9 Cars That Were Once Everywhere, That Are Now Completely Gone

It’s nostalgic looking back at the automobiles that plied our roads and realizing how much things have changed; how the closest we may see these vehicles again is through reimagined visuals on movie screens.

Once staples of American and European highways, these cars that defined the technological advancement of their ages now have their place as relics of memories in exhibitions and auto museums. After polling an online car forum, these cars were voted as going from on the road everywhere to completely gone.

1. Ford Taurus

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A common sight on American roads, the Taurus was deemed not road worth in 2019. Reminiscing their earliest experience with the beast, one user says that although the Taurus did not give the jazzy feel of fast cars, it was reliable and easy to move around.

2. Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac Grand Am
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Many users remember the Grand Am as a reliable car with decent power and a sleek design. Several users noting the engine strength of the vehicle mention its susceptibility to frequent mechanical issues, especially with the car’s transmission system. “The Grand Am was a good-looking car, but it was also a nightmare to maintain.” Despite its flaws, the Grand Am remains a nostalgic relic of a bygone era in American automaking.

3. Oldsmobile Cutlass

Oldsmobile Cutlass
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A mid-size car of General Motors merchandise, the Oldsmobile Cutlass had a 3-decade stint of popularity between the 60s and 90s. Several users say the Cutlass was the preferential car of many Americans in the 70s and 80s, hinting at how much of a rave it was in its era. The absence of innovation and the influx of big-money marque automobile lines, someone claims, ushered in the demise of the Oldsmobile.

4. Chevrolet Cavalier

Chevrolet Cavalier
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Several comments agree the Cavalier was reliable but could have been more exciting to drive. A second user opines that the Cavalier was a typical rental car back then but had a little fancy to it other than brute efficiency.

5. Dodge Stratus

Dodge Stratus
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The Stratus was one of the rides that blended in with everything else on the road, several persons retort. Hard to notice but always there to see; many identified the nondescript car as a popular rental car anyone hardly wants to have permanently. On whether it bossed the tarmacs, well, that many users agree is not open for debate.

6. Plymouth Neon

Plymouth Neon
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Plymouth Neon, also known as the Dodge Neon, was famous in the late 90s and early 2000s for its affordability and dependability. They were cheap and reliable, and everyone seemed to have one; they could ride around. Several users attest to seeing Neon everywhere in the late 90s/early 2000s.

7. Geo Metro

Geo Metro
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Do you feel like going for a drive on a roller skate? This compact beast was a first choice of the 1990s for its affordability and fuel efficiency. It’s surprising how the Metro embraced oblivion and personal remarks.

8. Volkswagen Cabriolet

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This convertible was popular in the 1980s and 1990s, known for its stylish design and fun driving experience. It’s, however, become increasingly rare to see. One user says she used to love the VW Cabriolet, but last saw it a few years ago. Several other users remember the Cabriolet for the power of its engine and the car’s distinct frame.

9. Mercedeze Benz S Class

Mercedeze Benz S Class
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As recent as five years ago, the S class won the hype to take over the flagship owing to its sleek design, efficiency, and the media rave, someone claims. Finally, sarcastically objecting to the total demise of Benz S, someone replies that the S class still steals shows in showrooms of grocery stores.

This thread inspired this post.

This article originally appeared on MyCarMakesNoise.

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Author: Dave Johnston

Dave Junior is a hands-on automotive technician with experience in performing service, diagnostics, and repairs on domestic and imported vehicles. He enjoys writing and sharing his knowledge far and wide.

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