I’m talking about marques that have been ended by their manufacturer, or brands that have left the market you live in. I’ve had 4, and so has my partner:
Pontiac - 1 (1980 Pontiac Phoenix LJ)
Mercury - 1 (1991 Mercury Sable LS)
Geo - 1 (1993 Geo Prizm LSi)
Oldsmobile - 1 (2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL1)
My partner has owned a Plymouth (Sundance Duster), a Saturn (SL2), and 2 Suzuki SX4s.
I think by far the Alero was the best. The Prizm was ok, but the Alero was a decent car for the money. I think they were underrated.