Common phrases denoting well intentioned acts not going as expected include “no good deed ever goes unpunished” and “only the good die young.” When it comes to cars, there have been a number of models introduced under a halo of critical praise, only to fail in the marketplace for what’s usually an unfathomable reason.
Good cars getting a bum deal isn’t all that uncommon. It’s usually the case that, while wildly well thought out and on target for a specific market niche, the fact turns out the targeted niche was an uncommonly small one.
Failure in this case means a lack of sales, which doesn’t mean a car or truck is at all bad, just that it’s not long for this world because not enough people appreciate how good it is. What I’d like to know today is your opinion one what has been history’s greatest car ever to fail in the market. What do you think is the auto industry’s greatest deed to have gone punished by no sales?