Throughout the last 40 years, General Motors has sold a subcompact car. More recently, that subcompact was the Spark. The minuscule Spark was meant to entice urban car shoppers into the dealership. Its cheap price tag and reasonable features were welcoming. But the Spark was not all that it was cracked up to be, and there were quite a few quality problems that plagued the car (via Hot Cars).
The Spark was a failure in sales as consumer interest shifted toward crossovers. The compact size of the Spark and lack of versatility were a turn-off for most consumers. The reliability issues about the timing chain and the rest of the engine were also problematic. GM compacts were never the most reliable cars on the road, but the Spark had more issues than previous generations.