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.
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.