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25 ’90s Cars Drivers Are In No Hurry To Remember

Cameron Eittreim February 4, 2020

Isuzu Impulse
via: Motor Trend

3. Isuzu Impulse

There were quite a few forgotten compact cars from the ’90s that you might not remember. The Impulse is one of these cars. The company began to shift its focus to sport utility vehicles. The Impulse is a car that might not have had a chance at life had the company not already had cheap compact cars. You seldom see one of these driving around, but surprisingly the Geo Storm was quite popular.

Isuzu Impulse
via: Motor Trend

The Impulse had a lot of potential had the design been implemented right. But when it comes down to it ,the Impulse was just another cheap Japanese car that didn’t have what it needed to survive. There was a lot of competition around this time and the Impulse got lost in a sea of it.

1981 Isuzu Imark
via: Barnfinds

2. Isuzu I-Mark

Another part of the failed Isuzu sedan lineup is the I-Mark. This interesting-looking sedan was tiny and didn’t have too many interesting features. Isuzu was on the way out of the passenger car business, so the I-Mark didn’t need to attract buyers to a great degree. The company wasn’t going to be putting a whole lot of time and energy into this car and thus it went the way of other cheap imports at the time. There were very few of them made.

Isuzu Imark
via: The Truth About Cars

Had Isuzu put more emphasis into their passenger cars, there is a good chance that the company might be with us today. But cheap competition from Hyundai and other affordable car makers all but made Isuzu the walking joke of the automotive industry.

1989 Dodge Colt
via: Car Domain

1. Mitsubishi Colt

The Colt was another fairly popular compact car from this period. Mitsubishi was selling them with a variety of different badges on them, including Dodge. The Colt in its regular form was a hatchback like the Suzuki Swift. The car had a lot going for it including an optional turbo version. The Colt had a roomy interior and the car was available in quite a few options that made it a viable choice.

1989 Dodge Colt
via: Car Gurus

Fortunately, a cheap build quality and a lack of reputation made the Colt a forgettable member of the Mitsubishi lineup. There were quite a few cheap compacts from this period and the Colt was among them. You do see these cars from time to time, but it’s few and far between because the offering was so subpar.

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