7: Ford Focus SVT
Ford hasn’t had a lot of success with subcompact cars but the company still decided to release a performance-oriented compact nevertheless. The Focus SVT was a performance car with a lot of attitude and seemingly reasonable price. The sales of the car weren’t exactly what Ford had hoped for and the car ended up being a flop (via Hot Cars).
Performance compacts were popular in the years that followed up to the Focus SVT. Honda was one of the first companies to sell a performance compact car. Nevertheless, the Focus SVT is a car that never caught on with consumers and there was a lot of competition in the segment.