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Death List 2018: The cars that won't be back next year

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2017 Dodge ViperIt's all a popularity contest. If you're a successful car, odds are good that you'll make an appearance the next year. But if you're the kind of car perpetually marked as the "manager's special" with an asking price that's about to become a begging price, you're probably not going to be asked to return for the next year. You've been cut. MORE: 10...

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Never saw a Chevy SS here, haven't seen a Viper in over a decade. That Hyundai thing ... didn't know it even existed. Fully half of that list is vehicles I've never seen on the road.

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"Chevrolet SS

This one's complicated. Really complicated. The Chevy SS' demise has more to do with parent company General Motors' decision to end manufacturing in Australia than it does to do with weak sales in America. But that's not to say that the enthusiasts who begged for this V-8 muscle sedan exactly lined up to buy it, either."

OK GM - when did you actually market the car to the public either - beyond putting stickers on NASCAR Chevys in the SPRINT Cup? I can't recall an actual Chevy commercial for this $48k+ Chevy replacement for the G8. GM has a nasty habit that thinks that certain cars (e.g. muscle / sports cars mainly) should sell themselves with little or no marketing dollars - except when a new re-design is introduced.

Pro - being closer to Detroit, I've seen many that are on the list. Still the Lancer is the one that never gained traction not matter what Mitsubishi did - sports car or sedan. It has always been a sales dude here in North America.

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Agreed, @Frosty. The G8 too had little around it despite the hype leading up to launch

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