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

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
Last produced: November 2007
Total sold in 2010: 1

The Grand Prix's death preceded that of the Pontiac brand by a full year, its five-decade run ended by the introduction of the G8. And yet, like a body-cladded, buck-toothed ghost, the last-generation car continue to haunt dealer lots into 2010, with a grand total of one reportedly finding a happy(?) home in January. By their last year in service, most Grand Prixs were rather homely fleet specials equipped with the reliable but old-as-Methuselah 3.8-liter OHV V-6. However, we'll choose to imagine that the final sale will be a GXP equipped with a 303-hp V-8. At least that would be a dignified way to finally, at long last, drive off into the sunset.

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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