I spotted a Kia Borrego on my commute home one afternoon last week. Talk about wrong vehicle at the wrong time.
Introduced and retired from the Kia U.S. lineup for the 2009 model year, the Borrego was body-on-frame and powered by either a 276-horsepower 3.8 liter V6 or a 337-horsepower 4.6 liter V8. It was available with part-time 4WD with low range and could tow up to 7,500 lbs.
The only problem was that Kia’s reputation for quality was just starting to take hold. That, coupled with the collapse of the U.S. economy in 2008 and a dwindling demand for ‘traditional’ SUVs doomed the Borrego.
What other vehicles were at the proverbial wrong place at the wrong time?