America’s Worst-Selling Cars

While driving along one Saturday afternoon in America’s most popular car (the Honda Civic, #1 in U.S. sales in 2017) The Curmudgeon heard a news report on his car radio – terrestrial radio, he’s not buying the cow when the milk is free – about the worst-selling cars in the U.S. in 2017. When he came to the next red light he stopped and jotted it down in the notepad he keeps in his car for this very reason – you don’t think this random crap just materialize out of thin air, do you? – and when he got home he did a quick web search and found the list.

The Buick Verrano: only 4277 sold in all of 2017. Yeesh!

Here is the list of the 15 worst-selling cars in the U.S. in 2017.

  1. Buick Verrano
  2. Dodge Dart
  3. Volkswagen CC
  4. Chrysler 200
  5. Nissan Quest
  6. Toyota Yaris
  7. Buick Regal
  8. Jeep Patriot
  9. Buick LaCrosse
  10. Cadillac CTS
  11. Hyundai Genesis
  12. Buick Cascada
  13. Cadillac XTS
  14. Cadillac ATS
  15. Buick Envision

Do you see the common thread here – other than that they’re mostly cars The Curmudgeon, a notoriously not-a-car guy, has never heard of?

That’s right:  eight of the 15 cars are made by General Motors – five of them Buicks and three of them Cadillacs; another three – the Dodge, the Chrysler, and the Jeep – trace their lineage to American roots.  It looks like American car manufacturers have fallen upon their hard times the old-fashioned way:  they earned it by making lame automobiles that no one wants.

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