15: 1991-1992 Isuzu Impulse RS
Isuzu is a company that builds the Trooper SUV, but there was a time when the company sold passenger cars as well. The RS Trim is the one to have, but the interior is questionable. Isuzu is not a compact car company, and the Impulse is evidence of that. The Impulse is on the same platform as the I-Mark Sedan. Unlike the I-Mark though, the Impulse managed to achieve a fair amount of success in America. Between the sales as a Geo model for GM and the notoriety of Joe Isuzu, the car is a modest sales success.
The Impulse is a steady and handsome-looking coupe, even by today’s standards. The reliability and performance of the DOHC engine are enough to resonate with buyers. The interior is spacious for a two-door compact but is lacking in continuity. The dials were in an odd place, and the radio controls are also mindlessly placed. An optional hatchback model is rare, but a welcomed addition for rally enthusiasts (via Motor Trend).