General Motors is the largest automaker in the world. Despite that reputation, many mistakes have come over time. The company has not been known for building the most reliable vehicles. Many companies’ investments in vehicles have gone bust after spending billions of dollars. Look at the failed Saturn brand, which GM spent millions developing, only to ruin by the turn of the new millennium.
It was mistakes like these that have haunted the GM brand for decades. After coming out of bankruptcy, the automaker is on a reformed path. But there are still many mistakes that the company continues to make when it comes to making cars that people want. We looked back at some of the most obvious and lasting mistakes that GM has made in the past couple of decades. Check them out right here.
25: Saturn L-Series
The L-Series marked what some believe to be the end for the Saturn brand. The car was everything that the brand was designed not to be. The L-200 was bland, unreliable, and offered nothing in the way of value for the consumer. The wagon version of the car was even worse, and Saturn was trying to position this car as a luxury option (via Hot Cars).
The L-200 didn’t last long on the market, selling from 1999 to 2004. Almost a decade after the L-200 was released, Saturn was discontinued. When you think about a bland car, the L-200 is about as bland as they come. Even as the model was discontinued in 2004, there were no tears spilled from dealerships.