10: Mercury Mystique
In the 1990s, Ford had several compact cars on the market at the same time. After the hype surrounding the launch of the new Escort and Contour twins, there was a lot of hope for the Mystique. But the car didn’t offer anything in the way of a unique experience and that was a bit of a letdown for most Ford enthusiasts (via Auto Safety).
The Mystique was pretty similar to the Escort in a lot of aspects from the exterior to the standard features. So it begged the question, why even buy a Mystique in the first place? From paltry reliability to a cheap-feeling interior, the Mystique just didn’t cut the mustard when it came to a new car choice.