1: Chevrolet Aveo
The Aveo was the replacement for the Chevy Metro in the brands lineup, and it was released to heavy advertising. Based on the Daewoo Kalos, the car was notoriously cheap when it first hit the market. But as time went on, the model was refined and more features were added to increase sales.
The Aveo was the first American made compact car to introduce a higher level of quality. The 5-door hatchback was increasingly popular and sold in high numbers, so much so that GM discontinued the sedan toward the end of its life cycle. A mid-cycle refresh made the car even more attractive to look at.