The quick and the dead: 10 cars that were (sometimes mercifully) axed fast Page 2


2002 Lincoln Blackwood

2002 Lincoln Blackwood

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Lincoln Blackwood (2002)

An F-150 wearing a tuxedo and terrible tailgate system, the Blackwood was a rear-drive pickup truck with nice carpet and an inflated sticker. Lincoln tried again with the 2006 Lincoln Mark LT before eventually just charging whatever they wanted for an F-150 Platinum.

2016 Scion iA

2016 Scion iA

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Scion iA (2016)

In this case, the Scion is guilty of its parents' sins. Scion's parent-company Toyota couldn't quite bring Scion back to its initial heyday and the iA was a last-ditch attempt at getting the cheap and cheerful crowd. It's not a bad car, it was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. Oh yeah, and Mazda (who builds the iA for Toyota) isn't really helping much with its Mazda 3 pricing either. And it's not like Scion launched the iA with a similarly named car at the same time to confuse buyers, right?

2016 Scion iM

2016 Scion iM

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Scion iM (2016)

... never mind. The Scion iM was a good idea on paper for the fledgling automaker. The iM is a Corolla hatchback under its skin, and the Corolla sells by the gazillions worldwide. Plagued by a ropy manual and a worse continuously variable transmission, the Scion sibling could have used all-wheel drive or better options. Maybe next time around when it's called a Toyota?


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