17: Mitsubishi Starion
When Mitsubishi arrived on the scene in America, the Starion was one of the first models. Two-door sports cars were coming to fruition after the Datsun Z, but the Starion was something that was uniquely refreshing. The clean body lines and its aggressive styling gave the Starion a different look than the sports cars that fans had seen prior. A digital dashboard and leather seating gave the car an upscale interior.
But the Starion didn’t have the marketing blitz or budget behind it to become a serious contender. The car was forgotten shortly after the ’90s as there was a great amount of competition, including rebadged Mitsubishi models sold by Chrysler. Still, for sheer driving bones, the Starion was a stellar sports car.