A car is an extension of the driver’s personality. To some extent, your car suggests, you are someone who likes to push the boundaries and enjoy yourself. An ordinary car is just a means of transportation, while a sports car is a vessel of passion. Most sports car owners take pride in their vehicles. By design, a sports car is meant to invoke passion and excitement. But there have been many sports cars with lackluster designs. Some automakers were trying to rush something into production rather than put effort into the design.
When you set out to acquire a new sports car there are certain things that you want. Too many of the cars that have hit the market in recent decades were rushed. Cheap build quality and lackluster performance were enough to scare any driver away. We are going to be taking a look at 45 examples of what a car shouldn’t be. You’ll want to heed this advice via Jalopnik before you consider buying one of the sports cars below.
45: 2020 Dodge Challenger
We know that this is going to set some of you off, but let’s face the facts. The Challenger in its current form has been on the market unchanged since 2010. Chrysler seems to have a habit of keeping cars on the market long past their welcome (hence the Journey). Yes, the Challenger has gotten some decent updates such as the Demon and Hellcat edition. But the basic car has been the same car that you can find on used car lots with a boatload of mileage. Both the Camaro and the Mustang have gotten multiple refreshes in the same period that the Challenger has been on the market.
The Dodge does have the advantage of horsepower, and yes, it does have an iconic look to it. But the Challenger is long past due for an update, and with the price premium that Chrysler charges for the car there is no excuse. We have to wonder what the future is going to hold for the Challenger as the sports car market is going to slowly shift into electric powertrains.