11: Chevrolet Nova (Corolla)
GM and Chrysler were both friendly with Japanese automakers in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Chrysler had a partnership with Mitsubishi, dubbed Diamond Star Motors, and GM had a relationship with Suzuki and Toyota (via Car Bibles). The Toyota partnership produced an unusually small car called the Nova. Taking the nameplate from the Nova of the past, GM brought us their own version of the Corolla.
The car was criticized for defecating on a legendary name like the Nova. Although it was the usual high-quality Toyota product, critics still panned the small car. Instead of keeping the excellent Toyota radio deck, GM swapped it with a Delco unit. On top of that, the service department at GM was not as keen on repairing the Nova as an actual Toyota dealership.