23: Ford Maverick
When Ford was having difficulties with the next-generation Mustang, the company decided to try something new. The Ford Maverick had a lot of potential. It was a bigger platform then the Mustang, and the V8 engine was more than capable. The problem here was the new smog technology. Because technology hadn’t advanced far enough yet, engines were being choked.
The Maverick also had a lot of quality issues out of the factory, from radio dials falling off to the car leaving drivers stranded with very little mileage. Ford needed to come a long way in terms of quality to get the Maverick up to speed. Air was getting cleaner but the overall design of the vehicle suffered.