25: Ford Aspire
The 1990s were dominated by the SUV boom, but automakers also needed compact cars to comply with EPA regulations. The Aspire was based on a Kia platform and was sold during the early part of the decade. Although you’ll notice the car was very similar to the Geo Metro, it never caught on with consumers. The small size and the perceived lack of quality were enough to seal the car’s fate.
The price tag was one of the most affordable on the market, but the lack of features and its tiny design just seemed to turn consumers off. The Aspire was one of the many Fords during this period that just never seemed to catch on. Compact cars haven’t bounced back since the Aspire and Metro.