Even smart automakers sometimes release terrible cars that leave you asking, "What were they thinking?" Some of these cars looked good on paper, and others are the result of groupthink -- but none of them should have seen the light of day.
Like the ill-fated Pontiac Aztek, they represent attempts to reach would-be buyers who aren't actually there. They seemed like good ideas at the time, but have failed to meet expectations in a big way.
The gory details about these cars that missed their targets are in an online gallery, which you can read here.