There are a lot of great foreign cars for sale in the United States, but plenty more don't make the trip. Check out some of our favorite forbidden fruit.
The standard Vauxhall/Opel Astra used to be sold in Saturn dealerships, but nobody bought any so it and the entire brand were discontinued here. Too bad, because now there's the Astra VXR Extreme, an aluminum-bodied, 300 horsepower insane machine with a safety cage where the rear seats used to be. A different kind of car, indeed.
Jaguar will soon build an SUV for the USA, but Europeans get this. What gives?! The XFR-S Sportbrake is a 550 hp wagon with racetrack chops and a top speed so high they had to electronically limit it to 186 mph. In something this sexy, you'd never again complain about having to make a run to the grocery.
The multi-million dollar Bugatti Veyron is the only French car currently available in the USA, and that's a shame, because there's this little treat on the other end of the spectrum. Renault's new entry-level five-door subcompact features a rear-mounted three-cylinder engine and rear-wheel-drive for sporty handling. The good news? The Twingo shares a platform with the next generation cars from Smart.