While Hummers work extremely well when it comes to military use, when it comes to public consumers, this vehicle is an absolute disaster. The 2009 Hummer was extremely expensive, very hard to drive, drank gas like it was water, was immensely difficult to park, and very uncomfortable to sit in.
There’s a good reason why Hummer stopped producing these for consumers in 2010, and you have the evidence why right here. Apart from the obvious fact that owners started getting rid of them just a few months after having bought the car.
Although we consider Jeep to be one of the most successful and popular SUV and pickup truck makers in the world, its 4x4 Jeep Wagoneer was loaded with problems, despite being specifically built for serious off-road action.
The IFS Wagoneer of the early '60s faced the worst issues, mostly around the truck's engine and suspension. This caused it to become a lot less popular than other trucks in Jeep's lineup. People started returning the Wagoneer within the first year, and the company had to come up with a newer, better model.
Categorized as both a pony car or a muscle car, depending on the model, the Chevrolet Camaro is a mid-size American automobile that came out in 1966. The Camaro came out as a competition to the Ford Mustang and used many parts of the Pontiac Firebird.
However, despite it being a fast and reliable sports car, not to mention very stylish, many owners find themselves returning this car within the first year of use. It's also important to note that sports cars significantly drop their value within the first year.
Pickup truck enthusiasts and consumers were extremely excited when Chevrolet finally revealed its newest pickup truck — the Avalanche. Unfortunately, the hype far exceeded the actual car, and the truck suffered from horrible speedometer issues, transmission failures, and quickly guzzling up oil.
Many people started to get rid of the car within the first year, and the Avalanche name became tarnished, making it better for the company to just let go of the truck instead of trying to fix it.
The extremely affordable and reliable Nissan Versa is a great automobile. The only issue is it is missing many features that other similar competitors offer, even for their most basic cars. The simple-looking car isn't exactly exuding excitement, which is probably why a lot of its owners return it within the first year of purchasing it.
Automakers need to remember that while being basic is a good thing, it's important to not be too basic and strip the ride of any fun or thrill.