10. Sterling 825
If you don’t know what the Sterling 825 is, nobody can blame you. Although they presented it as the next big thing in the luxury segment on the American market, Sterling is now a forgotten brand that didn’t leave a mark, moving to the outer margins of automotive history. However, the Sterling car company has an interesting story. Sterling was a British company they established in the late ’80s with Honda’s capital and Rover’s design.
Although that sounds like a strange combination, the finished product looked attractive. It had a stylish interior and decent power thanks to Honda’s V6 engine. However, after they debuted it in 1987 with promising sales numbers in the first few months, some problems showed up. Sterlings were of poor construction, their electronics were troublesome, and some cars even had rust issues. Honda tried to improve the production process, but there wasn’t much they could do. Unfortunately, by the early ’90s, Sterling was gone, yet nobody was sad about it, not even Honda.