18. Dodge Neon
The compact Chrysler was a valiant car in its own right for a lot of reasons. First, the Neon had a lot more power than people were used to getting in a car of this size. The interior dimensions were a lot larger than other compact cars, and the overall size of the Neon was quite large. The DOHC motor was a fine powerplant and there was even a special edition sports model.
But the reliability and shoddy build quality caught up to the Neon. You’d never expect a car to show its age that soon. The Neon was full of rattles and interior sounds early on in ownership. The car didn’t offer anything too pressing to keep shoppers coming back and eventually lost market share.