34: 1984-96 Chevrolet Corvette
It’s not so much that the Corvette has always been overhyped, but that there is a big amount of enthusiasm behind the car. The 1984 models were extremely overhyped and one of the reasons for this was the redesigned instrument cluster and interior. While it was a major step forward, the Corvette was still lethargic compared to other sports cars on the market.
The C4 Corvette did a lot to bolster the brand’s image with more upmarket consumers. But the shortcomings and the boxy styling of early models just blew all the hype out the window. It didn’t matter how great the Corvette was on paper because the real-world aspects of the car fell short.