The 2011 Autos issue of Consumer Reports has hit the stands, and once again, the magazine strives to identify those makes and models that are vehicular creampuffs and lemons.
To that end, based on the magazine’s considerable research, the following rides (model years 2001-2010) were classified as the “worst of the worst.” According to Consumer Reports, these vehicles (listed alphabetically) have multiple years of reliability that’s “much worse than average.”
So, how about it readers? Do these cars and trucks show up in your shop on an all-too frequent basis? And for that matter, based on your own personal experience, are there other models you’d like to see added to the “worst of the worst” list?
“Worst of the Worst” List: Audi A6 (2.7T, 3.0T) BMW 535i (AWD) BMW X5 Cadillac SRX (AWD) Chevrolet Astro Chevrolet Aveo Chevrolet Blazer Chevrolet Colorado (4WD) Chevrolet Impala (V8) Chevrolet S-10 Pickup (4WD) Chevrolet Uplander Chrysler PT Cruiser (Turbo) Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Caravan Dodge Grand Caravan GMC Acadia (AWD) GMC Canyon (4WD) GMC S-15 Sonoma (4WD) GMC Safari Hummer H3 Jaguar S-Type XF Kia Sedona Mercedes-Benz R-Class Mini Cooper Convertible Pontiac G6 Coupe & Convertible Saturn Outlook (FWD) Saturn Relay Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Volkswagen Passat (V6, FWD)