New years always promise to bring big changes. The year 2012 will be no different, with some changes sure to be good and some…not so much. One thing for sure, 2012 will arrive very soon, but some cars won’t live to see the end of it.
The Detroit Free Press put together a list of cars that will fade away during the course of the next year. Some of the cars will be sorely missed, while others should have crossed over to the great junkyard in the sky years ago.
Keep reading for a list of the cars that didn’t make the cut to exist past 2012.
Cars We’ll Miss
While completely outdated, the little Ranger stood for something rarely seen these days in pickups: hard-working fun-sized practicality. Its time has come, but that doesn’t mean we won’t miss this great little truck.
A RWD land yacht that oozed comfort and class. Farewell, sir!
This is the box that made box-shaped cars popular. Plus, it could be hosed out after a long day at the beach. What wasn’t to love about the Element? I can’t believe the Ridgeline stays while the Element goes.
With luck Mazda will come up with a replacement for this fun little sports car. A new design and a new Wankel should do the brand proud.
A fun little sports car that is simply outdone by others these days.
Every young adult should have one of these on hand strictly for weekend IKEA runs.
Cars We Won’t Miss
This awkward beast never made much sense. Why build a 480-hp, 18-mpg hybrid?
The Lucerne represents everything that Buick wants to move away from.
Why would I miss the Crown Vic but not these cruisers? I don’t know. Maybe because the Ford always stayed true to itself, all the way to the end.
The last time you needed a good midsize SUV to haul the family, I’ll bet the Endeavor never even made it onto your shopping list.
Nissan Altima Hybrid
Nissan is capable of so much more…
As the old saying goes, “Meh.”
Cars That Shouldn’t Have Even Made It to 2010
Actually, it should have never existed. Period.
It no longer fits as a Dodge and doesn’t seem to have a place as a Ram.
Will you miss any of these cars?
Used Ford Ranger
Used Ford Crown Victoria
Used Honda Element
Used Honda Ridgeline
Used Mazda RX-8
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
Used Volvo V50
Used BMW X6
Used Buick Lucerne
Used Cadillac STS
Used Cadillac DTS
Used Mitsubishi Endeavor
Used Nissan Altima
Used Volvo S40
Used Chevrolet HHR
Used Dodge Dakota
Used Mazda Tribute
Used Mazda CX-7
Used Mazda CX-9