The automotive industry is a quickly changing place where manufacturers are always trying to hit the next big thing. Whether it was the retro car fad of the early 2000s or the current revitalization of the muscle car era, there is always something new going on in the car world. But there are many models that have failed to gain any traction or earn a place in auto history.
Some models just don’t hit home with drivers and end up being relegated to the rental fleets and used car lots as auto history doesn’t remember them fondly. We looked back at vehicles from the last 20 years that should be wiped from history. These were cars and trucks that hit the market and didn’t make sense to anyone.
51: 2020 Land Rover Defender 110
The Defender 110 was all over the automotive press when it was announced because Land Rover was bringing the model back to the U.S. There was a lot to like about the Defender, but there have also been many issues. Most modern Land Rover models aren’t reliable and repairs can be expensive (via Car Talk).
The Defender 110 looked to build on the popularity of open-air SUV models. The high-end design and features cater to a certain clientele. It will be interesting to see if Land Rover can overcome the reliability issues that have plagued the brand for some time.