22: Mercury Comet
The corporate clone of the Maverick, the Comet was designed to provide a bit of luxury to the struggling muscle car. Unfortunately, Ford didn’t do much of anything with the Comet. A slightly different exterior was coupled with the same powerplant that was found in the Maverick. Again, build quality issues were rampant in these vehicles.
Could the Comet have fared better? Ford didn’t do all that much to market the car as anything different than a Ford Maverick. At that point, Maverick was suffering just as bad as the rest of the industry, creating a problem for people who were already strapped for money due to the fuel crisis.