21: 1996 Acura SLX
The Isuzu-Honda partnership of the 1990s was one of the weirdest in the automotive world. Honda risked its own reputation by selling a rebadged Isuzu Trooper as the Acura SLX. Sales were inadequate, as the SLX was nothing more than an Isuzu with an Acura decal on the front. Honda needed a luxury SUV but this wasn’t the right method to get one (via Every Auto).
The SLX tarnished what was a stellar reputation coming out of Honda. The lack of refinement and reliability caused many car buyers to turn the other way. The SLX was an excellent SUV in many other areas, but the main reliability wasn’t one of them. We’re not sure what Honda was pondering with the SLX, but it wasn’t smart.