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Are you familiar with the term ‘A Diamond In The Rough’. It refers to one finding a real gem amongst a pile of the unwanted. And nowhere does this term more applicable than to the world of automobiles, where millions of cars are produced, yet some become more popular than others. Well here we’re going to take a look at those diamonds in the rough, the cars everyone seems to pass up – but shouldn’t – because they’re one fine piece of automotive engineering.
Featuring an incredible carbon fiber body that conceals a hearty V10 engine, 2010 and 2012 brand new models the Lexus LFA are still available for sale – which is a sign that this vehicle totally didn’t get the love it deserved.
BMW 3 Series Wagon
We get why this one flopped. Who the hell wants to drive a station wagon? Well don’t thumb your nose at this one just yet, it’s a sports wagon that’s built with the precision engineering that BMW is known the world over for.
The Cadillac moniker just doesn’t carry the same prestige as it did decades ago, falling to its German counterparts in sales. But that doesn’t mean the ATS isn’t one of the best models this American company manufactured in decades. This one is more than comparable – even better – than any BMW in the same class.
Perhaps it’s because it looks to spacey. Or, that Ford has lost some confidence amongst buyers – but the Ford Flex was one hell of a performance SUV.
Yet another luxury company getting its tailpipe kicked by its German competitors, BMW and Mercedes, the Jaguar XJ is every bit the automotive masterpiece as its competitors. And best of all, it’s cheaper than them too.
Compared to its little brother (the Mazda 3 series), the 5’s sales are surprisingly low. Far better than its competitor, the Dodge Grand Caravan – Mazda seems to have gotten the short end of the gear shift in the minivan department.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Remember what we said about the BMW 3 series wagon? Yes, just rinse and repeat for this poor Mercedes-Benz E-Class that nobody wants to drive because it’s a station wagon.
Now this one’s a real head scratcher. While it’s got nothing on its far superior 911, the Cayman is just as sleek and sexy as the 911, at a quarter of the price no less! Plus, it’s a Porsche. Who wouldn’t want this entry-level offering?
If you’ve got $40K to spend on an automobile, there are just so many other brands that come to mind other than Subaru. Not sure if it’s their marketing, or automotive design, but the BRZ is every bit a sports car that the higher-end models are.
Donald Trump really does need to make America great again, because no one seems to want to buy their cars. Especially their luxury ones (like the Dodge Viper here) that always gets beat out by its Italian counterparts. Dodge may never have the cachet that a Ferrari or Lambo has, but don’t kid yourself, the Viper would mop the pavement with any of those Euro-trash vehicles.