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

2009 Mazda B-series
Last produced: Fall 2009
Total sold in 2010: 4

You might be wondering why we didn't include the Ford Ranger here, but with a reasonably healthy 7849 sold so far this year (more than the Flex!), the little truck that could is clearly still on someone's mind. Mazda's rebadge, however, doesn't have quite as much perseverance. Its thirty-seven-year run in the United States officially ended last year, and only four units have sold through February 28, 2010. Since the Ranger will stay around for at least another year, there's no need for you to overwhelm Mazda dealers by searching for the last few B-series, but we do mourn the passing of one of the last true compact pickups.

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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