16: 1958-1960 Ford Edsel
The Edsel was a car that had a world of promise and then failed from the gate. The design of the Edsel wasn’t the problem. It was the reliability issues that hampered the car. A lot of the issues that had to do with reliability were caused by production problems at the factory. After two years, the Edsel was canceled and it was a catastrophic failure for the Ford Motor Company, costing an estimated $250 million.
Nowadays the Edsel has become a sort of collector’s item, with Martha Stewart even owning a unique one. The Edsel is a car that could have been great, but the project was rushed to the market. Ford is a company that has had many failures and the Edsel is among one of the most notorious.