26. Plymouth Cricket
In the early ’70s, Plymouth needed a fresh, compact car with great fuel economy and modern styling. The solution was to use the Hilman Avenger, which Chrysler’s European subsidiary produced, selling it in the states as the Plymouth Cricket. The Cricket was much smaller than the rest of the lineup.
It came with decent performance, looks, and equipment, so the Cricket was set to be a sales hit. However, after initial good sales, popularity suddenly dropped. The reasons were due to the poor build quality and rust. In fact, Crickets were so rust-prone, they starred in many jokes of the period. After just three years, Plymouth dropped the Cricket from the U.S. market in 1973.