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13 GM Cars That Everyone Forgot About (And 13 From Chrysler)

The automobile world is full of so many spectacular vehicles and this has been the case for the entirety of its existence. However, even with the immense amount of success car manufacturers have been able to gather, it is very important to note that not every car is met with as much praise.

In fact, even cars produced by both General Motors and Chrysler brands have been met with criticism and/or been completely forgotten about as well. This just shows that even the best sometimes can make mistakes.

With all that has been stated thus far, in this article, we will be looking at thirteen GM cars and thirteen Chrysler cars that have been completely forgotten about. It is important to note that these vehicles will be coming from a number of different decades. Also, the Chrysler cars will be coming from the brands that they own or have owned in the past.

At the end of the day, they definitely deserve a lot of praise for all that they have accomplished, but it is clear that they are not perfect.

Now, let’s look at these cars!

26 Cadillac Mirage Pickup

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The Cadillac Mirage Pickup was only released for two years during the 1970s, so it makes a lot of sense as to why so many drivers have never heard of it. In fact, it has grown a lot of interest from car enthusiasts because of how unpopular it was during its time on the primary market.

This car simply failed because it was built to look like a truck, but offered no actual towing capabilities. It just seemed to lack an overall purpose at the end of the day.

25 Chrysler 300J

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The Chrysler 300J was released for one year during the 1960s, so it makes a lot of sense as to why many people would not know of it today. It simply failed to make an impact and that is why the car manufacturer would completely move on from it so quickly.

This car actually did have a lot of power, but it just did not work in terms of sales. Obviously, the 300 series has become a mainstay for the car manufacturer today, but the 300J was a rare blemish of it.

24 Dodge Raider

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The Dodge Raider was a small SUV that was released during the 1980s. Although these cars did have potential, as these styled vehicles were in demand at that time, it would not end up doing very well when it came to its overall sales.

As a result of this, the series was very short-lived and not many people even have heard of them today. It truly is a shame because these cars did provide an abundance of reliability to all of their passengers.

23 Chrysler TC

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The Chrysler TC definitely had a lot of potential to leave a big mark on the automobile world. However, as time would pass, these cars would simply fail to make any impact at all and are now virtually forgotten by everyone.

The Chrysler TC would only be in production from 1989 to 1991, so it makes a lot of sense that many people haven't heard of them today. They just did not provide much reliability as well, so the manufacturer decided to halt its production as quickly as possible.

22 Chevy Monza

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The Chevy Monza is forgotten by so many people today and that makes a lot of sense because it was on the primary market for long. This can be blamed on the fact that these vehicles just were released at the wrong time.

Many car enthusiasts are fans of this vehicle, but that is about it. Today, regular drivers likely never heard of it because it failed to make an impact on the primary market and it was so short-lived as well.

21 Plymouth Trailduster

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The Plymouth Trailduster was a great car from the manufacturer, but many people now do not know of its existence. Aside from the fact that it has been a number of years since its release, it also has just been overshadowed by many other vehicles.

At the end of the day, this classic car deserves to receive far more recognition that it actually gets. These cars were extremely dependable and had the ability to last their drivers for a large number of years as well. Overall, they were true masterpieces.

20 Chevy HHR

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The Chevy HHR is a vehicle from the car manufacturer that is often forgotten about entirely. This is because of the fact that the series ran for a very short time and did not appeal to buyers much at all.

At the end of the day, this car simply was far too bland to ever make much of an impact on the automobile world. As a result of this, not many drivers have even heard of the HHR. It is probably for the best that they've been discontinued.

19 Chrysler Crossfire

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The Chrysler Crossfire definitely had a lot of potential when it was on the primary market, but they simply were overshadowed by the immense amount of competition that they would face. As a result of this, there aren't many buyers that have heard of them today.

There is no question that the Crossfire was not necessarily a poor vehicle, but it was just that it was not elite enough to make much of an impact. As a result of this, this series simply was never able to take off and find success.

18  Dodge Neon

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The Dodge Neon series seems to be completely forgotten by the vast majority of the automobile world. This is largely because of the fact that it simply did not spend much time on the primary market.

When observing the fact that it also did not do well when it came to its overall sales, it makes perfect sense as to why many individuals are not aware of their existence. That is not to say that the Neon was a bad car, but it just failed to make any legitimate impact.

17 Hummer H2 SUT

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The Hummer H2 SUT was one of the strangest releases in the history of the automobile world. It is hard to determine what exactly they were going for with it, especially when seeing how small of a trunk size it has.

This model would completely fall short on the primary market, so it makes sense as to why many people don't even know if it is in existence today. At the end of the day, they just failed to make an impact from the very start on the primary market.

16  Chevy Impala SS

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The Chevy Impala has obviously developed into one of the best car series for the manufacturer today. However, many drivers forget about the Impala SS because it was only in production from 1994 to 1996.

These cars were pretty cool but ultimately failed to do well in sales. As a result of this, the car manufacturer decided to move on from the SS series and focus on other projects. However, these cars were not bad ones in the slightest and deserved more credit than they actually received.

15  Cadillac Escalade EXT

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The Cadillac Escalade Series has grown into a dependable and popular one for the car manufacturer. However, not many people have actually realized that the Escalade has also come in a truck form with the EXT.

Although the idea of mixing luxury and pickups seems like a smart one, it just did not click well with the EXT. As a result of this, many drivers today are not even aware of these cars. They also were prone to many engine problems, so it is good that they went unnoticed.

14  Chevy SSR

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The Chevy SSR is one of the worst releases in the history of the car manufacturer. At first glance, it is pretty easy to understand as to why this is absolutely the truth. These strange creations were supposed to be pickups, but absolutely could not be used in working conditions.

At the end of the day, it makes a lot of sense as to why this car would end up having a very short life cycle. They simply lacked any real legit identity, and this would make buyers begin to avoid them entirely as well.

13 Plymouth Prowler

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The Plymouth Prowler was a very unique release from the car manufacturer. Its ultimate goal was to create a vehicle that would show off the beauty of classic cars. However, it did not end up catching on, and the series would come to an end after just three years.

One cannot blame the car manufacturer for aiming to do something different, but at the end of the day, the timing of it was just far too off. Nonetheless, these vehicles do deserve a lot of praise for their intriguing designs. It’s a shame people don't know of them today.

12 Oldsmobile Cutlass

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It has been a little bit of time since Oldsmobile has been in production, so it makes a lot of sense as to why many people have not heard of the Cutlass today. These cars were definitely very dependable and were known for being built to last during their time on the primary market.

However, time has a way to make us forget about the past. This is the primary reason as to why many new drivers have not heard of the Cutlass. Nonetheless, they were pretty solid vehicles.

11 Dodge Matador

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There is perhaps no car on this list that has a cooler name than the Dodge Matador. Although it had a very appealing name, it simply failed to sell well during its time on the primary market, so it is now forgotten by many.

These cars did have a very nice look to them and probably deserved more recognition for what they were able to offer. Yet, it simply failed to attract buyers and now it is just another car many people do not know exists.

10 Chevy Laguna

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The Chevy Laguna was released under the impression that it would develop into a top notch vehicle for the car manufacturer. However, this would not end up being the case because it simply was built far too poorly when it came to its overall structure.

As a result of this, the series wouldn't last long, so many people are not aware of its existence. At the end of the day, this is a rare blemish in the history of the car manufacturer, so people not remembering it may be for the best.

9 Maserati Biturbo

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The Maserati Biturbo could very well be deemed as one of the coolest sports cars that literally no one has heard of. These cars had the ability to reach blistering speeds, even though they are a bit older these days.

At the end of the day, this is the prime example of a great car that simply was overshadowed by the immense amount of competition that it would go on to face. However, this car would actually be a very good one to collect because of its unique features.

8 GMC Envoy

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The GMC Envoy was released under the impression that it would develop into a top-notch family vehicle. However, these cars would actually have a lot of major issues each year that would not allow them to actually reach this praise.

Due to the fact these cars were not reliable and lacked any real originality, they quickly became a shadow in the dark. Today, it is quite clear that people haven't heard of these SUVs because there have since been so many better ones released to the public.

7 Dodge 400

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The Dodge 400 was a pretty solid car series, but it ultimately failed to become popular. During its time on the primary market, it became clear that it simply could not keep up with the high amount of competition that it constantly would face.

Due to all of this, the series would end up having a very short life cycle. This, of course, would end up making it essentially forgotten by the vast majority of the automobile world. It truly is a shame because these cars were actually very dependable and performed well.

6  Cadillac Allante

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The Cadillac Allante is another car on this list that has been completely forgotten because of the fact that it had a very short life cycle. The Allante ended up receiving bad reviews, so it does make sense as to why it ended so quickly.

At the end of day, it is quite clear that people have not heard of this vehicle today. This is just another example of a car that could have been truly special, but it just seemed to fail because of how poor it was when it came to its overall structure.

5 Dodge La Femme

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The Dodge La Femme was released in 1955, so it makes a lot of sense as to why many people have never heard of it. This car was primarily made for women as well, so it ended up lackluster sales because of its direct audience.

These cars were also prone to having a lot of issues, so it is quite understandable as to why the car manufacturer would only release it for one year. At the end of the day, it is easy to state that it is not one of the best moments in Dodge’s history.

4 Chevy Sprint

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The Chevy Sprint had high hopes when it was first released into the primary market. However, the automobile world would not be very attracted to it, as it would be completely overshadowed by the immense amount of competition around it.

These cars were not necessarily bad ones, but they lacked any real originality. Due to this clear fact and its low overall sales, it became clear that the car manufacturer needed to move on from this struggling series of vehicles.

3 Dodge Omni

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The Dodge Omni is often forgotten, and in some ways, this is probably for the best. This car can easily go down as one of the worst ones to ever come from the extremely popular manufacturer. It just came with far too many massive issues.

The Omni was notoriously known for its engine issues during its time on the primary market, so this is why no one really talks about them today. At the end of the day, this is one of the biggest lemons in the entire history of the automobile world.

2 GMC Syclone

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The GMC Syclone was such a cool pickup but is often forgotten about today. This is largely because of the fact that this vehicle was only released for one year, so it never would go on to become a top-notch series.

This truly is a shame because these trucks were amazing. They were notoriously known for their blistering speeds during the 1990s, and this is why car enthusiasts love them today. However, many regular drivers simply have never even caught wind of these masterpieces.

1 Jeep CJ-10

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The Jeep CJ-10 is one of the coolest cars that many people have never even heard of. A lot of this has to do with the fact that the car was only released for a short number of years before the manufacturer completely scrapped it from production.

At the end of the day, this is the type of car that definitely deserves far more recognition than it currently receives. It is understandable that time has made a lot of people forget about it, but even with that, these cars were extremely dependable and durable.

Sources: Jalopnik, Edmunds, car and driver

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