12: Scion TC Second Generation
By the time the revamped TC was released, the Scion brand had lost the unique reputation it developed in the early 2000s. What was once a groundbreaking automotive brand was just another corner of the Toyota dealership. The TC didn’t have anything unique to make it stand out from the crowd (via Car and Driver).
The performance of the TC wasn’t amazing, in many ways it was just a lesser Honda Civic SI. By this point in time, the Scion brand had lost the originality that originally made it unique. Toyota didn’t keep the momentum of the brand going, and the cars became unimaginative and bland. This generation of the TC might be a fun commuter car, but that’s about it. As a sports car, the next incarnation of the TC just didn’t cut the mustard.