Consumer Reports has released their list of most unreliable cars based on 17 criteria, so we round up the top (bottom) 10 of those cars, and tell you why they're at the bottom of the list.
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The transmission issues on camaro are probably from people beating on it flooring it everytime the light turns green. And they are including minor creature comfort shit as reliability issues? Oh no my a/c isnt cold anymore at 90,000 miles this car is soo unreliable. Really? Should be considering breakdowns that make the car undriveable not this bullshit. Failure to start, go into gear, things like that
The Fiesta appearing here hurts my feelings.... I drive the 5spd stick. No problems. 118,000 miles and running strong from idle to redline. Besides.. I’m not so sure the automatics are defective so much as people just don’t like them. I test drove one before deciding on the stick, and had you not told me it wasn’t a conventional tranny I wouldn’t have noticed. At least not on the short test drive. While I am a Ford fan, they have hurt my feelings by chopping their lineup.
My mom got a 17’ Ford Focus SEL 3 and a half weeks ago and it hasn’t done anything to us. It’s more of a nice car with 17” rims and a sunroof with dual zone climate and sync 3 navigation. It has 1800 miles and it’s covered by Ford from front to back of the car if something happens.
Ok, so they didn't say nothing about Dodge Chargers, Dodge Challengers, Dodge Durango, or Jeeps. Doest that mean that every person that has problems with them, is just bad luck or FCA is paying a lot of money to not say nothing bad about this cars?????
Alex ! thanks for naming those stupid Mercedes Volvo and Jaguar Fucked Type cars. Man i hate these cars. GMC and Ford are ok because they are cheap and affordable easy to get parts too unlike German and British, expensive but GARBAGE.
I've been dallying my Sentra with 2.5 for almost 10 years.. and have had all issues he stated.. lol I wouldn't say it makes it a unreliable car though... never let me sit.. blown head gasket and all. I just pull the head. Sand her down flat and slap it back on.. and go another 50k or so
Although I agree CR reliability scores shouldn’t be the final say, most the issues they point out in these cars are factual. I’ve been doing a lot of research on the Tesla Model X and it is the most unreliable car out there. It’s beyond me how a car so expensive comes with so many issues.
It never ceases to amaze me how people trash CR ratings when they have no idea what they're talking about. Usually, the only thing they know is the headline. They either don't like or don't understand the headline, and so trash the magazine.
BASH&SONS notable, that is. I reviewed a Jetta with the new 1.4T engine as a five-speed (!) Manual transmissiona few months ago. I really liked that powertrain and found myself saying I'd consider adding a Jetta to my driveway if the reliability pans out over the long term. They should put that engine in the Golf to bring down its price. Right now, Jettas are priced a few thousand dollars less than the smaller Golf where I live, which makes very little sense given the Jetta's larger size and better fuel economy, IMO.
Define "problem" Was it a failure requiring repair. CR will rate "It was not like my last car"or "I was too lazy to read the manual before using a system I never used before" as a problem. Was it something that actually resulted in a break down or repair? Sometimes a transmission is so smooth that the owner thinks it was not shifting and so calls THAT a problem (NO! the Focus PowerShift DCT is crap). I would like to see their data not just their results.
Fair enough. But as I said, they need to do a better job of defining what a problem really is. Maybe rank said problem as something "you will just have to learn to use", "Just a quirk of the format", "Faulty design" or some such. More often than not it is just electrical problems. At least, give one credible example and generally how many times it has appeared in that model.
So essentially if the vehicle is loved by auto writers for the most part it isn’t reliable? The Camaro, XC90, and GLC all won Motortrend’s Car or SUV of the year awards and they’re all on the list. And the other vehicles as well have had positives remarks. Also, how much of the infotainment “issues” are just people who don’t take the time to learn the system and get frustrated by one thing and claims it doesn’t work. The Escalade is Cadillac’s best seller and for years has been considered unreliable by CR. So do people not care about reliability ratings in cars?
it depends on the segment. I think reliability plays the biggest role in the solid middle-class. Those below care most about price. Those above care most about brand and amenities and know that they probably have a second care to rely upon if something were to go wrong.
Goga97 I like Mercedes-Benz too. They’re just Debby downers on the simplicity of fine dining German technology that pulverized any oriental car that stands in the way. I’m a vw fan btw. Broughtwursts beats sushi!
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