The disappointing dozen, according to Consumer Reports

I don’t usually put a whole lot of stock in reviews of cars, as people’s tastes and opinions tend to differ, but I thought this article was worth a read:

The disappointing dozen: Cars that fail our tests

In an unusual move coming from the Consumer Reports gang, there were several Japanese models on the list. I must admit being a bit surprised.

The two complaints that stood out to me were common on just about every vehicle on the list; ride and noise. This is important when speaking of used vehicles, because generally speaking, a vehicle’s ride is going to be best when it’s brand new, and will decline as it gets driven more. So although I usually roll my eyes at Consumer Reports articles, this is one that may have some merit.

If a vehicle is noisy with a poor ride when new, it will be a noisy, poor riding used car as well. It’s certainly something to keep in mind if you’re looking down the road for resale value if you’re considering purchasing one of these cars.

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