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Cars that paved the way to greatness

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 19: Motorists are outspoken critics. They’re among the most difficult group of consumers to satisfy and they don’t hesitate to boo a company off the stage when it loses the plot. Through sometimes harsh, this feedback helps point automakers in the right direction as they go through the difficult and open-ended process of re-inventing a nameplate for a new generation.Here are some of the cars whose questionable design, outdated hardware, shoddy quality or uninspiring driving dynamics showed automakers they were doing it wrong – and how to improve:

It sometimes takes a disappointing car for an car maker to get back on track.

Motorists are outspoken critics. They’re among the most difficult group of consumers to satisfy and they don’t hesitate to boo a company off the stage when it loses the plot. Through sometimes harsh, this feedback helps point automakers in the right direction as they go through the difficult and open-ended process of re-inventing a nameplate for a new generation.

Here are some of the cars whose questionable design, outdated hardware, shoddy quality or uninspiring driving dynamics showed automakers they were doing it wrong – and how to improve:

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