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Do you agree with the Consumer Report?

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You’ve got to go out of your way to buy a bad vehicle these days.

This is because automakers have improved their products so spectacularly in recent decades. Even so, they all can’t be winners; there are still a few clunkers lurking in the shadows, cars and trucks you’d best sidestep like a goose turd on a golf green.

Our friends at Consumer Reports have compiled a list of 10 vehicles that should be avoided, no matter how attractive their styling or deeply they’ve been discounted. Each of these models is the lowest rated in its respective segment, from subcompact cars and electric vehicles to pickup trucks and luxury SUVs.

It’s important to note these ratings are based on several important factors, including a vehicle’s overall road test score, its owner satisfaction rating, safety score and, of course, the thing Consumer Reports is most famous for, reliability estimates. With that boilerplate out of the way, make sure to watch the embedded video to learn about the 10 worst new vehicles available in 2017.

Read more about the 10 Worst Cars of 2017: The Short List at AutoGuide.com.
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Meh, my wife bought a Discovery Sport when she finished her medical residency, after I said "BUT, Consumer Reports says it sucks!". We got it OTD for the same price as the Toyota Highlander Limited I had been trying to get her to look at. Over a year later, my only complaint is the turbo lag. It's comfortable, good for long road trips, fits us+two kids+dog, gets good gas mileage, looks good in black, and I've discovered it's very capable off road. I think we're at about 22,000 miles on it already, not a hiccup...Consumer Reports can be wrong sometimes I guess...they like the Ridgeline over the Tacoma as well...lame!

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Ha! Escalade (insert: all GM half tons) made it again!
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The "child" reviewer is just that, a child; still in diapers.

Consumer Reports has always been and will always be a "paid for advertising rag" and not much else. Many of the review comments are true; some are completely false.

The first major false narrative is that vehicles are vastly superior today when compared to the past. Blatantly false.

While not mentioned in the review, just compare the 1964 F100 pickup to anything made by Ford today and you know exactly what I am talking about. It had the reliability and quality that Ford has not been able to duplicate in the last 40 years; not even close.


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We all believe what we want to believe...and listen to who we want to listen to. There is no all inclusive source that all would agree upon.

I do feel Consumer Reports offers the best non-biased results and reporting that can be found anywhere else. Sure there are hundreds of other sources of information, but I would challenge anyone to find something better and more accurate for the public majority.
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