We have no idea why these cars exist in the first place, but we're just thankful they do.
Whoever thought of making a convertible version of the Nissan Murano was off their rocker, but not quite as crazy as whoever approved the thing. Still though, they took the boring Murano and made it great.
Suggested By: Will Alibrandi aka Turbineguy, Photo Credit: Nissan
Mercedes' R-Class minivan was probably a bad idea to begin with. Giving it a 500 hp 6.2 liter V8 was certifiable, but Mercedes did it anyway. The insanity didn't translate into sales, but it did give the world one of the greatest minivans it will ever see.
Suggested By: jidoshaojisan, Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz
The CTS-V Coupe and Sedan made sense to compete with the M5/E63 and the like, but the wagon? Nope, and yet GM still put it on sale with a proper manual transmission. Thank you, Bob Lutz.
The Morgan trike made plenty of sense in pre-war England, but absolutely no sense in the 2010s. Morgan brought the 3 Wheeler in 2011 and it became the best selling car in their lineup. It's one of the coolest cars you can for sale today, and you can actually buy one in America!
Mid-engined, rear wheel drive, V6 hatchback that wasn't a homologation special. Whatever drugs Renault was taking, I want 'em.
Suggested By: Bluecold, Photo Credit: Renault
Volkswagen had no reason to create a luxury car, let alone one as sublimely luxurious as the Phaeton. No one knew they were basically missing out on a bargain priced Bentley Flying Spur and instead bought inferior S-Classes, and A8s.
Suggested By: Ash78, Rock the Slushbox, Photo Credit: Volkswagen
Back in '58 Chevy didn't really have any reason to bring out the El Camino to compete with the Ford Ranchero since even the Ford didn't sell all that well. Chevy did it regardless. Thus, one of the greatest GM models of all time was born.
Suggested By: My X-type is too a real Jaguar, Photo Credit: Chevrolet
Whoever approved a 707 horsepower, 204 MPH family sedan that can be bought for around $60k needs serious help. More than its Challenger sibling, the Charger makes no sense whatsoever and we love Dodge for putting it on sale.
Suggested By: RazoE, Photo Credit: Dodge
The Ferrari FF is the sort of car you couldn't make up – no one would have believed that Ferrari would have made an AWD station wagon and yet they did. It's the most un-Ferrari thing they could have made, but you can't help but love it.
"Excuse me? The best-selling sports car of all time is number one on this list?" Yes, it is. You see, Mazda didn't really have any reason to put the Miata on the market – the market for roadsters was all but dead by 1989, but they took a chance and knocked the ball out of the park.
It was a sales hit, but it's sort of unbelievable to think they actually took the risk of putting it on sale when they did.
Suggested By: damthisburnershitsux, Photo Credit: Mazda
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