While automakers may not be partying like it’s 2015, sales were strong enough through 2016 that manufacturers could boast the good times were still rolling by most measures. Any company building compact SUVs or pickup trucks would have a hard time complaining about the returns.
However, if a good part of an automaker’s business relies on selling cars — i.e., the vehicles that aren’t on stilts and don’t bully their way through traffic — then 2016 could be seen as a pretty bad year. Still, automakers can’t always blame the segment for their troubles. Sometimes, they have to point to the product itself. Some vehicles just aren’t appealing to American consumers anymore, if they ever were.
Here are 12 cars that people basically stopped buying.