56. Hummer

After General Motors purchased the Hummer name in 1998, GM set out to commercialize the popular utilitarian military truck by introducing the more livable H2 and H3. The two models were instant successes, and were at the top of their game when it came to acting tough, rich, and like a complete asshole (in a good way). Then gas prices shot through the sky and Hummers became the poster children for environmentally unfriendly cars. Tough break.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
After going bankrupt, General Motors sold the Hummer brand to the Chinese based company Sichuan Tengzhong.