18. Alfa Romeo 164
Alfa Romeo left America in 1995 only to return in 2009. However, the last model Alfa sold there was the gorgeous 164 Sedan with the famous Busso 3.0-litre V6 engine with 210 HP. With a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of around 7.5 seconds, fantastic sound, precise manual gearbox, and great handling, the 164 a dynamic sedan.
With the cool looks, the Alfa Romeo 164 should have appealed to most U.S. buyers. However, due to poor management, marketing, and dealer support, performance-oriented American buyers didn’t know how good the Alfa 164 was, so the model flopped in the states.