Buyers Remorse: The Top 7 Vehicles Owners Regret Buying; Nissan Has Two
Consumer Reports just came out with their top 7 vehicles buyers regret buying the most. The Pathfinder crossover and Frontier mid-size pickup make the list for Nissan. What are the other five?
More than 300,000 Consumer Reports subscribers told them which cars they like the least in seven different categories because of a range of issues. They asked owners of new cars if they would buy the same car again. Many said they would not. Consumer Reports broke down the cars into seven vehicle segments. Here are their findings.
The top seven vehicles owners would not buy again
Broken down into vehicle categories, here’s the list of vehicles, owners regretted buying. Small Cars: Dodge Dart, Mid-Size Sedan: Chrysler 200, Small SUV: Jeep Compass, Mid-Size SUV: Nissan Pathfinder, Minivan: Dodge Grand Caravan, Pickups: Nissan Frontier, and the Overall Worst: Acura ILX with only 41 percent of owners saying they would buy the ILX again.
CR says not a single aspect of the Nissan Pathfinder was rated highly by its owners. Only 49 percent of owners, said they were satisfied with their purchase. Unscheduled trips to the dealer, uncomfortable seats and lower than advertised fuel mileage were top complaints.
Owners of the Nissan Frontier complained about excessive road noise, clumsy steering, and difficulty maneuvering in parking lots, causing one owner to say, “The turning radius is terrible.” Unsupportive seats, a stiff ride were other complaints from the Frontier’s owners, and one owner said it was a “poor companion” on long trips.
In Nissan’s defense, the Pathfinder has been completely remodeled for 2017 and the Frontier is due for a major overhaul next year. Check out CR’s video below to see the other 5 vehicles.
Watch Buyer's Remorse: 7 Cars Owners Regret | Consumer Reports video
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