The Ten Best Cars No One Is Buying

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Car enthusiasts: if we want automakers to keep making great cars like this, you need to start buying them now!

10.) Mazda 6


2014 U.S. Sales: 53,224

Yes, Mazda sold more than a handful of these, but considering that it's unequivocally the best car in its class, why is it only the 10th best selling?


I mean, even the Volkswagen Passat is beating the 6. Really?

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9.) Volvo V60


2014 U.S. Sales: 4990

After years of pleading, Volvo finally brought a proper, sexy wagon back to the U.S... and no one bought them. I fear the end of the wagons existence is near, if we don't reverse this trend.


Save the longroofs!

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8.) Cadillac ATS


2014 U.S. Sales: 29,380

The ATS is in an incredibly competitive class, and it's not without its faults. Its excellent chassis, though, should count for something.


Maybe the sweet new ATS-V should help with Cadillac's AARP-member-living-in-Florida/New-Jersey-mobster stigma.

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7.) Ford Flex


2014 U.S. Sales: 23,882

The Flex is a bit of a dark horse in Ford's lineup – and that's what makes it great. It can seat 7 or haul a lot of stuff, without being yet another amorphous blob of a crossover.


Suggested By: William Rice, Photo Credit: Ford

6.) Kia K900


2014 U.S. Sales: 1,330

The oddly named K900 doesn't compete with the Mercedes S-Class and others in that class, but it's also about $30k cheaper and still a rather luxurious car.


Kia, like Volkswagen, is learning the hard way that consumers don't want to pay big dollars for a car from a non-luxury brand. Pick a K900 up in a few years when they've depreciated into oblivion.

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5.) Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ


2014 U.S. Sales: FR-S - 14,062, BRZ - 7,504, Combined - 21,566

The Toyobaru twins are selling well enough – though monthly figures are slipping at a worrisome rate – but we need more cheap RWD sports cars on the road. Other manufactures won't bring competitors to the market if Toyobaru sales aren't too hot.


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4.) Chevrolet SS


2014 U.S. Sales: 2,479

It's a subtle, LS3-equipped family sedan that (now) you can have with a manual transmission, and Magnetic Ride Control. Why can't Chevy sell any?


For anyone who bemoans the fact that BMW doesn't make the E39 M5 anymore, this is your car right here.

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3.) Dodge Viper


2014 U.S. Sales: 760

Sure, the Viper has always had limited target audience, but not this limited. Dodge botched the launch with the silly SRT re-branding and the insane pricing, which is a shame considering how great the car is.


At least it looks like that $15,000 discount will help put more Vipers on the roads.

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2.) Lexus LFA


The LFA was one of the most misunderstood cars of its time. People only looked at the Lexus badge and the price, rather than its incredible carbon fiber construction and wailing V10. On paper, it didn't make sense, but it's a special car.

The fact that there are a number of new ones still for sale proves that this car didn't quite get the due it deserved. Shut up about the GT-R being cheaper – that's not the point.


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1.) Literally Every Single Lotus Model


2014 Estimated U.S. Sales: 112

Yep. According to estimates from Automotive News Lotus sold just 112 cars in the U.S. in 2014. Lotus is one of the greatest sports car manufacturers of all time, so it's a damn shame to see them fall.


Hopefully their return to U.S. sales in 2016 goes well, because a world where I can't buy a new Lotus in my country is not a world I want to live in. Seriously, everyone go out and buy a Lotus.

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