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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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 especially:wink2:Big sedans with tiny rear seats are just disastrous....
 
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