19. Mazda MX-6
From a driver’s standpoint, the MX-6 was a noticeable upgrade over other cars on the road. The smooth swooshing lines made the car an attractive option in a sea of boxes. There were high hopes that the MX-6 could be the coupe of the future. Mazda, however, let the automotive community down with a car that looked the part but failed to perform. The MX-6 was lackluster in terms of power as the car just didn’t have it. The interior was roomy, but cheap and awkward plastics made their way throughout the interior.
That’s not to say that the MX-6 was all disappointing. The design itself was immensely attractive, which might have helped to bolster sales. You still see these things on the road from time to time, but as more or less a relic. The car just failed to capture the spirit of what a sports car buyer was looking for at a time when design was crucial.