24. Pontiac Fiero
The story of the Fiero is one of the greatest “what if?” tales of the American car industry. This compact sports car caused a big sensation when they introduced it in the early ’80s. It was a bold move for Pontiac to introduce a compact, rear-wheel-drive car with the engine positioned in the center of the car. But the biggest feature is Pontiac paired it up with a five-speed manual transaxle gearbox. According to the standards of the day, this was the most advanced American production model. Because car customers were hyped by the appearance of the Fiero. And with its cool and modern design and advanced technology, the initial response was fantastic. For example, the 1983 sales figures were over 130,000 Fieros.
Unfortunately, Pontiac didn’t develop the Fiero. In addition, they assembled the early badly, the engine power was weak, and the interior was cramped. But GM responded by upgrading the car, so by the end of the ’80s, the Fiero was a solid sports car. In fact, it delivers 150 HP from its 2.8-liter V6 engine with improvements all around. But it was too late, so GM killed the Fiero after the 1988 model year. However, over the years, Fiero fans have been active in promoting their favorite car, although it seems like the general market has forgotten the model. However, this means you can own a late-model Fiero with updated equipment and decent performance for around $3,000.