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

2009 Mitsubishi Raider
Last produced: Fall 2009
Total sold in 2010: 4

The Raider is on this list less for how long it's hung around -- production ended only last fall -- but for how few people probably knew it ever existed. Even though the Raider is a competent mid-size truck and arguably looks better than the Dodge Dakota on which it's based, it's never been more than a bit player. With the Mitsubishi/Chrysler marriage on the rocks and the Dakota's own fate uncertain, it's safe to say that 2009 will be the last year for the Raider.

mo_pho
I have to admit I'd never even heard of the Mitsubishi Raider.
JoeDeMatio
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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