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The_Blur 11-02-2013 07:57 PM

Worst Car Brand Sold in America?
 
I was having a discussion with someone too busy driving his new 1LE to post this, so I'm going to do this.

What is America's worst car brand? Base it on whatever you like—quality, performance, whatever. I'm only posting real contenders for this, so don't expect to see Aston Martin or other limited production products.

Discuss, and vote! :popcorn:

LikaRokBowTie 11-02-2013 08:10 PM

Are you saying any car sold in USA or cars made in USA:iono:

The_Blur 11-02-2013 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by LikaRokBowTie (Post 7151675)
Are you saying any car sold in USA or cars made in USA:iono:

:sorry: I'm sorry the poll took a while. This is about any brand sold in the US. Of course, keep in mind that a car that is built here isn't necessarily American. Follow the dollars, or whatever local currency those brands really use. :dizzy:

Never Satisfied 11-02-2013 08:16 PM

Even though I still like the Challenger a lot, my vote was for Chrysler based upon my personal experiences in the past.

Bhobbs 11-02-2013 08:30 PM

I'm going with VW. My sister had two Jettas that were garbage and anyone I know that has/had one, had issues.

DGthe3 11-02-2013 08:53 PM

Not on the list but ... Smart. Mitsubishi isn't too far ahead of them.

matt55 11-02-2013 09:00 PM

Listed Hyundai/Kia first and Chevy/GM last .
I have an idea how you feel lol.

dmginc 11-02-2013 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Never Satisfied (Post 7151702)
Even though I still like the Challenger a lot, my vote was for Chrysler based upon my personal experiences in the past.

+1

upflying 11-02-2013 09:27 PM

Saab is out of business.
Nissan has some of the worst looking cars. Juke, Cube, Murano Crosscabriolet, Note, Leaf, Versa to name a few.
Worst in terms of business and product line? That would be Mitsubishi. I think they will be out of business soon.

Angrybird 12 11-02-2013 09:31 PM

Sorry but I can't see any that have terrible cars across the board. There are some crappy models in just about every brand as there are good ones that are sold today, now if you had asked of all time I would say Yugo....

Where is Mazda?

DGthe3 11-02-2013 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by upflying (Post 7151940)
Saab is out of business.

Not quite. They started building cars again a little more than a month ago. Don't worry, I thought they were dead & gone too.
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/19/s...n-trollhattan/

PYROLYSIS 11-02-2013 09:40 PM

I didn't know Hyundai and Kia were related. I voted Mitsubishi just because the only halfway interesting car they have is the EVO. I guess they still make it? :iono:

Volvos are boring too but they have the whole safety thing going for them.

Angrybird 12 11-02-2013 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by PYROLYSIS (Post 7152000)
I didn't know Hyundai and Kia were related. I voted Mitsubishi just because the only halfway interesting car they have is the EVO. I guess they still make it? :iono:

Volvos are boring too but they have the whole safety thing going for them.

I remember Volvo got caught in 1990 falsifying a commercial touting the roof strength of their cars. Although it was the advertising agency that did it Volvo had to approve it before it aired.

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THE MEDIA BUSINESS: ADVERTISING; Scali Quits Volvo Account, Citing Faked Commercial
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Published: November 14, 1990
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Rocked by a highly publicized scandal involving a misleading Volvo commercial, Scali, McCabe, Sloves resigned the $40 million account yesterday.
"I'm devastated by it," said Marvin Sloves, the chairman and chief executive of the agency he founded 23 years ago with Sam Scali and Ed McCabe. Resigning the account "was the right thing to do," he said, adding, "The executives at Volvo deserve a chance to put this thing behind them."
Scali's undoing was the "Bear Foot" commercial, filmed in Austin, Tex., in which a giant pickup truck with tires nearly as tall as a man crunched its way across a line of cars, flattening all but a Volvo station wagon. The advertisement was presented as a real demonstration of Volvo's superior construction, but the results had been rigged by reinforcing the Volvo.
The Texas Attorney General got wind of the fakery and sued Volvo, forcing the company to apologize publicly in advertisements that ran in national newspapers and pay a fine of more than $300,000.

TheReaper 11-02-2013 10:16 PM

Mitsubishi = Junk

The_Blur 11-02-2013 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Angrybird 12 (Post 7151962)
Where is Mazda?

Mazda is in the poll.

JorgeSS 11-02-2013 10:29 PM

VW
mom has had a beetle conv. And it was crap
Even used lemon law

she just got rear ended in her 2012 jetta
air bags didn't deploy, seatbelt didn't lock up

thinking about suing them for these two reasons

MLL67RSSS 11-02-2013 11:21 PM

Pretty much every year Land Rover is at the very bottom of the J.D. Power list of number of defects per 100K vehicles with sometimes nearly double the problems of the next lowest performer. Funny as I see tons of them around being driven by the country club types, you know the ones that won't buy "American" cars because of their perceived lack of quality. I find it incredibly ironic.

midnighter 11-02-2013 11:28 PM

I didn't have real good reliability with my 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse back then. (Shifting linkage issues) Everything else I've bought has been decent. The Eclipse model has finally been discontinued.

LStick 11-02-2013 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Angrybird 12 (Post 7152026)
I remember Volvo got caught in 1990 falsifying a commercial touting the roof strength of their cars. Although it was the advertising agency that did it Volvo had to approve it before it aired.


And I remember cutting a guy out of a mid-80's Volvo wagon with the Jaws of Life at an accident scene.

Car was tough as nails, and probably saved the guys life after a head-on crash with a mid 70s Mopar.

They didn't need to fake a commercial.

Truck Norris 11-03-2013 12:37 AM

Mitsubishi..... so awful its listed it twice.

We're talking current offerings right?

Because I feel that the 4g63 is one of the best 4 cylinders.

Dyk-NO 11-03-2013 01:17 AM

I would vote for Suzuki if it's on the list and Hyundai and kia is in the same option lol

Overflow 11-03-2013 06:05 AM

I voted for Saab. Self explanatory.

My Maxima and Juke have worked great. So I know Nissan did a good job with them.

Angrybird 12 11-03-2013 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by LStick (Post 7152353)
And I remember cutting a guy out of a mid-80's Volvo wagon with the Jaws of Life at an accident scene.


Car was tough as nails, and probably saved the guys life after a head-on crash with a mid 70s Mopar.

They didn't need to fake a commercial.

People get cut out of cars every day, does that mean they are tougher than others? My point was they make them out to be stronger than they actually are.. They will not stand up to being crushed by a monster truck....And that is lying to buyers.

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Originally Posted by The_Blur (Post 7152182)
Mazda is in the poll.

Well I looked the list over 5 times before I posted it, I am 99% sure it wasn't there then.....:iono:

SNSSTR 11-03-2013 07:54 AM

Saturn definitely needs to be on this poll haha that's who I'd vote for. Got some advice from a mechanic once. "When it turns over 100,000 miles, park it on the side of the road and walk away"

FenwickHockey65 11-03-2013 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Rohdeo16 (Post 7152791)
Saturn definitely needs to be on this poll haha that's who I'd vote for. Got some advice from a mechanic once. "When it turns over 100,000 miles, park it on the side of the road and walk away"

243,000 miles on my dad's '93 Saturn SW2.


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