18: 1991-1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Quad 442
Taking on the Chrysler K-Cars for compact Detroit dominance wasn’t an easy task. This is why GM revived the legendary Quad 442 nameplate. The car is everything that drivers needed out of an early ’90s compact. The interior is spacious, but the design is covered in awkward squares and off-color tones. We give Oldsmobile credit for trying to think outside of the box, but the extremely ’80s-esque design takes a lot to get used to.
GM spent a reported billion dollars on the N-Body platform, and whether the company got its money’s worth is debatable. If you drove any 1990s GM sedan or coupe, you noticed the interiors were extremely boxy. Digital gauges galore and an interesting GM Delco radio deck were among the niceties drivers got (via The Truth About Cars).