10: Mazda Cosmo
You’ve heard of the RX-7. But have you driven a Cosmo? This was the original Rotary-powered Mazda sports car and there was a lot to like about it. The Rotary engine of course was one of the best powerplants around, but there was also the design of the car, which was ahead of its time. Sadly, many of the downfalls of the Cosmo were because of rust issues and a lack of quality.
Mazda attempted to reinvigorate the Cosmo to no avail as the car just couldn’t connect with consumers on a meaningful level. The Cosmo will be remembered for being the first mass-produced rotary sports car on the market.