Car Make and Model that shows someone "settled" when purchasing a car.

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I think the best example of this is the Lincoln Zephyr from the 2005-2010 era.

No one ever WANTED a Lincoln Zephyr that looked like that era Lincoln Zephyr looks like. Uninspiring styling, features, and performance, but yes, you bought a "luxury" car.

Any others?
 


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If I understand the intent of the OP, you're talking about a car that is OK, but a step down from something really nice.

honestly, I have never had a car that fits that category. I tend to buy the cheapest car I can find.

Maybe the closest to that category would have been a Buick Century Custom. I'm not sure what was "custom" about it.
 






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Pretty much any GM car from approx 1980 to 2000. GM took a 20 year corporate nap and many people today will not buy a GM car.

The problem where I don't see this fitting the category is I don't think many people buy GM hoping for something else, then settling for a GM. The people who buy GM bought GM for decades and even through the 80's - 00's still believe they are the best cars money can buy and all aspire to someday own a Cadillac.

I have family who will only buy GM and never tried anything else and they swear GM is the best.
 

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I think the best example of this is the Lincoln Zephyr from the 2005-2010 era.

No one ever WANTED a Lincoln Zephyr that looked like that era Lincoln Zephyr looks like. Uninspiring styling, features, and performance, but yes, you bought a "luxury" car.

Any others?

While the Zephyr wasn't a super pretty car....it wasn't exactly ugly either. Personally.....I've always liked the boxier styling of Lincoln vehicles.
 




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PT Cruiser.

Gotta think that had more to do with bad taste and bad decision making.

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Chrysler Pacifica after it become a minivan.

Isn't a Pacifica basically a higher priced Dodge Caravan? IIR, they both use the same chassis and base platform. Chrysler just has a sleeker design, more upgrades, and better name brand.
 



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Win the Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai
 

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Chrysler Pacifica after it become a minivan.

Isn't a Pacifica basically a higher priced Dodge Caravan? IIR, they both use the same chassis and base platform. Chrysler just has a sleeker design, more upgrades, and better name brand.
It is a dodge product and it replaced the town and country which was the best mini van you could buy until 2016. The Pacifica was a crossover and I always thought the people buying the crossover couldn’t afford a Lincoln or Cadillac.
 

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The problem where I don't see this fitting the category is I don't think many people buy GM hoping for something else, then settling for a GM. The people who buy GM bought GM for decades and even through the 80's - 00's still believe they are the best cars money can buy and all aspire to someday own a Cadillac.

I have family who will only buy GM and never tried anything else and they swear GM is the best.

The problem where I don't see this fitting the category is I don't think many people buy GM hoping for something else, then settling for a GM. The people who buy GM bought GM for decades and even through the 80's - 00's still believe they are the best cars money can buy and all aspire to someday own a Cadillac.

I have family who will only buy GM and never tried anything else and they swear GM is the best.
The category is kind of vague. I was thinking that anyone who purchased a GM from this timeframe, was lazy and did not do much comparison shopping, and just settled for one of these cars.
 

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"Settled" is such an odd way to think about buying a car.
 





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