmation afterwards the 2013 archetypal year.
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Toyota FJ Cruiser 2008
The blue FJ Cruiser SUV’s retro-futuristic anatomy was a absolute head-turner aback it appeared as a 2007 model. Inspired by the archetypal Toyota Land Cruisers of the 1960s, the FJ Cruiser was a able off-roader. With its fat ancillary pillars, rear suicide doors, and ablaze blush options, the FJ Cruiser was a head-turner, too. But the SUV bazaar is a awash one, and best Toyota buyers autonomous for the automaker’s added accepted four-wheel-drive models. To admire the final accumulation run, the aggregation produced the FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Ultimate Edition, which featured a custom-tuned abeyance and a signature “Heritage blue” acrylic scheme. (More aching for many: Toyota concluded U.S. sales of the Land Cruiser afterwards the 2021 archetypal year.)
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Honda adored the Insight name for the 2020 archetypal year, but the accepted adaptation bears little affinity to the original, which appeared in 1999 as a two-seat amalgam able up to 70 mpg on the highway. Although the Insight was the aboriginal amalgam agent to be awash in the United States, assault the Toyota Prius to bazaar by a few months, it never bent on the way the Prius did. Honda put the Insight on aperture from 2007 to 2010, and aback it alternate as a four-door, the new archetypal bore an astonishing affinity to the Prius. Buyers backward abroad in droves, and the Insight abolished from afterimage in 2014.
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Was it a sedan, a wagon, or a crossover? No one seemed to apperceive what to accomplish of the Honda Crosstour, which looked like an Accord on steroids, aback it accustomed in showrooms as a 2010 model. Admitting alms options such as four-wheel drive and a V-6 engine, the Honda abracadabra didn’t rub off on the Crosstour, and the aggregation pulled the bung afterwards aloof a few years.
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When this car accustomed in 2010, the abridgement was in the catchbasin and drivers capital to save money by active cheap, able cars such as this one. Or so Mazda believed. In truth, Americans haven’t been agog on baby hatchbacks for years, and added bargain cars such as the Nissan Versa accepted far added popular. The Mazda2 anon vanished from showrooms, and Mazda dead affairs to advertise a agnate auto in the United States.
Honda CR-Z Amalgam – Front
Back in 1984, Honda alien a two-seat auto alleged the CR-X that could accomplish an agitative 52 mpg. Flash advanced to 2010, aback Honda apparent the CR-X’s airy successor, the CR-Z. Like the ’80s version, the CR-Z was a wedge-shaped two-seater; clashing the CR-X, this agent relied on a amalgam engine. It wasn’t absolutely as fuel-efficient as the CR-X, but it was absolutely added fun to drive … if aloof as abstract for abounding car buyers. The CR-Z “filled a alcove no one alike knew existed,” as the editors of Motor Trend put it, and the car awash poorly.
Toyota launched its Scion cast to abundant alarum in 2003, acquisitive its band of small, adventurous cars would address to millennials. The aggregation enjoyed antecedent success with arbitrary cars such as the boxlike Scion xB. But abounding of those adolescent drivers didn’t stick with the cast aback they got beforehand and were attractive to barter up, and sales beneath steadily. Although Toyota absitively in 2016 that it was the end of the alley for the Scion name, the brand’s iA, iM, and FR-S cartage alive on as rebadged Toyotas.
Dodge Viper SRT-10
With a 400-horsepower V-10 engine, this low-slung two-seater was a absolute brood of allegorical beef cars of the 1960s such as the AC Cobra. Aback it debuted as a 1992 model, the Viper was as abutting to a Lamborghini as Dodge admirers could get — no surprise, as the Italian automaker, afresh endemic by Chrysler, helped advance the engine. At $55,000, however, the ’92 Viper was a heck of a lot cheaper.
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acute fortwo forfour Premiere Berlin
Believe it or not, the abstraction for the Acute car originated with Swatch, the Swiss watchmaker. But it took the ability of German automaker Daimler to aftermath this pint-size two-seater, which accustomed stateside in 2008. The Acute ForTwo was affluence cute, but it was additionally underpowered, cramped, and not decidedly crashworthy. Once the change wore off, Daimler had a adamantine time affairs added than a scattering of ForTwos, alike afterwards abacus a convertible option. The gas-powered archetypal was discontinued actuality in 2017, and the electric adaptation followed in 2019.
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2012 Hyundai Azera (US-spec)
This bland, big auto was accustomed as Hyundai’s “luxury” archetypal aback it accustomed in the United States in 2006, but in accuracy it wasn’t abundant added than a bigger adaptation of the Sonata. (Hyundai’s accurate affluence car, the Genesis, accustomed two years later.) Still, it abundantly abounding a role in the South Korean automaker’s U.S. calendar for added than a decade afore the aggregation assuredly absitively to alarm it home for good.
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Ford acclaimed the accession of the new aeon by actualization an abridgement car, the Focus. This “world car” — so-named because it would be produced globally, not aloof for the U.S. bazaar — absolutely got its alpha in Europe a brace years afore accession stateside in 2000. Over the years, the Focus calendar would accommodate hatchbacks, sedans, wagons, as able-bodied as hybrid-powered and high-performance versions. But sales ailing in 2012, and in 2018 Ford appear that it was phasing out about all of its commuter car models, including the Focus as we currently apperceive it.
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2013 Ford C-Max Amalgam
Launched in 2012, the C-Max was Ford’s acknowledgment to Toyota’s Prius. And while some reviewers said it was the bigger of the two hybrids, the C-Max never got the aforementioned account as the Prius — or awash as well. (Part of that may be due to the actuality that Ford aggrandized ammunition abridgement estimates to accomplish the C-Max attending like it got bigger breadth than the Prius.) Although the C-Max lives on in Europe, the 2018 archetypal was the aftermost to be awash in the United States.
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2013 Cadillac ATS bunched affluence auto
First actualization as a 2013 model, the ATS was Cadillac’s attack to woo adolescent drivers from their BMWs with a bunched affluence car. Aback it was formed out, the ATS anatomy was different to the General Motors lineup, and the sedan’s angular anatomy and wedgelike headlights angry affluence of heads. A auto followed for 2015. Unfortunately, the ATS’ admission year accepted to be its zenith, and sales beneath every year thereafter.
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This constituent amalgam auto was declared to be the car that would save General Motors from banking ruin in the deathwatch of the Abundant Recession and accomplish it a baton in alternative-fuel vehicles. It didn’t absolutely assignment out that way. Between 2011, aback the car went on auction in the United States, and the end of accumulation in 2019, abandoned about 150,000 Volts were sold. (Toyota awash about as abounding Prius cartage in 2011 alone.) The aftermost Volt, which formed off the accumulation band on Feb. 19, 2019, now lives at the GM Ancestry Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Toyota Prius C
Toyota’s aboriginal Prius accustomed in showrooms in 2012, but it never absolutely got the adulation that Toyota’s bigger Prius enjoys. The Japanese automaker alone the auto amalgam in 2019 (the wagon-like Prius V was discontinued two years earlier), admitting its abundant breadth and how accessible it was to park, according to reviewers. With aloof 99 horsepower, it wasn’t absolutely a hot rod. Its backup was the Corolla hybrid. Learn added about the Prius and added game-changing Japanese cars
One of 2020’s best notable car cancellations had to be the Chevrolet Impala, which traced its ancestry aback to the 1950s aback Detroit’s Big Three disqualified the auto world. It 1965, it awash added than 1 actor vehicles, ambience a record, and was accessible in a array of styles, including a base wagon. But this year’s cessation isn’t the Impala’s first. It was initially shelved in 1985, came aback and was discontinued afresh assorted times. So, who knows, it may be aback afresh afore long. For now, it’s aloof addition victim of the about-face from sedans and against SUVs and crossovers.
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