Stay Away! The 5 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks You Can Buy

By on February 19, 2015

When buying a new car, few things are more important than reliability. You want the vehicle you purchase to last you for many years, with minimal problems.

We’ve already covered some of the most reliable cars you can possibly buy, but on the flip side, there are some vehicles you really want to steer clear of (no pun intended) at all costs.

There is no worse feeling than spending hours of your time and thousands of dollars working to fix a car that is malfunctioning through no fault of your own. The cars on this list are all relatively cheap, but will end up costing you much more in the long run, as maintenance and repair costs can exceed their sale prices in some cases.

Here are five cars you should avoid buying, unless your idea of fun is spending your paycheck on repairs.

#5: Chevrolet Silverado

Unfortunately, you’ll notice a theme with American-made vehicles being very common on this list. We start off with the Chevy Silverado, one of the more common American-made trucks.

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado has an MSRP of just over $26,000, and represents one of the worst values for that price range, as the Silverado has much worse consumer ratings than similar trucks from competitor companies.

While recent models of the Silverado have provided improved fuel economy for the typically gas-guzzling truck, the Silverado is one of the most complained-about vehicles on the road. Common complaints focus on the uncomfortable seats, tacky interiors, and low-quality suspension that makes for a jittery, jolting ride – certainly not what you want out of a heavy-duty truck. The Silverado was also one of the most recalled vehicles in 2014, which is certainly not a positive.

Silverado is currently undergoing a lot of tweaks and redesigning in the last two years, so maybe the truck’s reliability will improve. But for now, this truck causes more problems than it is worth.


  1. MM

    February 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm


    • Master Blaster

      March 2, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      America has and still builds good trucks. GM has forgotten how. Their concealing the ignition defect for so long was inexcusable. Now we find their brake lines are rotting through from salt. GM needs to wake up or go away.

      • Farley Mone

        March 8, 2015 at 2:56 am

        Well I couldn’t disagree more. First a DUH…..the ignition switches were a terrible thing…….ON CARS! not a TRUCK problem, and the brake lines rusting are NO WORSE than other brands. You don’t know much, do you ? GM’s trucks are still the most reliable and SOUGHT AFTER vehicles on the PLANET, and as others have posted 250 to 300 K miles in some cases. Lastly, you must not remember TOYOTAS small truck back in the 80’s, the one you could throw a dead cat thru the RUSTED pick up box side ?

        • Al

          April 3, 2015 at 6:35 pm

          could do that with any truck and the Chevy Vega would rust thru before you got it home from the dealer.

          • Tom

            April 14, 2015 at 10:25 pm

            Chevy Vega rusted through before you got it home from the dealer? ROFLMAO! The only problem I had with mine (a 1971 GT) was the engine, which blew a head gasket after about 40,000 miles. Still got almost what I paid for it when I traded it in.

          • Rusty

            April 17, 2015 at 2:34 pm

            interesting. I bought a new ’71 Vega coupe with the top interior. Loved it for a few months. Absolutely wore it out from bumper to bumper in 26,000 miles and could go on for pages about problems with the vehicle but it did not have any rust.

          • JP

            May 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm

            We had one of the first Vegas made. The two front fenders rusted right through just after the warranty period expired. After many calls and complaints they finally agreed to cover the parts but not the labor to replace the front fenders. Apparently the fenders had some type of enclosed box that built up condensation that caused the rust through. PIECE OF JUNK. And on my 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500, I sued GM under my state’s Lemon Law and received a settlement. I really liked my Ford 1/2 PU and also the 2 Chevy Impala’s we owned (great cars).

          • Mc

            May 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm

            Yep, they were crap cars. From the 4 cylinder motor that burned oil after a few thousand miles to the rust prone front fenders, there wasn’t much good about this car. And for the guys in here that say rust wasn’t a problem, go learn something…


          • Ken Smith

            June 22, 2015 at 10:44 am

            I owned a 75 Chevy pickup back in the 70’s. The saying then was, “On a quite night you could hear a Chevy rusting.”

          • Jerard

            June 30, 2015 at 8:24 pm

            My 71 Vega got 30 miles to a gallon of gas and 100 miles to a quart of oil. lol. I kept a case of the cheapest oil to add between fill ups at the gas pump.

          • Just Me

            July 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm

            I loved the Chevy Vega. I managed an automotive machine shop and we made a pile of money off from them.

          • Barney

            July 31, 2015 at 1:03 am

            It seems that 98 percent of the Chevy Vegas ever built are still on the road. The other two percent actually made it home.

          • Gary

            August 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm

            The problem with the Vega engine was that the cylinders were cast in an aluminum block and one overheat cycle and they were not concentric anymore and burned oil. They should have done more R&D on this design and it could have been easily corrected. I also had a 1962 Oils F-85 with an all aluminum V/8. 215 CI and 195 HP. It was a screamer and did not use any oil. They took shortcuts on the Vega to make them cheaply.

          • Thomas

            August 25, 2015 at 10:59 pm

            Speaking as an ASE Master Certified Tech with about 38 years experience. I have found the worse of the worse to be #1 Jeep #2 any Ford #3 Nissan #4 Dodge cars and trucks up to when MB bought into them. The German engineering helped them a lot. #5 Mitsubishi cars.

        • Al

          April 3, 2015 at 6:39 pm

          And GMs fix for the switches? Press a blank oblong piece with a small hole in it to cover the oblong slot in the key. Replace the switch-Nah.

          • Janice Montalto

            May 13, 2015 at 2:20 am

            That is absolutely the truth about the key, Exactly what they did to mine and it was fixed in less than 30 seconds. Took me longer to make the dang appt to bring it in, and drive to the dealer.

        • Ken Deetch

          April 18, 2015 at 11:27 am

          No you are wrong the ignition switch on trucks and vans from99 to 04 were a problem that gm will not own up to they have many complaints.ihave replaced many the problem ias if you have a heavy set of keys on you key ring .That causes problem with the 15 cent switch from China

          • p.doane

            May 3, 2015 at 12:17 am

            suppose the weight of the key ring weighted toward on more so than off..problem solved..

          • 1BOB

            July 20, 2015 at 11:30 pm

            I have a 2002 GMC, and have never been contacted by GM..nor has the ignition ever shut off by itself. My last Ford I could look outside between the rubber molding and the door–when it was closed. The shocks were non-existant in 10K miles, and the truck pulled to the right…Ford couldn’t fix and sent me to a front end shop to fix the problem. Last Ford car had a ‘rumble’ built in. Ford put the car on a shake table in Pico Rivera, Ca to find the problem. Stuffed the quarterpanel with old newspaper to fix the problem…and never an apology from Ford Motors…On the other hand, my Taurus SHO was fantastic after replacing the clutch assy and cam position sensor–great driving car.

          • Chinkman

            July 21, 2015 at 3:32 pm

            How do you know it was a 15 cent switch Made in China? Why blame China for everything when the bonehead that designed and specified the crap was from USA, presumably, unless outsourced.

          • Chinksux

            August 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm

            Chinkman…blame China because they steal everything from the rest of the world and make their junk last a couple days. They enslave ppl and care nothing about pollution. Go live there.

        • Kathleen

          April 29, 2015 at 12:22 am

          How can u be sure it’s not the trucks too? They only admitted the defective ignition when they could not find a new way to cover it up. Even the list of cars & years was incomplete. I bought a new Saturn in 03 and from the time I got it it would just quit. I took it to the dealer and told them I didn’t pay cash for a brand new car to have it stop whenever it wanted. I got some argument from them but, after making Maxine look like Mother Teresa, they replaced the ignition switch. I guess being a bitch is a good thing.

          • bob

            April 30, 2015 at 2:16 am

            “…they replaced the ignition switch. I guess being a b*tch is a good thing.” I can just imagine what the guys in the service and sales departments were saying, “let’s go ahead and replace the ignition switch so we can get this b*tch out of here. Can you imagine the poor guy married to her?” (BTW You really sound like Mother Teresa with that mouth.) And while we’re at it, where are your facts or evidence that it is the trucks too as you claimed or is that just some more of your unrelated conjectured nonsense?

          • Edna

            May 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm

            I have a 2009 Saturn Aura I bought new. NEVER a problem and everything still works. Every gadget, bell and whistle. OMG I miss Saturn.

          • Adele

            July 1, 2015 at 11:07 pm

            Funny! You go, Maxine!

        • charles stewart

          May 6, 2015 at 1:41 am

          amen, the author is wrong about the silverado. I own a 99 4wd with 200k and runs fine no oil consumption, silverado z71 model.

          • Ric

            May 31, 2015 at 4:16 am

            I have a 1996 Silverado, 2500 long bed truck,extended cab,5.7 liter Vortec engine, with 163k miles and it runs like new. A lady T boned my truck with her Honda accord at about 40 miles per hour,and I only had to replace a the fender, bumper,and A arm. What a great truck! I test drove a new one recently ,and the ride was odd and mushy, and the truck felt big and cheap, and was very expensive. Looks like I will be keeping my hugely superior ’96 for a long time.

          • r frame

            June 1, 2015 at 2:10 am

            my father-in-law had a95 Silverado and they replace the motor less than 49k miles. paint started peeling in less than 2 years. headliner fell down after 3 years. NOT a good truck

          • Charles Stewart Jr

            June 29, 2015 at 10:56 am

            I had a 2003 Buick Regal with the “switch problem”. I think it cost me nearly $3,000 in trips to the dealer. From the beginning I, an electronics engineer, told them it was the switch. After doing everything else they changed the switch. Problem solved.

          • MarkL

            July 16, 2015 at 3:37 am

            The article mentioned the 2014 & 2015 models, they weren’t likely condemning every model. Some people are lucky & don’t suffer the same issues. I have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport & suffered from the common complaint the 4×4 system stops working at some point. Consumer Reports says that the failures are random & no 1 part is to blame, making a recall unlikely.

          • Truthy1

            August 7, 2015 at 11:43 pm

            I recently purchased a 2004 Blazer with 169,000. I replaced the position #1 O2 sensors for both sides (only one was bad),the radiator,transfer case vacume switch and the emissions fuel evaporator solenoid. After testing the anti-lock brakes in a safe location I had to replace the brake line from the master cylinder to left rear caliper (rusted on top of frame rail by left rear tire). I got this vehicle for one tenth of the cost of a new one and look forward to another 169,00 miles with maintainence costs on a reliable American product. It drives almost like brand new with new tires ! P.S. Bow ties are classic !

          • J Parker

            August 17, 2015 at 3:11 pm

            I am original owner of a 1995 Chevy Z71 4X4 painted Victory Red! It is a marvel and friends and family have been bugging me for years to buy it but I won’t budge. I also have a 2013 Chevy Z71 4X4 in Victory Red. Those trucks are tough and trouble free for me. Don’t listen to the haters.

        • mrreply

          May 12, 2015 at 3:03 am

          That box you are referring too was made in the U.S. The cab and frame, Japan.

          • fishinjunki

            July 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm

            The cab and frame rusted as badly as the bed. Bed was made in Mexico.

          • fishinjunki

            August 23, 2015 at 7:55 pm

            You are obviously a misinformed idiot, Nothing on a Toyotais made in America. The bed, box, and entire body was, and is made in Mexico, with 100% recycled CRAP. 28 gauge metal, with no galvanizing or protection whatsoever. I was a Master Certified auto mechanic for over 40 years, and yes GM did have some issues in the 80s, but so did all US built vehicles. You can blame that on the unions, since they control how vehicles are built, by protecting lazy, incompetent workers from losing their jobs. GM always has, and always will build better cars, and trucks than anything from Japan.

          • gmbuilt

            August 23, 2015 at 8:31 pm

            The true idiot is fishjunkie, “how the hell do Unions control how a car is built? You may be a master mechanic of toilets cause cars are not your game. I retired from GM after 42 yrs. and the destroyers of the company where the fat Execs. who poured billions into EDS, Hughes Electronics, etc, etc ,etc, then approved poorly and hurried engineered products to market, assembly employees put the parts supplied to them together, has nothing to do with the Union, if the parts and design are bad, how is that the Unions fault? It’s DIM-TWITS like you who do not realize that you had a middle class in this country BECAUSE OF UNIONS, you could overcharge for your dumb-a## repairs cause Union members made the dough to pay your shyster work, you’re obviously a Grand Idiot!!!

        • phil right

          May 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm

          sorry to have to be the one to tell you but ford f150 best selling truck for 30 years in a roll

          • Ben DeLozier

            June 11, 2015 at 3:08 am

            Yeah Phil—after driving the 2nd best for many years, got the F150 a few years back, wow what a difference. I feel Like I’m driving around in not quite a sports car but a fun truck. I have been christened a Ford guy from now on.

          • No Fords for me

            June 18, 2015 at 4:46 pm

            I have owned many fords in the past and they have all been junk. Ford had a better idea…it was a Chevy

          • tony

            July 17, 2015 at 2:13 am

            They dont tell the public who buys the trucks to make them the best selling. They are bought by big companies for their fleets, taxi cabs, they get a huge discount it offsets the cost of breakdowns.

          • Ralph

            July 21, 2015 at 11:45 am

            Dear Phil;

            100% of Ford pickups are sold in Ford dealerships, only 70% of GM trucks are sold in Chevrolet dealerships, 30% are sold as GMC Sierras. When you add Chevy and GMC #’s, Ford as a manufacturer comes in second, just like at the race track. Selling the “brand” is a marketing scheme, which manufacturer sells the most trucks in the US?? GM, by over 100,000 a year!!

          • fishinjunki

            July 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm

            That’s a lie coming straight from Ford. Why does Chevy have the most trucks on the road, according to state registration records if Frod has outsold Chevy for that many years? Plus consider the fact GMC and Chevy are the same truck, except for trim, together, they outsold Fraud, 4 to 1.

          • dennis

            August 10, 2015 at 4:52 am

            I’ve had great luck with the older GM’s (4WD). I live in a part of a state with really tough terrain so HD is paramount . Went to Ford and have a great 4WD-inline six 1986 F150 that turned into a tractor/hay hauler/farm truck . 320K , doesn’t burn a drop . Now have an F250/460 ! Lots of power but idles at 11pg .
            Wish I could buy another 86 brand new !!

          • fishinjunki

            August 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm

            WRONG AGAIN, Ford has made that claim for too many years. The truth of the matter , is Ford hasn’t outsold Chevy since 1999. Ford pays fines every year to the Federal trade Commission, for false advertising. They figure the fines are worth it to fool buyers into thinking they’re not buying junk. To the clown, who’s father-in-law had a Chevy with bad engine, and paint, You do have to actually change the oil every so often, and washing is also a good idea. I had a 1985 Blazer with a 305, which I put over 300,000 miles on, and more than 20 years, with no oil consumption, and perfect paint, and I live in the rust belt. Vehicles, no matter the manufacturer, must be maintained. Mechanically, and cosmetically.

        • Wacio

          May 26, 2015 at 11:34 pm

          Sorry but I was in many places around the world. GM trucks have value only in north and central America. On all other continents you would have hard time to give them away. Reliability has only partial blame for that. The gas millage is main culprit.

          • Josh

            June 14, 2015 at 4:56 am

            Visiting Sweden would be a real eye opener for you. In the Stockholm area a significant portion of ALL vehicles on the road are full-size GM P/Us and SUVs.

          • mike

            June 24, 2015 at 11:53 am

            Wow! Someone said they prefer Chevy over ford? Dude quit living in fantasy land. The only thing Chevy has ever beeten ford at is the number of dissatisfied customers.

        • Vstarguy

          June 5, 2015 at 9:09 pm

          Yes, the ignition switch fiasco happened on cars and not trucks BUT it was still suppressed
          information from the American people for years! That, in and of itself is enough for this American vehicle customer to tell GM where to go and what to do when they get there.
          I’ve owned them all, American and foreign for many years and I say the best I’ve ever experienced is Toyota, and I’m a veteran too! We can beat the foreign car makers….if we really wanted to!

          • Garland Smith

            June 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm

            Like you say I’ve owned them all, American and foreign for many years and I say the best I’ve ever owned is my 1997 Nissan Pathfinder. and I’m a veteran also. I have driven the PF all over europe and across the US from coast to coast twice and have only had to replace the Computer and do regular scheduled maintenance. My PF is still running like a top and is expected to do so for years to come. Growing up my father bought and owned most of the American cars and usually had to replace them before the year was up. And the Chevrolets were just like the old advertisement. “Like A Rock” They never moved, just set in front of the house.

        • A Long Time Drag Racer

          June 19, 2015 at 11:20 pm

          I wonder when GM will change their name to General Motors of China. They have five assembly plants in China. They make Cadilacs in Shanghai.

          • E Palmer

            December 24, 2015 at 9:15 pm

            Do some more research. China won’t allow a lot of manufactures to import cars into their country but will allow them to manufacture to sell them in China.

        • Cru

          July 4, 2015 at 6:51 am

          Perhaps most sought after by people that buy trucks as status symbols. Fly-over state types.

          • Fill your clue bag

            July 7, 2015 at 9:56 pm

            Uh…clearly you don’t live in one of those worthless, despised flyover states. You know, the places where they actually USE trucks. Trucks are status symbols on the two left coasts so how about a little less BULK WRAP.

          • MarkL

            July 16, 2015 at 3:40 am

            When a Chinese automaker buys them out. Some fairly crappy products come out of China because the manufacturer doesn’t care about quality. Still, China is where the best computers & smartphones are made, in addition to many other top quality products

        • Nick

          July 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm

          Brake lines rusting is a poor design, thanks to low quality GM. European and Japanese cars use copper/nickel/steel brake lines which don’t rust. GM trucks are not the most sought after vehicles, not by a long shot. Every make has its problems, but GM truly builds below average quality vehicles with little innovation. That’s what you get when you have engineers who think it’s OK to use galvanized steel brake lines. GM has a long way to go before they learn how to make decent vehicles. Just because it’s American doesn’t mean it’s good.

        • WRA

          July 15, 2015 at 2:48 am

          You say GM trucks are the “most sought after”. But the fact is that the Ford F150 has been the top selling full sized pickup truck in the world for 38 years running now. My 2004 F150 has never let me down and with the 4.6L engine I can hit 20mpg on the highway. I love mine.

          • Truthy1

            August 8, 2015 at 12:08 am

            If you add Chevy and GMC sales together Ford is not the best selling truck nor do they sell more trucks even if you add Lincoln and Mercury ! F-150 most popular individual model, maybe, but not by volume.

        • Old Fart

          July 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

          “GM’s trucks are still the most reliable and SOUGHT AFTER vehicles on the PLANET….” ??? Not in the last 100 year they haven’t been.

        • TylerTX

          July 24, 2015 at 8:52 pm

          I’ve been driving for over 45 years and owned MANY cars and trucks in that time. I’ve repaired my own, rebuilt engines, replaced brakes, swapped transmissions, and done clutches on both straight and transverse engines. What I have ONLY EVER DONE ONCE is have to replace brake lines that rotted out.

          GM’s brilliance of routing carbon steel brake lines on the outside of the frame and directly targeted by road spray from the front left wheel, is inexcusable. The use stainless steel for the exhaust system but can’t afford it for the BRAKES?

          This should have fueled a recall.

          • Truthy1

            August 8, 2015 at 1:04 am

            Absolutely correct ! With the “new” ABS systems on GM trucks the Brake Master cylinder does NOT have separate front and rear fluid wells. In other words when one/any brake line failure can be a dangerous deadly situation with no reserve braking power,especially since the EMERGENCY brake is now rarely checked for inspections and it is now designated a parking brake ! My 5/16 inspected vehicle bought in june had no functioning parking brake and I had a brake line failure ! Shame on NHTSB and GM engineers !

        • John Fredenburg

          July 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

          Couldn’t have said it better! I have a 2006 Escalade with 300,000 miles on. outside of normal maintenance I have replace the front right wheel bearing. Try doing that with you BMW or Mercedes SUVS without spending a $1,000 for every service job!

        • badluckbill

          August 6, 2015 at 3:59 pm

          Did you say GM’s trucks “…are still the most reliable and SOUGHT AFTER vehicles on the PLANET…” Certainly not on earth! Ford’s F-150 consistently outsells everything, and the Toyota Tundra is the best in reliability. Silverado gives Ram owners another choice, or, at least, another opportunity to upgrade..

        • Josiah

          August 10, 2015 at 7:29 pm

          There isn’t american made anymore. Ford is the most american made truck and still have 67% of it built in mexico. If you want to concomitantly get 300K on a car or truck then buy a VW. Their diesel truck gets 20miles more per gallon than any other companies diesel truck.

        • biff

          August 15, 2015 at 1:21 am

          lol what world do you live in?

          companies that make sought after vehicles don’t need to be bailed out by the gov to keep making junk no one wants.

        • The Donald

          August 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm

          Also don’t forget how Toyota couldn’t keep a head gasket in their trucks in the late 1980’s through 1995.Tow truck drivers are still making a lot of money on them, especially the 3.0 V-6.

        • Dale

          August 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm

          GM trucks are reliable? Most sought after on the planet? What planet is this? Ford trucks are more reliable than GM any day of the week. Toyotas may rust out but still run for many many miles.Get informed before you post.

        • karl dunkle

          August 24, 2015 at 9:53 pm

          Toyotas from the 80’s-1993 were bad because of using recycled aluminum, and tin, stoped in April of 1993 so the April 94 model has zero tin/aluminum (recycled)

      • badmac

        May 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        GM SHOULD have gone away. Instead Obama had the FED buy them out. Now GM cars and trucks are made with taxpayer money.
        Welcome to ObamaMotors.

        • Andy

          May 15, 2015 at 3:01 am

          Actually the government doesn’t own GM anymore. I have a GM product and it still runs great. Had 96 Contour and it’s the only car that I owned I despised

          • phil right

            May 16, 2015 at 8:53 pm

            tax payer own gm basturds wouldn’t pay us back now there made in china

        • Ed

          May 15, 2015 at 3:16 am

          badmac-Always blame everything on Obama, even tho Bush did the money giving away, bailed out GM and Chrysler, gave away millions to the banks, w/o any way of repayment.
          No no one remembers who gave away all the money, it was a done deal before Obama took office, but Obama gets the blame. Welcome to BushMotors, moron.
          Seems u should get your facts correct before showing how ignorant u are.

          • phil right

            May 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

            the facts are they both gave away a lot of money but Obama has doubled the nal det to 18 trillion I guess that don’t count, there both masons and illunity and don’t give a dam about you

          • Paul Tor

            June 14, 2015 at 11:46 pm

            Phil right is very wrong but given his spelling errors that is no surprise. Take your political bs to a fox “news” commentary, moron!

          • Cru

            July 4, 2015 at 6:55 am

            Phil, you tard. Not all of that debt is due to Obama, and much of what is is due to fixing Bush’s screw-up.
            You can go join the free masons, they’re not some uber secret society. They’re a club for professionals.
            Illuminati conspiracies are for simpletons that cannot fathom collective but unintentional wrong-doing due to self interest.

          • Blogengeezer

            July 19, 2015 at 3:58 am

            Another commenter that has absolutely no knowledge of the long lasting (still today) chain of financial disasters placed onto the tax Payers of the USA, …’The Community Re investment Act’…. (Carter’s Congress) that was put on steroids in … hold that thought… 1999…

            Clinton btw, the same administration and their politically appointed liberal progressives that superglued the tax Payer’s computers and sabotaged (destroyed) major segments of the entire nation’s data systems (requiring costly replacement), as they angrily and vindictively left their tax Payer funded/owned offices.

        • Paul

          May 20, 2015 at 5:53 pm

          GM paid back the bailout money and the government has already sold the stock it received as part of bailout. GM hasn’t had any government connection in almost 2 years.

          • Soakee

            June 25, 2015 at 8:17 pm

            Actually you are wrong. GM DID pay back their government LOANS. But loans are different from the BAILOUT they got which has not been paid back, and never will be. See, there is a difference between “loan” (must be paid back), and “bailout” (probably never will be paid back. GM’s actual bailout money was flushed with the bankruptcy of old GM. Those billions in effect went down the toilet.

          • Soakee

            June 25, 2015 at 8:45 pm

        • Chris Taylor

          May 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm

          ObamaCar. Sounds strangely familiar…

        • Joe

          May 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

          I especially hate that Obama killed the 1000 mile per gallon engine that was originally in the Edsel. Oh, and he also faked the moon landing and shot down Amelia Earhart when he was based in Kenya.

          • bill wingard

            June 4, 2015 at 7:09 am

            That Bastard!

          • Adele

            July 1, 2015 at 11:14 pm

            Made my afternoon! LMAO!

        • Barack Obama, Sr.

          June 5, 2015 at 9:15 pm

          Everyone in the US should get ObamaCare and a GM truck, two best things in life! I’m Barack Obama, Sr. and me and my son approves this message.

          • al reid

            June 16, 2015 at 3:29 am

            Obumfug You also approve your Insanity. Sounds like you have already ruined your sons opinions!

        • MarkL

          July 16, 2015 at 3:52 am


          The US divested itself a couple of years ago in both GM & Chrysler. The benefit was that they are both financially stronger now & their market share is growing. If these 2 companies hadn’t been saved, the unemployment would have increased dramatically & those jobs would never have come back. Ford was so concerned about the situation with GM & Chrysler, that they attended the congressional hearings for the other 2 to round out the support for their rescue. Ford was financially strong & did not face the same issues of the other 2 but was concerned that their failure would ultimately lead to Ford’s failure.

          • Truthy1

            August 8, 2015 at 1:13 am

            Ford was saved by government contracts for autos and trucks(an in-direct Bailout)for Fema DHS Military and State/municipal police departments.

          • Chuck

            August 15, 2015 at 10:15 am

            Ford really must be loaded with money. They give $1/2 billion per year to what used to be called the gay and lesbian front but now have added so many categories that the name looks like alphabet soup! It seems coincidental that they are so successful in these queer times. Before you get your panties in a twist, look up the adjective “queer”; you’ll find it is being used appropriately here.

          • Dick C.

            August 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm

            Something that hasn’t been said here is that GM and Chrysler were bailed out by Obama’s administration. Chrysler immediately sold out to Fiat, a foreign company. It’s now Fiat Chrysler. GM, as many know, did it’s share of selling out also. Some time ago I learned that the Buick Regal is a mixture of American, German and Chinese parts. It was introduced in China. Not long ago I bought a new Buick Lacrosse. Had I know then that the new Rivera was designed and built in China I would have bought a Ford. And as it now stands, my next car will probably be a Ford because I’m not into supporting countries that don’t like us.

      • Doug

        June 15, 2015 at 8:26 pm

        Have a car with that ignition switch in it, still have NOT had the recall done. The trick is to not have 10lbs of CRAP on your keyring. The key and the FOB that’s it.

        • John

          July 7, 2015 at 5:06 pm

          I have a 96 Grand Cherokee with 323,000 miles on it, and the original ignition switch works fine. I also have 12 keys, the remote fob, and a controlled access fob hanging from the switch.

          People often hang a lot of weight from keys, and a well-engineered switch should be designed to handle it.

        • Dick C.

          August 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm

          Since I have a lot of keys for many different things I have a lot of crap on my key ring and have never had a problem. What many don’t seem to understand is you get what you pay for. I’ve owned both Fords and Chevrolets for many years and have never had a problem of any kind. On the other hand I owned a Mazda once and it was a piece of junk I had to work on all week end in order to drive it to work during the next week. And back to the ignition switch “problem.” If the engine stops running anybody with any sense at all simply checks the switch or simply coasts off to the side of the road instead of panicking and running into a tree or another vehicle. It’s just like the problem with the Ford Explorer a few years ago. It wasn’t the car it was the tires.

      • n jacobp

        July 15, 2015 at 12:43 pm

        Its not easy to get low rate and be careful of crooks who ask for 4to6thousand$ to help you.

      • Tom

        July 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm

        You need to start washing the underside of your vehicle. I have never had a brake line rot away. A couple of times each winter I go to one of those do it yourself car washes and use the automatic washer. As you drive in it blasts water from underneath and washes the salt off.

      • c.w. moorefield

        July 17, 2015 at 10:15 am

        master blaster doesn’t know his — from a hole in the ground. I repair all makes and models and gm trucks are the best bar none.

      • Ricky Ricardo

        August 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm

        The reason the bed was rusted was because the small Toyota truck had 400 to 500 K on it. The engines in the small Toyota trucks lasted forever…

        • Chinksux

          August 19, 2015 at 4:02 pm

          Toyota last forever…right. I’ve owned Toyota truck, Chevy S10 Blazer, Ford F350, Isuzu Trooper, Ford E 350, VW Golf TDI.

          Only had issues with Toyota and Isuzu…both needed major engine repairs less than 100K miles.

      • Dick C.

        August 17, 2015 at 4:16 pm

        I find the ignition problem absolutely ridiculous. If the engine stops running and the switch has simply turned to accessory all one has to do is coast to a stop. Not run into a tree or something and kill himself. Also, if a driver knows what he/she’s doing the first thing would be to check the switch and turn it back on. Panic and not switches is what has caused the problem. And as for Chevrolet pickups being no good, I’ve driven my old ’09 Silverado many miles, pulled my loaded trailer a lot on long trips and have had absolutely no problem at all. On the other hand, I had a Mazda pickup once and it was the biggest piece of junk I ever owned.

    • Brian

      March 3, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      I agree. While im not a fan of American cars, Whoever wrote this is clueless, but his info is from consumer reports so that says it all. Chevy pickups last a long time and their V8 engines last a long time.

      • Mark

        March 11, 2015 at 8:25 pm

        I disagree. My Chevy Suburban started going through a quart of oil every 500-800 miles around the 90,000 mile mark. Took it to dealer twice only to be told “it’s a truck, they use more oil than cars”. If that is Chevy’s stance, I bet I can find trucks that last longer!

        • matt

          March 15, 2015 at 3:11 am

          im on my 3rd suburban. 355000 miles on the first one, 2001. 140000 on current, runs and handles like new. NO, oil used between changes. love them.

          • merkel

            April 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm

            my 2002 silverado is on 243000 mile uses no oil, but then when i do a oil change i give it the best of the best i don’t skimp.some of the people that have problems don’t take care of them.

        • DRob

          April 6, 2015 at 11:52 pm

          Toyota Toyota Toyota!!!

          • Mark

            April 27, 2015 at 12:44 am

            First, Consumer Reports hates all things American and worships the Japanese automakers. Remember that all Honda and Toyota owners lie on quality questionnaires. They have to stick to the lie that they have no problems, even when the transmission is falling out. Second writing any article without proper investigation is a severe problem online. Anybody can write anything with out any PROOF. Garbage In/Garbage Out.

          • Morris Patman

            April 29, 2015 at 2:42 am

            My wife and I drive a 2005 Toyota Corolla, that we bought from the local bank after our 2005 Chev. Impala was repossessed after 6 years. We intend to drive the Toyota until it wears us out if at all possible!!! We managed to get it paid for, so we don’t have to worry about making payments anymore.

            We had no problems with the Impala until we ran over a fallen tree in the highway while going about 50 mph. The Impala jumped the tree and slowed down. We kept going on to our house and my wife drove it to work a couple of times, but when our insurance agent looked under the car, he told us not to drive it. He told us to have a wrecker pull it to a local mechanic shop and have the engine mounts replaced because the aluminum cross member was cracked and the engine was about to fall out. Our insurance company paid for the work, but not long after the repair, all the gauges, including the speedometer, quit working.

          • Robb Nunya

            May 5, 2015 at 12:41 pm

            This is to Mark:

            “First, Consumer Reports hates all things American and worships the Japanese automakers. ”

            Like that Nissan coming in at #2?

            “Remember that all Honda and Toyota owners lie on quality questionnaires.”

            Uh huh… everyone who has ever purchased a Honda or Toyota is a bald-faced liar. But we can believe YOU… right? RIGHT????

            “Anybody can write anything with out any PROOF. Garbage In/Garbage Out.”

            Your post is proof positive of this last assertion.

          • Nick

            May 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm

            Toyota?? thanks for supporting foreign economies. Their children are much more important than ours. Bet you can’t wait for Isis to start selling cars

          • CrybKeeper

            June 1, 2015 at 8:41 am

            @ Robb Nunya: Apparently you know NOTHING about Consumer Reports, published by Underwriters Laboratories?! Non profit, no advertising, unbiased lab studies. They do NOT do questionaires! They perform extensive testing and research. Any product that gets stamped with the UL in a circle on it, is a top quality product from Underwriters test group and Consumer Reports.

          • MarkL

            July 16, 2015 at 4:03 am

            @ Mark

            Anyone can write a comment, but it requires detailed attention to write a clear comment without spelling errors & awful grammar. As for Consumer Reports, while I have found exceptions to their ratings scheme, this is a publication that is independently owned, has no connection with the products they review or the companies making those products. In fact, CR buys every product that they review from various retailers to ensure that they get the same product as the average owner & are not prejudiced by receiving free models for testing.

          • MarkL

            July 16, 2015 at 4:15 am

            @ CrybKeeper

            UL does not own Consumer Reports. CR is completely independent. The describe Consumers Union as a division of CR. Otherwise, you’re correct on everything else

        • jw

          May 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

          GM makes cra%%y cars. period.

          Why would anyone buy GM?
          we can stop the insanity of drilling the earth, blowing up chemicals and destroying the water table, we can stop polluting the air because we are burning cancer causing chemicals in form of crude oil additives.
          but, the problem is that majority of the people are not even aware that there are alternatives. There are many vehicles that can or already are using clean alternative fuels, fuels derived from from bio mass, from the plants and waste and what not.

          burning ethanol does not take away the food from the people, it actually produces more food for the livestock. ethanol is clean fuel, gasoline is dirty and cancer causing fuel.Thanks Rockefeller for this gift to the humanity, for alcohol prohibition so that you can sell your cancer causing fuels instead of clean alcohol based fuel. I hope that you rot in Hell while sucking on tailpipes.

          Driving electric vehicle does not move the pollution to the power plant, you can use clean/renewable energy to charge your vehicle.

          big businesses are telling us bunch of B.S. thanks to sold out politician whores in Washington and sold out presstitutes.

          the fact is that we can easily convert existing vehicles to ethanol and methanol that in turn can drastically improve air quality and stop the rape of the earth.
          a vehicle without flex fuel capability needs just ECU (engine computer) software update. Some manufacturers (GM and others) purposely
          cripple the ECU software so that it cannot run well on other fuels except for the gasoline. I guess this is what happens when there is a conflict of interest, when a big oil owns a car manufacturer.

          anyhow, electric vehicle (EV) is yet another alternative. Remember that movie “who killed electric car” ? Yes, GM did that because their pockets are oiled, they really did not want people to figure out that there could be other way but burning crude oil.

          today, with battery technology improving and price per KW dropping EVs are becoming a lot better option for those people that do not drive too many miles per day. Cool thing about EVs is that there is no maintenance, no oil changes, no belts, just charge up and drive. OK, you should rotate the tires every 15K miles. 🙂

          There are definitely few alternatives to crude oil burning vehicles, and more alternatives we have more difficult will be for the oil barons to control the alternatives.

          this shift from oil to alternatives has to happen organically, by a grass root movement, when enough people say enough is enough and stop the insanity (fracking is definitely an insanity just like putting dangerous chemicals in gasoline) then we will be able to actually do something about it.

          myself, I am sure not giving them any money for cancer causing gasoline, I drive a zero emission vehicle. fuck those greedy bastards and their cancer causing fuel and their gas pumps. I am sure glad I did not go to the gas pump for over a year. I plug the car in and I have it charged overnight when electricity is cheaper. Since I switched to EV plan with my S.D. Gas and Electric my electric bill has actually dropped a bit.

          anyhow, this documentary is definitely worth watching.

          spread the information so that it can begin to permeate the consciousness.

          Pump – Documentary (on Netflix)

          PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it – and finally win choice at the pump.

          Today oil is our only option of transportation fuel at the pump. Our exclusive use of it has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. PUMP shows us how through the use of a variety of replacement fuels, we will be able to fill up our cars – cheaper, cleaner and American made – and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy.

          The film features notable experts such as John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil US; Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors; Peter Goldmark, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and other noteworthy figures who share their passionate views and knowledge.

          Right now we have the ability to change our country’s future, but we never knew it. Aren’t we tired of being taken for a ride? PUMP is the movie that could change that.


          • Eddie Baby

            May 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

            Ethanol is hardly a panacea. The whole program reeks of cronyism top to bottom, not to mention the problems associated with usingbit as a motor fuel. It reduces fuel mileage, damages many fuel systems, absorbs water, is prone to phase sparation when it sits for a while, and is harder to store and transport due to it’s inherent physical properties. It is aso likely for the spike in vehicle fires, especially in older cars. But, I guess that is OK by you as long as you get to pretend younare saving the planet.

          • Fred Moore

            June 4, 2015 at 6:58 pm

            What would you expect from a company that was run by the Federal Government

          • Farmer todd

            June 14, 2015 at 3:01 am

            Ethanol pollutes to produce so it is not a miracle for the environment. It is however over 100 octane which most silverados can operate on.Everybody picks on GM because they don’t support the Wall Street crooks and have had some mistakes in there 100 + years of operation.They still are more American than most auto manufactures and still make the best truck by a 2 cents

          • George Hill

            July 14, 2015 at 10:59 pm

            When we first got our Buick Park Avenue, it got an average of 33mpg. After only a tanks of Ethanol it dropped to around 14mpg on the highway. Since returning to regular gas, it has increased to 24-26 mpg. Ethanol absolutely RUINED my BMW cycle carbs, and I have not been able to get them right YET (over a year attempting to)If the Ethanol industry was not subsidized by OUR TAX DOLLARS, it would have to sell for more than seven dollars a gallon (our TAX dollars) EVERY DAY, there are MILLIONS of cubic feet of NATURAL GAS being shot into the air… which could be converted to use in automobiles, but the government will not approve it. By the way…Every once in a while I HAVE to use Ethanol in my motor cycles because it is the only thing sol;d in the area, and it gets at least 12 to 16 mpg less than reg gas. Pollution? Insecticides, pesticides, etc are MUCH more polluting that the use of nat gas, PLUS, every aquifer in the nation is drying up to almost drought conditions. It takes water to irrigate, MORE water to process…There is absolutely NOTHING can be said good about Ethanol. The only thing I can find it ois good for is to make a few of the “fat cats” even more wealthy. SOME ONE’S GOT THEIR HANDS IN THE POCLKET

          • Gerry

            July 31, 2015 at 2:39 am

            Since ethanol reduces our dependence on imported oil, we should make more of it and eliminate burning mineral oil & gas.
            Curious: Why doesn’t farm machinery, ethanol tank trucks, etc. run on ethanol instead of Diesel oil?

        • David Yoder

          May 11, 2015 at 6:49 am

          Want a good truck. Tacoma. I have an 08, 109,000. Uses no oil, gets a consistant 20mpg. no rust. I live in upstate NY too. Famos for salt

          • Jim S.

            May 18, 2015 at 8:57 pm


            My 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 (V6 model) has 380,000 miles and is still running glass smooth. My next truck will be another Toyota – never an American made truck or American motorcycle. All of motorcycles are also Japanese made. Some of my Japanese bikes are over 40 years old and run like new!

          • Drake Adams

            May 23, 2015 at 2:51 pm

            I also have an 08 Tacoma truck. 4 cyl. 100,000 miles and still runs like its new.

          • WagTheDog

            June 28, 2015 at 1:57 pm

            To Jim S … “never an American made truck”? Your beloved ’99 Tacoma was made in Fremont, California.

        • Frank

          May 30, 2015 at 4:54 am

          Let me guess, your lack of maintenance had nothing to do with the oil loss problem. Have a ’97 1500 stepside with close to 300k miles on it. Still runs good, looks good,and very reliable. Of course, it’s been maintained properly throughout its life.

        • Russell

          July 15, 2015 at 7:49 pm

          I hear you on Long lasting reliable equipment.
          I finally traded in my 13 year old Nissan 2000 XTerra on a new one, because the new one was last year model and had a $10K factory rebate making it a no brainer. 13 year old 180K miles or new Bigger more powerful XTerra with nice warranty for $25K. Show me happy in the new one.

        • CLARA ALLEN

          July 22, 2015 at 12:01 am


      • Joe Smoo

        March 24, 2015 at 5:56 am

        Silverados and Fiats are garbage! I have a 2005 Camry and a 2011 Corolla and never had any iisues or needed a mechnic. I do have a 2000 Chevy Tracker that works perfectly. Only changed starter and alternator in 15 years.

      • Jim Wiley

        April 15, 2015 at 6:40 am

        V8 pishaw , give me a 235 6 cyl with three on the tree. The am radio stills works

        • Mark

          April 27, 2015 at 12:45 am

          That 235 six was one of the best ever.

          • John Reed

            May 11, 2015 at 2:04 am

            I liked the Chrysler 225 cu. in. slant six better. The way the GM head was cast you could never have done electronic fuel injection.

          • Dan

            May 11, 2015 at 2:39 am

            That 235 six was picked up by Toyota – they bought the patterns and tooling, put it in their Landcruisers for years.

      • Donald

        June 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm

        Brian. You need a Ford….You really need to drive a real truck and then you will see. You could not give me a GM

      • Bob G

        August 18, 2015 at 9:55 am

        Yes, information from Consumer Reports does ‘say it all.’ Unbiased, decades of expertise, no auto manufacturing advertising revenue, advocate for consumers, collecting reliability data from millions of car owners. The best source of data available and a solid track record.

      • Dick C.

        August 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm

        Brian, I agree wholehearted with what you wrote. You prefer foreign cars and that’s obviously your right. I like American made cars and it all boils down to one thing. Take care of the care or truck you have and it will take care of you. I learned a long time ago that oil and lubrication are the cheapest things you can put in a vehicle. A clean engine is a happy engine.

    • btao

      March 4, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      You don’t have to be a car guy. This report is based on the surveys and feedback from owners of said cars. Your comment has no relationship to the article at all. It doesn’t say the cars won’t go 250-300k. They may even be easy to fix, or even all repairs done under warranty from recalls. But, it does make the quality poor and reliability poor.

      The surveys have the same shortcomings for every car, such as: I forgot to turn bluetooth on on my phone, but I’m going to complain and bash Brand X because it’s the car’s fault it won’t connect.

      I’m a car guy. It’s not hard to understand. You’re obviously a biased american truck owner, some of the most loyal of the bunch. You no doubt know you can keep fixing a truck until it rots away and still people will buy them for their “work” value. No other category of vehicle shares that because the cost of ownership outweighs the value. If you can fix your own vehicles, more power to you, but your numbers are dwindling. For instance, my family generally owns Subarus. For many common services I can barely buy all the parts for the same price as the full service, and the dealerships 9/10 times are cheaper than local shops and have techs trained to do things the right way faster. It’s in their best interest so they can service more vehicles in a day.

      My buddy recently bought a Ram and couldn’t figure out for the life of him how to change the oil. The manual recommended a dealer service for changing the oil. A half our later we learned through the internet that you must take the wheel off, preferably flat on a lift or the oil won’t drain completely, then take the whole wheel well liner out (breaking half the clips since it’s the middle of the winter and they were all salty and sandy) just to get at the oil filter. Then when you take the filter off, it drips about a quart of oil all over the engine since it’s on the side. The truck smoked for a week. But hey, at least it wont rust! Go America!

      • Farley Mone

        March 8, 2015 at 2:59 am

        Why bring up a DODGE RAM ????? They ARE A FOREIGN vehicle now ! ! ! no longer based in America.

        • Jason

          March 15, 2015 at 6:32 pm

          Where are you from? The Ram is primarily built at Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, MI. I know because I build them! Get your facts straight, before spreading lies.

          • Thomas

            March 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

            Where is the engine built? where is the transmission built? You may assemble the truck but the parts are not made in the USA. I know, I wanted to buy one.

          • Al

            April 3, 2015 at 6:56 pm

            Chrysler is owned by Fiat. It’s ecoboost diesel engine is built in Italy by a company owned by Fiat, Chrysler and GM. The Ram diesel was a Cummins engine with a POS body wrapped around it. The engine was trouble free until Chrysler tried their hand at making their own fuel injection for it. I think they may have given that project back to Cummins

          • scott

            April 21, 2015 at 6:16 am

            You assemble them but the parts come from South America, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and China

            I work for the Farmington Hills warehouse that imports the parts.

        • callanja

          April 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

          Do your research…there is no such thing as an American car. EVERY manufacturer sources parts and components worldwide. This includes all Ford, Dodge and GM vehicles with NO exceptions.

        • phil right

          May 16, 2015 at 8:36 pm

          chevy not made in us anymore

          • Rrs

            June 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm


        • John C.

          July 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm

          The Ram was designed by engineers here in the U.S., is built in the U.S., using engines and transmissions designed and built in the U.S. The only engine option I know of that is not American is the 3.5L Ecodiesel, (Italian made by V.M. Motori, which is owned by Fiat Chrysler).

          The current Ram is an American truck, same as a Ford or GM. After all, there is no longer any such thing as a completely American-made vehicle or Japanese-made vehicle, for that matter. Parts are sourced from all over the world, same as with Ford and GM trucks.

          And you’ll find Germans in American car company management, as well as Americans in Korean companies. Where the company’s headquartered doesn’t matter as much as whether the engineers and management are competent, and whether or not the majority of the design and manufacturing is done by American employees.

          I’ll spend a bit extra to buy American, but I don’t think it’s anyone’s patriotic duty to take it up the a** by paying tens of thousands of dollars for an American-made POS. I’m partial to Chrysler, but I will buy a Ford or GM if it’s better. They’ve all produced good as well as bad vehicles, and if you narrow-mindedly limit yourself to one make, you’re less likely to own the best vehicle.

      • shawn

        March 9, 2015 at 6:20 pm

        btao. im more confused on the tittle. it sounds like your righting a story about “most in convent car/trucks” so why would you name it least reliable? if you would have named it different. you would have had a lot less “complaining” but me personally screw the new stuff. get the die hard vehicles from the 80s and below. were you can still work on them and drive them just as easy. plus there more reliable

        • Jim Wiley

          April 15, 2015 at 6:18 am

          I still drive my papas 56 chevy truck. Sure I ‘ve some work to it, Orginal paint but new ties and batteries and transmission work and tire is still a hell of a lot cheaper than most trucks.

          • Jim Wiley

            April 15, 2015 at 6:25 am

            I still drive my papas 56 chevy truck. Of course I put generator, tires ,brakes, windshield, brakes and battery. Know one else will ever own it except my grand son, You don’t have the money

        • SCOTT

          April 25, 2015 at 4:20 am

          I OWN A 74 CHEVY C10
          SCREW NEW.

        • Jason

          June 10, 2015 at 3:57 am

          I have a 1977 C-10 gets crappy gas mileage but will haul anything I put in it or behind it, I also have a 1979 D-150 with a 4 speed and it gets great mileage for my everyday driver. My wife’s 2001 Tracker gets the same mileage as my dodge truck. I’m happy to put a few bucks into these older rides. They don’t have computer tracking devices in them that can track every moment I drive or when I stop on the side of an old back country dirt road to get out and water down the bushes!

      • Jim Wiley

        April 15, 2015 at 6:33 am

        You said work truck, hell that’s what they were made for

        • 41 Chevy

          May 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm

          you are right Jim. I have a 72 Chevy , long body , step side, V8 I bought Nov 12, 1971 the valve covers have never been off of it. I have not babied it, but I have not mistreated it either, It has always done what I wanted. Nellie belle and I have grown old together. We have been down a lot of roads. Looking out the window at Her, I know She is is waiting for me to turn Her switch. I think I do just that right NOW.

      • Robb Nunya

        May 5, 2015 at 12:43 pm

        FYI: Check out rock auto for parts. As good a prices as I’ve seen.

        • GEEP

          May 25, 2015 at 8:12 pm

          Five stars also for Rock Auto Parts; just bought about $500 in spare parts for my ’83 G-20 diesel van for about $100 !! Their closeout sales are a great place for parts for older trucks.

        • Dave

          June 4, 2015 at 11:02 pm

          I second that!!

      • John Reed

        May 11, 2015 at 2:26 am

        What? modern high tech Americans work on their own cars? Have you seen the Angie’s List commercial featuring the doofus who has to hire someone to clean his gutters? That’s the future.
        It doesn’t help that finding a shop manual would baffle Edward Snowden. I have a 93 Taurus AND a Ford shop manual + wiring diagram. Cost me about $125 when I bought the car new. Try getting equivalent documentation on your 2015 whatever.

        • E Palmer

          June 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm

          On newer vehicles, the manuals usually are available in the old fashion book style or on CD.

      • Adele

        July 1, 2015 at 11:29 pm

        I’m an old woman who stumbled into this article and comment string, and, while sharing serious stuff, you guys are hilarious. Just great! Thanks.

        • Lee Robinson

          July 8, 2015 at 7:41 pm

          I’m scaring the hell out of 90 right now, and have owned a bunch of cars, domestic (’37 Chevvy, ’40 Ford, (never owned a smoother V-8!) ’42 Chevvy Club Coupe, ’47 Chevvy, ’51 Chevvy, ’53 Olds Super 88,
          ’55 Nash Ambassador (with detuned Packard engine– what a brute!)
          ’61 Rambler American St. Wagon, ’65 Opel Wagon; 68 Opel Wagon; ’71 Audi LS-100 ( Super car!) Volkswagon later ruined it!! 78 Chrysler New Yorker; A small Chevvy Hatchback, can’t remember name; ’84Voyager, ’87 Caravan, later 96 Grand caravan; then was given a used 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe by Son & DIL, with 100,000 miles, which I still drive, with about 150 K miles. Last week son and I changed half shafts on it. and a month prior to that, a new starter. I think there were one or 2 more that I can’t remember, including a small Pontiac. I can honestly say that I can’t picture even one that I would call a lemon or bad car! I tried to take care of them, and happily I could do almost everything myself, including an engine rebuild (no trannies!). I’m also an airplane nut, and rebuilt a Commonwealth Skyranger myself! I’m just a natural-born “tinkerer” Lee

    • Fred

      March 4, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      So…driving a car makes YOU an expert? STATS don’e lie here…maybe you got lucky, but most didn’t.

    • opie

      March 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      I can keep a turd running that lo9ng too. Replace a couple engines, get a “new” bed from the junkyard to replace the rusted one, and while I’m out the junkyard, maybe a couple of spare tranny’s.

      P.S. Not the “Tranny’s” you hang with on a Friday night..

    • Alert Gray

      March 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      You have got to be kidding. I could of gone broke with the repairs my Chevy Truck need before 110,000 miles. Like all of my Chevys. How about the rusted panels and rusts brake lines that are/were part of a class action suit? Ha….

      • Tom

        April 14, 2015 at 10:30 pm

        Had a Chevy and a GMC pickup. Bought the Chevy used–283 V-8,4 Speed Manual. Put over 60,000 miles on it, and only problem I had was keeping the carburetor clean–bad fuel tank–fixed by putting an inline fuel filter before the carb.

        The GMC was bought new, and I put 63,000 miles on it before I traded it in, because it only got about 9.5 mpg. (454 CID engine, 4.12 rear axle.

    • JoAnn

      March 6, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      I agree. I always buy American cars. I had a 1965 Mustang that lasted for more than 25 years, an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme that NEVER broke down on me for more than 180,000 miles, and a Pontiac Grand Prix, that not only looked great, was super reliable, even though I bought it cheap seven years old with 80K miles on it. BUY AMERICAN!

      • t

        March 6, 2015 at 11:25 pm

        My pos 94 Chevy S10 is why I now have a built-in-the-US Tacoma. S-10: over a dozen trips to the mecahnic/dealer for repairs in in 9 years. Tacoma: 1 trip to mechanic/dealer for repairs in 11 years. I can change my oil and filter without removing anything.

        • w

          March 17, 2015 at 2:30 am

          Better check your Tacoma for frame rot.

          • Blake P

            May 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

            And if the frame is rotten Toyota will make it right. They will either replace the frame or buy the truck back at a substantial premium.

      • Al

        April 3, 2015 at 7:06 pm

        KI had an 81 Cutlass that shifted badly, cold idled at about 3krpm so you had to put it in neutral when you came up to a stop light in slippery weather, The check engine light came on at 15000 miles and never went away, even after many trips to the dealership where they reset it and it would come back on a few miles down the street. I finally took it to a dealership in N.C. and the mechanic told me the best thing I could do was jack up the radiator cap and drive a different car under it

      • Ryan

        April 5, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        No Pontiac Grand Prix has ever looked great.

        • Robert Agee

          April 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm

          Take a look at a 1968 GP and tell me if it doesn’t look great.

    • Al Scarbrough

      March 6, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      I agree. I had a Silverado that I sold back several years ago and it had 375,000 miles on it when I sold it and it still ran and drove close to like when it was new. I think that this article speaks only for the brand new ones. I don’t care for the looks of the new ones. They are big and bulky looking with lots of plastic body cladding and the grill-work is just too foreboding and makes lots of room for body problems. My Silverado was a 1993 model and was as solid and reliable as an anvil.

      I drove that truck all over the US and NEVER had it in the shop for any major repairs. It was just a pleasure to own and drive. Sure, trucks are jolting and have a busy ride sometimes, but trucks are not built for comfort as so many drivers think they should be. That is the problem these days. People expect them to ride and drive like a Lincoln Town Car or something. A truck is a utility vehicle and should not be expected to give a perfect ride. If you don’t like the stiffness of the ride of a good pickup, then you are a wimp that shouldn’t be driving one, anyway. Go buy an Escalade and spend three times as much.

      • Dennis Evans

        April 12, 2015 at 2:57 am

        I own a 2008 Silverado With 70000 miles on it. It is serviced every 3K miles. It is a great truck. It goes when I want it to and stops when I want it to. It is comfortable to drive and very responsive. It pulls a 5 thousand trailer over any roads. My only complaint is that body panels are a little light. It is one of the most reliable trucks that I have ever owned or driven. Take care of anything and it will give you good service.

      • E Palmer

        June 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm

        Try driving a new Dodge Ram with air ride suspension. Rides like a dream.

    • steely

      March 19, 2015 at 12:23 am

      Write On! My 08′ Silverado is a great truck. Popularity of a vehicle is NOT taken into consideration by this stupid author.

    • John Paskvan

      March 20, 2015 at 3:58 am

      I agree. I suggest the author look at the JD Power 3 year in service dependability ratings. The Silverado had the fewest problems of any full size pickup sold in the US and was the number one full size pick up in initial quality in 2014, the latest survey data. Not sure what data the author used but he certainly did not look at real customer data.

    • Corey

      March 24, 2015 at 3:39 am

      MM is exactly the type of customer GM is focused on. “Ain’t no bett’r than my Chevy!” My family has worked on GM assembly lines since before I was born (nearly 40 years ago). Don’t feel bad. Not everybody graduated High School from my home town either.

      If it is a Toyota or Honda, don’t park it in my driveway. (Excluding a Dodge with a Cummins).

    • Charles Segers

      March 26, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Dude really, didn’t you know they say whatever they are paid to say…
      American! Iv’e never gotten less than 200,000 miles out of any of my Chevy (General Motors) cars or trucks!
      Semper Fidelis!
      C. Segers…

    • CAD

      April 11, 2015 at 2:18 am

      Do any of you people know that all of the newer GM crew cabs are totally made in Mexico? The double cabs are made in Indiana…I checked because I was ready to buy and wanted to know where the engines are made, because I knew the Hemis in the Rams and Nissans etc., are made in Mexico…the guy at the GM site in the live chat asked if I wanted a double cab, and I responded that we have 3 adults, and two dogs, so that wouldn’t work, then I asked if the workers down there are paid the same as the union workers here, and why the trucks cost just as much as if they are made here, of course he didn’t have an answer…pretty interesting, this goes back a few years, so that could have a reflection on quality…

      • callanja

        April 30, 2015 at 11:46 am

        Please name a new vehicle that is 100% made in America? Trick question because it doesn’t exist.

    • Jim Wiley

      April 15, 2015 at 6:08 am

      People buy a work truck and expect to ride like a Lincion. Dumb asses!

      • darren

        April 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm

        My 14 Silverado drives like a caddy. as did my 03 duramax. 10 years 200.000+ most comfortable seat ever. front suspension every 75k. a couple sets of rear drums. Best mileage came with chip on max. Best truck ever.

        • Lou

          May 11, 2015 at 3:11 pm

          My 09 Silverado has 65K and rides like a cadillac, No problems. Would not Trade it in for anything, Has tons of room in the extended double cab, no rust whatsoever, and can load the bed full of whatever and not notice a thing. Long live Silverado.

    • The Mel

      April 15, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      MM: Then come get my Ford Escape with 154K miles on it! It needs about everything imaginable and I can’t afford it. I stuck with imports for years and decided to go out on a limb for this car. BIG mistake! I truly liked it until the problems began and it’s been downhill ever since.

    • jeff

      April 18, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      My Ford truck just rolled over the 400K mark. YAY

    • G. Bell

      April 23, 2015 at 1:08 am

      The article blasts reliability, then only discusses comfort, appearance and consumer satisfaction. There is no mention of any reliability issue.

    • JimBeam

      April 24, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Also anyone who types in ALL CAPS is clueless!

    • chuck

      April 28, 2015 at 2:16 am

      the clown that wrote this is getting MONEY from the auto makers to knock others

    • Albert Nygren

      April 28, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Thank you for your comment. I have been driving Chrysler minivans for the past 20 years and am very pleased with them.

    • Philip

      May 2, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      This is a bogus article! Just disregard it, it is meant to create discussion, nothing else. It is clearly not researched and has NO merit!

    • nate

      May 3, 2015 at 2:33 am

      I second that remark. I have been in the used car business for 17 years and can tell you one of the longest lasting, most durable vehicles on the road are gm trucks. In my opinion Nissan pathfinder are also solid SUVs. The rest of the vehicles on the list are crap though.

    • Patricia

      May 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      That has not been my experience – I live in the snow belt and the American cars rusted through every time – huge issue and I was careful to keep the cars salt free during the winters.

    • CA

      May 11, 2015 at 1:01 am

      I’ll give you another questionable item in the article. That’s not even a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder in the photo. You have to go all the way back to 2012 to get that body style. I thought I had accidentally clicked onto an article from 2012-13.

    • Kato

      May 12, 2015 at 2:20 am

      So are you!! Articale? Jesus, you’re dumb

    • grym

      May 13, 2015 at 1:54 am

      Very, very few modern American trucks can make even 150K miles. You happen to have been lucky, or you’re merely biased by ignorance. Chevy trucks suck, Dodge sucks, Ford trucks are kinda OK. None of them is half as reliable as a Toyota.

      • E Palmer

        June 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm

        @ grym

        Did you forget the recall Toyota had for it’s V-8 engine problems or the frames that rusted thru?

      • WavyDavy

        August 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

        Wow, to say something as ignorant as that really invalidates everything you say. Go away and let the adults talk.

    • Bill

      May 13, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      85 Blazer 270000 mile 97 s10 250000miles 2004 Silverado 130000 still running strong and all greart vehicles

      • Woody

        May 29, 2015 at 12:34 pm

        ’84 Blazer, new tranny at 23,000 miles, new engine ay 68,000 miles, when the tranny blew again (NEVER driven off road), I got rid of it and bought a Subaru. Never buying US car/truck again.

    • Gong

      May 17, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      CONCUR COMPLETELY. MY LATEST SILVERADO IS A 1999 (177,000 approx.), before that and also still on the road with 362,000 is a 1995. The secret to reliability – REGULAR OIL CHANGES. G

    • Jenna

      May 19, 2015 at 1:56 am

      I think everyone has forgotten that this isn’t mom,apple pie and AMerican made ANYMORE. CHINA bought out CHEVROLET LIKE 2 years ago maybe longer. I will not buy Chinese made cars only AMERICAN MADE to support our economy not China’s. It sounds like to me the quality is bad…….

      • E Palmer

        June 13, 2015 at 2:53 pm

        @ grym

        Did you forget the recall Toyota had for it’s V-8 engine problems or the frames that rusted thru?

    • Sandra

      May 20, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Hahahaha, how many recalls GM & Chrysler had to do. Media does not speak them about at all. small issue with Toyota was a national news.

    • Mike G

      May 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      Agreed. My last silver ado had 350k before my son totaled it. It would have gone 400 easily. Current one has over 180k with no major issues that weren’t my fault. Article was slanted from the get-go. Guy’s a douche.

    • Curtis Rucker Jr

      May 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you, those trucks run forever.


      May 31, 2015 at 7:32 am

      First of all… This article is propaganda! I sold honda’s and i can tell you they are plagued with fit and finish problems, the a/c are under engenered and dont work in hot weather! The sun visors are falling apart from the factory.. Seat belts are defective from the factory and have to be repaired prior to sale. They almost always have stuck shifters. They run like shxxt and the sell of them promotes globalism and not AMERICA!

      Regarding FORD… GOOD LUCK FOREIN GARBAGE vehicles! BM-trouble U … Nuff said.. Over priced money pits.. Audi.. Way over priced and resale value is probably the worst. The dumb ass who wrote this article clearly thinks if you pay more for the same product that CLEARLY makes it better!

      Toyota trucks are snap together.. Does anyone ever mention the cam shafts breaking and causing catastrophic engine faliure ie; the valves driven through the tops of all of the pistons.. Garbage suspension.. They take the trophy on that.. Body roll in a corner.. May as well ask to flip in advance.. The tundra looks like a pig squatting! Honestly … The titan is the most dangerous full size truck on the market counting for more fatalities in its class combined. And the dodge.. Wake up America its built by a foreign company ! And yes it too has countless problems …

      I have a new 2014 silverado LTZ and i DID test drive a raptor (over priced) dodge 1500, tundr/very disapointed.. Talking about an ugly interrior and the dashboard rattled and when u tap on it it give the obvious hollow solid plastic thud.. The golve box shuts funny and again its ugly.. And slow! My trucks interrior is BAD ASS, And the leather seats are heated and cooled.. And extremely comftorble.. Long road trips are a breeze and i got 24mpg from San Antonio Texas via i10 to El Paso..

      Again this POS who wrote this article with out a doubt has to be a LIBERAL and is fighting for the cause that wants to destroy AMERICA.. and American auto makers.. WTF does the autour of this article drive.. A fkn ugly toyota preiz.. Talking about another shit pot lemon.. Next time you see one look under the vehicle.. Guaranteed to have an oil leak..

    • ivan

      June 2, 2015 at 1:49 am

      American cars are cheap and nor high end, American cars company service are dishonest and expensive.
      Any Japanese car is made to be abused and to keep you alone from tom,jim,Danny, Tim carr dealers mechanics.
      Who or why to lie, reliable means doesn’t brakes and low maintenance…..words that doesn’t apply in USA market.

    • JN

      June 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      I disagree my neighbor has a Ford Fiesta and every time we talk he has had to take it to the dealer for another issue. American cars have gotten better but they still do not put reliability over profits. When a 20k Ford Fiesta has the reliability of a 40K+ fully loaded Ford F 150 then you will see domestic auto makers on par with Japanese makes such as Honda or Toyota. Until then no.

    • lmcues

      June 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      You are clueless. American made trucks lose their transmissions at 130000 to 150000 miles. THIS IS A FACT!
      If you want a reliable truck, go get a TOYOTA! Just look on Craigslist and you will see numerous toyotas with over 250000 miles for sale. I don’t see any ford, gm or chevy trucks with that many miles, because they are JUNK!

      • Danny

        June 14, 2015 at 3:22 am

        …well, I’ve owned a 1980 SR5 for the past thirty years. It had 60k on it when I bought it. The truck was in showroom condition. I love driving it, but it has been the most unreliable vehicle I have ever owned. It has repeatedly left me stranded with electrical problems that no one seems to be able to diagnose. It seem to regularly blow oil seals. I now have 120k on it, 20k on the last rebuild. I will gamble a trip to the dump with a load of trash, but that is about the only trip which I am willing to chance.

    • Chuck

      June 28, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      They are not talking about the last 40 years! They are talking about the 2015 model…..

    • hammerhead

      July 2, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      I’d have to agree most American made trucks will last for years getting high miles i didn’t see any of the rotten framed toyotas listed which are known to break in half

    • Smitty

      July 5, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Then you sir got a good truck

    • JDC

      July 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Actually I agree with this article and I have owned GMC truck and Pontiac cars in recent years. Fact, GM does use cheaper parts for example plastic vacuum hoses that will not last, cheap electronic sensors with plastic housing that crack or split before 100K mile, engine gaskets that will not last (can you say valve cover?) and many other things i.e, wheel hubs that go out, shocks, brakes, air conditioning that requires a $10,000 tester to service (hence you must go to the Dealer to have this done correctly on newer GM cars, say 2000 and up). In short, GM is definitely doing things that will get you into service, This article is correct.

    • Paul

      July 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      I agree with the article. As an ASE certified Mechanic I can attest to the fact that these cars are junk, and you shouldn’t but them at all .
      Reminds me of the Audi 5000, and that was a total P.O.S. ! Todays cars are like the old AMC with respect to the fact that they are made up of parts from a lot of different suppliers.

    • DG

      July 17, 2015 at 7:38 pm



      July 21, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      One person’s experience doesn’t count for anything. But statistics do!

    • Khoa Tran

      July 23, 2015 at 1:30 am

      I’d been considering myself dumbest ass in automobile industry until I read this article.

    • JOHN

      July 31, 2015 at 3:57 am


    • RiverRat37

      August 1, 2015 at 5:01 am

      Nothing biased about you MM, is there! Not!!! What a useless blog comment. Obviously you don’t have a clue or you’re bloomin’ lucky. I’m betting on the former. Sure there are good American cars — the old Dodge Dart was a wonderful example. But for every good one there are a handful of terrors. We could have done better but American car manufacturers were sloppy and stuck in deep ruts — in some ways they still are. Did you just see the recalls and fines paid by Dodge/Chrysler? They admitted guilt. The guy who wrote the article is bang on. We know that.

    • JF

      August 1, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      162% below average? Is the writer that clueless? That’s mathematically impossible!

    • Paul

      August 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      I have a 2013 ford Fiesta. I bought it after a great deal of research which showed it to be the best car in its class. I read Consumer reports, it condemns the Fiesta solely on the basis of the auto transmission. (I have a manual). Just about every other source loves it. I really don’t think this writer knows anything. And actually, if you read the narrative on Consumer Reports for the Fiesta they like it a lot. I find CR’s numerical rankings to be very suspect and illogical for a lot of cars. They trashed the Jetta for example then give it a “recommended” mark.

      US News Report, in its compilation of auto reviews rates the Fiesta Number 1 2 or 3 in different classes

      The back seat is cramped, but I don’t care, the front is fine.

      My only complaint about the Fiesta after two years is that the manual transmission is noisy. Otherwise it is great, and rides superbly for a car in its class

    • Dr.Bill

      August 7, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      MM, you are exactly right. Things must be bad when a supposed car site has to hire writers that obviously know little or nothing about cars (or trucks). I have been a car nut for over 50 years – bought them, sold them, built them, raced them, etc. This writer sounds like a fifteen-year-old from NYC who just got his drivers license.

    • MarkB

      August 8, 2015 at 1:02 am

      Ya’ll funny.
      Going on 40 Yrs professional master auto tech. Factory trained master tech on multiple brands and have been working on all brands in an independent shop for better than the last half of my career.
      You rate a Silverado below any Ford truck with a Modular motor? Ha, thats just comical. The rest of the list, not much argument, but give me a break. I’d buy a Chevy truck before I let you GIVE me two Fords.

    • Fred

      August 11, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      TOYOTA or Honda is the way to go. My Tacoma is the best truck Ive owned. 280k and still running great with no problems. regular oil changes thats it

    • systemBuilder

      August 12, 2015 at 1:51 am

      You may or may not realize, GM took their #1 truck design team and had them redesign the Chevy Malibu in ~2010 which became a best-selling car, but I think they probably hired a bunch of monkeys with typewriters to redesign the Silverado because they could only have one good design team at GM at any given time …

    • voiceofreason

      August 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      They were comparing the 2015 models. Not all the ones you repaired.

    • Mark

      August 14, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      I have to disagree mightily with you. We have a fleet of 50 Chevrolets Vans and Trucks, which include 7 Chevy Silverado’s. I have never seen such pieces of crap in my life. Constant factory recalls, to only getting 15 MPG, to being in the junk yard at around 165,000 to 180,000 miles. Door handles break, throttle sensors go out, radiator clamps break, intake gaskets go out, and it goes on and on and on. And we have them serviced every 4000 miles by our local Chevy dealer. Of course, therein might lie part of the problem as they like to sell us new ones. But we never had these problems when our fleet was Dodge and Fords. Personally, from all I have seen with our 50 Chevy vehicles, and family and friends I know have bought Chevy’s, they are the worst thing GM put out and the worst American made cars on the market, besides Chrysler.

    • John

      August 14, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      My last Chevrolet pickup only lasted 250,000 miles of hauling heavy loads, traversing rough terrain checking cattle and pulling 4 horse trailers full of livestock. The current 2013 Silverado gets mid 20 MPG on the highway. I would steer clear of the writer, not the pickup

    • Roger

      August 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      I’ve been involved in the auto industry almost all my life and the last 25 years they have been going down hill. My last vehicle I’ve had to replace most of it except for the engine which Cummins did a good job on it.

    • Steve

      August 15, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      The problem with all reports of this nature is they are based upon owner replies and owner expectations. If an owner does not expect much from a vehicle then they do not complain about the faults. If you expect more from a vehicle, you are more likely to complain if your expectations are not met. The same problem exists with recall data, a responsible company will have more recalls than an irresponsible company which will deny that there is a problem. So take the information for what it is, one of many ways of looking at vehicle worth.

    • Paul Hatgil

      August 15, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      I have owned a 2005 Jaguar since it was built. I would’t trade or sell It for all tea in china. It presently has 60,000 miles.

    • H Lee

      August 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      I have a 2006 GMC Savana. The transmission went out at 45,000 miles.It hasn’t been right since. I also had a 95 GMC Savana and the rear end went out before 10,000. All of the radio speakers are going bad at 114,000 miles on the 2006. And more.

    • bishop tom

      August 18, 2015 at 2:19 am

      ok,,,hope this flies…im always leary of these auto top ten, worst, surveys…silverado…i dont buy them and im on my 27th Ram, but even if they have reliability issues, they sure sell a ton of them…The fiat 500L has been a whipping boy ever since it entered the market, and maybe its because it was built in Serbia and not Detroit…If you look into it, some people had problems using the sound systems and electronics in the 500L and took them back to their dealer service centers…just for the record, Ive owned 10 Fiat 500s since their arrival in 2012 and have had a ball with them and incredible fuel economy with the manual tranny…and, only one minor problem which was easily fixed by the dealer in one day…I just bought, Saturday, a car listed as a do not buy by consumer reports…i knew that was baloney, because I’ve owned and loved my 11 previous Jeep Patriot/Compasses and their reliability was A+..the little 2.0 engine will not get you a speeding ticket, so then, do like me, get the bigger 2.4 engine…when i drove that all black out Patriot Altitude into the garage saturday night, I kissed the hood and said ‘welcome back baby’…on toppa that, it has a standard cd player…what was i supposed to do, throw out all my cd’s ive collected all these years?…Bishop Tom

    • Danno

      August 21, 2015 at 3:08 am

      I hate to pick buddy, but please turn your caps lock off. I do agree though, American made trucks are the best, specifically Fords.

    • Master Rod

      March 11, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      Why heck, I have a 500 Pop, and a 500l. My 500 Pop can out corner any automobile in the market. Still new at 50,000 miles. At a top speed of 105, without turbo, it is speedy. My 500l is faster than a Dodge v6 HO Challenger by 1 mph at 120. It is quick and very roomy. Love’em..

  2. transvaluation

    February 24, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Has this data been adjusted for the inaccurate reliability and repair data that Toyota and Honda were forced to pay millions for by a federal gov’t probe?

    • JoAnn

      March 6, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you…. Hondas are like belly buttons: everyone has one. I do not like Hondas.

      • jeff

        April 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm

        Then why do you have one? DUH

      • lmcues

        June 8, 2015 at 2:03 pm

        American autos are like a hot poker in your eye, why buy one?

      • Mark

        August 14, 2015 at 12:38 pm

        My 2007 CRV has 250,000 miles. Only maintenance needed so far was one rear wheel bearing. Have seen several that have over 500,000 miles on them. And truth be told, my Honda has more American made parts on it than a lot of so called American made cars. My parts are made in America, Canada and Japan. The GM line is full of parts made in China, Korea and everywhere.

  3. Randy

    February 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Of these, the Fiat (worst in the USA) and the Nissan are the only two I agree with.
    # 1 on the list of worst should have been Land Rover products: they are nice if you have a bottomless checkbook to keep them repaired.
    A lot of Ford’s complaints are about difficulty in mastering the electronics interface system (MyTouch): some people don’t like or can’t master this stuff. it is too complex if you don’t like electronic gadgets.
    Generally: buy lower-line, less complex midsize sedans and avoid luxury and European cars, and you will have a lot less trouble. Personally I would not be afraid to shop for cars 4-5 years old with 100,000 miles. Have it inspected by a good shop if you don’t know what you are doing and you will drive a good, safe car for a lot less money.

    • Jean Deaux

      March 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Agree. My brother bought a BMW several years ago that was a garage queen. Every time he took it in he came out with a bill in the $500 range. He kept it for a couple of years and became so disgusted he took his title down to the local scrap yard and said he wanted to see it crushed. He didn’t have the nerve to sell it to anyone else. He got his wish and said he was well pleased that it had been destroyed.

      I had another friend in Hawaii that had a BMW that needed a new rear wheel bearing. $400 for a new one to be installed. He gave it a good selling ASAP.

      Having said that, I do believe that BMW makes a superb motorcycle and can’t speak enough in its favor.

    • Curry

      June 20, 2015 at 2:43 am

      Car guys disappeared long ago from the boardrooms of the Big 3. Long live Carol Shelby and Zola Arkus Duntov. Long live Kaiser and Raymond Loewy. And long live Dr. Charles Deming, who taught quality control to the Japanese. It’s the “Haaaa-verd” educated misfits running these car companies today who think a BS in businss is sufficient qualification to join these three companies and make cogent decisions about what we are going to drive. Ok. Ok. All of the federal regulations car makers are required to obey are forcing us to drive garbge. Even so, there is a way to get it done with class, style, grace and above all, reliability. Instead, these American non-car-guy weenies are making junk by building cars approved by a committe of dope-smoking chimpanzees. Gotta have motor fuel for blood. Gotta have a brain that fires on all cylinders and thinks about cars not as throw-away commodities but as an investment in your customer’s trust that will keep paying off for your company 50 years down the road.
      Best car I ever owned? 1969 T-1 Beetle, 1.6 SP motor, converted fron an autostick. Worst car? 1983 Chevy sedan fwd, so bad I cannot remember the name. Ate its own motor. Will never own a GM anything, ever.

      • RiverRat37

        August 1, 2015 at 5:09 am

        How completely silly, Curry. No cars are not approved “by a committee of dope-smoking chimpanzees”. They’re real people and they care. And those Federal Regulations you put down, have cleaned up the air (remember the old smokers … everywhere! You don’t see ’em now. And the airbags and shoulder belts have saved countless people. Anti-lock brakes too. Safety glass, brakes, the list goes on. It’s not “garbage”, not even close. Many American cars have great reliability — many don’t. It’s not a zero sum game where we’re the losers. Much more complicated than that and you know it.

  4. Made in the USA

    February 27, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I’m sorry, but I refuse to recognize the Fiesta as a product of the USA. It’s made in Mexico.

    • btao

      March 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Good point. Buy a Camry! Made in the USA!

      • Philip Topps

        March 7, 2015 at 6:41 am

        Your cookie cutter Camry is NOT made in the US. It is ASSEMBLED in the US, from parts MADEIN JAPAN, and cheaply imported here through Mexico and Canada thanks to NAFTA. I wouldn’t drive a Japanese, or Korean car for all the tea in China! You can keep your foreign crap. And, as far as that old chestnut about them being better than American iron, BS. Any vehicle ( except ” Government Motors” ) which you maintain properly will provide good service. BUY AMERICAN NAMEPLATES.

        • Sebastian

          March 11, 2015 at 4:44 am

          “Your cookie cutter Camry is NOT made in the US. It is ASSEMBLED in the US, from parts MADEIN JAPAN, and cheaply imported here through Mexico and Canada thanks to NAFTA.”

          I’m not a Toyota fan, but this is totally wrong. I actually work for a supplier who makes parts for the Camry. I’ve toured the TMMK plant as well. You would be shocked at what all is made in house at the plant and Toyota makes a big point of going with local suppliers for what they don’t make. My company actually built a plant close to theirs in order to get the business.
          It’s probably one of the most American made cars being sold today.

          • Aaron Wyse

            April 27, 2015 at 5:27 pm

            I think Philip Topps needs to do his research before saying that the Camry is Foreign parts being assembled in the USA. Had he known what he was talking about, he’d learned that less than 15% of the Camry is sourced from outside the USA. Toyota gains global support by not simply sending a product in to take sales, but to come in and build an economy to sell in as well.

        • Jimmy

          March 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

          I might point out that the US Government has no stake in General Motors, GM having paid back most of the subsidies and the Government having sold its remaining holdings.

          So, your comment now makes no sense. Get with 2015!

          • Georgia on my Mind

            March 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm

            Thanks, Jimmy. That “Philip Topps” character says all he needs to about himself when he calls it “government motors” . Obviously a devotee of Faux News (the only (foreign Australian) corporation ever to have gone to court in the US to win the right to lie in their “news” casts.

            They haven’t released “Philip” to say that Camrys are mostly American now. They’re roo busy hoping for the teriffic economy to return that we had under war criminals Bush and Cheney.

          • Tom

            April 14, 2015 at 10:34 pm

            Yeah, when obama violated the bankruptcy laws by interfering in GM’s bankruptcy case to protect the UAW’s defined benefit pension plan, the taxpayers were shafted, to put it mildly. The stock they stole from GM was finally all sold off–for a 10 billion dollar plus loss.

          • Soakee

            June 25, 2015 at 8:29 pm

            No, actually GM did NOT pay back their bailout – they DID pay back their LOANS. There is a difference between “loan” (must be paid back) and “bailout” (no need to pay it back). The actual bailout money which went to GM was lost in the bankruptcy of old GM (that includes the divisions which no longer exist: Pontiac, Hummer, Saab, and Saturn). That money (billions) is long gone down the toilet. The Federal government gave it to them as a cost of saving thousands of jobs.

          • Soakee

            June 25, 2015 at 8:48 pm

            You might want to read this before you make such comments:


        • lmcues

          June 8, 2015 at 2:06 pm

          You are exactly why american auto companys can keep putting out crap to sell and not go out of business. They know that patriotic idiots are ready to be had over and over!

      • Pete0097

        April 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

        I got backended by a Camry while driving my Avenger. The camry was totaled with the cracked block, broken windshield, kinked hood while my Avenger had a dented license plate and a hole in the plastic bumper cover.

        • REDNECK

          July 21, 2015 at 6:36 pm

          So you were a bully?

  5. Moe Better 11

    March 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    MM – working on trucks that get 200K on the engine or transmission, does not make gem reliable. This list is for people without a garage or the time to repair every little thing breaking down.

  6. Marc Westenberger

    March 1, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I have been driving a Fiat 500l Trekking for over six months and have found it to be one of the most reliable and well built new cars I have ever owned. The six speed manual transmission coupled with the Turbo Abarth engine makes it accelerate very fast. My last two cars were Mercedes and this car does not disappoint. It’s fun and very solid to drive. I haven’t had a single problem with it. Get one.

    • Le Junq

      March 12, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      Your wasting your time posting here. I have had similar experiences with Fiats. All mine have been reliable and fun. Since both JD Powers and consumer reports have perverted the definition of reliability these surveys and results don’t mean anything. Hondas can go through automatic transmissions every 60k on their V6s and statistically it evens out with another that the Bluetooth doesn’t sync. Each counts as a problem even though one effects true reliability more than the other. In truth the reliability of cars so close to each other that they started including secondary stuff that while annoying is not going to stop you from getting to work on time.

      • James

        May 14, 2015 at 5:45 am

        I had a 2002 ford Taurus se I bought brand new with 18 miles on it a nice comfortable car to drive. But around 23,000 miles the transmission started having trouble shifting into gears and when it did it would at high rpms and shift hard with a clunk sound and sometimes it would not shift into overdrive and gear looking light would come on and I took it to the dealer ford would not pay for it under warranty I had to pay for a new transmission they said cost me around half of the price of the car so problem was fixed around 47,000 miles problems came back had to replace again at dealer then around 71,000 miles it went bad again so I took it to a transmission shop had it rebuilt much
        cheaper starting going out

        • James

          May 14, 2015 at 5:58 am

          The transmission started going out again at 114,000 then I had it fix this time at amco transmisson and transmission went out again for the final time at 165,998 I junked it I was tired of fixing it but it was my first new car I had ever bought the ford Taurus was a peice of crap ford would not pay for my any repairs the transmission needed and other claims Taurus owners made about this transmission problems. Fords cars suck there trucks are great I owned a 1992 ford tempo that car out of no where overheated and I stopped rite away in to a parking lot but it was to late head gasket was gone oil mixed with coolant this tempo was the v6 tempo gl had 134,000 miles when iy broke then I bought the 2002 ford Taurus se before the tempo I had a 1989 chevy blazer s10 with the 4.3 tbi v6 lovered that truck

          • Jenna

            May 19, 2015 at 2:00 am

            Did you change the transmission fluid when the dealership told you? You cannot neglect doing what they recommend anymore. If they tell you to change it at a certain mileage you better do it or pay the consequences.

    • Angelo

      March 15, 2015 at 5:23 am

      Six months, that not reliability, it ain’t even broke in yet, how could it possibly be broke, unless you’ve done 50 – 75 miles during those six months.

      • Angelo

        March 15, 2015 at 5:24 am

        50-75K sorry.

    • George

      July 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Bought my wife a 500L Trekking. It may have had some early issues with the U-Connect System and also a recall to flash the computer for transmission changes. But once this was done the car is my Wife’s favorite and most fun car she’s ever had. This car has character similar to a “Mini” Cooper but half the price. I think this car gets a bad rap from the review people because of the so called problems with the U-Connect system. The only problem my wife had was a dead battery after several days of non-use. Which she figured out on her own that by powering off the U-Connect system prior to shutting of the car fixed that problem. I’m not saying it should work that way but kudos to her for figuring it out. And as far as non-responsive acceleration (I don’t know what they are talking about) if it took off any faster you couldn’t control the vehicle. As it is she spins the wheels if not careful when taking off. Great Car so far…we both love it. I think the reviewers should give the Fiat 500L another look now that it has been out for over a year. Best bang for the buck in my opinion!

  7. auhunter

    March 2, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Trans, I have a 2003 Toyota Tundra, bought it new, pushing 200k miles in Arizona heat. My only repairs have been replacement of fan belts which dried out and started to crack. I get 18 to 21 mpg, depending on load. First 100k were a lot of off road miles in Search and Rescue work. Replaced tires at about 125k. I’ve owned at least one Toyota since 1976 never had a problem with any of them.

    • Brian

      March 3, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Toyota pickups last forever!

      • chris

        March 31, 2015 at 3:40 am

        a Toyota 4 cylinder pickup truck is a friend for life. or at least the last 15 years.. corolla too… oil changes and tires is all ya need, of course a belt will get cracks after 250,000 miles but just replace all of em then 100 bucks later you are back on the road. And most are at least assembled in the USA, as for Nissan, there is a titan truck plant outside of Jackson MS that is as big as Jackson MS, so don’t knock foreign imports so much because they do provide a whole lot of job here in the USA.. i wish our USA auto manufacturers would take a look at their business model and vehicle life expectancy IE: miles over life of vehicle and not worry so much about big rims and non needed horsepower and BS extras. an automobile takes you from A to B, make it safe, reliable, gas efficient, long lasting and AFFORDABLE. is it really that hard? ask Flint MI…

    • man

      April 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Any car can be a problem. In my case I’ve had major trouble with Subaru, Ford and Toyota:
      – 1985 Subaru: automatic transmission rebuild at 60,000 miles.
      – 2003 4 Runner with V-8 engine: new transmission at 47,000 miles.
      – 2008 Camry Solara convertible: New transmission at only 35,000 miles.
      – 1978 Ford Fairmont: rebuilt engine at 65,000 miles.
      – 1989 Mustang: rebuilt engine at 70,000 miles.
      No other cars have died, but troubles have occurred after 100,000 miles:
      – Dodge Durango: a new fuel tank at 110,000 miles,
      – Jeep Cherokee: leaking rear differential at 150,000, radio died after 90,000 miles
      Any car can end up with a problem but its the important mechanical issues I really care about. I’d like to see surveys that take into account major mechanical problems before 100,000 miles.

    • smac

      May 3, 2015 at 5:42 am

      You got 125k on a set of tires? Unless they were made of indestructium, I call b.s.

      • Rory Gibbons

        June 18, 2015 at 7:19 pm

        I believe him, I once recently got 126,0000 miles on a set of Uni Paws on my Mercedes1990 300 SE. I would not have believed him otherwise either ! I still had 1/16 total tread left but was concerned about U.V. damage to the sidewalls ( showed some slight cracks.) I replaced them a month ago with Michelins I couldn’t find another set of Uni-Paws, believe U.S.Rubber made them “Tiger Paws or Uni Paws.”

      • George Hill

        July 14, 2015 at 11:57 pm

        Buy the right tires, keep them inflated properly, keep alignment correct, and tires will last almost indefinitly. I have a pair of Uniroyals which are 19 years old, and I carried 5000 pounds on them four times this spring…the tread still looks like NEW, and they have OVER a hundred thousand on them. The fronts wore out because the F150’s front has an out of alignment problem. Replaced with Goodyears and they are starting to look WORN, PLUS…they ride bumpy fOr the first twenty or thirty miles.

    • Fred

      May 5, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      I bought a 2010 Tundra and that truck was the biggest piece of junk I have ever owned. Would not pull a trailer for anything and I was lucky if the thing would start at all in the morning. When it did start, the motor would run rough for about 10 minutes. I took a loss trading that junker and bought an F150. No problems at all with the Ford.

  8. John Weald

    March 2, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    The uncomfortable seats and the crappy interior might have been true of the 2013 and earlier Silverado, but that is not true for the 2014/2015. The comfort of the seats is quite objective and if a person’s rear end is very large…yea, any seat can be uncomfortable. For me, my 2013 had thousands of miles and I never felt uncomfortable while driving. But I will say the interior was cheap looking, but I knew that when I purchased it. But in 25K miles, it was only at a dealer for oil changes, and a reprogram due to a failed shake sensor.
    My 2015, just purchased last month, and comfortable seats…possibly more comfortable than the 2013, hard to tell until I get more highway miles. However, the interior is NO longer cheap looking, and is a 1000 percent better than the 2013 and earlier trucks.
    As for recalls…not every truck was recalled each time there was a recall. Yes, there were too many recalls, but that is the nature of the vehicle world. Toyota has their fair shares of recalls….

  9. M. Huntley

    March 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    This guy is nuts and has no car experience. I have both fords listed and have never had a single problem with either and I have had the escape now for 13 years.

    • btao

      March 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Do you have a point? Not everyone has problems with their cars. Just more people have problems with the ones you have compared to others. Are you being defensive? Perhaps a bit of latent regret? He’s not speaking from experience, but from the reports from owners by the mandated surveys and customer feedback.

      • Le Junq

        March 12, 2015 at 11:56 pm

        Since you know so much about these surveys, what is the percentage of the actual owners who participate? I think you’ll be surprised at the answer.

        • J.Pertschi

          April 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm

          I believe,like most surveys, respondents are mostly those who have experienced problems. As for vehicles, one purchases say a Ford or Chevy and expects it to be fairly trouble free and when satisfied,has no reason to seek out venues to complain.
          However, why would someone complain about a hard riding truck,did they leave their butts home when they test drove the thing????
          Point is,surveys are skewed to the negative.

  10. SS

    March 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    What is good 40 years ago is not necessarily what is good now MM….

  11. Master Blaster

    March 2, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Fiat has been and still one of the worst built cars in the world. Very poor reliability, early wear problems, rust problems, cheap interiors, and the list goes on. Buy one of those if you have a death wish.

    • Le Junq

      March 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

      I must have been lucky, all mine have been reliable. I currently own a 35 year old Fiat with over 300k on the original engine &trans. I have had similar experiences with other Fiat’s I have owned. So much for your advice.

    • Jimmy

      March 18, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      You spend a lot of time living in Europe then? I lived in Italy for 12 years and rarely saw a Fiat on a flat bed or broken down on the side of the road.

      Still living in the past, are you?

    • Danny

      June 14, 2015 at 3:39 am

      They DEFINITELY had a rust problem back in the 70’s. But, if owners simply DO the few required maintenance items, they are happy little cars that return great fuel mileage and provide loads of FUN..! Mine are 41 and 37 years old. Compared to my $300 1992 Hyundai Excel daily driver, the Fiat parts are easy to obtain.

    • Tim Chernin

      July 7, 2015 at 5:39 am

      Is that why Fiat has won more Car of the Year awards by a committee of European Car writers than any other car? Check it out.

      • REDNECK

        July 21, 2015 at 6:38 pm

        Hello? Because Europe? It’s called “bias”!

  12. Master Blaster

    March 2, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    I am surprised that Ford with all of its good cars continues to produce something like the Fiesta. That car is destine for the scrap yard before leaving the showroom floor. One would think they would clean up their act on this one.

    • btao

      March 4, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Ford can’t make a cheap car without being cheap. My least favorite car in the world, the MK1 Ford Focus, base trim. Every door creaked, and even broke off on a windy day, and when you got in and started it, the engine would make the whole car vibrate to the point where you couldn’t see out the rearview mirror. An ex had one and I’d drive it occasionally. Throttle response was so absurd that 90% of the throttle opened when you pressed the peddle 10% down and the whole second half of the throttle was essentially nothing. The doors didn’t have enough weight to close, and the trunk had the same issue and would pop up on the road even after slamming it, sitting on it, and swearing at it multiple times.

      Seems like the Fiesta has taken over…

      • yama

        June 22, 2015 at 2:54 am

        I have a 03 Ford Focus ZX5 with the 2 liter twin cam engine. When the beast had about 100K miles on it the engine began to vibrate like a hoochie koochie dancer when first started and would ease up somewhat when warmed up. Looking on the internet I found that this is a common problem. The fix is to replace the passenger side motor mount. Also, the radio display is dying and the power door lock is flakey. Otherwise at 120000 miles the car runs great.

    • JoAnn

      March 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Yep, one car magazine reviewer called it “a miserable little car”.

    • Tamee

      May 31, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      I had a 2012 Ford Fiesta. I special ordered it and loved it for about 6 months. Then every 13,000 miles the transmission starting slipping and needed to be fixed. 4 clutches later on a automatic transmission and water leaking inside on the passenger side, I traded it in. I feel like I wasted ALOT of money on a brand new car that fell apart within the first 2 years that I owned it.
      Everyone that I have met that has owned one has had all kinds of problems with their car.

      • Danny

        June 14, 2015 at 3:13 am

        In May 2013, I rented a Fiesta in Sacramento for four days. I am not accustomed to newer cars, so had a lot to learn, mostly about the safeties and interlocks that had to be engaged to operate the car. But the automatic transmission was a FRIGHT. It would only shift correctly under full throttle. The rest of the time it seemed to be hunting for the correct gear. It would shift UP then DOWN and then back UP with my making no change in throttle or road speed. My sympathies to anyone who bought one with an automatic.

  13. RMW71

    March 3, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Well, I don’t know what to tell you, but I bought my 2007 Silverado(1/2 ton) in Feb ’08 and have not had ANY mechanical trouble out of it. 82,000 miles so far and no sign of wearing out. I’ve pulled boats, trailers, used it for construction, takes it all and keeps right on going. The heaviest thing I pulled was a trailer full of construction trash weighing over 15,000 lbs. This is well over the suggested max of 8,000. Pulled it no problem.

    • Ralph Miller

      March 12, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      I drove my new 2001 Silverado for 11 years. 148,000 miles. Changed oil and filters and two belts for maintenance. Brakes at 80,000 miles. When I sold it the a/c was blowing col air and I never added freon in 11 years. Same radiator hoses, same water pump, etc. I now have a 2011 and expect to go on and on and on…….

    • Paul

      July 14, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Keep driving the Silerado like that and you won’t have to worry about getting to 100,000.Miles, it will self destruct from the abuse…

  14. Superjuster

    March 3, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Bought a Ram 2500 HO diesel new in June, 2003. Have installed front brake pads- that is the extent of mechanical repairs. Have replaced all hoses and belts only as a common sense maintenance matter at 120,000. Uses no oil, gets 19 mpg in town, 24 mpg on hwy. Has been absolutely bulletproof, has no rattles even. Great truck.

    • ron

      March 30, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      How can you tell there are no rattles, the engine noise is so loud you can’t hear anything else. Buy a Silverado diesel and enjoy a quiet ride.

      • Hector

        April 4, 2015 at 9:48 pm

        Ron, you must know where that duramax engine is from.its half Japanese & half American. Isuzu designed Part of it.

      • E Palmer

        June 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        @ Ron

        Apparently you have not driven a Ram truck with a Cummings engine in a while. They are about as quiet as a gasoline engine.

      • Danny

        June 14, 2015 at 4:08 am

        I think being loud and obnoxious is the entire purpose in driving a Dodge Ram.

  15. ED

    March 4, 2015 at 12:23 am

    This person hasn’t a clue. Having a Fiesta SE for over a year now, I can tell you this is one great little fun car to drive. Zero problems very good acceleration and the 6 speed auto is one of the best. Never liked automatics and still prefer old style stick and clutch but this auto is great. only negative is that when you stomp on it there is a little lag before you launch, but this car has good acceleration. For a sub compact there is plenty of room and the controls are set up well. In Colorado on icy roads I like to Ken Block this little car and there is no fear just smiles. Do better research. For example: My friends Chevy Cruze has been recalled twice and in the shop twice and there is still stuff going wrong with that car.

    • Rob

      March 8, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      I agree 100%…mine is an 13 and I have 90,000 on it now. In Colorado…it is really good in the snow and ice for a little car..and it handles like no other subcompact I drove including Volkswagen.

    • Dan

      April 12, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      I have to agree, the Fiesta is a great car. Whomever made this list has all of his facts completely backwards. After 3 years and 60,000 miles I’ve only had to lift the hood to change the oil every 5000 miles. It runs great, handles like a sports car, and has a quality interior, plus a lot of nice options found in much more expensive cars. Plus I get 40mpg. Maybe this fellow wrote this nonsense just to cause a stir, it’s definitely all wrong.

      • The Mel

        April 15, 2015 at 2:19 pm

        Toyota pickups also hold their value substantially better than any other truck. My son had a 2003 Tacoma 4-wheel drive, crew cab, and it was a great truck. He traded it in 2010 for a two-year-old F150 King Ranch Edition (it was nearly an even trade!!!). That was a beautiful truck but didn’t compare to the Tacoma. He got rid of it 18 mos. later at a loss, but was tired of it’s lousy gas mileage. He now has a 2012 Mercedes and loves it.

        • Liars

          May 5, 2015 at 6:57 am

          Your son is lying to you if he somehow even traded a $6000 pickup for a $28,000 one. LOVE to know how he pulled that off. Plus, he’s concerned about gas mileage and then goes and buys a Mercedes instead?? Your comment REEKS of lies. Last thing anyone cares about when buying a Mercedes in the States is friggin’ fuel economy.

        • E Palmer

          June 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm

          Did not know Mercedes made pickup trucks!

      • John Hallowell

        April 19, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        I put 125,000 miles on a 2011 Fiesta, but I was nervous the whole time. Everything in it looked cheap, the transmission never seemed to know what gear it should be in, and several times (when I needed to accelerate) it just slipped out of gear all together. The front end rattled from 20,000 miles on, the inside door handle broke off at 40,000 miles, dashboard lights came on for no discernible reason,front-seat upholstery wore out, the catalytic converter needed replacing (over $1,000 dollars)before 100,000 miles.
        But I got a decent trade-in for it, and I think I actually saved money by not buying a better car. The Fiesta always got 38 mpg on the highway (sometimes 40).

    • Dave

      April 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Either you got lucky or Ford has fixed the transmission issues. We just traded in our 2012 Fiesta for half its NADA because it still could not shift correctly between 3-4 gears. And this after a factory paid for clutch/transmission repair by the dealer. No more Fords for me.

  16. Chuck

    March 4, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Interesting on the Silverado, I have a 2014, No Recalls that I can remember since purchasing, or any other problems.

  17. Old Glory

    March 4, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I am still driving a 2002 Silverado with nearly 300K miles. To date, the only things I have replaced a fuel pump (due to trash in bad gas that I bought) and a water pump. If that is considered unreliable, then I’ll take unreliable any day. I use this truck as a daily driver, to pull my boat, a tractor on a trailer as well and a camping trailer. After 13 years, it’s still firing up immediately and running strong.

  18. Crystal

    March 5, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    100% is all of something. To have 162% less of something has no meaning in the real world.

  19. daniel

    March 5, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I laugh at this list a little. ..while many of the American brands have had issues (and I used to be a Chevy guy until I bought my tacamo) to say a pickups suspension is to rough is like saying an economy car has to little acceleration. …does not make sense.

    • Al Scarbrough

      March 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      Don’t know what a “tacamo” is. Sorry.

      • Bob Iles

        April 4, 2015 at 11:28 pm

        He probably means Tacoma.

    • Jason

      June 10, 2015 at 4:45 am

      So what you are saying is that it is kind of like putting and elevator in an outhouse? It just does not belong.
      Oh yeah to the person on the first floor hope the drain is properly connected and sealed cause gravity is taking over on this load that is being dropped off!!!

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  22. Al Scarbrough

    March 6, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Had a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder for three years and it was CONSTANT trouble, so I agree with this article. Interior, suspension, electronic components, brakes, ventilation, and back hatch problems were too numerous to name. The eventually became such a money pit that I sold it for a song just to not have to mess with it anymore. I told the buyer what all recurring problems it had and they bought it anyway. That is why I had to sell it for very little money. It was junk from day one.

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  24. Helen Cole

    March 7, 2015 at 3:45 am

    I love my Fords. I really enjoy the Ford Flex. It is not real pretty but it is comfortable and very reliable.

  25. Fred

    March 7, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I think that the author of this article might benefit from a larger set of experience when it comes to automobiles. Were I to write an article about it, I wouldn’t focus on the list price or ratings, but instead document the reliability problems. Cramped interior space or a harsh ride are not reliability issues, but are instead choices that the consumer makes when purchasing a vehicle of the selected type.

  26. Rob

    March 8, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    The comments on the Ford Fiesta are well…In a word, incorrect. I own one as a commuter car and have put 90,000 on it in 18 months. It is small, but reasonably comfortable. I have a 5 speed manual that is easy shifting and smooth. As far as will cruise down the road at 75-80 on cruise control no problem. Its handling is far superior to the other small cars I test drove such as Toyota’s, KIA and even Volkswagen to name a few. It is stable and tight on the interstate and feels very solid. Mine was stripped $13,500 out the door so I can’t say much about the touchscreen. I also know nothing about the automatic..I have had 1 recall on the cruise wiring which was fixed in an hour when it was new…NO other issues…I mean NONE.

  27. Jeff

    March 9, 2015 at 1:43 am

    The complaints consumer report gets are all complaints /100 vehicles. The younger generation who didnt own or drive cars from the 70’s-90’s complain about everything from very minor problems like noise to the engine blowing up, A car that has the engine and transmission replace has the same number of issues as a Honda with a broken radio knob and a breaks wearing up to quickly complaint bc the owner left the parking break on. If a Silverado has a noisy suspension, squeaky breaks, a radio knob pop off, and faulty ignition switch that’s four issues. It doesn’t matter if the truck ran for 500,000 miles under reliability from magazines like consumer reports. That’s why cars that are pieces of shit get above average reliability when their engines are garbage while other cars have average ratings when other cars with same power train are above average. I you look at consumer complaints from 1990-1999 have far fewer complaints even though new cars today are far more reliable. The millennial generation complain about every little thing when there’s nothing wrong with the Carl A Honda civic isn’t a Mercedes and its going to be noisier.

    • patrick

      April 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      wow…a comment that is educated! bravo

  28. Eugene

    March 9, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Almost all vehicles have some issues. I’ve owned American trucks for over 30’years. No huge problems. I now own a 2010 Silverado. Haven’t had any trouble with it. It rides like a car on the highway. Nothing squeaks. Nothing leaks. Also, I own a Ford Ranger with 215,000 miles on it. Sure, I’ve had to change stuff like gaskets, brakes, some small parts. But, they were from wear and tear. This reviewer needs to review other things…not cars! He do t know diddly squat.!!

    • Matt

      April 20, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Everybody cranked about the pt cruiser as well. I’ve owned three so far. one got into a three car pileup on the interstate. Rearended a car that was going 30 miles an hr in the hammer lane with no brake or warning lights on then got rear ended by a late model hyundai. the olds in front got the spare in the back seat the hyundai totally fell apart. The engine, windshield and airbags all blasted and on the ground. Aside from the clutch fork getting knocked off the tranny my car only had radiator and trunk damage. All four fenders were untouched and the airbag didn’t deploy nor did it need to. the thing was a tank and because of the five speed manual every one was fast.

      • callanja

        April 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm

        Yikes! You should get that airbag checked…it should have deployed.

  29. James Cranford

    March 10, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    the problem with reports or ‘surveys’ like this, is they count only the people that respond and thus they get all the complainers, most people with most cars are fairly happy with their choice and have a decent vehicle. i would stay away from a vehicle that has many recalls, or it is the first year of that ‘model’. i find the ads pitting the pickups against each other hilarious.

    • Billy

      April 2, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      Only one issue with what you state..
      Would you rather they don’t recall the issues and cause hundreds of deaths, until the NHTSA catches them and makes them recall the issue..
      Or would you rather buy from a manufacturer who cares enough about quality to recall the issues in the first place?

      Imagine your family in a mid 70’s C/K – mid 80’s one that burst into flames on a low speed side impact collision.. “No recall, but you can read the 52Million settlement they paid out”

      Now imagine your family being killed from a poorly designed engine mounting setup that caused the clutch fan to decapitate front seat drivers in GM full sized cars.. “Also not recalled, but there was a cash settlement”

      People who say they won’t buy a car from a company who recalls issues with design and quality should probably never buy shoes, since even they recall design flaws.

  30. TJjr

    March 11, 2015 at 11:14 am

    WHAT does an uncomfortable seat have ANYTHING to do with reliability??? I see MANY more F and E series trucks with BLOWN 4.6 and 5.4 engines. AND lets not forget the 6.0 PowerJoke!

  31. Neil

    March 11, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I bought a new 1999 Silverado Z71 loaded. JD Powers “Truck of the Year Award”. All these mishaps happened before 40,000 miles. Replaced the drivers side window and lock switchboard 3 times. That part is made in Mexico City, Mexico. Driving with my family on the Mass Pike and felt like i ran over a dog with my rear tire. The back caliper shattered on the highway. What caused it? The calipers were over torqued on the assembly line. The partial cast iron they use for the calipers shattered like glass. Another, i kept hearing a humming noise even after the truck was shut off w/key out. Draining my battery. It was the ABS computer under the drivers seat on the frame rail. I needed to unplug that so it wouldn’t kill the battery. When i did that the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree. $800 bucks for that one. $37,000 top of the line Z71 Silverado. Worst GM junk ever built. Sold it after 1.5 years. Bought Ford trucks since and never had a problem. This article is right on!

    • patrick

      April 19, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      YOU got a lemon (ALL manufaturers have lemons…all!) and because of that this article is right on? Seriously? Do you truly believe that because YOUR truck had probs that they ALL did? hmmm. I work selling Chevrolet’s and I have sold about 50 Silverados in the past two years. I stay n contact with my customers and I have not had ONE COMPLAINT. Not one! Now…my comments do NOT MEAN that NO Silverado’s have problems. hmmmm.

  32. Neil

    March 11, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    What doe’s FIAT mean in Italian? Fix It Again Tony!

    • Le Junq

      March 13, 2015 at 12:06 am

      Did you think that up by yourself? Does that sound Italian to you? If you can read it, it’s probably not Italian.

    • Jimmy

      March 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm


      No Tony in there…and you’re living in the past.

    • Tim Chernin

      July 7, 2015 at 5:40 am

      Bigot, we hate you too!

  33. guy

    March 13, 2015 at 1:40 am

    chevy trucks.. well past 5 trucks I own..1984 .. 55000 got wreck… 1988..108000… next 1994..270000.. rebuilt transmission at 150000.. 2004 145000.. traded off for a 2012..39000 no problems… so no complaining here.. did have a few minor problems water pump power steering….ball joints ..shocks and brakes normal things..

  34. lmd

    March 13, 2015 at 2:38 am

    My 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has 333 thousand miles and still keeps 60 pounds of oil pressure. Mobile one helped for sure !!!

  35. J. James

    March 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    The Gmc truck is now made in Mexico.
    Costs about $45,000???
    Gmc is not a Silverado but I think it is comparable.
    What gives?

  36. Jeff

    March 16, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Who ever did this story? your flipping crazy! and Has no knowlage of trucks. I own three chev trucks. I also work for Cross Country (Brake down road service)
    I will tell you. If you are broken down on the side of a lonely highway calling me. You werent/arent driving a bow tie.
    So to who ever did this story……. You go buy that other truck. you dont deserve a GM truck.

    • Brian

      May 16, 2015 at 1:48 am

      AMEN owned more than a dozen

    • Paul

      July 14, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Hey Jeff ! it’s “break” down service, not brake.

  37. Bob Thrash

    March 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    I have to tell you, I was raised on GM products. And I will not buy another GM product. My father was with GMAC. I was there when GM pushed gas guzzlers in the oil shortage in the 70’s, and the few small cars they dumped on the public were trash (and really did not get great mileage.) I drove a VEGA I was there. and that’s when it started, the decline of an American giant, GM over the next 30 years GM made one critical mistake after another, they have “value engineered” their way to the bottom of the barrel on quality. Then the US government steps in (an organization that has never run any type of operation successfully in its history) I will not buy a government car/truck!

    • Jimmy

      March 18, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      You know nothing of what you speak…if you did, you’d probably be speaking German or Japanese right now.

    • patrick

      April 19, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      Your comment WAS spot on…in 2008. Now, 7 short years later GM was just awarded a JD powers top ranking! NEW Chevy’s have come a LOOOOONG way in a short time. Go drive a few NEW Chevy’s…you’ll be amazed at how the fit and finish have improved!

      • Danny

        June 14, 2015 at 3:52 am

        I think you REALLY embarrass yourself if you have to resort to a JD Powers award. They’ll sell you a top place award for anything you want. Hell, my wife’s mop was awarded a JD Powers top ranking.

  38. Thom

    March 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I began my career as a automobile mechanic in 1972. I retired from the trade in 2008.Within those years, I have seen my share of poorly designed vehicles from ALL makes.Anything that can fail on a vehicle WILL fail.

    • becky

      March 27, 2015 at 1:49 am

      right you are, thom

  39. kathy riffe

    March 22, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I have a 2012 Ford escape that I bought used and love it,has been very reliable so far.We Bought a brand new 2009 dodge calber and it was the biggest junk I ever owned so traded it for a Chevy colorado which guzzled the gas so bad that I traded it in on the ford Escape and so far Ford is the Best and will def buy another one if needed.We have also owned 2 Ford f250’s Diesel a 2002 model and now a 2012 model both trucks were/are very dependable and reliable.

    • Ron

      May 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      I can’t relate to the reliability of the Ford Escape, except that I have a neighbor who is currently driving his 3rd – he trades for a new one 3 years. He is particular about reliability, but maybe the reason why he has had good luck from them is that he never keeps them long enough to have many problems. My biggest objection to them is the way the newest ones look. That front end is one of the ugliest things on the road. But, all mfgrs are guilty of the same thing..replacing the grill with a lot of black plastic. A lot of them look like a car that was wrecked, and the owners have not gotten around to replacing the grill yet.

    • Gail Soldato

      June 21, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      We’ve owned Chevy’s for years. I our last purchase was a 2000, crew cab 4×4 and still use it. She only has about 75,000 original miles. Terrible gas mileage (11 mpg hauling) 17 mpg highway. Out side of that it’s been a real work horse. Hubby wants to get it all repainted etc cause she is still work great. No major repairs, just normal stuff. We had to replace the battery 3 yrs ago, Yes, still had the original Deloco battery it was 12 yrs old. Have owned various Chevy cars and only traded them cause the mileage is high

  40. skipster01

    March 23, 2015 at 7:40 am

    I think we can really sum up what these reports are really all about.
    Some car companies put out bad designs in a car. And then when they go to fix them. they replace the parts with the same bad design. providing that the government doesn’t make them recall them. In short. Don’t take a bad design and replace it with a bad design. So read your reviews which give you valuable sound decisions based on another persons hind sight. Better to learn from another persons mistake, than make the mistake on your own.

  41. Jon

    March 24, 2015 at 2:34 am

    I was surprised to see the Pathfinder on the list. Things have changed. I’m lucky enough to still have a Nissan Hardbody (ka24e, 5speed.from Nissans heydey. This truck and the 81 Datsun I used to own were the best cars I’ve owned. Close seconds were a Plymouth with the 225 slant-six and a 72 Beetle.

  42. becky

    March 27, 2015 at 1:48 am

    all of you have your opinions. my gramma used to say….opinions are like assholes….everybody has one

    • callanja

      April 30, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      That’s what this forum is here for. Obviously you have nothing intelligent to add.

  43. james

    April 1, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I own a 2002 sierra 2500HD. There is always something broken on it. The brake lines rusted thru and the pedal went straight to the mat. Just by luck no one was killed. Brake lines on my acura 2002 are pristine. The difference is the Japanese care about quality and spent a few more dollars and put stainless brake lines. Not to mention the horrendous underbody and rocker panel rust the exhaust header leak the leaking radiator etc etc
    My next truck will be anything but a GMC product.

  44. Billy

    April 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Spot on..
    American cars are and will always be absolute garbage..
    I would walk if that was my only choice..

  45. Manny

    April 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I’ve owned several cars over my lifetime and I must be the exception because I won a Toyota Corolla in 1980 that had major issues. It was the worst piece of metal I have ever owned. Firstly, although I am of normal weight, the driver seat back broke, the door handles broke (cheap pot metal), over 40 miles an hour if I rolled the windows down the doorframe would bow out so I could not roll the windows back up, it went through alternators every two years, and most dangerous was metal where I inserted a gas nozzle wore through and gas would leak. I’m thankful I won it because I certainly would have felt bad had I paid for it. I lived out west at the time but notice since moving to the east coast that pre-nineties toyotas are scarce because they’ve ALL RUSTED OUT.
    All major brands have their problems but I usually find that these aol articles always seem to bash American automakers. The writers are usually just editors assigned to write a story and are usually not car people. The articles that really get me are the ones about the ugliest cars ever. I have yet to see one that mentions a Toyota Echo, or some of the celicas that went through a phase of looking like an old shoe. All brand have put out some ugly cars so spread the wealth around.

    • callanja

      April 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      The 80’s was the worst decade for all car manufacturers.

      • Paul

        July 14, 2015 at 8:03 pm

        I have a 1984 Grand Prix LE that still has only 95,000 miles on it, a 1978 Olds Delta 88, a 1992 Pontiac sunbird, a 1993 Cevy caprice that is driven daily with 135,000 mi & last but not least a 1994 Cadillac Eldorado with 192,000 miles on it. I love them all.


    April 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I am a professional Valet at a High Profile Hotel in the Midwest. I have driven and seen the whole USA and imported lineup. With that said I have read so many emotional and biased comments that are not true. But look at the FACTS. Toyota and Subaru have the highest numbers in reliability. Toyotas are far easier to maintain while Subaru without a doubt require specialized knowledge rarely found outside a dealership. Any brand vehicle is as good as the maintenance provided. However given the same hard working environment throughout all brands and having driven and still do daily, from Bentleys and Maybach down to Hyundai I have noticed a lot. Pick up trucks, Ford not Chevy seems to handle aggressive wear and tear this includes GMC! Chevy lineup the interiors fall apart, power steering starts acting up as does the brakes and worse yet the accelerator gets temperamental. Props to Ford! Having said that luxury vehicles, BMW, Acura, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Infinity, each except Mercedez, Infinity and Lexus have problems. BMW’s: the steering fluctuates after 4 to 6 years and transmission seems to lag in response after 4th year; Engine and interiors are simply outstanding for wear and tear tolerance. Accura: the interiors are weak(wont tolerate normal wear and tear as well) and generic and power steering does act out occasionally from model to model. Definitely not the same quality and craftsmanship that was put into the Acuras of the early 90’s. I for one had sworn off American cars mostly because the Dealers would provide horrible service and rip people off and their lack of reliability and generic craftsmanship infuriated me. I’d rather pay more for something that would last me 4 times longer and not require so many trips to the mechanic. However, I have recently driven a Ford Fusion Platinum and Ford F150 Aluminum and their quality and craftsmanship made me smile and brought back hope for the American auto industry. I own and Will continue to own a Dodge with a 4.7 with 160k miles until first major repair. I totally hate the Corporation for the Painful ownership and having to deal with crappy dealers. Fact; my family and I drove that baby like we stole it as our only family vehicle for over 11 years from the Mid Atlantic, across the country 3 times, the dessert for 3 years and the west coast for another 3 years and other than tires, gas, brakes and oil; it was pretty much a reliable vehicle. To this day the only thing with rust is the exhaust!
    Maintain your vehicle and it will outlast any other. Don’t maintain it and you can cry on some survey about how bad it is!!! You get out what you put into it, therefore you care for it an in turn it will take care of you.

    • callanja

      April 30, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Wow, the opinion of a “professional valet”. Congratulations on graduating from amateur status? I question your experience based opinions as you only drive each vehicle about 30 feet.

      • Sam

        July 22, 2015 at 2:14 am


        I worked as a valet last summer, and you would be amazed at what you can gleam from driving a car just in a garage. we drive a couple hundred a night and have to do so in a quick, efficient manner. Like Pro Valet said, maintenance is the key… too many people don’t bother to take care of their cars and it shows when they hand the keys over to us.

  47. Paul

    April 9, 2015 at 3:05 am

    First car was a 72 impala… Very large poorly designed gas guzzler tank that was safe but that was the only redeeming quality

    Second car was a 79 mustang Ghia 6 cylinder pos that I loved because I was a kid and girls liked it – it ultimately broke down repeatedly until I was able to pawn it off on another unsuspecting kid….$$$

    Third car was a ford probe GT which i bought new that went thru 5 mufflers and several alternators, and 8 brake jobs ??in 221k mi Ultimately driving like crap even tho I babied it, garaged it, waxed, & maintained engine & transmission meticulously

    Third “car” was a 2002 Acura MDX – bought it new and it currently has NEVER BROKEN DOWN EVER IN 426,579mi (same engine and transmission)
    I rent “domestic” pos vehicles all the time for work, most of which have less than 10k mi and I come home to a vehicle that out rides them …. I can happily and vehemently say I will never ever ever buy a lousy american made underwhelming, underperforming, unreliable…… Did I say unreliable ? Money pit ever again…
    If you are spouting off about buying an American car that’s fine if you don’t mind working your whole life to earn money to buy things you need and then turning around and spending that same hard earned money on things that won’t last out of some kind of misplaced patriotism. There are worse things you could do for yourself or your family I guess, like invest in iraqi dinar, but as for me – I would rather just have an easy, hassle-free ride:).

    (Surveys like the one this article was based on tend to work because they gather data from a large data base and a wide variety of consumers and then the recurring themes good or bad rise to the surface…people who don’t like surveys usually have an emotional bias against the resulting data not based in logical fact, or they are not smart enough to benefit from them so they speak out of their own ignorance against them)

  48. Old Guy

    April 11, 2015 at 11:46 am

    01 S-10 243K no major repairs
    06 HHR 168K no major repairs

    Been a GM man all my life until they built a plant in China. Bought a Kia. Plant is here and at least the home company likes America.

  49. 60 years driver

    April 15, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I have always purchased America made. I bought a 06 Ford, F350 and an 09 Chev. Impala. Both have been a pile of junk. Ford destroyed front tires every 12000 miles. Ford offered no help. Impala needs little stuff that should not go out continually. You cannot get the battery out. Have to take it to dealer to replace. Next time Japanese.

  50. larry knight

    April 17, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    started with a53 ford conv.every body i knew drove chevys so i bought one a 64 impala with v8 powerglide had to post a stick to see if it was moving even though all that owned the chevys said they ran so well got at least 10 miles to the gallon was the last chevy i ever owned.i never owned but one new car which was a pinto that was a very good car with no complaints, but if you want to know who thinks the best truck looks who sells the most trucks,for the last 35 years its been ford,this past year ford sold almost as many trucks as dodge and chevrolet combined,if you sell more it tells me that something must be right with this brand.

  51. Richard

    April 18, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Consumer Reports is NOT known for statistical reliability. They do not have a sample size large enough, nor is their methodology able to stand up to real scrutiny. This story, based on their data, is crap.

  52. Bill

    April 22, 2015 at 3:24 am

    ive had several Fords they all ran great. I never had a GMC product till i got my wife an 08 Denali yukon xl 6.2 liter v8 is one of the best motors available. Ive had 2 Escalades and i just bought my second Denali 2015 with an even better version of that engine. This Denali is nicer than any Cadillac truck ive ever owned

  53. Bill

    April 22, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Had a 2002 Sebring 4 cyl it ran forever. Had an 08 Sequoia it was the worst vehicle weve ever had. Nothing but trouble

  54. EmilyWisconsin

    April 24, 2015 at 5:54 am

    I’m surprised the Chrysler made minivans (including Dodge) aren’t in the worst 5 list. The Pentastar V6 3.6L engine is the worst ever. The engine is loud and coarse, making all sorts of odd noises. Overall, very cheaply built for the price you pay to get this family hauler. I regret getting the 2015 Grand Caravan. I hope it holds out for me.

    • E Palmer

      June 13, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      I have been buying Chrysler Mini Vans since 1991 and love them. The latest one is a 2012 Town & Country Touring model. Has the Pentastar V6 3.6 Liter engine which is quiet and has plenty of power. Have put over 63,000 miles without any problems except a couple of recalls which were taken care of by the dealer. I have gotten 29 mpg on a trip with 4 people in the van. Expect to keep this until it is totally worn out. Got Life Time warranty.

  55. Mike

    April 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Many rate new cars like JD Powers does. That is during the first 90 days of ownership.

  56. Jim

    April 28, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    03 Sierra…Too many problems to list within 1.5 years of ownership. Current truck is 07 Tacoma…Bought it new, zero problems. No frame rust but Toyota did the treatment for it per the recall. Going to get new leaf springs on a separate recall even though mine aren’t rusted. Never going back to a GM made truck, but the couple corvettes I owned proved to be very reliable.

  57. Russ

    April 30, 2015 at 4:18 am

    My last truck was a 1994 GMC Xtra cab PU, drove it all over the place, twice to Mexico (from Alaska). You’re always going to do the usual, brakes, alt, starter, ect when you get over 150,000 miles. After 210000 miles I tossed in a rebuilt bored out 350ci block, 300 HP pulled my RV real nice sold it for $4600 when I bought my current rig, a 2011 Chevy Silverado 4×4 xtra cab. I don’t like the seat fabric, it’s hell with dog hair but I always thought it rode like a car. Love that 5.3 L w/6 speed tranny pulls my RV hardly know it’s back there. My biggest problem is the stupid lugnut no brain mechanics at the local Chevy dealer in Wasilla. These guys couldn’t diagnose a hangnail if they didn’t have a computer plugged in…. overall I’m happy with my truck, it handles in the snow and ice most superbly.

  58. Phil

    May 1, 2015 at 5:51 am

    The only thing more fun that reading about supposedly-horrible cars is reading the comments. Hopefully mine’s no different. I own a 2014 Fiesta and I can tell you the interior is NOT cramped by any means, especially considering space for what is essentially a microcar. A couple people 6’2 have sat in the back, and while the suspension is a bit soft, they remarked at how much headroom they had.I have no problems with the exquisitely notchy gearbox (oh, that’s right…we Americans don’t drive manuals any longer, right?), other than it could stand to have a lower-geared 1st, or a six-speed fitted instead. My gripe is the A/C that blasts you with cold air for 10 seconds while the climate control figures out what it’s doing. Now, that’s not such a bad thing on hot summer days, but we don’t have that many in the PNW. The most atrocious thing about the Fiesta is the stereo. It is an abomination of so many hellish demons that it must be replaced, and soon. It fails at every level, and shouldn’t even be offered. In the 15k miles I’ve put on this gem, it’s clear that it has many more to give. In talking to other Fiesta owners, they share the same gripes about the stereo and A/C, but not much else. So much for being the worst car in the U.S. *rolleyes*

  59. Chris

    May 1, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I have a Gold 2001 Ford Ranger XLT, 2.5liter engine, 5 speed manual, RWD, and it’s a damn good truck. I was never a big fan of Fords (until I bought this Ranger!), I’ve had mostly OLDER Pontiacs and Olds and they were great, put OVER 250,000 miles on ALL of them. My 2001 Ranger has 220k and it still runs great AND great gas mileage. I put in MSD coils and top of the line Bosch plugs and wires, so THAT helped alot. Too bad some dumbass in Ford upper management decided to discontinue the Ranger in Dec 2011. Many gas and elctric companies here in Atlanta, Georgia still use them, Adavance Auto still has them as their fleet vehicles too. They run great, low maintenance, good gas mileage and many companies use them as fleet vehicles, yet Ford management decides to discontunue something that reliable? Someone is taking waaaay too many meds in the morning! sooo sad….

  60. motorman

    May 5, 2015 at 1:58 am

    im very surprised that not one F series truck is in here, Ford has consistently put out the worst dependable trucks in the world , Dodge and Chevy are running circles around Ford , Oh wait! at least we circled the problem !

  61. 'KING' RALPH

    May 6, 2015 at 1:21 pm


  62. JMG

    May 10, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Since the bail out, US auto manufacturers have figured out they don’t need to sell cars to make money. When they fail, like the banks, they get bailed. For example, the Chevy Silverado is just a shadow of what it used to be. The Found On the Road Dead Fiesta has been a junk car for decades and Ford will never improve it. The Ford Fiesta is a very cheap car to make and they always find a way to cheapen it even more- funny how the car lot price for it never goes down.

  63. John Reed

    May 11, 2015 at 2:38 am

    My father drove Buicks. I had two, a pretty good ’66 and a very solid ’72. Things seemed to wrong at GM during the late 70s. While on a business trip in the early 80s my group had two GM rentals. Brand new cars. One Olds Cutlass quit cold. The harmonic balancer had broken off the crankshaft. It was still hanging on the fan belts.
    In 87 I was shopping for a late used car at auctions. There were beautiful Fisher body Buicks, Olds, Pontiacs everywhere. All with a big pool of transmission fluid under them.

  64. Brian

    May 16, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Who ever wrote the story is an idiot I’ve owned more than a dozen chevy silverado’s with very few problems I have to work trucks with over 300000 thousand miles still going strong towing heavy cargo trailers everyday. just bought brand new gmc 1500 very bad ass keep up the good work General Motors dont listen to dumb dumb

  65. Rich Long

    May 16, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I have had a lot of GM cars the higher end ones & Buick, Olds etc. They have all had the same problem. Oil leakage big time. Ask anyone who has ever had a Caddy with the Northstar or the smaller version in the Olds (shortstar V8) Some as early as 40K. Although I like GM cars I think will never by one again. The look good and ride well but they just don’t last.

    • Paul

      July 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Rich Long, I have a 1994 Cadillac Eldorado with 190,000 miles on it and the AC is still cold, the engine is fine and the only problem I have is with the ride control. That being said, I can fix the ride control with standard struts & shocks that are passive and no more problem !!…

  66. John Galloway

    May 16, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    any car or truck one would buy should be properly maintained

    All imports should be returned

  67. agbjr

    May 17, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Two worst cars I ever owned: Chrysler Concord, Cadillac Catera. Both were computerized nightmares but of the two the Opel-cum-Cadillac was by far the worst.

    I want a solid, reliable all-Amerioan car: where can I buy a Studebaker?

  68. Mark

    May 21, 2015 at 3:35 am

    So one guy says that Honda owners ( and Toyota ) lie on questionaires about reliability?? No need to lie, just tell the truth and the truth hurts you fans of other vehicles. Here’s the truth: I have owned Hondas ( mostly Civics of various years ) for 25 years and have never been at the side of a road except when I wanted to be there!! With the exception of my air conditioner compressor on my 1998 Civic hatchback ( my brother owns it now at 180,000 miles ) the only thing I have had to change on one was tires and batteries!! Sorry, the truth hurts. Buy a Honda and find out the easy way.

    • lmcues

      June 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm


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  70. GullyFoyyle

    May 24, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I always felt the new Ford Escape was a waste. I do have a 10 year old (2005) Escape and swear by it. Although it only gets 24 miles to the gallon, it got that new when I bought it. Still the same 180,000 miles later. Great ground clearance for a small SUV, maintenance costs average. I’m going to hate when I do have to replace it.

  71. Blough Mee

    May 28, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Non-story. All of those vehicles are exponentially MORE reliable than any US-made auto from the 60’s-80’s. My family always traded every 4 years simply because the cars would 1)rust out and 2)be burning a ton of oil by 100,000 miles. Today’s vehicles cost more per capita but the average age of the fleet is now something like 12-13 yrs. It was 6yrs in 1970.

  72. Eric

    May 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    A Chevy Silverado………..give me a break. I have owned four Chevy trucks my current one being a 2007 Silverado. I have driven that truck 181,000 miles and it’s still going strong. I do spend some money one maintenance and when it was young it did have a problem with it’s intermediate steering shaft which was replaced under warranty but if the author of this article would get out of his office and look around he’d find that there are very few Toyota, Ford, or Dodge trucks of that vintage on the road. It’s not a perfect vehicle but none of them are When they are new the shocks suck and I replace those right away and the painted wheels and rear bumpers do suck but all in all they are great trucks! As far as that vehicle goes this article is a bunch crap!

  73. Don

    May 30, 2015 at 4:41 am

    I purchased a new 2014 FIATL and after 1500 miles on it, I was T-boned by a 2006 Cadillac on the left driver’s side going 40 mph through a red light. The many well place air bags saved me from any injury and the other party’s insurance paid me for a new one. I now have about 7000 miles on it and I love it. If it has problems, I do not know what that might be on my car.

    • Don

      May 30, 2015 at 4:50 am

      I purchased a new 2014 FIAT500L and after 1500 miles on it, I was T-boned by a 2006 Cadillac on the left driver’s side going 40 mph through a red light. The many well placed air bags protected me from any injury and the other party’s insurance paid me for a new one. I now have about 7000 miles on it and love it. If it has problems, I sure do not know what they might be on my car.

  74. bob n

    June 1, 2015 at 7:37 pm


    • JN

      June 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      To Bob n.. You have a case of blind patriotism.God bless America but screw everyone else.Nice.During the 80’s American cars were poorly made and Americans finally realized that the Japanese were building better more reliable vehicles. This poor image of unreliable American cars has persisted to this day. If American automakers want to get back in the game they need prove how good there cars are instead of using their flag waving propaganda.(Because today’s Americans are not buying that shit anymore) And by the way I used to own a 93 Corvette and sometimes after many repairs I would catch myself dreaming of a GM Corvette with the reliability of a Honda. That’s why i drive a Honda today and people still lust over the NSX.

      • E Palmer

        June 13, 2015 at 4:59 pm

        I get tired of people always saying that Honda’s are such good products. I have never owned a Honda car but have owned many Honda Motorcycles over the past several years. I would have bought Harley’s except I wanted better performance than a Harley would give me. One of the first Honda’s I owned was a Super Hawk. It had a 305cc twin cylinder engine and performed very well for its size. The transmission locked up in second gear. Dealer had to repair it under warranty. Another Honda I had problems with was a CBX 1000cc 6 cylinder which stopped charging. Had to do a MacGyver fix to get to my destination. I was on a trip from Mich to Florida. Just before another trip out east on a 4 cylinder Gold Wing Honda, I thought I detected a sound in the engine I did not like. Took it back to the dealer who said there was nothing wrong with it. I convinced him to take it in trade for another new Gold Wing that was sitting in his show room. After getting back from my trip. I discovered he had sold the bike and the new owner ended having to return the bike after the engine blew up. The sound I had heard was a main bearing on the crank shaft failing. Motorcycles was Honda’s main business before making cars So just shows that every company can have some problems

      • Kodi

        July 8, 2015 at 4:56 am

        I’m glad someone likes Honda. I owned a Civic once and it started falling apart right after the 50,000 mile warranty ran out. Fuel pump, a/c compressor, tranny, clutch, many other problems. I was glad to trade that thing off!

    • lmcues

      June 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      IT’s the technology, engineering and quality parts that foriegn cars deliver, NOT found in US brands. When we start putting out a hint of quality, let me know.

  75. anon

    June 3, 2015 at 12:43 am

    How is Tesla not on this list? Even George Clooney said, “Why am I always stuck on the side of the f*cking road?”

  76. donna owens

    June 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    2003 chevy silverado 25000 miles love this truck still going strong

    • lmcues

      June 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Wait until it needs a new trans at 65000

  77. lmcues

    June 8, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    People buy american vehicles simply because they cant afford a reliable foriegn car!
    US auto manufacturer’s selling their junk are like a title pawn shops preying on idiots!!!

  78. Donald

    June 9, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    I have owned Chevy trucks all my life and have had no problems with them. However I owned a 2006 Chevy Colorado and after the warranty ran out I had a lot of problems with the electrical system.
    Now I owned a 2010 Dodge 2500 4×4 with the Cummins Diesel. It is the best truck I have ever owned and I have owned at least 20 Chevys trucks and there is no comparison in them. Dodge #1 in my book.

    • Pete Szerszen

      June 22, 2015 at 1:56 am

      Sadly, Dodge trucks are no longer. Chrysler spun off the Ram division, which is now a division of FCA. I agree that Chrysler did build a fine truck. It’s hard to ignore that future trucks are the product of an Italian company, and those people are COMPLETELY out-of-touch with the unique automotive culture in the US, which is why Fiat will never be more than an (unreliable) niche, and Chrysler’s products will become bizarre (if they ever are redesigned at all). Call me bitter, but when Chrysler sold out to the Italians, the “Big 3” ceased to exist.

  79. Kevin

    June 11, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Odd, the Pathfinder pictured is not a 2015 or even the 2014. It’s the model that ended around 2012. That being said, we own a new one and we did indeed have issues with one of the windows not opening…but that issue magically went away on its own. That’s the ONLY issue we’ve run into after a year. Other than that, its been an awesome family vehicle and I have absolutely no complaints. It performed VERY well this last winter plus the wife loves it because it handles like a car. She even had a 2008 BMW 328xi as her previous vehicle, but doesn’t miss it at all. For our purposes, it was a great vehicle choice and one of the best purchases we’ve made since having kids.

  80. GeoInSD

    June 16, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    It used to be said that Fiat means, “Fixed It Again, Tony”.

  81. ken

    June 18, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Chey 1971 Vega GT ran beautiful! Changed oil, antifreeze and tires…that’s it! Much better car and value than the competition than (what) the Pinto?

    • Paul

      July 14, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      I had a 1993 Ford Pinto with the 2300 engine and it never broke down. It did rust all to hell, but in Detroit, Michigan, you can expect that. Moved to Washington state in 1987 & it finally died by collision.
      It was totaled & my Wife got hurt but it could have been much worse, she was hit on a bridge over the Columbia river….Sold the parts for more than I paid for the car !!

  82. mike

    June 24, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Say what you want about the Pinto Wagon my dad bought one brand new and drove it 314,000 miles on the original engine from ’78 to ’83. Nothing else built at that time even came close in longevity. And the only major work needed was to replace the timing chain. Hell even the Ac worked the entire time!

  83. mike

    June 24, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I have to agree with Donald. But not the being able to afford part since I have bought two full sized sedans and each I got at $15,000. Auto-Ac-ABS-ECO gets 34 Mi to the Gal and came with the only LIFETIME warranty in America. KIA RIO only need oil change every 7,000 not 3,000 and first tune up isn’t till 100,000. Yup I was so impressed with the quality and safety that when I was in a major accident that totaled the car doing 65 MPH into a concrete embankment, every air bag deployed and I walked away with not a scratch on me I went straight back and bought another.

  84. columbus

    July 1, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    The guy starts the article saying the 5 car list is mostly American, then it’s two American made vehicles two foreign and a Mexican made Ford.

  85. Barbara Espinosa

    July 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Chevrolet quit making trucks in 1957.
    Everything after that is CRAP!
    I test drove a 2015 Chevy truck and it was nothing but a very expensive bucket of bolts! I wouldn’t have it if they gave to me FREE.
    Whoever originally designed the f***ing fleetside trucks to begin with was a blithering idiot who knew nothing about trucks. You cannot reach anything in the truck bed because there is nothing to step up onto; the hood and body are 10 feet wide because the fenders are on the inside, and you cannot carry a square load due to the hour-glass shape of the bed.
    I had a 1979 Toyota 4 banger that I just LOVED. I drove it over a thousand miles from Califoria to New Mexico. That little beat-up HiLux got 32 miles to the gallon on the hiway, and used less than 30 gallons of gas for the whole trip. It was an abused truck when I bought it. I put a new set of tires on it, changed the oil and replaced all the spark plug wires because one was broken. In the next three years I only put gas in it and one quart of oil. Trouble was: somebody liked it more than I did and relieved me of it.
    The insurance agent laughed at me when I wanted to insure it for fire, theft and comprehensive because he said it was too old and beat up for anybody to even want to steal. I went to several more insurance agents and they, too, refused to insure it for more than the bare minimum state requirement. When I told the original agent that somebody stole my pick-up, he said it was impossible. It seems they are only interested in new luxury cars, and these are not worth a damn.

  86. AB

    July 5, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Owned 2 GM’s, the 2nd was worse than the first. ’97 Pontiac Grand Prix had the transmission go at 34K, luckily just under the 36/36 warranty, but the dealer couldn’t figure out how to fix it (hint: replace the transmission under warranty, which they figured out after a month). The car’s heater melted the circuit boards that controlled air-flow for the heater, ironically. Auto-windows were a joke, as were everything else mechanical on the vehicle. Traded it in for what was widely considered the “least reliable brand”: A Land Rover Discovery 2, which gave me no problems over the time I owned it. Never American, and especially never GM since then.

  87. Todd

    July 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I like how they use a picture of the very reliable old model of the Pathfinder. The complaints were about the 2014 model and the one shown is circa 2008-2009.

  88. Brian

    July 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Way to show the wrong model Pathfinder… I have a 1990 Pathy that is still rock solid – sure, it has some serious body rust, but 25 years in the Pennsylvania winter salt will do that. Point is the frame is solid, engine runs beautifully… hell, even the A/C still works! And that lil SUV has been stuck exactly ONCE… and even then it was only for as long as it took to engage the 4wd!

  89. Kodi

    July 8, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Worst POS ever made was the Chevy Chevette! It was my first “new” car and the last GM product I ever owned.

  90. Gary

    July 9, 2015 at 2:03 am

    It srarted when the Gov. bailed out Chrysler in the early 1980. It was first time I think that the U.S. Gov. bailed out a private company. I know guys who got laid off in St. Louis who when layed off bragged about 90% of wage and going to scuba diving lessons on my (US Taxpayer) money while on model change! Now it is just a giant parking lot. I guess you could say it PM off when the same people could care less about all the airline workers lost their jobs because thy did not work for the big 3! What crap all American cars/trucks were in thoose days! everyone knows why the Japanese cars?trucks took off in the 70s and 80s. They would run forever and no problems to speak of if you kept coolent and oil up. You guys know this is true but just cant stand to hear it. I am a Proud U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, and it does not bother me a bit to look at rated products before I buy.

  91. JerryJeff

    July 9, 2015 at 2:08 am

    My Dad bought a ’74 Chevrolet Vega Kamback Wagon because it was heavy, not too fast, and a practical hauler. Nevertheless, my brother and I hot-rodded that thing thru High school, and after the aluminum block was rebuilt with steel sleeves, it was a pretty solid car for us, to cruise thru the fog of 1970’s Highschool Daze, Like We’re Not Worthy! We’re not Worthy! Good times!

  92. Vincent

    July 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Wow! What a long string this is! No matter what you drive how blessed we are to ride our tin Lizzys on roads paved with freedom and liberty.Maybe GM or other car companies dropped the ball on quality over profits as do most corporations but Gods grace towards America hasn’t. I tell my kids when we go on road trips we live in a great country still brimming with plenty of open road filled with natural beauty and space.No roadside land mines or armed maniacs ambushing motorists.Think thats they way it is world wide? Drive what yha got,enjoy our country roads,but when you pull over for a bite to eat or maybe get gas ,lets look under the “hood” for what really makes it all possible,Happy Motoring Vinny

    • Vicenzo

      August 14, 2015 at 10:22 pm


  93. chip gunter

    July 14, 2015 at 12:36 am

    since when do tacky interiors and harsh rides have anything to do with reliability?

  94. T.

    July 15, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Well if you want a ” half ton ” pickup truck to plow your driveway – you can forget buying a new 2015 – unless you don’t want a warrentee! A “half ton ” pickup truck used to be the average working mans utility vehical; but now it is a car with a box instead of a trunk ! you can’t put a plow on a 2015 American ” half ton ” pickup truck with out voiding your warrentee ! While the horse power rating has grealy increased over the years — the towing ability has gone down hill ! Plus you can’t get a standard shift in a “half ton ” pickup truck or “3/4 ton ” pickup anymore ! In the 70’s you could buy a standard shift pickup truck and use it as a daily driver to work in back and not have to replace the the cluch in lest than 10 years !

  95. michael

    July 15, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    It says it all when the site has the same vehicle listed in the bottom 5 and top 5 at the same time.

    • DaveD

      July 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      This is such a joke…JDP actually awarded some of these vehicles as the best.

      This site is nothing more than an “anti-sales tool”.

  96. Jeff

    July 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    The big surprise for me was the Pathfinder. Other than that, I prefer to NEVER buy another Ford, Chevy or Dodge product. The ones I had were junk.
    The ONLY upside to buying Ford, Chevy and Dodge was I learned how to repairs them.

    After owning Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Volvo and Honda, I am spoiled. That ownership was most valuable because I had extra time(and money)by buying Japanese cars and trucks.

    The “big 3” ain’t EVER going to see my money.
    Write what you want, it’s still in my pocket!

  97. Steve

    July 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Jeff, when you buy a vehicle at a “buy here – pay here” what do you expect. I have owned two Ford trucks that I had for over 10 years each and no more then normal wear a tear. One truck had 225,000 miles on it and I used it as a volunteer first responder. It had the snot beat out of it and I could always rely on it. Go have another latte and let real guys drive real trucks!

  98. Al

    July 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Having been cured of Fords after my ’56 ragtop, I have consistently been a GM owner. My only grumble was my Oldsmobiles lack of power. I had an unkillable Chevy C-10 pick-up from there I went to GMC SUV’s. Great vehicles. In between I’ve owned Pontiacs and a Monte Carlo aerocoupe. After owning the Monte, I realized the Olds cutlass’s lack of power was the dinky 1 3/4 inch single exhaust system. The poor things couldn’t breathe. The Monte had a 2 1/2 inch dual exhaust. That let the power flow. Great potential for speeding tickets!

  99. Sam

    July 22, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Fiesta is the worst car on the road? I beg to differ. I have had my Fiesta for 2 years now, and it’s a fun little car to drive. The engine’s decent and I can even fit an Ikea haul in it. The last time I listened to Consumer Reports is when I bought a Kenmore Iron they rated as the best. I bought one that leaked all over the place and returned it for another that cracked after one day. I wouldn’t take any of their reviews too seriously.

  100. Bud W.

    July 22, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I have to disagree on some comments. I have owned Ford cars and trucks, foreign cars and trucks, and Chevrolet cars and trucks. Ford had a lot of problems,including shutting down for no reason. Cure was never found. The foreign vehicles wore out my back, although the gas mileage was fair. I bought a new 2003 Chevy Duruamax ext. cab, 8 foot bed, and all the whistles.The truck has been the best vehicle ever.Wont sell it since nothing is wrong. While under
    it started to not start. All fuel injectors were replaced. Since then, runs like new. Guess I am the oddball will a lot of respect for the 3/4 ton. And I work it hard in the Colorado mountains, including pulling a fifth wheel, winching folks out with a 15,000 lb winch. With the length, not the easiest to park in a tight parking spot, but have a handicap sticker that provides me a wider spot. There isnt a vehicle manufacturer that we cant find negative comments for. I love my Duramax and had it 12 years this month.

  101. Deepwater

    July 22, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Always drove Ford trucks – broke with tradition and bought a 2004 Silverado. BAD MOVE! Transmission rebuild at 17000 mi. A/C began malfunctioning spewing hot air while controls set at max cold – never could fix. Instrument cluster began failing – first dash lights, then speedometer screwed up. GM would not back up, had to buy a rebuild. Interior trim was shoddy – headliner in cab was poorly fitted. I finally saw the error of my ways and went back to Ford – loving my F-150!

  102. Educated Atheist

    July 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I really wish that some closed minded folks would realize what a superior president Barack Obama. If it weren’t for President Obama GM and Chrysler would be two more auto companies that would’ve faded into oblivion. Our country in general has recovered splendidly from the disastrous attacks from the Bush Administration. Bush absolutely ruined the USA. Everything from economics to the environment to the morale of our nation Bush destroyed it all. Barack Obama is a miracle worker. I don’t believe in supernatural miracles, but President Obama is a wonderful man who leave us in awe with his great intelligence, his fine tuned ideas that surfaced into reality erasing the apathy Bush created; we’re now reaping the rewards of a nation with huge job growths, great fiscal growths, affordable healthcare for all and cleaner air and water. The Obama Administration is leading America on a path of critical, progressive thinking, by elimating the antiquated beliefs and so-called traditions that have inhibited the intelllectual growth of America for generations. My hope for 2016 is Senator Hillary Clinton to be our next Commander and Chief. With Liberty and Justice for All.

    • Jesse

      July 24, 2015 at 10:37 am

      what the hell kind of drugs are you on…

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  104. Jesse

    July 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Discount this whole article…it’s from Consumer Distorts…the one magazine I total avoid when looking for a car/truck review. What surprised me the most about this list it had two Asian made cars on it, but of course three were US made and Consumer Distorts hates US cars!!

  105. Jesse

    July 24, 2015 at 10:46 am

    please delete my 10:41 comment

  106. Anna

    July 24, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Has the writer ever driven the 2015 Silverado? The suspension is fantastic, the interior is gorgeous – what planet are you from? Must be a hack for the competition.

    p.s. – As my brothers and all the other neighborhood guys would say, FORD = Found on Russian Dump, Fix Or Repair Daily, Found Off Road Dead, etc.

  107. Ed

    July 27, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    75 Chevy? 71 Vega? Might as well compare Model Ts to todays vehicles. Didn’t use 2-sided galvanized steel back then. Let’s compare your body today to 1975. Fair comparison? NOT!

  108. Minok

    July 30, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    It seems the owners of the vehicles disagree with the ‘brand cheerleaders’.

    If you’ve spent years working on the trucks, that is evidence of the problem. One should NOT have to spend much time working on it. It can get 300+k miles, fine, but thats not the point.. if the interior is crap and the ride uncomfortable, and you have to work on it every few months, who cares how many miles you can ride in misery. Have Americans really become so detached from what quality is that they think working on cars and low quality interiors and rides is considered a badge of honor?

  109. Chris

    July 31, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Piece of crap article. Unreliability should showcase recalls, breakdowns, poor parts or lemon ratings, and not cite cramped interiors, uncomfortable seats or such. Ticked that this website stole 5 minutes of my life with a crappy article.

  110. Harry

    August 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    The 2005-2010 Nissan Pathfinders had a lot of defective radiators installed at the factory. They leaked coolant into the transmission lines and destroyed the transmissions. Nissan extended the warranty to 90,000 miles but that didn’t help owners with failed transmissions at 120,000 or 150,000 miles. When my wife’s 2005 Pathfinder reached 90,000 miles, we had our trusted auto repair shop install a new performance radiator. End of problem and worries about the transmission in the future. No other major problems with this SUV but she takes very good care of it. So far so good.

  111. Mike Perla

    August 2, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    I have to disagree with the comment on the trucks. I feel that is one area that America is doing well and has done well for years. I have had very good luck with Fords. My E-150 van had 420,000 miles on it when I sold it. My E-350 Diesel had 486,000 miles on it. The Diesel had the original engine, transmission, And rear end in it when I sold it. The only repair to the engine was an injector that went bad, and had to be changed. Heck I was not even adding oil between oil changes yet. My Jeep Patriot had 364,000 on it when unfortunately it was totaled by someone pulling out from a stop onto the interstate. Even then the baby took good care of me, I did not get a scratch and i was doing 65 MPH when we hit. What more should I be looking for?

  112. Vince

    August 2, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    This is yet another advertisement for Toyota and Honda vehicles. I have owned many Fords over the last 30 years and all have served me very well..

  113. Frances B Fraser

    August 8, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    A thought that applies to driving all vehicles is to wear flat shoes. Not only can heels become caught in the pedals but they can break Then if there is a problem and walking , standing or even sitting is more comfortable in flats. The shoes can live in the car if required.

  114. monstra23

    August 12, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Haha I have the perfect solution for all y’all problems man the fuck up and store your little gas burners in the garage and get yourselves a duramax!! BOOOM 💣🎆🎉 problem solved

  115. mark

    August 15, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Would ALLLL of you GM/Chevy/Ford owners just SHUUUUUUUUUT UUUUUUUUUUUUP ?!!!!!!!!!!

    You all sound like a room full of 5th graders!

  116. Paul Hatgil

    August 15, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I possess a 2005 Jaguar. Purchased in 2005. I wouldn’t trade or sell it for all the tea in China. It presently has 60,000 miles. Some would say its a lemon. I say its part of the family.

  117. Tom

    August 17, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I’ve owned 4 Siverado 1/2 ton trucks and never had a major problem with any of them I put at least 150K on each of them and current have 30K on my 2011. The are the most reliable vehicles I’ve ever owned. The guy that wrote this article doesn’t have a clue.

  118. SteveHC

    August 18, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    The Ford Fiesta – I just recently rented a brand new one and I almost gate to admit it but I was very much impressed with its pep, overall handling, and general front seat comfort; mpg was a typical 30. A quick look under the hood led me to believe that long-term reliability would probably be a significant issue in at least that area, though. NO discernible transmission issues; then again it was a new car.

  119. rray2051

    August 19, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    In my lifetime I have owned many, many cars. GMC’s, Ford’s, Mopar’s, Jeep’s, Honda’s, Toyota’s, trucks and cars. The very best vehicle I’ve owned was a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria. 4.3 V-8 had fantastic power and gave me 26 mpg. Large cushy, comfortable interior and giant trunk space. It seemed to be a popular vehicle and I certainly loved mine. I can’t understand why Ford stopped making them. Still mad at them for that stupid decision. I was ready to own nothing else for the rest of my life. sigh….

  120. mopardale

    August 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    by reading some of the comments, it has become obvious that there are chrysler, ford, gm, toyota, nissan, etc., drivers everywhere. some of the comments were politically biased. here’s the way I see it (my opinion, which everyone has at least one). we are going to drive what we want, and vote for who we want, any time we want. as you can probably tell from my name, I drive mopar (chrysler). I have owned some of the other brands over my driving career. I loved my ’77 impala 2 door. it got an easy 21 mpg on the road. it also had the vega transmission which I had to replace. it would have never been a good get-away car because it took at least 10 seconds to go into reverse. my present vehicles are a new town & country, a 2002 ram p/u, and a 1999 ram van 3500 (converted to wheelchair use for my daughters). there are problems with ALL vehicle makes. whatever you have the least problem with will be the one you go back to over and over, even when you have some problems with that brand. even cars and parts made in mexico and canada can be said to be American. let’s face it, we all live on the north American part of the world. even cars made in central and south America could be considered American. cars made here are U. S. made. many toyotas and nissans, even some bmw’s and vw’s are made in the U. S. said all that to say this, don’t belittle anyone for their preference in a vehicle. I see homes with several brands parked in the driveway. thanks for reading. and, I have said this in many of my posts over the years, proof read, people, proof read. I for one take pride in my spelling and grammar. if you’ve noticed that there aren’t many capitals in my writing, I do that for a reason (too hard for me to stop and hit shift every time. my fingers get in the way). God bless us all!

  121. Evelyn

    August 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I purchased a new Chevy cavalier in 2001, the only problem now is the dash is cracked, no Machanicall problem , in 14 yrs! I would buy another if they made them again!

  122. Carole

    August 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    I have a 2011 Ford Fiesta SES. I love this car. Yes, the transmission makes a little noise and shifts funny but, I just took it in and the transmission runs good now. I have never had any other problems with it and I have 78,000 miles on it. There are three problems with this car that I have received letters on to have them looked at. Only 3. I haven’t been informed of any other recalls. It gets fantastic mpgs – at least 40 on the highway. I don’t know about the newer ones but, mine’s a keeper.

  123. Ian Potrowst

    August 25, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    The worst car I ever owned was a Chevy Chevette. It broke down every week and I spent thousands on it. It was a mechanical piece of kaw kaw.

  124. eric

    August 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    All I know is that the government had to bail out GM (and Chrysler)…Ford did not need that…I will always buy a Ford for that reason alone.

    All vehicles will have a group of satisfied and dis-satisfied drivers/owners….

    All the GM employees/retirees, should thank the government that they had jobs and pensions after that!

  125. Skeptic

    August 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    We have a 1999 GMC Suburban with 350K miles and counting. Seriously, we still drive it as a primary vehicle. It doesn’t need much except a bunch of gasoline. I have had a couple of lemons in my lifetime of new cars: Crysler Towne & Country loaded to the max where the sliding door fell off while driving down the highway with 3 kids 2 weeks after purchasing it 2) Toyota Tundra that I had to replace the transmission at 90K miles. Other than that there is good and bad and they all have it.

  126. Deepwater

    September 28, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Bought a 2004 Silverado with 14,000 miles on it. Had to have the transmission rebuilt at 17,000. A/C started blowing hot air on the drivers side. Would have to pull over, turn the truck off, and then restart to reset the A/C. This became more and more frequent – GM would not fix even though it was a common defect due to faulty actuators. Could not use cruise control even on moderately hilly highways – transmission would drop down into low gear and overrev the engine. Speedometer and gauge malfunctions were another common problem – GM would not replace over a certain mileage. Had to buy and install a remanufactured instrument cluster myself. Web discussion sites contain many instances of these problems. I gave it away and got an F-150 – very happy now.

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