13: 1991 Acura NSX Automatic
When the original Acura NSX was released, the car was unlike any other sports car on the market. The sheer styling was a blend of Ferrari and Honda put together. Many automotive critics were optimistic about what Honda could bring to the table. The NSX with a manual transmission was a dream come true, but the automatic option, not so much (via Autoweek).
That’s not to say the NSX was an ailing car in and of itself. The NSX is the car many drivers dreamed about driving as kids. The styling was far different than anything else on the market at the time. But the automatic transmission was notoriously prone to failure, and that was a problem for an $80k-plus sports car.