Comments - 5 Car Bankruptcies of 2012

Published: Jan 15, 2013
Description: Not every carmaker can stick around forever, especially if it's not part of a major auto group. While the automotive industry crisis of 2008-2010 saw some of the world's leading carmakers fi...
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Emil Klossie Kleijsen Jan 15, 2013
Saab isn't bankrupt any more, owned by a company called NEVS
Jake Judges Jan 15, 2013
Gumperts back
Josh Andrews Jan 15, 2013
They forgot gumpert
John Serely Jan 15, 2013
It's always sad when an automaker closes its doors
Description: In July niche German carmaker Artega filed for bankruptcy. The startup struggled financially since launching in 2006, and when investment from an Asian conglomerate fell through at the last minute, it...
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Jonathan Ippolito Jan 15, 2013
I love the look of this car but I was never impressed with the drivetrain or it's performance .
Jordan Smith Jan 15, 2013
Me too, it was a pretty sweet little car even though no one knew about it.
Wyatt Gordon Jan 15, 2013
That sucks, I really liked the GT
Dickson Lui Jan 17, 2013
Looks great but better in black
Mike Renaut Jan 16, 2013
One of the nicest looking cars that I was completely aware of.
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
Looks nice though!
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
Alfa Romeo!
Wyatt Gordon Jan 15, 2013
I love this thing so much!
Malachi Monteiro Jan 15, 2013
Screams 4C
Kwasi Prempeh Jan 15, 2013
If a Porsche and a Ferrari had a baby...
Allen Kim Jan 15, 2013
I see similar lines with the 458 Italia.
John Serely Jan 15, 2013
I like it
Cindy Ngo Jan 16, 2013
Looks like the lotus Elise
Alex Bouckley Jan 15, 2013
I see Venom GT too
Derrick McCarthy Jan 15, 2013
I was Gonna say lotus.
Bilal Techkneecal-sapport Khan Jan 15, 2013
Kinda like the venom gt
Description: Just days after Artega filed, De Tomaso officially declared bankruptcy. For those unfamiliar, De Tomaso was a sportscar company started, like today's Pagani, by an Argentinian in Italy. Founded i...
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Mike Renaut Jan 16, 2013
Shame, would be interesting to have seen a new Pantera.
Roman Podrezov Jan 15, 2013
I had no idea DeTomaso was still in business. I guess, one way to STAY in business is to actually make your presence known.
Wyatt Gordon Jan 15, 2013
I like the old Panteras
Tyler Tarbox Jan 15, 2013
De Tomaso was still around? Coulda fooled me
Brian Johnston Jan 15, 2013
Panteras are pretty cool cars.
Taylor Greenfield Jan 17, 2013
Mercedes SL headlight... Please
Cindy Ngo Jan 16, 2013
Looks like the head lights of the GMC Acadia
Dan Marino Jan 16, 2013
I see some ford fusion in there
Adam Thomson Jan 16, 2013
To much Infiniti
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
I understand why they went bankrupt!
Wyatt Gordon Jan 15, 2013
No, Dont burn it. Drop a nuke on it
Oleg Odessit Jan 15, 2013
Burn it
Kyle McCullough Jan 15, 2013
Eerily similar to the Model X front end
David Lee Apr 28, 2013
I see a tiny bit of Tesla Model Sz
Taylor Greenfield Jan 17, 2013
Mazda 3 on the back
Alex Bouckley Jan 15, 2013
It looks decent, but not ugly
Jonathan Ippolito Jan 15, 2013
Well this is what killed it . The Pantera should have been the first car on their agenda . It looked good on paper with it's LSA engine from the CTS-V sitting in the rear . Too bad I was looking forward to the new Pantera .
John Serely Jan 15, 2013
I'm glad they didn't build this.
Description: It wasn't only sports car manufacturers that bit the dust in 2012. Racecar builders Lola Cars, a British outfit that specializes in racecar chassis, officially entered bankruptcy proceedings in M...
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Dylan Arms Jan 16, 2013
Caterham*
Dylan Arms Jan 16, 2013
Built cars for formula one and care than and STILL went bankrupt? Dang.
Jake Judges Jan 15, 2013
Lola going under kills me I loved their cars
Richard Nichols Jan 15, 2013
Fortunately Caterham are still going ahead with the sp300.
Nicolai Stålstrøm Dalen Jan 15, 2013
My heart broke when lola went. They built some amazing LMP's.
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
No! This car looks like great fun!
Donte Perino Jan 15, 2013
Go Lotus!
Description: In August, Melkus filed for bankruptcy due to a lack of cash. Originally founded in Dresden, East Germany in 1959 by a guy named Heinz Melkus, also a race car driver, Melkus built both road and racing...
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Adam Thomson Jan 20, 2013
If i had the money i would buy it for sure!
Cindy Ngo Jan 16, 2013
Scissor doors?
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
Unique! I like it!
Greg Lewis Jan 15, 2013
I have to agree. I like it too...
John Serely Jan 15, 2013
I've seen one of these for sale on jameslist, it was pretty expensive. I like it, though
MissLaura Anne Jan 15, 2013
I like this!!
Kent Huynh Jan 18, 2013
I see a little bit of Spyker and Venom GT in it though.
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
Love the back!
Description: Dwindling sales due to lackluster products took their toll on the small Suzuki's success in North America, leaving its US division to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. American Suzuki Mo...
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Thomas Lepage Jan 16, 2013
Regardless.. Still for the better
Donte Perino Jan 15, 2013
Only the American division.
Thomas Lepage Jan 15, 2013
I was unaware that Suzuki had gone under... Probably for the better
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
I forget the last time I saw a Suzuki car on the road! They should just stick to bikes!
Donte Perino Jan 15, 2013
The kazashi wasn't too bad.
Nicolai Stålstrøm Dalen Jan 15, 2013
And the old Escudo Pikes Peak was a monster (pun intended)
Bader Al Ajeel Jan 15, 2013
I only love the suzuki hill climb sx4 it is beast!
Kevin Carlin Jan 15, 2013
.. What?
Max Dell Jan 15, 2013
Suzukis are for lesbians