Micah Wright’s list of cars to avoid.
Try as they might, automakers aren’t always able to deliver the goods at the end of the day. Even though a car may look spruced-up, that doesn’t always mean that it is well-built. A flurry of info from Consumer Reports recently crushed the common misconception that all modern cars are good, and while amenities and quality levels are fantastic when compared to what drivers were forced to buy in the 1980s and even the 1990s, poorly-made vehicles still exist today.
The list is ridiculous. Spoiler Alert (starting with the worst)!
- Dodge Dart
- Mercedes Benz CLA
- Chevrolet Trax
- Chrysler 200
- Mitsubishi Evolution
- Mazda CX-9
- Toyota Yaris
- Jeep Compass
- Fiat 500 L
- Ford Escape
Auto industry guru and legend Bob Lutz:
There aren’t any bad cars anymore. They just don’t exist. The days of seeing a comparison test of four cars where one is the obvious loser are gone, replaced by a new age of automotive equality. Reliability, braking, steering, handling, ride, and refinement are all largely on par across automakers and segments. That leaves just one chief differentiator: design.
That doesn’t mean that one car is not better than another, but in the same class there are more similarities than differences.