One guy managed to buy a brand-new 2015 Nissan Xterra from a dealer this year, making the Xterra the worst-selling car in the United States for 2017. Actually, another guy bought a VW Eos, but we figured you'd rather look at the Xterra to kick off this photo gallery. Though there are several other "zombie cars" like the Xterra and Eos on the 2017 sales charts, we've kept this list to 2017 and 2018 model years that were on sale for the entire year.
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10) Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive - 744 sold
Spoiler alert: this would be the only car on the list that isn't a sports car or a grand luxury sedan. Apparently, people weren't too keen on Mercedes' attempt at a pure electric car – in this case based on its B-Class MPV sold elsewhere in the world (you may see one on Canadian plates). The B-Class was canned for 2018.
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8) Acura NSX - 581 sold
This can't be good. Despite being in its first full year on the market and therefore what should be the peak of its potential hype, the Acura NSX managed to move a mere 581 units. That's only three more than the Nissan GT-R, which has been on sale since George W. Bush was president. Many of us have struggled to get excited about the NSX ... it would seem we're not alone.
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6) BMW i8 - 488 sold
We're guessing BMW isn't able or willing to increase i8 production. That, or consumers have found its price too high and/or performance too low relative other sports cars in this range. Still, well-healed buyers often buy flashy cars for reasons other than performance and we figure the i8's looks alone would be enough to move more metal ... eh, carbon fiber. Hence, our suspicion about limited production.
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4) Alfa Romeo 4C - 407 sold
The Alfa Romeo 4C garnered lots of attention when it debuted, and certainly still catches its fair share of eyeballs at auto shows and out on the open road. Apparently, however, there aren't that many out there to spot as the 4C hasn't exactly caught on. At the 4C's price point, a 718 Boxster/Cayman looks really attractive. Struggle as we may, we can't argue with that.
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2) Bentley Mulsanne - 98 sold
How about a $304,670 uber-luxury sedan? It's a shame the Mulsanne couldn't at least crack the 100 mark in the United States. Now, in case you're wondering, the best-selling Bentley was ... you guessed it, the Bentayga at 1,152 units sold. The Continental GT was 898. If we had extended this list further, they would've been No. 14 and 12, respectively.
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