Why People Are Not Buying These Cars Anymore?

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Some cars are just not meant to be. And performance has nothing to do with it. We bring you a list of cars that haven’t sold much despite the fact that they are great cars. What went wrong and why don’t people want to buy these cars? This is a million dollar question that we just don’t have the answer for. Maybe they entered the market at the wrong time or they just didn’t suit the taste of the American people. Whatever the reason, we’ll never know for sure.

Let’s take a look at these cars and their features:

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS
Cadillac CTS

Units sold: 30,000

The Cadillac CTS is a powerful car with a 5.7-liter V8 engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. The engine generates a massive 640 horsepower and has a very swift acceleration. However, this midsize luxury car has a poor fuel economy. The interiors are nice but the rear seats are very cramped. The CTS has an exceptionally small trunk.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph3.5 Sec
Top speed203 mph
Mile range268 miles
Fuel capacity19 U.S gal
ClassMid-size luxury
Body styleSedan
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman
Porsche Cayman

Units sold: 1000

The Porsche Cayman is a luxury sports car and offers one of the best driving experiences with excellent handling capabilities. This outstanding car has a potent 2.0L Twin Cam I4 engine and an eager acceleration. The Cayman is a two seater which could be one reason it hasn’t sold much.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph11.9 Sec
Top speed103 mph
Mile range268 miles
Fuel capacity16.4 U.S gal
ClassSports car
Body styleCoupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki Kizashi

Units sold: 6000

The Suzuki Kizashi is a mid-size car with a good safety rating. It has a 2.4-liter I4 engine with a 185 horsepower. The Kizashi has wonderful interiors with plenty of leg room and head room. The car has excellent fuel efficiency but the engine is a bit sluggish and it appears to strain waiting for the automatic transmission to keep up.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph8.9 Sec
Top speed125 mph
Mile range368 miles
Fuel capacity17.2 U.S gal
ClassCompact
Body styleSedan
TractionFWD (Forward-wheel drive)

 

Lincoln Continental

Lincoln Continental
Lincoln Continental

Units sold: 8758

The Lincoln Continental is a grand and stately sedan used by the state for transporting dignitaries. This large luxury car has served a very niche cliental and is equipped with a powerful 5.4L V8 engine doling out 230 horsepower. It is a very safe car with above par safety features. The Continental, however, has a poor fuel economy.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph8.4 Sec
Top speed118 mph
Mile range398 miles
Fuel capacity29.9 U.S gal
ClassFull-size
Body styleSedan
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo 4C

Units sold: 238

The Alfa Romeo 4C is a luxury sports car but leaves much to be desired. The 2 seater has a cramped interior and it is certainly not a car you would like to drive every day to work. The car has a responsive steering, agile handling, a very quick acceleration and great fuel economy. But on the down side – it is not smooth and comfortable to drive even with its powerful 1.7L turbo charged engine.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph11.9 Sec
Top speed103 mph
Mile range268 miles
Fuel capacity12.2 U.S gal
ClassSports roadster / Convertible
Body styleConvertible
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Acura NSX

Acura NSX
Acura NSX

Units sold: 170

The Acura NSX is a luxury sports car with spritely handling and swift acceleration. This 2 seater AWD has a 3.4L V6 engine and generates a tremendous 573 horsepower. It is equipped with a dual clutch system automatic transmission. The Acura NSX has great fuel efficiency.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph6.9 Sec
Top speed191 mph
Mile range313 miles
Fuel capacity15.6 U.S gal
ClassSupercar
Body styleFastback Coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Audi R8

Audi R8
Audi R8

Units sold: 927

The Audi R8 is a luxury sports car with a powerful 5.2L V10 engine giving 562 horsepower. It has a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. This 2 seater is fast and very powerful with dynamic handling. The interiors are luxurious and plush to maintain the Audi reputation.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph3.6 Sec
Top speed196 mph
Mile range298 miles
Fuel capacity21.9 U.S gal
ClassGrand tourer
Body styleFastback coupe
Traction4×4 on-demand Haldex

 

Porsche 718

Porsche 718
Porsche 718

Units sold: 5276

The Porsche 718 is a luxury sports convertible.  This 2 seater is energetic and has a sharp and lively handling. The dynamic interiors match with the luxury tag. The convertible is equipped with a 2.5L 4 cylinder engine which generates 300 horsepower. The 6speed manual transmission gives the driver complete control over the car.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph11.9 Sec
Top speed174 mph
Mile range268 miles
Fuel capacity12.2 U.S gal
ClassSupercar
Body styleFastback coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Volvo V90

Volvo V90
Volvo V90

Units sold: 491

The Volvo V90 has a 2.0L I6 engine which puts out 271 horsepower. The wagon delivers a smooth ride and offers a powerful driving experience. The V90 has a 5speed manual transmission and is quite fuel efficient making it a great family vehicle. Despite being such a great vehicle the Volvo is an expensive car to maintain and probably the main reason why it didn’t become popular.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph9.3 Sec
Top speed125 mph
Mile range179 miles
Fuel capacity21.2 U.S gal
ClassSports roadster / Convertible
Body styleConvertible
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

BMW 2 Series

BMW 2 Series
BMW 2 Series

Units sold: 9208

The BMW 2 Series is a quick and powerful small luxury car. The car is exceptionally nimble and fun to drive. It has a 2.0L V6 engine delivering 310 horsepower. The 2 Series has a plush cabin, with comfortable seating for 5 and an upscale infotainment system. The car has a plethora of safety features and great fuel economy.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph6.8 Sec
Top speed198 mph
Mile range315 miles
Fuel capacity18.4 U.S gal
ClassSports roadster / Convertible
Body styleConvertible
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Scion FR-S

Scion FR-S
Scion FR-S

Units sold: 4146

The Scion FR-S is a joint venture creation by Toyota and Subaru. The FR-S is a 2 door sports car which seats 4 people. It has a 2.0L H4 engine with a 6speed manual transmission. It is a peppy rear wheel drive car with plenty of high tech features including a back-up camera. It is a practical sports car and has great fuel economy.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph7.2 Sec
Top speed153 mph
Mile range368 miles
Fuel capacity21.2 U.S gal
ClassSports car
Body styleFastback coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI
Volkswagen GTI

Units sold: 16,684

The Volkswagen GTI sports a 2.5L I5 engine producing 174 horsepower. This compact car has a very spacious and lavish interior with user friendly infotainment and can seat 5 people. It also has loads of room for cargo. The GTI is a bit on the expensive side but its sporty performance and other features make it a value for money buy.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph5.6 Sec
Top speed135 mph
Mile range258 miles
Fuel capacity21.2 U.S gal
ClassCompact
Body styleCompact
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R
Nissan GT-R

Units sold: 538

The Nissan GT-R is a luxury sports car with instant acceleration and a composed handling supported by its taunt suspension. The GT-R has a 3.8L twin turbo V6 engine and produces 565 horsepower. The spritely car has a 6 speed automatic transmission with dual-clutch. The Nissan GT-R is great for those who want speed.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph3.3 Sec
Top speed200 mph
Mile range277 miles
Fuel capacity19.6 U.S gal
ClassGrand tourer
Body styleFastback coupe
Traction4×4 on-demand ATTESA E-TS

 

Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper
Dodge Viper

Units sold: 1000

The Dodge Viper is a powerful luxury sports car. However, the car is not very comfortable and the ride is harsh making the car undesirable. It has an 8.0L V10 engine producing a massive 645 horsepower and is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2 seater has plenty of cargo space but poor fuel economy.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph3.4 Sec
Top speed196 mph
Mile range196 miles
Fuel capacity12.2 U.S gal
ClassGrand tourer
Body styleFastback coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat 124 Spider
Fiat 124 Spider

Units sold: 3515

The Fiat 124 Spider is a 2 seater sports car with a 2.0L I4 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. It has an athletic handling and offers a serene ride. The interiors are upscale with a high tech intuitive infotainment system. The Fiat 124 Spider is a fuel efficient value for money sports car which is great fun to drive.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph6.4 Sec
Top speed139 mph
Mile range303 miles
Fuel capacity11.9 U.S gal
ClassSports roadster / Convertible
Body styleConvertible
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata

Units sold: 8975

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a peppy 1839 cc DOHC I4 engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. This 2 seater sports car has a lively handling and a plethora of bespoke features. The interiors are very plush and comfortable though the cargo space is limited. It is a light weight car and a blast to drive.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph7 Sec
Top speed140 mph
Mile range267 miles
Fuel capacity18.9 U.S gal
ClassSports roadster
Body styleRoadster
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Lexus LC

Lexus LC
Lexus LC

Units sold: 1979

The Lexus LC is a wonderful luxury sports car with a powerful 5.0L V8 engine giving out 471 horsepower. The 10speed direct automatic transmission facilitates the energetic drive. The Lexus LC offers a great balance of comfort and sportiness which adds to its appeal.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph4.3 Sec
Top speed188 mph
Mile range339 miles
Fuel capacity21.7 U.S gal
ClassGrand tourer
Body styleFastback coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette

Units sold: 18,791

The Chevrolet Corvette is a two seater sports car. It has a powerful 6.2L V8 engine which offers an exhilarating ride. The 445 horsepower car has a 5speed manual transmission and delivers a refined ride. The Corvette has an upscale, quiet and comfortable cabin with high tech features. This supercar can easily change from a daily commuting vehicle to a track ready sports car in no time.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph3.9 Sec
Top speed200 mph
Mile range286 miles
Fuel capacity18.5 U.S gal
ClassGrand tourer
Body styleHatchback coupe targa
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door

Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door
Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door

Units sold: 9950

The hardtop 2 Door Mini Cooper offers a great blend of speed with fuel economy. The stylish sports car has nimble handling with its energetic 1.6L I4 engine. The Mini Coper is a forward wheel drive car, has a 5 speed manual transmission and a good reliability rating.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph7.2 Sec
Top speed133 mph
Mile range360 miles
Fuel capacity10.6 U.S gal
ClassSubcompact
Body styleHatchback
TractionFWD (Front-wheel drive)

 

Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes-AMG GT
Mercedes-AMG GT

Units sold: 1525

The Mercedes-AMG GT is a luxury sports car. The GT has an energetic 4.0L V8 engine with a 7speed dual clutch transmission. The car has a lively handling and offers a blissful ride. The interiors are luxurious and it comes with plenty of high tech features. The Mercedes-AMG GT is available in two variants – a 2 door sports coupe and a 4 seater sedan.

Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph3.6 Sec
Top speed189 mph
Mile range348 miles
Fuel capacity17.2 U.S gal
ClassGrand tourer
Body styleHatchback coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

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