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View Poll Results: What is the worst brand of car you can buy in America (or wherever you are)?
Hyundai/Kia 27 22.13%
Toyota/Scion/Lexus 15 12.30%
Mitsubishi 28 22.95%
Honda/Acura 7 5.74%
Nissan/Infiniti 5 4.10%
Volkswagon/Audi/Porsche 8 6.56%
BMW/Mini 3 2.46%
Mazda 3 2.46%
Mercedes-Benz/Smart 4 3.28%
Subaru 3 2.46%
Saab 17 13.93%
Volvo 2 1.64%
Fiat 12 9.84%
Chrysler/Dodge/Ram 12 9.84%
Ford/Lincoln 4 3.28%
Chevrolet/GMC/Buick/Cadillac (remember what site you're visiting, trolls!) 2 1.64%
(obligatory OTHER category) 4 3.28%
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:28 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:29 AM   #19
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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.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:37 AM   #20
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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.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:17 AM   #21
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I would vote for Suzuki if it's on the list and Hyundai and kia is in the same option lol
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:05 AM   #22
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I voted for Saab. Self explanatory.

My Maxima and Juke have worked great. So I know Nissan did a good job with them.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:26 AM   #23
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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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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.....
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #24
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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"
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #25
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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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Old 11-03-2013, 08:59 AM   #26
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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
Hope she is okay. Airbags typically won't deploy if she got rear ended unless it slammed her into the car in front of her. Seat belt thing might be an issue but doubtful as well.
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You have Mitsubishi on there twice.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:37 AM   #28
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Hyundai owns about 32% of Kia, and is listed as the parent company of Hyundai/Kia Group. After sitting in both at a recent auto show, they get my vote as both felt cheap and doors felt like tin cans when closing.
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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"
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243,000 miles on my dad's '93 Saturn SW2.
My parents have about 200k on their 96 or 97 SL2 and the car is still going. On the other hand, their 2008 Aura had all sorts of electrical gremlins before the 100k mark. They've now got a new Impala.
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IMO - BMW's, Mini's - and then the one not on the list - Jaguar!
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There are some Nissan's I like, however the Juke is the worst thing I have ever driven. I wouldn't even call it a car. It was absolute horror. I never drove in a Smart (and never will). I have no clue what makes these things so appealing to some...to each his own...I'll stick with performance.
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The title of this thread made me THINK that the article that I've pasted here would be cited... I usually don't give Consumer Reports much credibility, but hey, when it serves my purposes, my desire to show that the blue oval is inferior to the bowtie, then I'm all over it! Look what manufacturer made the list FIVE times here!
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The 10 least reliable cars

These vehicles aren't a smart purchase

Published: October 29, 2013 10:00 AM








Just because a model is reliable, doesn't mean it is recommended by Consumer Reports. Five out of the top 10 most reliable vehicles don't perform well enough in our tests for us to recommend them. The opposite happens as well; some vehicles that score well in our testing are not recommended because they have below average predicted reliability.
Three out of the 10 least reliable vehicles have high-enough test scores to be recommended, but their poor reliability prevents them from reaching that recommended status. So, it's important to look at performance in our tests and reliability, because a high scoring car isn't always a smart purchase choice if it isn't reliable.
Our 2013 Annual Auto Survey reveals the best and worst vehicles in new car reliability based on our subscribers' experiences with 1.1 million vehicles over the last 10 years (2004-2013). Our data provide the basis for our forecasting how the 2014 models are likely to hold up, and reveals the most dependable used cars as well.
The vehicles listed below are the 10 least reliable new cars in our reliability survey. Predicted reliability is typically based on the newest three model years if a model hasn't been redesigned in that period, Models with an asterisk (*) are based on data of one model year only. Click on the vehicles below to visit the model overview pages to see how they performed in our tests and also view a more-detailed look at reliability broken down by 17 potential trouble spots. (Model overview pages are available to online subscribers.)
Least reliable vehicles, listed in order of Ratings score starting with the worst score.
1. Ford C-MAX Energi (Plug-in Hybrid)*
2. Ford Escape (1.6L Ecoboost)*
3. Mini Cooper Countryman
4. Ford C-Max Hybrid
5. Nissan Pathfinder*
6. Volkswagen Beetle
7. Cadillac XTS*
8. Ford Explorer (V6, 4WD)
9. Hyundai Genesis Coupe*
10. Ford Taurus (turbo)*
For more details on our 2013 Annual Auto Survey, including the full list of most and least reliable new cars by vehicle type, see our complete car reliability report. Also, check out our guide to car reliability for more details on new and used car reliability and owner satisfaction.


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