Eight Vehicles You Probably Didn't Know You Could Still Buy New

With car sales still slow in recovering from their historic lows, it's no surprise that automakers are having more trouble than usual moving their more stale products off dealer lots. For some of these cars, Intellichoice is likely a better price guide than the Monroney sticker, and yet, they all come with that new-car smell and, presumably, a full warranty. We perused through Automotive News sales reports for the first two months of 2010 and found eight examples of vehicles you probably never thought you could still buy new.

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I have to admit I'd never even heard of the Mitsubishi Raider.
I completely disagree with my colleague David Zenlea about the styling of the last-generation Taurus and Sable (nee Ford Five Hundred). I think these are very handsome, if conservative, sedans that have been given a bum rap due to their weak launch powertrain, a 200-hp V-6 mated to a straining CVT transmission. Later versions upped the power significantly, and this generation made FAR better use of interior space than the current bloated Taurus does. So there.

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