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10 Cars People Aren't Buying in 2021

Car sales have come roaring back in 2021. But these cars have been notable exceptions.

2021 chevrolet silverado rst
Mueller/Chevrolet

The COVID-19 pandemic leveled the automotive industry back in the first quarter of 2020. As a result, the Q1 2021 sales numbers look like a massive success by comparison, thanks to the far more favorable sales climate. Even flagging brands like Buick and Mini posted year-over-year percentage increases in the double digits.

Earlier, we looked at the cars that sold especially well during Q1 of 2021. Here's the flip side: 10 cars at the other end of the spectrum, posting substantial year-over-year declines while increases of 20–40 percent were the norm elsewhere. (On the plus side, maybe you can find better deals on them now.)

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Hyundai Veloster
2020 hyundai veloster n gear patrol lead full
Hyundai

Q1 2020 Sales: 2,082

Q1 2021 Sales: 687

Decrease: -67%

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Acura NSX
cross country acura nsx gear patrol lead full 3
Eric Adams

Q1 2020 Sales: 34

Q1 2021 Sales: 17

Decrease: -50%

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Ford Edge
2020 ford edge st line
Ford

Q1 2020 Sales: 29,599

Q1 2021 Sales: 22,150

Decrease: -25%

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Volkswagen Passat
volkswagen passat
Tyler Duffy

Q1 2020 Sales: 5,981

Q1 2021 Sales: 4,535

Decrease: -24%

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500
chevy silverado gear patrol full lead
Chevrolet

Q1 2020 Sales: 112,925

Q1 2021 Sales: 90,705

Decrease: -20%

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Enter to win this stunning electric Himalaya Defender
land rover defender
Omaze

Love the idea of a vintage Defender, but not so keen on the poor fuel economy? Well, Himalaya, one of the best custom Defender builders out there, built an electric one — and it's being given away in an Omaze sweepstakes. Every donation supports the African Community & Conservation Foundation.

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Audi A8
audi a8
Audi

Q1 2020 Sales: 554

Q1 2021 Sales: 441

Decrease: -20%

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Chevrolet Blazer
chevy blazer rs gear patrol slide 1
Chevrolet

Q1 2020 Sales: 22,144

Q1 2021 Sales: 19,265

Decrease: -13%

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Subaru Impreza
subaru impreza
Subaru

Q1 2020 Sales: 10,289

Q1 2021 Sales: 9,115

Decrease: -11%

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BMW 3 Series
bmw 3 series
Fabian Kirchbauer

Q1 2020 Sales: 10,613

Q1 2021 Sales: 9,416

Decrease: -11%

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Subaru Ascent
subaru ascent
Subaru

Q1 2020 Sales: 15,624

Q1 2021 Sales: 14,473

Decrease: -7%

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The Best All-Terrain Tires You Can Buy
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Courtesy

Because you should give your 4Runner or Gladiator the fancy rubber it deserves.

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