Do you agree with the Consumer Report? - Maserati Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 05-18-2017, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
Sponsored Editorial Content
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Maserati Life Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Do you agree with the Consumer Report?

Quote:
You’ve got to go out of your way to buy a bad vehicle these days.

This is because automakers have improved their products so spectacularly in recent decades. Even so, they all can’t be winners; there are still a few clunkers lurking in the shadows, cars and trucks you’d best sidestep like a goose turd on a golf green.

Our friends at Consumer Reports have compiled a list of 10 vehicles that should be avoided, no matter how attractive their styling or deeply they’ve been discounted. Each of these models is the lowest rated in its respective segment, from subcompact cars and electric vehicles to pickup trucks and luxury SUVs.

It’s important to note these ratings are based on several important factors, including a vehicle’s overall road test score, its owner satisfaction rating, safety score and, of course, the thing Consumer Reports is most famous for, reliability estimates. With that boilerplate out of the way, make sure to watch the embedded video to learn about the 10 worst new vehicles available in 2017.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd2kBa3lUl4

Read more about the 10 Worst Cars of 2017: The Short List at AutoGuide.com.

Last edited by maseratiadmin; 05-18-2017 at 09:00 PM.
AutoGuide.com is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 07-27-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oslo, Norway
Maserati Life Posts: 528
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AutoGuide.com View Post
Would I take a Ghibli over a 5-series, a XF, a A6, any Volvo etc. etc.? Absolutely!

'74 Merak
'99 3200GT
merak1974 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 08-21-2017, 03:38 PM
 
mosesbotbol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Boston
Maserati Life Posts: 797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)
I would agree with their assessment of the Ghibli, but Ghibli is an emotional purchase. The video wasn't on "best sounding or braking" for its class. Ghibli has its pluses and minuses for sure, but who ever buys an Italian car for quality for the money or reliability? Being cool, looking fantastic, and driving great weren't on their list (on the video). FCA and low rated cars seem to be a common theme to the host of the video... I was hoping Sergio could really improve quality, but to the industry; not so much.

Former '85 Biturbo E owner 25+ years ago.

Current cars: 2019 Volvo XC60 T6 Inscription | 2017 Jaguar XE R-Sport | 2012 Aston Martin Rapide
mosesbotbol is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 Old 08-21-2017, 07:49 PM
 
jacek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: sunny Cali
Maserati Life Posts: 671
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 202 Post(s)
From the back seat perspective Ghibli is a particularly bad sedan. but then again- I wouldn't be caught dead in an Italian sedan... total oxymoron IMO
jacek is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 08-21-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Maserati Life Posts: 93
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Guess we all have our preferences. I agree the Ghibli has its problems but really? You wouldn't be caught dead in a quattroporte?
Subluxation1111 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 08-21-2017, 09:28 PM

InnerCircle
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Maserati Life Posts: 1,359
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 418 Post(s)
How can they determine the reliability of a brand new car? Like, some are lemons?

2005 Quattroporte
Fresno, CA
SeanFulop is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 08-21-2017, 10:16 PM
 
jacek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: sunny Cali
Maserati Life Posts: 671
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 202 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Subluxation1111 View Post
Guess we all have our preferences. I agree the Ghibli has its problems but really? You wouldn't be caught dead in a quattroporte?
Of course no offense to the QP owners (I love you guys for keeping the brand alive!!!) but once I started driving mid size wagons 20 or so years ago I would never go back. My preferences just evolved that direction. After driving a wagon for a while sedans make no sense....Big sedans especiallyBig sedans with tiny rear seats are just disastrous....

Last edited by jacek; 08-22-2017 at 03:59 PM.
jacek is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 08-21-2017, 10:57 PM
 
Juris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Maserati Life Posts: 268
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Once you understand the political bent of Consumer Reports you will understand why 70% of the worst cars are foreign...

2012 Gran Turismo S
Juris is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Maserati Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome