There are a lot of cars out there that everybody knows, loves and buys. Vehicles like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta. But there are many other cars available in today’s market that are equally great when it comes to price and performance, but that nobody buys. While automotive critics sing these cars praises, they suffer from low recognition among car buyers and tend to get overlooked for one reason or another – left to sit idle on sales lots. This is a shame because car buyers have more choice than they often realize. Here is a list of 20 great cars that you’re not buying.
20. Mazda 5
There are plenty of minivans that are popular and well-known, such as the Honda Odyssey and Dodge Grand Caravan. Yet the Mazda 5 is a minivan that gets little love from the car buying public. Despite getting solid reviews from automotive critics, the Mazda 5 has poor sales figures. Only about 10,000 Mazda 5 units are sold each year in North America. That’s about 10 percent of the volume of the Dodge Grand Caravan. Why? Most analysts chalk it up to the fact that the Mazda 5 is smaller than most other standard minivans. That said, the Mazda 5 isn’t that much smaller than other minivans. Sure the Mazda 5’s third-row chairs are a little cramped, but it’s not really that bad – especially if it’s small children riding in the back. And, on the positive side, the Mazda 5’s smaller dimensions make it easier to park and maneuver on city streets. Critics who have test driven the Mazda 5 claim it is far more nimble and fun to drive than the regular-sized vans. If these facts aren’t enough to convince you of the Mazda 5’s worth, consider that the vehicle has a starting price of only $22,000, making it by far the most affordable minivan on the market today.