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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 11-02-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Are you saying any car sold in USA or cars made in USA
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Are you saying any car sold in USA or cars made in USA
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.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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Even though I still like the Challenger a lot, my vote was for Chrysler based upon my personal experiences in the past.
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I'm going with VW. My sister had two Jettas that were garbage and anyone I know that has/had one, had issues.
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Not on the list but ... Smart. Mitsubishi isn't too far ahead of them.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:00 PM   #7
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Listed Hyundai/Kia first and Chevy/GM last .
I have an idea how you feel lol.
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Even though I still like the Challenger a lot, my vote was for Chrysler based upon my personal experiences in the past.
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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.

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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?
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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.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #12
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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?

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

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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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.
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Mitsubishi = Junk
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Where is Mazda?
Mazda is in the poll.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #16
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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