Buying a new car can be very exciting. From the moment you drive it off
the lot, you take in that “new-car smell” and you become enamored.
But over time, things start to go wrong and you begin to realize that
your dream car was a big mistake.
Consumer Reports spends a lot of time helping consumers make the best decisions regarding
all types of products on the market, including automobiles. “But
the same testing and surveys we use to make those determinations also
show us, and you, products to avoid,” says
Consumer Reports compiled a list of the “worst pics in 10 popular categories based
on the lowest Overall Score,” said Michelle Naranjo of Consumer
Reports. Naranjo went on to say that while some of the cars on this year’s
worst list have their fans,
Consumer Reports suggests these vehicles stay off
your shopping list.
1. Lowest-Rated Subcompact Car: Mitsubishi Mirage
At 37 mpg, this affordable car seems like a great deal, but the latest
enhancements can’t mask the vibrating three-cylinder engine.
2. Lowest-Rated Compact Electric/Hybrid: Mitsubishi i-MiEV
This is one of the cheapest electric cars on the market, but
Consumer Reports calls it “slow, clumsy, and stiff riding.”
3. Lowest-Rated Compact Car: Fiat 500L
This car earned a poor road-test score due to its odd driving position,
flat seats and stiff ride. According to
Consumer Reports, the 500L has “one of the worst reliability scores among all new
4. Lowest-Rated Midsized Sedan: Chrysler 200
Consumer Reports described this sedan as clumsy; it also said that its engine is uncooperative.
“This transmission is uncooperative and has proven to be a reliability
5. Lowest-Rated Compact Pickup: Toyota Tacoma
Consumer Reports says that the Toyota Tacoma’s reliability is much worse than average,
and “there is no escaping this primitive truck.”
To read the full report on the 10 lowest-rated cars for 2017 by
click here. Is your vehicle on this list?
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