9 of 11
BACKNEXT
8. Smart ForTwo
8. Smart ForTwo
The shortest car in America, the Smart ForTwo sacrifices some of the inherent cuteness that comes with its size in favor of some modernistic touches like the abbreviated roofline and jarring side body graphics. Some more of the cuteness wore off after drivers experienced the short wheelbase firsthand and saw the $16,000 price tag for the trunkless two-seater. Popular in Europe where they park on sidewalks, the ForTwo has yet to find a following in the U.S., where sales have trickled away to less than 500 a month.


NEXT: 9. Chick Hicks
Last updated May 19 2011: 8:16 AM ET
It's been a tough year so far, but U.S. automakers have weathered the storm remarkably well. As for the rest... More
The new Focus is the kind of refined small car Ford has been selling in Europe for years -- but finally U.S. buyers can get one, too. More
Left for dead just two years ago and nearly liquidated in bankruptcy, Chrysler is staging a Phoenix-like recovery. More
Find Your Next Car
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.