Tenth Place: 2005 Toyota Celica GT-S
A peaky engine that needs to be revved above 6,000 rpm for power and a notchy six-speed manual transmission held back this wannabe racer, and the fact that production ends after the 2005 model year doesn’t help. With fuel economy numbers at 24-mpg city and 33-mpg highway, the Celica GT-S fell in the middle of the pack on fuel economy. Combine these gripes with its above average price of $22,875 and the Toyota Celica GT-S just squeaked into our top ten. But the handling, braking, and utility of the hatchback body are pluses in the Celica’s favor – almost good enough to outweigh the ridiculous power band and cheap plastic dashboard.