21: Chevrolet Corsica
The Chevrolet Corsica is a car that we’ve all seen on the road from time to time. The cheap compact sedan was at one point one of the best-selling cars ever. But with that abundance of success also came the downfall of the brand, because there were numerous reliability issues with the Corsica (via Motor Biscuit). A perceived lack of quality plagued the car’s reputation at a time when Toyota and Honda were making inroads into the market.
From a design standpoint, the Corsica was a very bland car. It had a cramped interior but a sizable trunk. For the price point at the time there weren’t a lot of cars that could compete with the Corsica and this helped to bolster the sales. It should be noted that the Corsica was also mainly sold as to rental fleets as well and this boosted sales numbers as well.