7. Mitsubishi Lancer
Ah, Mitsubishi. Aside from Saab and Suzuki is there a more troubled automaker? Gallows humor aside the brand’s dated Lancer compact car is long past its prime. This sedan (and five-door Sportback variant) was never particularly competitive, even when new; nearly a decade on the market hasn’t done it any favors. The latest crop of C-Segment offerings outclasses this gray-haired Mitsu. But if it’s got one saving grace it’s the high-performance Evolution version. It makes up for much of the base model’s failings with a dump truck-load of power. Regrettably this model is scheduled to drive off into the sunset after 2015.