Why NOBODY Bought These

Avaldati 19 veebr 2021
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Just because a car is great doesn't mean it sells well. Unfortunately, some of the best cars ever were complete failures from a marketing standpoint! We put together 9 of the coolest cars that flopped in the market. RIP, this is the D-List.
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  • I had my first kiss in a contour svt ☺️

    • Guys is really painful to see Lexus LFA and Dodge Viper in hell if this is real then I will choose to go hell 😋

    • SVT size Ford in the UK at one point came with engine work by Cosworth and 4x4........if they had been attentive there could have been a nice AMC Eagle or a good Subaru alternative.

    • I had a 1999 contour svt not too long ago unfortunately the clutch went out so I just sold it because either was in bad shape anyways

    • Ooof I got so confused in Europa it's Ford mondeo

    • @Justin P A+++++ on that one man lmfao

  • For that much money, either I buy LFA or I buy a Ferrari + a Civic. Quite obvious

  • My Panoz GTS has '98 Contour tailights :-)

  • "it's like cooking a steak while taking a bath" -- uhh, Cosmo Kramer would disagree ... there's a "Seinfeld" episode where he cooks an entire meal in the bath ... his dinner guests almost puked when they learned of his preparation "technique"

  • The viper is becoming pricier.

  • What about the DMC Delorean? It was a flop but kinda saved by the movie BTTF.. That car has a interesting story tho Edit : Nevermind you made a video about it

  • My dad wanted a ACR in black with carbon fibre parts. He ended up buying 3 but ended up with the 5th last produced I think

  • Most of these are too expensive for me to consider. How about some cars for us poors?

  • Wait was that the car from fast and furious

  • The chevy SS was a Holden Commodore without a name... and without styling

  • I think that was the first time I heard these guys say horsepower instead of hearse purrs

  • No evo?

  • I have a baja! rusted to hell and back...I'm restoring it

  • People didn't buy Vipers because 1, they can't drive manuals, 2 they are scared of them, sad and pathetic

  • Dante's "Inferno" is the source for all things about Hell.

  • $36,567.65 the price of the svt in todays money

  • For some reason, Dodge skipped over building "sold" customer cars and instead built a ton of Track Pack Adrenaline Red Vipers at the start of production and sent them to dealers to have one "in stock for people to see". To this day there is a glut of 2013 SRT Track Pack Adrenaline Red Vipers. The pricing was vulgar and they spent 2013 and 2014 pissing off the Viper owners groups. The launch marketing decisions on that car should be taught in college alongside "New Coke". The car never recovered from the damage done. I had planned on trading in my 1996 GTS Viper for a new one in 2013, but thankfully kept mine (still have it today).

  • Us focus drivers waiting months to finally make a list and it’s about ford killing them

  • No sir the Viper and the LFA did not go to car hell they want to car heaven!!!

  • Focus RS was always a hot garbage, and ford put last nail in its coffin by downgrading it to haldex.

  • Never heard of the Chevy SS, boy did they f up with that one. Probably would have been successful with a little effort

  • "Its like taking a bath, and trying to cook a steak!" 🤣🤣🤣

  • Debutt-ed

  • Great video! I was one of the lucky few who got my hands on a 2017 Viper ACR Extreme that I custom ordered from the factory. It’s honestly one of the best cars I’ve ever owned or driven, and while I’m sad they don’t make them anymore, the low production numbers (and the fact that I have a true 1 of 1 build) has done wonders for the value of my car! PS: A car channel in friends with made a video about my Vipers with me in it, which I have saved to a playlist on my EEclone channel if anyone wants to watch his video on the car.

  • They’re worth a fortune now and you’d be hard pressed to find someone willing to sell. The exhaust notes are truly one of the finest, sounds like an F1 car.

  • RIP Focus RS and Chevy SS :'(

  • Love him calling the SVT Contour the hot potato. I owned one for less than 24hrs. Bought it at auction, realized it was a hot mess and it was gone the next morning.

  • Still bitter about the Focus RS

  • 8:17 The Ford Dealerships monumentally failed this car. I had a young friend who was an engineer and he went in to buy one. They talked him out of it and instead put him in a Mustang GT. He listened to what they said, liked the Mustang, but then cross-shopped the Chevy Z28. 48 hours later he owned a Z28.

  • just drove a mates ss ute around for a week. my god it goes hard. not usually a commodore fan but it was a good drive

  • Nobody wanted to work on a normal Contour, either.

  • the viper got the mongoose 🤣

  • GM is aggressively bad an advertising their unique cars, the shat the bed with the SS, Buick tourx ect.

  • I liked that 1/32 Plymouth gtx by jada there on James' table 😄. Good listing anyway.

  • I wish I had that 9-7x aero it’s fast asf I gotta 9-3 n I love mine

  • If I get lucky with this doge coin it’s going straight to a viper lol

  • The problem with marketing great sports cars is that most "car people" can't afford new sports or super cars and the people that can buy them and don't drive them hardly. For some reason as you get richer the more you'd rather relax in a M5 then experience the visceral manhandling of a loud ass straight shift stiff springed no traction control straight axle giant pushrod engined monster that you have to earn the respect of or it will ditch you. Lmao. I watched it happen to my uncle he went from a loud manual built out the ass 700hp c5 to always driving in quiet and comfort mode in his auto c7 when he drives it which is never.

  • Because the viper has always been fucking hideous. It's right next to the PT cruiser imo.

  • Had a CONTOUR SVT an I can vouch for the hot potato merica M3 style was a great car an pretty quick wish I could find another

  • This could have been a good video if the guy wasn't such a douche!

  • Ugh big mistake. Trying to watch 2 Donut videos in a row but couldn't do it. Its like getting roped into watching your cousins uncontrolled never disciplined 3 year old on a sugar rush. A person can only take it for so long. You have good info but you need to grow the F up.

  • I almost bought a used Contour SVT. It had some issues and I got nervous and bailed on it.

  • The Focus was recognized for what it was: A weak attempt to copy Subaru. Right down to the head gasket crap. The few people that drive those here are cheesebags that drive like douchebags. And wheres the Prowler?? Stay gold.

  • Imagine a Viper with an All Wheel Drive system? Imagine if they made a V10 hemi for it!

  • My step uncles dad has a Dodge Viper from the 1sr gen, I saw it only once. seen it 16 years ago. It was a forest green color. I spoke to him a Jew years ago, he said he still has it

  • So the contour is a mondeo st?

  • LFA is #1 fasho

  • Dodge Viper was just sad, it had Ford GT level quality for a much cheaper price but it was going up against the Corvette which was the car most people bought, probably bad marketing killed it......McLaren was super aggressive and now they're successful even though they started selling cars in 2010....

  • Favorite quote “If you want to learn more about hell read the Bible” - James

  • Contour SVT was a rebadged European/UK Mondeo ST24 (based on the touring car race series in Europe) and the RS escort comes from a long line of performance Escorts dating back from the 70's in the UK

  • I watched this video yesterday and thought "man I want a bright blue Focus RS" and today I walk out my front door and there is a bright blue Focus RS parked right at my front steps, with a [HOONIGAN] license plate frame no less

  • Skip to 13:49 for Dodge Viper/thumbnail related information. These burying the lead/”clickbait" videos are not wholesome.

  • In uk rs is legend status

  • no kidding, I never heard of that chevy model before you told me. they really dropped the ball on marketing that one.

  • I never even heard about the Chevy SS until I went looking for my current car (CTS-V). Had I known earlier I likely would have bought one. Speaking of buying without a test drive: When the new Supra came out I went to a Toyota dealership to maybe drive one. I walked in and asked the guy if they had one to drive. They were out of stock so I asked when they might have one to look at. He replied "Why, would you need to test drive a Ferrari?" Seriously. To which i replied "probably not but this is a Toyota" and walked out.🤣

  • Why did the GS line up at Lexus fail?

  • Svt is also and acronym for a heart problem called supraventricular tachycardia

  • That limp bizkit reference just killed me LMAO !!!

  • Supercharged Baja? Never heard of it before

  • I owned the original SVT Contour. 1998 build #1, Black. Miss that car!!!

  • Chev made a huge mistake to close Holden and stop production of a fantastic vehicle lineup. Although, if it came to 🇨🇦 I would buy one. However, only as a Holden. Living in Australia, I remember the Holden commodore had alot of pep. The styling got better and better from early nineties. I owned a Ford Falcon Ghia and it had cues from the mustang although 4 door. Weird. The Holden ute was a devil machine. The power, sound, and presence was a 100% cool!

  • The Viper is just an ugly car.

  • No one talking about that Avanti, crazy wierd looking car with crazy speed

  • The “Kyle” impression/reference at 9:36 lmaoo

  • I wish the lfa was the supra instead of the supra

  • The Ford Focus RS and the Chevy SS are two of my favorite cars.

    • I tried to get an SS, and I just missed it. Sold right out from underneath me. Test drove it, holy shit is that car a sleeper. It doesnt look like much, but man the engine in that car is a beast.

  • Chevy SS failed because nobody knew it existed and it also looked like hot shit. Looks exactly like your grandpas Impala/malibu/ every other Chevy pos front wheel drive car of that era.

  • My neighbor has a Baja Turbo

  • I don't know who this guy is but he is hilarious! I watch the videos just for his silliness and my love of cars.

  • i died at the end.... im still gonna get a viper ACR at some point

    • Same

  • I like how all hippy products talk about those nasty chemicals...

  • I would drive the hell out of a baja

  • LFA😔

  • Guess I'm lucky to have seen the Chrysler Airflow in my city.

  • LOL I have a Focus RS, my neighbour has a viper, and 2 doors down has a 97X

  • srt isnt dead

  • I LOVE the Baja its such a dope little car!

  • Contour wasn't a mid size. At best a compact or a large subcompact. The Studebaker Avanti is a beautiful car, you need to see on in person. Much better looking than the photos.

  • Ford had the worst car designs back in the mid-90s, especially the turtle Ford Taurus.

  • I could only find one Lexus LFA in Germany for sale.....799,999€

  • I worked at a Chevy dealer for a year before I knew the SS existed.

  • NASCAR “stock” cars are about the furthest away from stock racing you can get (not counting open-wheel, before everyone flips out, and starts bashing me).

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  • He was talking about the avanti and how a company updated the looks in a kit. Right after he said "and here it is" it cut to the advertisement for the new electric hummer. 😂

  • Fiat. The number 1 reason why dodge now firmly entrenched in the shit house. They killed the freaking viper! Only they could totally screw something that iconic.

  • The 5th gen viper sold so bad that they sold 2 vipers in 2020

  • The Ford focus rs isn't a flop

  • It'd be great if they slapped the v8 into the escape and offered the 2.3T from their mazda deal

  • I beleive it was dodge that said everyone who wanted and could afford a viper already had one so there was no need to continue producing them. They even let roadkill destroy one to try to boost sales.

  • If I had the money, I would 100% buy a viper

  • Just letting y'all know, you messed up on the date for the LFA. It's from 2010-2012, not 2021.

  • GM executives really aren't smart at all. They killed off Pontiac and Holden and left Buick and Cadillac, two old people brands. They didn't market the G8 or the SS. Why the hell would you introduce new products if you aren't going to market them?? Hell, even their own sales team barely knew anything about these cars. Back in 2009 my dad was looking to buy a new G8 GT so one day I stopped by our local Buick/GMC/Pontiac dealer and asked the first salesman I saw if I can take a look at the new G8's they have on their lot. His reply was "What is a G8? You mean a G6? We have plenty of those I can show you!" I mean how many bankruptcies would it need to go through before GM can get someone in there who actually has a functioning brain?

  • So the baja is basically just a taller slightly lifted sedan without a lid to the trunk. Yeah idk. Im sure you could modify the shit out of it and make it pretty badass tho

  • 14:00 was waiting for the viper...

  • Can we talk about the fact that ss is a pretty sus badge

  • Let's get real. Chevrolet or GM for that matter is run by a bunch of idiots. They wouldn't know how to market a 1 pound gold bar for $10. Unless it says Corvette on the car they don't give a rats ass.

  • Well I want a SS but I don't have the CASH!!! My 2nd Ex had two contours but never the SVT version, this was also a CASH issue.

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  • This would have been a good video... if it was produced by ANY other channel. Thanks for reminding me why you don't have my sub.

  • But it looks soo good!