21. AMC Pacer
AMC was a company that was in trouble during the ’70s. The company just wasn’t at the top as it once was, although the company owned the Jeep brand which was becoming quite popular. The Pacer was another odd-shaped car that hit the market. The car was initially very popular with its futuristic, dome-shaped design.
But once the initial luster wore off, the car was relegated to a slow sales pattern. Later years of the Pacer introduced consumers to the V8 powerplant, but at this point, the car was just not popular anymore. AMC was losing money with every Pacer that hit the market. When it came down to it, the car just couldn’t compete with offerings from GM and Ford anymore.