7. Mercury Mystique
Another paltry excuse for a car during the ’90s was the Mercury Mystique. At least Ford could have put some effort into designing a car, but instead we got the lackluster Mystique. What served for a sedan was nothing more than a Ford Escort with a waterfall grille. The company didn’t even try to hide what this car was. Yet, there was the Mercury premium that was being charged for it. Ford had many bad badge jobs during the ’90s and the Mystique was one of them.
Mercury went downhill during this period and the Mystique was one of the reasons why. The car just really lacked in terms of quality and we have to wonder why on earth Ford didn’t put more effort into it. The car could have been a good seller if it had some sort of design difference from the average Ford Escort.