Friday, April 08, 2016

Least satisfying

As you know from my many posts about Big Ella and alternative fuel vehicles, I like to keep up with car stuff.  I recently read a blog which reported Consumer Reports' Least Satisfying New Cars.

Consumer Reports magazine asked "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.) would you buy this car if you had it to do over again?"

So which 7 vehicles had the lowest scores?
  • Kia Rio - only 40% would purchase it again
  • Jeep Patriot - 46% would purchase it again
  • Hyundia Veloster - 50% would purchase it again
  • Nissan Quest - 54% would purchase it again
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA - 55% would purchase it again
  • Nissan Ultima - 58% would purchase it again
  • Nissan Frontier Pick-up - 60% would purchase it again
I was surprised that 3 of the 7 vehicles had scores showing less than 1/2 would purchase the vehicle again!  I was also surprised that the new Mercedes-Benz made this list, which is definitely NOT a good thing.

You can check out Consumer Reports' full article here.


Fearsome Beard said...

Having owned a Mercedes once, I'm not surprised they are on the list. I won't make that mistake again.

Travel said...

We have a CLA and are definitely in the 57% that would buy another one. It is our second Mercedes, having a really wonderful dealer makes a huge difference. It also helps that our previous Mercedes was a small one, we were not looking for a big luxury car.