7. Mitsubishi Lancer DE manual
Every time Mitsubishi seems like it's going to fall off the map altogether, it surprises the entire U.S. market by stubbornly refusing to do so. Crippled after the end of its on-again, off-again relationship with the various iterations of Chrysler, American Mitsubishi has let once-beloved vehicles such as the Eclipse and Galant fade away while allowing promising concepts such as its i-MiEV to languish in relative obscurity.
It seemed to be well on its way toward making its last Chrysler holdover, the Lancer, its flagship car, but it's giving the new 40-miles-per-gallon Mirage the push instead. In the meantime, Mitsubishi has sold only 37,000 cars in the U.S. year to date. That's a 3.7% drop from the same period last year and fewer sales than the Chevy Silverado chalked up in July alone. Enjoy the discount, but it's anyone's guess whether or not Mitsubishi will remain in the U.S. long enough to make good on the warranty.