Top 10 Cars You’ll Forget Ever Existed: Part II

Top 10 Cars You’ll Forget Ever Existed: Part II
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10. Toyota Paseo

Sadly, there are plenty of cars worth forgetting. That’s why after the success of the original, we’re back with another installment of the Top 10 cars you’ll forget ever existed… if you haven’t already.

First, there’s the Toyota Paseo. It came as a coupe during most of its relatively short U.S. lifespan, but there was a convertible offered with the 1997 model year.

The name means “walk” in Spanish and in many ways you might have been better off doing that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.a.peterson2 Mark Adair Peterson II

    Almost bought one of these… Almost.

  • http://twitter.com/hajime1990 Hajime1990

    Actually you’ll see quite a few of that Lexus here in Japan. And surprisingly its more expensive to buy it here.

  • http://twitter.com/ColumWood Colum Wood

    They still sell it in Japan. And the update makes it look a lot better.

  • Steve Lokfield

    My brother has been driving a Paseo for god knows how many years. It’s nearing 300K mark without any major repair done. It’s stellar in reliability department if nothing else.

  • Mark Gold

    The BMW Activehybrids are a joke, and this is coming from a fan of the marque. Their only reason they even exist is to cater to Americans who are so blindly in love with the Prius. As the article says, the diesel versions are more fuel efficient and the drivetrain is less complicated than their hybrid equivalents. I hope those models (not only the X6, but all of the Activehybrids) go away and are long forgotten.

  • Mark Gold

    The Paseo was actually a decent car, unfortunately, it fell victim to the change in American tastes. With a few exceptions coupes fell out of favor with Americans around the time the Paseo went out of production. Only now are they beginning to make a comeback in the form of the Scion FRS/Subaru BRZ, Hyundai Genesis coupe, Audi A5 and the usual suspect, the BMW 3/4-series coupe.

  • Mark Gold

    The problem with the Lexus is that it was perceived as a tarted up Prius, and people had a hard time justifying the price difference (I’m still amazed that buyers are ponying up for a Lexus ES, which is merely a tarted up Avalon). Although similar underpinnings, the CT250h has unique and sporty styling which is why it replaced the rather conservatively styled HS250h.