5: Hyundai Scoupe
Hyundai is now one of the most popular automakers in the world. But there was a time when the brand was still a novelty in America. The automaker had a notorious failure with the Excel compact car in the early 1990s, but that didn’t stop the company from launching a sports car. The Scoupe was a boxy early 1990s sports car that didn’t offer much in terms of performance (via Car Gurus).
Hyundai enthusiasts are quick to point out that this was an early attempt from the company. The Scoupe was refreshed later in its life cycle, but at that point the sales had been minuscule. At this point in time, the market for sport coupes was dwindling. Toyota was on the verge of discontinuing a few models, as were other automakers.