25. Dodge Neon ACR
Although Chrysler started the decade with the Dodge Shadow as the pinnacle of the company’s compact lineup, the Neon was introduced as a replacement for the 1994 model year. Utilizing a new cab-forward design, the Neon was quite the car in every sense of the word. What you got was a track-tested compact car with a DOHC engine. But the inferior build quality and questionable reliability quickly made the Neon less fun to drive.
Consumers flocked to the ACR version of the Neon because of the cool two-tone paint job. But when it came down to the nitty-gritty, the car just couldn’t deliver. It’s not to say that Chrysler shouldn’t get props for trying though. The car was ahead of its time in terms of the cab-forward design and the Neon was more powerful than the Japanese offerings. In recent years, the ACR has started to increase in value on the collectors market.