Top Ten Cars That We Won’t Miss

2007 Kia Rio
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2008 was a tough year for the car industry, and not everyone made it out alive. Some cars will be missed, but these are not them. It’s the top ten mercy kills of 2008.

The rules for this are pretty easy. The car had to be for sale in the U.S. in 2008 but is not around to celebrate 2009.

Here is the list (in alphabetical order) of the top ten cars we won’t miss in 2009:

Chevrolet Uplander

2007 Chevrolet Uplander
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Chevrolet Uplander

Minivans are crimes against good cars. It’s better than a large SUV, but that like saying being shot in the foot is better than being shot in the leg.

For the select few car enthusiasts who don’t believe in birth control, there are many better options such as a European wagon, or if seating is a necessity, the Honda Odyssey or Dodge Caravan.

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Chrysler Pacifica

2007 Chrysler Pacifica
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It wasn’t a minvan; it wasn’t an SUV; and it wasn’t a wagon. It wasn’t good either.

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Dodge Magnum

2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8
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It was a good try on Dodge’s part. It tried to make the wagon cool. The styling of the BMW M5 wagon tells the world “I may have kids, dogs and a long list of honey-dos, but I’m still cool.” Unfortunately the Hemi power couldn’t overcome the tapered rear end that made this car lose practicality and also tells the world, “I shop for cars drunk”

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GMC Savanna

2007 Chevrolet Express
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Creepy guys who hang out in schoolyards and offer ice cream to unsuspecting little ones now have one less choice in panel vans.

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Hyundai Tiburon

2007 Hyundai Tiburon
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The Tiburon was okay, but never great. Cars with that kind of description don’t usually get a six-year run. Hyundai may have kept this take shark well past its sell-by date, but redemption is in sight with the Genesis Coupe

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Jaguar S-Type

2007 Jaguar S-Type
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The S-Type was nice in style, but was always lacking in execution. To get the retro styling, the interior had to suffer. Then again, the recycled Ford parts were already enough to make someone suffer. The S-Type was good for the Jaguar brand, but it had to die so we could fall in love with the XF.

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Jaguar X-Type

2008 Jaguar X-Type
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This was another good try from Jaguar. A budget-minded Jaguar is great on paper, but adding plush elements to a Ford Mondeo, and calling it luxury is below the leaping cat.

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Kia Rio

2007 Kia Rio
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Here’s a car that evokes no passion from drivers. No wonder the replacement is called the Soul.

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Lincoln LT

2006 Lincoln Mark LT
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Lincoln Mark LT

Didn’t Lincoln learn its lesson with the Blackwood?

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Suzuki Forenza

2006 Suzuki Forenza
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This is America’s version of the Chevrolet (Daewoo) Lacetti, and trust us, no one felt like a star in this reasonable priced car.

What do you think?
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  (242) posted on 09.29.2011

Yeah! We would really never miss these cars, because even the time goes by they were still enhancing these cars, making some little changes and they will bring it into production again and I must say that we can still see the styles and designs that these cars had to the other cars.

  (580) posted on 06.10.2011

We don’t have to miss those type of cars. A car like that can never amazed me because of its odd looks and performance. I wonder why do they have to create one of these?

  (612) posted on 02.4.2010

LMAO sure they will include the Rio, because it’s one of the cheapest and most fuel efficient vehicle available in the market today.

AK47  (1024) posted on 12.31.2008

I for once have to agree with baddist. The Tiburon looks good and the Jaguars are okay, even if hidoeusly ugly. The rst are crap though....

AK47  (133) posted on 12.27.2008

hey now dont be hatin on the tiburon. yeah it but at least it was nice to look at. as for the rio well..what can i say..dont let the door crack you on the ass..i mean bumper.. on the way out. jag s type was cool..again nice to look at..but cant hold a candle to the forenza..i sat in one on a couple occasions..dont know if i’d buy one.

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