This month, The Good Car Guy has tripled the amount of information in the United States Worst Selling Cars post. Not only will you see America’s Top 10 worst-selling vehicles by percentage decline, you’ll also see the Top 10 worst-selling vehicles by volume, and in two different categories.
It’s not really fair to include premium automobiles, the vehicles their makers intend to be exclusive, in a worst sellers list. So in the first “by volume” list, you won’t see any premium badges. The Chevrolet Caprice is included just for the fun of it, but it’s not intended to be a volume player; it isn’t even marketed to individual customers. The winning losing Mazda RX-8 is treated poorly, as well. I mean, really, by its very nature it’s hard for the RX-8 to avoid being a worst-selling car. Ah, but the Nissan 370Z isn’t here, so there are ways of avoiding such placement.
Before you get to that table, however, you’ll see the list of America’s 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles ranked by year-over-year percentage decline. In this list, and the two others for that matter, no vehicle that has been out of production or cancelled by its manufacturer is eligible. Many of these products do have excuses, however. Quake-related inventory problems can mess things up when volume is contrasted with July 2010. Kia is still running with the old Rio when we all know the new one will be an excellent replacement. Saab is on life support. And the ZDX and RL… well, they suck.
Finally, once you’ve scrolled past the first two tables you’ll come to the list of America’s outright Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles. They’re mostly ultra-exclusive machines; machines that were always supposed to be ultra-exclusive. But once again, the Acura RL sneaks on by being overwhelmingly boring.