18. Ford Probe
Just the name ‘Probe’ alone was enough to scare people away. But yes, Ford did name a car the ‘Probe.’ The lackluster sports car was around for the ’80s and ’90s and featured just about everything that you didn’t want in a car. Rivaling cheap offerings from Chrysler and GM, the Probe was an affordable sports car. But the sports part wasn’t there and the car had a plethora of quality issues which plagued it for years.
There were talks inside of Ford that the Probe was a replacement for the Mustang, but this never came to fruition. Many consumers couldn’t get over the nameplate to even give the car a chance. The Probe did have some redeeming qualities, but they were few and far between.