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25 Chevy Models GM Definitely Regrets Making

Cameron EittreimNovember 23, 2020

Caprice
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4: Chevy Caprice Wagon

When you think of huge land yachts, the Caprice Wagon of the ’90s was one of the largest. The car took up a lot of roadways, and this wasn’t a good thing overall. While the Caprice had unique features like a reversed third-row seat, overall the car just didn’t click with buyers. The minivan was already hugely popular and the SUV was on its way up in the world. Sadly, the Caprice Wagon just didn’t register in the minds of consumers.

Caprice
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You did get Corvette power for a fraction of the price, but when you weighed all the options, the Caprice was not the right choice. This is why the Caprice was eventually cut short from the lineup, and the wagon form followed suit. The station wagon was already long in the tooth before the Caprice hit the market.

Beretta
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3: Chevy Beretta

Like the Ford Probe of the 1980s and 1990s, the board at GM was also floating the idea of a cheap sports car. Although the Camaro was at the top of the lineup, the Beretta was an excellent entry-level model. The Beretta had a style that was all its own, and that worked to make the car sell quite well initially. The problem was that the under the hood, power was not anywhere near a sports car. Chevy bet on the sporty looks of the car, but it was not enough to propel the car to a sales success.

Chevy Beretta
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Build quality on the Beretta was awful, and the interior was the worst part of this. With the lack of quality and performance, the Beretta just couldn’t match up to the competition on the market. A failing sports car segment also contributed to the end of the Beretta, and eventually, the Camaro which was canceled for the 2002 model year.

Chevy Corsica
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2: Chevy Corsica

The Corsica was about as much of a failure as you can get, and with good reason. The shoddy build quality of the car was only a small portion of what made the car bad. The styling of the Corsica was nonexistent, and in fact the car was relegated to commercial fleets and rental car fleets. This was probably the car that you were stuck driving on a family vacation during the nineties if you opted for the affordable rental.

Chevy Corsica
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Aside from the low price tag, there wasn’t much that made the Corsica worth it. This is why the car is often found in scrapyards across the country. GM just didn’t do a very good job of building this car, and the lack of quality was apparent.

Colbalt SS
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1: Cobalt SS

Few cars are as forgotten as the Cobalt SS was. GM had the idea to create an affordable hot hatch that would give consumers an option. The Cobalt SS competed against the likes of the Civic SI and the Neon SRT, both of which were great cars. The Cobalt SS was a sad example of a wannabe sports car. The engine was prone to failures and reliability issues and the car was lightweight and cheaply put together.

Colbalt SS
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The quality of the Cobalt in itself was not the most high-quality car to begin with, but the added sport trim didn’t add to it. The performance was not shabby for the price tag, but the car just had a sense of cheapness that it couldn’t shake. Nevertheless, GM sold this car for quite a while in the SS trim package as both a sedan and coupe.

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